The Government believe that the Pupil Premium, funding for which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it the most.
The Pupil Premium for 2012-2013 and 2013- 2014 has already been allocated to schools. It has been for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provisions should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools are also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.
In 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Cumberland School prioritised the use of the Pupil Premium as follows:
The impact of this work can be measured by the increased attainment of FSM
pupils, i.e., the percentage of pupils obtaining 5A*-C grades at GCSE.
This is also evidenced by more FSM pupils making expected levels of progress
in English and Maths than the national average.
2012- 2013 Pupil Funding and Expenditure Plans:
One off tuition
Additional Teaching Staff
Additional Teaching Assistants and planning time
Discretionary Intervention: family engagement, counselling, personal skill development
Enrichment: new technology, residentials and access to ICT facilities
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