What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic well-being between socially disadvantaged children and young people compared to their peers.
Primary pupils who are currently eligible for free school meals or have been eligible in the past 6 years will attract £1,320 and secondary pupils will attract £935.
Principles for supporting socially disadvantaged pupils:
38% of pupils at St Giles qualify for the Pupil Premium. The pupils are in every class and across the ability range. St Giles is a specialist school and all our pupils have learning difficulties, with additional physical disabilities, medical needs or complex speech and language difficulties.
At St Giles we want every pupil to make as much progress as they possibly can – academically, socially and emotionally. Due to the wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities a high level of differentiation and personalised learning is required. This demands a very high level of staffing, well qualified and up to date staff, and specialist resources.
All of our funding, including the Pupil Premium, is used highly effectively to ensure that no child is disadvantaged and that all make good progress. Analysis of our data shows that this is the case.
Additionally, we use our school fund to support disadvantaged pupils to be able to attend a residential school journey to take part in outdoor and adventurous activities as well as developing independence skills.
A well planned INSET and staff meeting programme is in place to increase teacher and support staff skills linked to a focussed School Development Plan. This ensures staff develop the specialist skills to meet the individual needs of all our pupils.
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