‘Inspiration is the spark that awakens us to the possibility of achieving great things.’
The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘diminish the differences’. Schools are accountable for narrowing the gap, and school performance tables include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.
The range of provision
- Identifying and breaking down barriers to learning
- Facilitating pupils’ access to education
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities