Pupil Premium funding
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to ‘address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.’
Sedgefield Community College believes in providing the best possible education for children from all backgrounds and of all abilities. We are proud of our fully inclusive approach, offering a wide range of activities and resources for all of our pupils both in and outside of school.
Pupil premium funding has allowed us to fully fund, as well as subsidise, particular areas in school which has provided our more disadvantaged children the opportunity to improve their learning opportunities, whilst on many occasions letting us improve provision for other students who do not qualify for pupil premium.
Amongst other strategies we have employed a number of specialist staff to support our most disadvantaged children to ensure that they can fully engage in the education we offer and maximise learning opportunities. We also, use some of this additional funding to improve the attendance of selected students
Pupil Premium funding provides the school with the financial assurance that we are able to plan whole school priorities, safe in the knowledge that we can support all children in making progress, through providing a fully inclusive, safe and fun place to be that is accessible to everyone regardless of financial pressures placed upon families.
See here how we use Pupil Premium funding to accelerate the learning of selected students.
Year 7 Numeracy / Literacy Catch Up Funding
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium is additional funding that is given to schools to support students who may need enhanced support to address relative underachievement as measured at the end of year 6.
£500 is allocated to schools for each student who did not achieve a scaled score of at least 100 (previously level 4) in reading and/or mathematics at key stage 2.
All secondary schools are required to publish details of how the school spends this funding and the effect this has had upon the attainment of the pupils who attract it.
See here how we use Catch Up Premium funding to accelerate the learning of selected students.
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