The Government has provided a package of pupil support funding money delegated from central Government to schools, based on a number of measures. This is known as Pupil Premium funding. These measures include eligibility for Free School Meals in the last 6 years, children whose parents are in the Armed Forces and children who have been adopted from care or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.
At St Erme we are using our pupil premium funding to support narrowing the gap for disadvantaged and pupils and supporting them in making at least expected progress in comparison to their peers. The vast majority of our pupil premium allocation is spent on teaching – providing one to one tuition to help individual children raise their attainment and through small group teaching support in addition to the class teacher. Additionally, funding is provided to enable pupil premium funded pupils to attend residential visits and trips.