The Pupil Premium serves to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
In 2017 we will invest pupil premium funds in two main areas:
Both in the training of teachers and through enabling flexible small groups for the teaching of literacy. This is because evidence published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) shows teaching is the biggest influence on pupil progress and attainment. Find out more here:
We will also use the Pupil Premium to allow us to give all pupils a strong start the day for learning, by providing nutritious breakfasts to all our learners. This is because recent research by the EEF has shown that breakfast clubs have a significant impact on closing deprivation and attainment gaps.