What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals, (FSM), at any point, they attract funding for 6 years. If a child has been in local authority care for a day or more (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget.
East Markham Primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strive to close any gaps. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems.
Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for these pupils.
At East Markham we have previously allocated this budget towards one to one teaching and small group sessions, as this is a proven effective way to tackle individual needs.
All matters relating to Pupil Premium are reported back to Governors via the Strategic committee, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.