Pupil Premium Statement
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is determined by the number of children who receive or who have ever received Free School Meals; children who are in care; adopted from care; or those under special guardianship orders as well as children in service families. Research shows that pupils from these groups underachieve compared to their peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential by accelerating their progress.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) as they see fit. However schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.
At Churchill we believe passionately that no child should be denied the opportunity to succeed due to their family circumstances. We believe that extra-curricular activities and the opportunity to enjoy educational trips and visits should be open to all children, irrespective of family income. Every child has the right to feel inspired to achieve academic success and to grow emotionally and socially during their time at Churchill. We use our Pupil Premium funding to achieve these goals by:
Providing opportunities and ‘life-experiences’ which the children might not otherwise have access to. These include trips and clubs.
Ensuring that teaching and learning across the school is at least of a ‘good’ standard. Robust monitoring ensures that all children are engaged, supported and challenged in order to make excellent progress.
Seeking to ensure that vulnerable children attend school with the same regularity as their peers.
Promoting positive behaviour for learning across the school to support an environment which empowers all children to make excellent progress.
Supporting pupils, parents and carers emotionally and financially in order to help them to deal with the pressures of modern life. This may involve additional mentoring sessions or nurture groups for pupils with emotional needs. Subsidised access to breakfast and after school clubs may also be offered to ease the burden on working parents.