My favourite lesson is...
"I love maths because we do really fun things".
Each year schools receive Pupil Premium money as part of their funding. This money is allocated according to the number of pupils in the school entitled to Free School Meals (FSM), pupils who are classified as Looked After Children (LAC) or the children of parents in the armed forces. From April 2012 the measure moved to Ever6 which means that funding is provided for any pupils who have claimed free school meals over the past six years.
Schools are required to publish the amount of money they have received, how this money has been spent and indicate the impact it has had. Further information can be found on the DfE website
Pupil Premium and Adoption
The government also provide funding for children who have been adopted from care. This is called Pupil Premium Plus.
Coronavirus Catch Up Funding (September 2021)
The government gave schools extra funding to support children to catch up on missed learning caused by the virus. Alwyn received £20, 320 in the 2020/2021 academic year. We spent £16,000 of this money on additional staff to support learning in reading, writing and maths, as well as helping the emotional and well-being needs of the children. The funding enabled children to access interventions for the core subjects resulting in better overall progress and an individualised 'catch up' plan. The rest of the money was spent on new decodable reading books to support early reading and address the progress gap, particularly for those children that struggled with the alphabetic code. This extra funding enabled children to access the reading code and build their confidence, resulting in higher attainment in reading and greater engagement across other curriculum subjects.
The document below gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
If you feel you are eligible to apply for the pupil premium funding, please click on this link to access the online application.