The Pupil Premium is a national initiative designed to target resources on those pupils deemed to be from a disadvantaged background. Specifically the Pupil Premium money is provided for those pupils who have been on Free School Meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years (Ever6) or those children who have been looked after continuously for at least 6 months (CLA).
For the year 2016/2017, the Pupil Premium has a value of £935 per eligible pupil in secondary education and £1,320 per eligible pupil in primary education. The money should be used to promote strategies which narrow the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils
At Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, the ‘Pupil Premium’ and all forms of school funding are carefully managed to enable the school to offer personalised support for pupils. The funding supports the school in achieving its mission.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils. This is part of our mission to create within the school a caring community that respects the dignity, integrity and individual needs of all. We recognise that every person is created in God’s image and we value every individual as an equal and with unconditional acceptance. In fulfilment of our mission, we make appropriate provision for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated by the identification of priority classes, groups or individuals. The focus will be on 'narrowing the gap' in order to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and those who are most at risk, with a view to reducing the deficits in outcomes between these groups and children and young people as a whole, whilst improving outcomes for all.
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and ensuring equal opportunities for students who qualify for the Pupil Premium Grant.
Pupil Premium resources are used to target able children who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in order to help them achieve or exceed expected levels of progress
The school will continue to use the resources provided through the Pupil Premium in order to help raise standards for those who are entitled to benefit from it, by means of high quality, challenging teaching and a range of intervention strategies