The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Pupil Premium funds are allocated by the central government for pupils who have ever received Free School Meals in the last six years (FSM Ever6) or who are 'Looked After Children' (children in care or adopted). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.
Waltham School is committed to ‘Narrowing the Gap’ between vulnerable pupils and their peers. The pupil premium will form a vital part of that process.
Provision will be made through:
- Supporting pupils’ access to education
- Supporting pupils’ access to the curriculum
- Alternative support and intervention where appropriate within the school environment
Waltham School Year 2021/2022
We will monitor the children’s attainment and progress, as well as their emotional and social well-being in order to measure impact of the Pupil Premium. We have an excellent working relationship with our families and know the children well. We will not publish details of SATs or other test results in order to protect the identity of our families due to the small cohorts at our school.
Waltham School Year 2020/2021
The 2020-2021 Impact Report is incorporated into the 2021-2022 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.