What is Disadvantaged Funding?
Disadvantaged funding is a government initiative that targets money at children from deprived backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their peers. The funding is provided to support these children in reaching their full potential.
Which Children are eligible?
The school receives money for those children in receipt of a free school meal, looked after children and children of service personnel.
At Bramley Grange this represents 16% of the school population. The number of pupils eligible for funding has increased by 2.6% over the last 3 years, but remains below the national average.
How do we use the money?
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all learners. Our priority in the academic year 2016/2017 will be focussed on narrowing the progress gap for all pupils and ensuring these pupils have equal access to school visits, extra curricula activities and music lessons. In making education provision for vulnerable groups, the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress reviews. We recognise that not all learners who are socially disadvantaged are registered for or qualify for free school meals.
We use funding to provide:
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities
- Facilitating access to the curriculum
- Facilitating access to the wider curriculum
Provision will be allocated according to individual need, limited funding and resources may mean that not all children will receive intervention at one time.
How will we monitor the effective use of the money?
The progress towards narrowing the educational progress of learners will be analysed each term and reported to the Governing Body. This will inform an overall evaluation of the cost effectiveness in terms of the progress made by pupils receiving provision when compared with other forms of intervention.
Performance Of those eligible for Pupil Premium:
What is Early Years Pupil Premium?
Like Pupil Premium Early Years Premium is additional funding which can be used to improve your child’s learning experiences to help them make good progress and be ready for school. It is available for families in receipt of certain benefits to cover children over ages 3 and 4 years. The sum of money received for each child is £310 per year. As with Pupil Premium, it is to be used in whatever way school feels will best support the child’s progress and make them ready for school.