The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At Haywood Village Academy we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities are designed to meet the needs of all our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. In addition we ensure equity on all enrichment opportunities, as well as basic school equipment. The School Leadership Team, the Cabot Learning Federation and the Academy Council monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
In making provision for qualifying disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals (FSM pupils) are disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We monitor provision funded through pupil premium and take steps to ensure that all pupils on our FSM (Ever 6) List benefit from this funding.