Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. This funding is known as the Pupil Premium.
At Bourne Community College, we recognise current research which states that quality teaching is the most important thing we can do to support all of our students. This is why we have invested heavily in staff training and development, along with classroom resources to empower staff to support students in the best ways possible. We have designed our Pupil Premium strategy with this in mind.
The Department for Education states: “Evidence suggests that Pupil Premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following three areas below but focusing on teaching quality – investing in learning and development for teachers.
Schools arrange training and professional development for all the their staff to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupils.
Schools should decide on the main issues stopping their pupils from succeeding at school and use the pupil premium to buy extra help.
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
- school breakfast clubs
- music lessons for disadvantaged pupils
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits
- speech and language therapy
Schools may find using the pupil premium in this way helps to:
- increase pupils’ confidence and resilience
- encourage pupils to be more aspirational
- benefit non-eligible pupils”
Read our full Pupil Premium Strategy document for 2020-21 here: PP strategy.