Pupil Premium funding is given to schools in addition to main school funding. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in any way they think will best support the raising of attainment predominantly in English and Maths for the most disadvantaged pupils. Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funds are not ring fenced, it is not distributed as a child by child basis and the school has full autonomy on how they chose to spend the money. Therefore, Pupil Premium funds can be used on a variety of interventions personalised to the needs of pupils and cohorts.
The interventions that Cheney School put in place are allocated after looking at the barriers our students currently have and aim to put in place procedures, protocols and practices that range from help with the cost of uniform, trips and other educational essentials to providing one to one tuition with a specialist Education Inclusion Tutor. We also run group interventions to enable all our pupils to reach their potential. In addition, funds have been allocated to paying some the cost of the school’s pastoral support staff who work with disadvantaged students and their families on a day to day basis.
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