All schools receive funding called Pupil Premium relating to the number of pupils on Free School Meals in order to narrow the gap towards national expectations and give all children the opportunity to reach their full potential. At Bradford Moor we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils in school. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time
The range of provision the school makes for this group includes:
- Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress
- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
- Subsidy of booster groups during extended schools provision
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in English and maths.
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 or 5.