The Kings’ School Community is made up of pupils of all walks of life – each with their own individual path to reach their full potential. We continually strive to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of each individual pupil. Our ambition is to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
To this end the school uses a broad range of measures to decide which pupils should benefit from support from the Pupil Premium. We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered, or qualify, for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate funding to support a wider range of pupils who have been legitimately identified as being disadvantaged. The target group who receives support from funding is subject to continual scrutiny by our supportive pastoral staff, senior leaders, and the Governors of Kings’ School.
- The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for disadvantaged pupils.
- The funding will be used to diminish the difference between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others, as far as is within our power. We will ensure that the additional funding impacts on the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The funding stream for Pupil Premium is ring fenced within the school budget and can be measured against provision for the target group of pupils. Our provision is designed to be multi-facetted and support the development of the whole child.
It is the responsibility of the Headteacher or delegated member of staff to produce termly reports to Governors, highlighting monitoring procedures and development outcomes.