The Government gives schools extra money to support children on Free School Meals known as Pupil Premium. Schools have a responsibility to use this money to support these children in their learning.
Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are deemed to be vulnerable to possible under achievement. These include children who are entitled to free school meals; those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.
All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for socially disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. Marsden Junior School is committed to diminishing the difference between vulnerable pupils and the Pupil Premium forms a vital part of that process.
We have an increasing number of vulnerable children and families as evident in the amount of Pupil Premium funding that school receives.
There are half termly pupil progress meetings which focus on the needs of all children. Interventions and strategies are discussed in order to accelerate progress and effective ways to use the funding are discussed to best support each individual child.