The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
At Bassingham, we believe that the best teaching comes from First Wave Quality Teaching. Pupils need to receive good quality teaching every lesson, every day. Interventions are delivered to compliment this high quality teaching that we strive to deliver on a daily basis.
We use the Pupil Premium funding to support pupils to raise standards and attainment. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:
- Teaching assistant staff– to employ teaching assistants to offer additional intervention in English and Maths in order to improve attainment;
- Emotional well-being– to provide additional support in order to help pupils achieve their full potential;
- Wider curriculum experience – to enhance the curriculum and to ensure that all pupils are able to participate in all educational activities on or off site.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please do contact us (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.
To register your child for Free School Meals, please contact the school office.