Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children who have been in receipt of Free School Meals, children of Armed Service Personnel, children who have been in Local Authority Care for more than six months or those who have been adopted from Care.
Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress and well-being.
At St Martin’s Church of England Primary school we have chosen to allocate funding, resources and intervention in-line with the school year.
This funding is given as a way to address the possible underlying inequalities between these groups of children and their peers. It specifically targets disadvantage and must reach the pupils who need this additional support the most. It is allocated annually.
If you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals (this is not the same as the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme for all EYFS and KS1 children), please either contact the School Office on 01303 238888 (your call will be treated in the strictest confidence). Alternatively, please see the Pupil Premium Eligibility criteria below or follow the link to the Kent County Council's website:
St Martin's CEP School Pupil Premium Strategy
At St Martin's CEP School, we are committed to ensuring that we offer high quality provision to improve the life chances of the most disadvantaged children. To ensure this additional funding has a positive impact on the learners who need it most, we assess, on an individual basis, which additional provisions should be made in order that pupils are supported to achieve their full personal and academic potential. Each of our pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is mentored by the Executive Headteacher/member of Senior Leadership team. Mentors meet regularly with pupils to encourage and discuss progress, provide feedback on learning and offer support.
Annually a Pupil Premium Report is produced to look at how the money was spent, how successful this was and the plans for the year to come.