Schools and Academies are allocated funding known as Pupil Premium (PP) funding under the following criteria.
Students in receipt of Pupil premium funding are referred to as disadvantaged students by the department for Education.
The Pupil Premium tries to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that the funding reaches the students who need it most. Schools and academies have the flexibility and freedom to use the funding to best effect within their individual context.
At Flegg High Ormiston Academy, we have a Disadvantaged First policy, all staff are tasked with ensuring the disadvantaged students in their lessons are learning and are making good progress. We have a responsibility to ensure that disadvantaged students have everything they need to access learning and to make as much progress as non-disadvantaged students. Staff in our Academy have a good knowledge and high expectations of every child.
NFER (National foundation for educational research) Research has identified that the following 7 building blocks are the most effective ways to raise attainment for disadvantaged students: