Pupil Premium Grant
The Tutorial foundation currently receives NO Pupil Premium Funding,
The following gives an outline of Pupil Premium and the key principles that would be adopted in the event of any PPF being receved.
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at students from deprived backgrounds. Research demonstrates that students from deprived backgrounds underachieve compared to their non‐deprived peers. The premium is provided in order to support these students to enable them to reach their full potential. FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE PRIMARY AGED PUPILS, LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN AND SERVICE CHILDREN.
The Government has used students entitled to Free School Meals along with other identified vulnerable group data as an indicator of deprivation; and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per student, over a rolling six year period. This fixed amount of money is expected to increase each year over the course of this current Parliament.
The Pupil Premium is used to provide and implement a range of activities and strategies that ensures that Pupil Premium students receive direct support in order that they can thrive and succeed. The funding is discussed as part of the annual budget-setting process and the priorities are determined by the individual and group needs of students identified under the Pupil Premium.
Accountability – DFE Statement
The government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the pupil premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
• the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
• the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium
• the reports for parents that schools have to publish online