The Brighouse High School Pupil Premium Promise
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is the name of the fund given directly to schools to support students who receive free school meals, who are in public care, or young people whose parents are members of the Armed Forces. In 2017/18 all schools received additional funding (£945 or around £300 for Forces children), for each child covered by the Pupil Premium. These funds are in addition to the main school budget and are allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance.
The purpose of the funding is to ensure that these children and young people are not disadvantaged in school and to find ways to support them to do their best. Neither the government nor its agencies dictate how the funding should be spent, but the aim is always to narrow the achievement gap between these students and their peers.
We want to spend this money to make the maximum possible impact on the achievement of Pupil Premium students.
We offer every student who is eligible for this support the following promise:
- Access to a specified amount of money to provide uniform and school equipment, if it is felt that the absence of these is hindering progress. This money will be held by the Finance Department but can be claimed by parents/carers by contacting the Assistant Headteacher. All such requests will be treated with the strictest confidence.
- Intensive tracking and monitoring of pupils’ progress; access to vocational courses where appropriate; and the option to personalise a student’s timetable if it is felt necessary.
- An increased meal subsidy per day; including a free breakfast.
- Guaranteed small group work in English and Maths for PP students who are in danger of underachieving.
- After school “catch-up” clubs.
- Enhanced curriculum intervention for more able PP students.
- Financial support for curriculum trips out of school.
- Revision courses and guides where appropriate for KS4 students.
- Enhanced Careers, University information and guidance for students in KS4.
- Individual help in Key Stage 5 in applying for further education or planning student destinations.
- Motivational speakers and days off timetable for workshops delivered by outside providers in Drama, Music etc in KS3
- A range of extra-curricular events
For futher information on Pupil Premium at Brighouse High School please refer to the document at the bottom of this page.
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