At Fareham Academy, we are committed to closing the gap between our disadvantaged students and their peers. We continue to strive to do this by ensuring that the curriculum we provide is both relevant and inspiring. As a school we have an uncompromising drive to ensure that all staff personalise the learning of each child, taking into consideration each student's needs. We provide these students with the best teachers in our dedication to closing the attainment gap and through targeted support. At Fareham Academy, we believe that learning is not solely achieved in the classroom; our global and national enrichment opportunities and our commitment to ensuring that our Pupil Premium students are provided with the digital and literary based resources to meet the learning needs of a 21st Century learner is a fundamental element of our pastoral care and ethos of our school.
The Pupil Premium is grant funding and is in addition to the School’s Delegated Budget. It is allocated to children from low-income families, children who have been looked after continuously for more than one day, children who have been adopted from care after 30 December, 2005 and for children with parent(s) in the Armed Forces. Pupil Premium Funding is used to raise attainment, promote social skills, independent learning and positive behaviour in order to increase pupil progress.
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 peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most.
In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent. However, schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. New measures will be included in the performance tables that will capture the achievement of the pupils covered by the Pupil Premium.
The next review of the Pupil Premium Strategy will be in the Autumn 1 term of 2020.