Each year our school receives additional funding for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals; this is called the Pupil Premium.
The School aims to use the money in ways which best benefit pupils and this is assessed termly.
Part of the funding is used to fund a learning mentor, who works with pupils across the school. The learning mentor gives pupils feedback on their work, building confidence and motivation; she also organises additional activities to support learning.
To date the funding has also been used to supplement school trips, buy reading and music resources which the children keep at home, and to pay for out-of-school activities.
The headteacher reports to the governors on the use of the Pupil Premium funding and the progress of pupils in her termly report.
The progress of pupils is monitored by class teachers and the headteacher.
Rattlesden is a small community and in order to protect the confidentiality of our children, exact details of pupil progress is shared only in governing body meetings and meetings between teachers and parents.
The school promotes the uptake of free school meals by reminding parents in newsletters and reassuring parents that it respects the confidentiality of the pupils.
In order to protect the privacy of children who are in receipt of benefits, we do not publish progress tables. However, we are delighted to report that children receiving pupil premium funding achieved as well or better than other children within their classes for reading, writing and maths.
Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2018/2019 and also the statement and review for the 2017/18 academic year.