Monday 14 July
Tuesday 15 July
Wednesday 16 July
Year 8 District Cricket Finals at Scarborough with Mr Hopper.
Thursday 17 July
Whole School Reading
Friday 18 July
3.30pm SCHOOL CLOSES FOR SUMMER
Pupil premium was introduced in April 2011 and funding was increased in April 2012 and April 2013. It is allocated to children from low-income families based on free school meals (FSM) and those with FSM over the last 6 years. Schools are free to spend the pupil premium as they see fit although this spending will be monitored by OFSTED and all schools are to publish online information on how this will be used.
There is also a premium for services children and this has been allocated at £200.00(2011-2012) and £250.00 (2012-2013)
The DfE and politicians also take a keen interest in the impact of such funding and in that sense it is a political as well as an educational issue.
Evidence suggests that the best way to use such funding is as follows:
- Developing "Learning to Learn" strategies
- Giving effective feedback to pupils
- Peer tutoring
- Peer assisted learning
- Homework provision
Sutton Trust working with CEM Durham University
Ironically not all recommended strategies are expensive and some which are expensive have been judged to be less effective. However, this is not an inconsiderable sum of money and as such the school and its governors are charged to make the best of this funding and provide "best value."
Allocations at Caedmon School;