by jamesbaker on 12 January, 2015
The Pupil Premium is one of the many Liberal Democrats in government. It is only because people voted Liberal Democrat, and we got MPs elected that this policy is now being implemented. It has seen over £20 million of extra funding go towards schools in Calderdale since 2010. Every parent wants their child to have the best opportunity to get on in life and make something of themselves, yet we know that children living in more disadvantaged areas don’t get the same educational opportunity. This policy is helping to tackle that inequality, but it’s not giving people handouts, it’s equipping people with the skills so that they are able to go out there and make something of their lives, for themselves.
I previously wrote about how this policy is helping children at Halifax Academy, now I wanted to let you know how it is helping children at Ling Bob. The follow in an except from a report published by the school on how they are using the Pupil Premium. The full report is linked to below.
As of October 2013, 53% of children in the school met the criteria for Pupil Premium funding. For the academic year 2013-14 the amount received for each eligible child was increased to £900. Therefore, during 2013/14 the school received approximately £140,400 in Pupil Premium funding.
In the 2013-14 academic year, existing programmes of targeted support were sustained and some were extended.
Funding was also used:
Further details about how the Pupil Premium has been used in Ling Bob school can be found hereLeave a comment