The Staff and Governors of Darell are committed to ensuring that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of every pupil, so that everyone makes maximum progress and reaches their full potential. We welcome and share the government’s aim of tackling all forms of disadvantage, and will work tirelessly to ensure inclusion and equal access for all learners.
We recognise that the pupil premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of free school meals, and that this is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage. In particular by narrowing, and eventually closing, any gap in attainment. In making appropriate provision for this we also acknowledge that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to any vulnerable group. The Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as needing additional support to improve their learning and/or well-being. Children looked after will also qualify for support from pupil premium, where appropriate.