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 wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
To help the most disadvantaged children so that they do not fall behind their peers. Green Lanes uses this money to provide intervention programmes. This is where additional teaching assistant support is given to groups and individuals who may need additional support to meet learning targets.
The school also identifies and provides one-to-one tuition for pupils. These are pupils who are not on track in their progress or are falling behind their peers, to have a course of 10 one hour tutoring sessions with a teacher on a core aspect of their learning.
The school provides a mentoring scheme in which children are supported in their learning and organisation skills. This is provided by a teaching assistant on a weekly basis.
The school also supports disadvantaged pupils in financing school trips, music, sports lessons as well as providing resources so they are able to access their learning.