Pupil Premium Funding and Mother Nature Science
Introduced in 2011, the pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.
This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates.
How can Mother Nature Science assist Schools effectively allocate their Pupil Premium funds
Schools can choose how to spend their pupil premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.
Common ways in which schools spend their pupil premium fund with Mother Nature Science Include:
After-School Science Club
Running a school breakfast club can improve attendance and an after-school science club can boost boost children’s learning and act as a form of fun hands-on learning for for example for children who need extra help. It can also cat as a form of informal tuition, with our method they’re too busy having fun with science, to even notice they are learning amazing things.
In-School Science Week Workshops
This is an important service that where schools can fund an in-school STEM educational visit from us to inspire pupils with hands-on, enquiry based workshops with take-home experiments.
Holiday Science Camp Places
Schools can fund single or multiple child places on our highly acclaimed Holiday Science Activity Camps, this has also proven to assist children with improving their language problems.
Investing in Resources that boost Children’s Learning,
We have a number of award winning educational toys that can aid cogitative STEM learning for children.
You can find more information about Pupil Premium Funding here