The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income or disadvantaged families. The funding is based on children who have registered for a free school meal at any point in the last 6 years‚ children who have been in care for more than six months and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
The government sees these children as a priority. In many schools‚ their level of progress and attainment is lower than other children of the same age‚ and additional funding for their education helps to narrow the gap. Head teachers and school governors decide how Pupil Premium money is spent. The achievement and attainment of these pupils is regularly assessed in comparison with their year group‚ and the school is held accountable for the attainment of Pupil Premium children by the Ofsted Inspectors.
At Hope Primary‚ our aim is to ensure that our teaching and learning meets the needs of all our pupils‚ helping our children achieve their individual potential. The Pupil Premium funding helps us to ensure that we provide extra provision for our pupils who fall into this group‚ to assess and address their individual needs.
Each year‚ we spend our additional Pupil Premium on a variety of specially tailored teaching provision such as:
· Quality First Teaching to ensure that the pupils have the opportunity to work in small classes
· Individual support‚ for example‚ one-to-one teaching assistant support
· Small group teaching – supporting small groups through extra resources
· Extra social skills and nurture sessions with Teaching Assistant
· Additional school activities - equal access for all pupils to: off-site activities‚ after school clubs‚ peripatetic music lessons‚ breakfast club
Impact of Pupil Premium Funding at Hope Primary
The progress of the pupils is carefully tracked and reported anonymously to the Governing Body.