The Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been "looked after" for 1 day or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
Hartford Primary is committed to enabling all children to gain an outstanding education. Our approach ensures that all aspects of the school support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing targeted support when it is needed. For example, in examining the progress of every pupil, teachers, the Head Teacher and School Governors look in detail at the development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with other needs. It is by providing excellent teaching, tailored to the needs of every child and supported specific help to enable pupils who are falling behind to catch up quickly and those who are excelling to be stretched further, that each can reach their full potential.
We also recognise that to enable pupils to develop wider skills, talents and experiences, participating in clubs and school visits and journeys play an important role and should be accessible to all. We therefore use some pupil premium money to pay for and subsidise these activities for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. We monitor how each child is progressing and use this to inform us which types of support are needed.
In 2020/2021 Hartford Primary was allocated £30,900
Please see below examples of how we allocate the budget:
• By providing funding to support children accessing residential and day trips
• By tracking carefully the progress made by all children and where needed to provide additional Teaching Assistants (TA Support) for vulnerable children
• By providing additional adult support in English and Maths lessons
• Targeted Intervention groups throughout the school lead by Teachers and TAs
• Forest Schools
• ELSA Support