The Pupil Premium 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 which types of support are needed.
Please see below for information regarding how the Pupil Premium will be spent in the next financial year.
In 2013/14, Hartford Primary was allocated £12,600.
In 2014/15, Hartford Primary was allocated £15,600
In 2015/16, Hartford Primary was allocated £19,800
In 2016/17 the number of pupils on roll is 379. The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is 19 (5%) and for Children Looked After (CLA) 0.5%. This academic year (2016-2017), Hartford Primary School will receive a Pupil Premium funding of £25,080. Below are some of the ways in which we have identified how this additional funding will be used to support children entitled to FSM:
• By providing funding to support children accessing residential trips - to ensure all children are included and not penalised on financial grounds
• By tracking carefully the progress made by all children and where needed to provide additional Teaching Assistance (TA Support) for vulnerable children
• By providing additional adult support in English and maths lessons
• Small group catch up throughout the school
• Primary Writing Project
• Better Reading Support Project
• Music Lessons
In preparation for 2016/17, we will review the impact of measures listed above to ensure they continue to represent both value for money and have played a direct role in improving the achievement and outcomes of pupils of all abilities.
For more information about Pupil Premium, please follow the link to the Department for Education website.http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium