Pupil Premium at Haydonleigh
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
The main barriers to educational achievement faced by Pupil Premium children are pupil welfare, meeting social and emotional needs, speech and language, self-esteem, parental engagement with daily reading and homework to support achievement and meeting national standards at the end of each Key Stage. The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium Grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. The intended effect of this funding is to accelerate progress and raise attainment.
Your child is considered 'Pupil Premium' if they have ever been entitled to free school meals even if this was only for a short amount of time. If you think you may be eligible for this then please contact the school office.
Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium pupils
- social, emotional and mental health
- social interaction, especially at lunch times
- behaviour issues relating to SEND
- low self-esteem and confidence
- socio-economic disadvantage i.e. poverty
- family personal circumstance
How is the Pupil Premium used at Haydonleigh?
The Government has given schools discretion in how to best use the funding to meet the needs of their children.
Much of the expenditure relates to the salaries of specific staff and services who have been employed to support Pupil Premium pupils. Money is also spent on extra resources and to fund specific activities which we believe will make a difference. We have tried to use the money as effectively as we can with the specific objectives of enabling pupils’ to reach their full potential, to maximise academic achievement and to overcome any social or welfare issues which might act as a barrier to learning.
The Pupil Premium action plan illustrates how we will spend the Pupil Premium grant to address these barriers and the reason why we have taken these approaches. The Pupil Premium action plan also highlights how we will measure the impact of the approaches detailed in the plan.
How we review our pupil premium strategy
Our strategy is evaluated on termly and yearly basis.
The Governor’s review and monitor the impact of the action plan.
Date of next review of the school's pupil premium strategy: September 2018
Click on the document to download our PP Action and spend plans: