Pupil Premium at HCJS in 2017
We provide a safe, stimulating and successful environment to enable all children to develop their full potential to prepare them for the next stage of their lives.
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011 to provide additional support for looked after children and those from low income families.
The extra funding is to help narrow the attainment gap that exists between pupils from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. (The school aims for a zero gap between these groups). This includes a Service premium for those whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces, which is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of such pupils where necessary.
A designated senior leader, working closely with the school finance team, has a clear overview of how funding is allocated and monitors the effectiveness of interventions.
Here at Haddenham we use the Pupil Premium to concentrate on the core areas of literacy and numeracy to break down the main barriers to accessing the full curriculum. This includes small group or individual tuition by a qualified teacher and the provision of IT equipment which supports literacy, numeracy and research skills. Through careful planning we ensure that interventions are linked to day to day teaching and do not have a negative impact on learning in other curriculum areas.
Achievement data is checked regularly and forms part of the agenda at the pupil progress meetings with class teachers.
Some Pupil Premium money is used to train support staff so that they thoroughly understand their role in helping to improve achievement.
Pupil Premium money is also used to ensure students have full access to a broad range of educational experiences such as residential courses, music tuition and swimming lessons.
Governors have attended training about the Pupil Premium and are therefore able to challenge the school effectively. Feedback is routinely reported to governors at meetings. A named governor is fully involved in monitoring and evaluating the impact of Pupil Premium spending.
Parents are reminded through the school newsletter of the criteria for applying for Free School Meals.
Information about how we plan to use Pupil Premium money in 2017/18 is published in the document below.