The Pupil Premium: Using it to make a difference at Hatfield Academy
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services.
We are committed to enhancing the Personal, Social and Academic Development of all pupils within a caring and aspirational environment through Excellence and Equity.
Excellence– in terms of providing consistently good teaching and learning for all pupil premium teachers and evidencing the impact. This will include pastoral support, working alongside the SENDco, academic achievement, data tracking, extra-curricular activities and improved life experiences.
Equity– in terms of ‘levelling the playing field’ for all pupil premium students. What additional things are we doing for the Pupil Premium pupils that is above what all other students are receiving? What are we collectively doing to give them a better chance.
We have a clear, strategic 3-part model approach for Pupil Premium funding provision, which focuses on the following:
– whole-school strategies that impact on all pupils
– focussed support to target under-performing pupils
– specific support targeting pupil premium pupils
Our determined and committed leadership team and wider staff ensure that Pupil Premium funding and provision impacts achievement, attendance and pastoral care. This includes an identified governor having responsibility for Pupil Premium, an Assistant Principal for Groups Standards, EYFS Phase Leader, KS1 Phase Leader and KS2 Phase Leaders who are responsible for monitoring provision and outcomes and the wider staff team to implement and evaluate provision. The Assistant Principal for Groups Standards regularly evaluates the pupil premium outcomes compared to other pupils in school to ensure the correct strategies and provision are in place.
The Pupil Premium Strategy will be reviewed in July 2018.
Policies and Key Documents
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