Pupil PremiumAdditional funds given to schools to support all children
All schools receive additional funding for children: who are entitled to free school meals; who have been ‘Looked After’ for 6 months or more and for children from families in the armed forces. This funding now includes any child who has been entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years.
The money is given to schools to support them in enabling all pupils to reach or exceed the nationally expected level for their age.
Often parents are concerned that there is a stigma attached to being seen as a ‘low income’ family. At Haseltine all matters regarding free school meals and pupil premium are treated confidentially. There is never an assumption that the children from these families will be less able, on the contrary, we believe that everyone can succeed. We work with our families and colleagues to make sure everyone involved with the child has high aspirations.
We use all our resources to ensure that every child at Haseltine has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner. In order to achieve this we offer our children a wide range of opportunities, we always make sure these are accessible for everyone.
The decision about how that money is spent is left with the individual schools. At Haseltine we know what makes the biggest difference to children’s attainment and progress is the quality of the teacher and their understanding of how children learn. We also know that there are many other ways of accelerating children’s progress.
Haseltine Pupil Premium Expenditure
Our Pupil Premium Grant for each year is as follows:
2014/15 – £365,916
2015/16 – £374,942
2016/2017 – £356,400
Below is an outline of what we do to make sure everyone achieves:
- Recruit the best teachers we can.
- Provide our teachers and support staff with the time to learn more about what works best for children.
- Appoint extra outstanding teachers to work with small groups or one to one with children.
- Make sure that most classes have an extra adult with the teacher so that there is a ratio of 1:15.
- Provide bespoke training for the support staff so that they are always facilitating good/outstanding learning for the children they work with.
- Learning mentor, therapist, family support workers, inclusion leader and an educational psychologist all work with our families to make sure any barriers to learning are removed.
- Subsidised breakfast and after school club sessions, out of hours learning clubs, music and sport tuition are provided where it will impact the child’s learning.
- Closely work with you as a whole family, not just your child. This means that you have a better understanding of how to support your child with their learning at home.
- High quality learning opportunities for all that include the best IT hardware and software for children and parents.
A new assessment format
From 2015 -16, under the Government’s new assessment format, we measured children’s progress in two ways: through steps across their age band and points progress.
We expected all of the children to make at least 5 steps or points of progress each year. The table below shows you the progress in points, for the pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children. As you can see we are closing the gap at Haseltine with the support of the Pupil Premium funding we receive.
|Average points progress (Years 1 – 6) 2015-16|
|Pupil Premium children||5.2||5.3||5.1|
|Non Pupil Premium children||5.3||5.5||5.3|
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