Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is targeted funding for specific groups of children to provide additional support and resources in order that all children make maximum progress and narrow the attainment gap.  Pupil Premium funding is available for all children known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) either currently or within the last 6 years (Ever 6), children from service families (SC), and for those who are looked after (LAC). Pupil Premium funding information and application forms are given to all parents to complete each year.   

Once a family is deemed no longer eligible for Pupil Premium funding the children continue to receive funding for a further 6 years (Ever 6).  Once a family leaves the services the children continue to receive Services Premium funding for a further 4 years (Ever 4).
 
The funding is used to provide additional support for families to narrow the attainment gap that exists between children from disadvantaged and more affluent backgrounds. The school meets with parents to discuss and decide how best to use this funding, taking into account the children as individuals and views of the parents.  Haddenham Community Infant School holds personal budgets to ensure funding meets the needs of the children and families.
 
Barriers to Learning
Haddenham Community Infant School has consulted with a range of stakeholders to determine the areas of need and barriers to learning.  Key barriers include; Speech and Language needs, Attachment needs, English needs, Maths needs, Social needs and Gross/Fine motor control needs.  Both the demographic and individual context has been considered when considering how to address these issues.
 
Haddenham Community Infant School's  Pupil Premium Principles 
The school ensures that: 
  • All teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all children
  • Children receiving Pupil Premium Funding, regardless of their ability, have the right to achieve their potential and funding will target key skills to ensure every child does this
  • Families work together with the school to decide the best way to use the funding ensuring every child makes at least good progress in reading, writing and maths
  • Children to access enrichment activities to give opportunities for aspiration and to develop new interests and skills

Opportunities for Pupil Premium Expenditure

During the school year Pupil Premium funding is used to provide children with the following opportunities:

  • Targeted 1:1  or small group support in reading, writing and maths key skills
  • Appropriate interventions introduced to improve English and Maths key skills
  • Support in managing transitions within the school day
  • Support in developing self confidence and self-esteem 
  • Support in developing social skills 
  • Support in developing varied friendships
  • Private Speech and Language Therapy
  • Resources to support learning at home
  • Enrichment activities within the school and local community
  • Funded access to extra curriculum activities
  • Funded access to enrichment activities e.g. theatre visits, school trips
  • Support in developing gross/fine motor skills
How is the impact of Pupil Premium Support measured?
Haddenham Community Infant School measures the impact of each intervention through half termly tracking of pupil data, reflective observations and internal assessments.  This is reviewed by the Pupil Premium Governor and reported to the Governing Body.
 
The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed annually.  The next review will be July 2019.
 
 

If you would like to discuss pupil premium funding please speak to Mrs McNeil.