The Pupil Premium (PP) 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 for at least six months and the children of armed service personnel.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit and our school has agreed a Pupil Premium policy which details our intentions.
We are committed to targeting PP funding to support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable children in our school. Schools are required to report on the amount of funding received; how this is being used and the difference it is making.
Our Pupil Premium Statement:
The over-arching aim of our Pupil Premium strategy is to ensure that all barriers for disadvantaged children, whether these are academic, social and emotional, linked to attendance or those present because of circumstances at home, are challenged and overcome within a caring and nurturing environment.
The introduction of a Pupil Premium Champion at Hayward’s provides each child with a voice and enables the school to provide opportunities for appropriate “challenge for all” within individual provision mapping. The Pupil Premium Champion works closely with the pupils, staff and families to remove the barriers and to support engagement and further enrichment. Opportunities are found to engage, support and enrich a child’s primary school experience with high aspirations for all pupils to reach their full potential.
We have high expectations of all children at Hayward’s and want our disadvantaged children to achieve good outcomes as they move through the school. Our statement aims to promote early support, from the moment that the children arrive at Hayward’s, provide provision which helps children maintain their individual trajectories throughout primary school and enables catch-up when children fall behind.
The link below outlines how Pupil Premium Funding has been targeted at our school and the impact it has had on standards for those children.