Highfield Hall Primary School- Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement.
In the financial year 2018-9 we received £133 000.
The DfE has given schools the freedom to use the Pupil Premium money as we see fit, based upon our knowledge of our pupils' needs.
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility’.
However, we are accountable for the use of this additional funding.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for Free School Meals now or at any point over the last six years (known as Ever 6). The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the underlying inequalities which exist between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and those that are not.
The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been Looked After by a Local Authority, children who have been adopted and the children of service personnel.
At Highfield Hall:
The Head Teacher is responsible for implementing this policy. He will ensure that all staff are aware of their responsibilities in narrowing the gaps of our pupils. He will also ensure that staff are given appropriate support to accelerate pupils' progress and attainment. Through performance management arrangements, the management team will make sure narrowing the gaps is a priority area of focus for the school.
It will be the responsibility of the Head Teacher to report to the Governors on the progress made towards narrowing the gaps for disadvantaged pupils and give an outline of the provision that has been made.
Teaching and Support Staff will:
Our use of the Pupil Premium will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Governing Body and ongoing adjustments will be made according to the impact the school is having in narrowing the gaps.
Our aim is for all children at our school to reach their potential and for there to be no significant difference between the performance of different groups of pupils by the time they leave our school in Year 6- however large the gap in their ability when they enter the school- we are committed to narrowing the gaps in achievement for all pupils.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy which outlines each of the interventions we currently use can be seen below.
Senior Management Team January 2019