Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Provision

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium pupils are monitored closely and we utilise the funding to ensure high quality provision to suit individual requirements.

For the academic year 2019-20 Saltwood School received £24,335 in Pupil Premium funding. This was used as follows:

  • DHT tracked pupils individually; gaps were identified and targeted teaching / intervention support was put in place (including 1-1 sessions with teaching assistant)
  • Through 1-1 mentoring with DHT barriers to learning were identified and support strategies were put in place
  • Welfare support, for example through nurture with specialist teaching assistant, social skills groups and counselling
  • Gardening and maintenance team supported by site manager for pupils who responded positively to practical activities and tasks
  • Parent / carer support workshops (including understanding behaviour, building confidence, anxiety) – postponed due to COVID-19
  • Funding provided for extra-curricular activities supported well-being and development of learning.  These included school trips, residential trip, Kent Music School lessons, swimming, sports clubs and tutoring
  • Provision for need identified through close school and home liaison
  • Books for children and support manuals for parents purchased
  • Attendance support
  • Social stories to support  transition and individual needs
  • Revision packs – assessments cancelled due to COVID-19
  • During school closure DHT and SENCO remained in close contact with Pupil Premium families identified as vulnerable.  Support included: regular telephone, email and video contact; advice for SEN and emotional needs; support for parental wellbeing; individualised home learning and support; reintegration into school; transition support.

Provision for 2020-21

 6.3% of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium.

For the academic year 2020-21 Saltwood School expects to receive £23,614 in Pupil Premium funding.  The range of provision this year will include:

  • Gaps are identified and targeted teaching / interventions teach to gaps (including 1-1 sessions with teaching assistant)
  • Identification of barriers and implementation of support strategies through 1-1 mentoring with deputy head teacher
  • Welfare support, for example through nurture with specialist teaching assistant, social skills groups and counselling
  • Parent / carer support workshops (including understanding behaviour, building confidence, anxiety)
  • Providing funding for extracurricular activities that will support well-being and development of learning, including school trips, Kent Music School lessons, swimming and sports clubs
  • Provision for needs identified through close school and home liaison
  • Attendance support
  • Resources to support individual needs e.g. books and support manuals for parents
  • Story books and bespoke social stories to support  transition and individual needs
  • Revision packs

Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-21 (strategy review date December 2020).

If you think your child may qualify for Free School Meals or be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding parents / carers can apply online:

 www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium

Please contact the Deputy Headteacher with any queries or for assistance in applying.