Pupil Premium

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.

 

Provision for 2021-2022

 

10.8% of pupils will be eligible for Pupil Premium and we expect to receive £37,280 in funding for the academic year.  Our provision will include:

 

  • High focus and expectations for our Pupil Premium pupils
  • Quality first teaching and intervention support
  • Individual and small group in-school tutoring sessions
  • Welfare support including through nurture, social skills groups, play therapy and counselling
  • Identification of barriers and implementation of support strategies through 1-1 mentoring with deputy head teacher
  • Seeking specialist support where needed, in partnership with SENCO
  • Funding for extra-curricular activities to support well-being and development of cultural capital, including school trips, Kent Music School lessons, swimming and sports clubs
  • Close home – school liaison to offer best support for individual needs
  • Attendance support
  • Resources to support individual needs
  • Story books and bespoke social stories to support  transition and individual needs
  • Support to purchase school uniform where needed

 

Provision for 2020-21

 

6.3% of pupils were eligible for Pupil Premium and we received £23,614 in Pupil Premium funding.  The range of provision included:

 

  • Introduction of individual and small group in-school tutoring sessions.

·       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.

  • Gaps were identified and targeted teaching / interventions taught 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 was provided for pupils in need, including through nurture, social skills groups, play therapy and counselling
  • Parent / carer support workshops (including understanding behaviour, building confidence, anxiety) were postponed due to COVID
  • Funding was provided for extra-curricular activities to support well-being and development of learning, including school trips, Kent Music School lessons, swimming and sports clubs
  • Provision for needs was identified through close school and home liaison
  • Attendance support was provided where needed
  • Resources to support individual needs were purchased e.g. books and support manuals for parents
  • Story books and bespoke social stories were provided to support  transition and individual needs
  • Support was given to purchase school uniform where needed

 

Click here to see our Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021-2022

 

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.