Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement

At Henry Chadwick we know that all children have the right to the best education and therefore we target the use of Pupil Premium Grant funding to ensure that our disadvantaged pupils receive the highest quality of education and experiences so that they can ‘Learn to Live’.

We recognise that disadvantaged children can face a wide range of barriers which may impact on their learning. Our ultimate objectives are to:

  • Remove barriers to learning created by poverty, family circumstance and background
  • Narrow the attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their non-disadvantaged counterparts both within school and nationally
  • Ensure ALL pupils are able to read fluently and with good understanding to enable them to access the breadth of the curriculum
  • Develop confidence in their ability to communicate effectively in a wide range of contexts
  • Enable pupils to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.
  • Access a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world

Our context:

  • 17% of pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding in comparison to 23% national.

Achieving our objectives:

In order to achieve our objectives and overcome identified barriers to learning we will:

  • Provide all teachers with high quality CPD to ensure that pupils access effective quality first teaching
  • Provide targeted intervention and support to quickly address identified gaps in learning including the use of small group work, 1:1 tuition
  • Target funding to ensure that all pupils have access to trips, residentials, first hand learning experiences
  • Provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in enrichment activities including sport and music
  • Provide appropriate nurture support to enable pupils to access learning within and beyond the classroom.

This is not an exhaustive list and strategies will change and develop based on the needs of individuals.

Key Principles:

We will ensure that effective teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of all pupils through the analysis of data. Class teachers will identify and support individual pupils which will be reviewed at least termly and discussed at progress reviews with the Senior Leadership team. Alongside academic support, we will ensure that those pupils who have social, emotional and mental health needs will access high quality provision from appropriately trained adults within the school.

Background

‘Schools should be engines of social mobility. They should provide the knowledge, and the tools, to enable talented young people to overcome accidents of birth and an inheritance of disadvantage in order to enjoy greater opportunities’. (Michael Gove)

It is for this reason that the Government have introduced the Pupil Premium which is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM), to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC) and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. From 2012 this will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure). Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however we will rightly be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

From September 2012 we are required to publish online information about:

  1. how much money we received through the premium;
  2. show how we spent the money over the previous year; and
  3. set out how it proposes to spend the money in the following year.

This will ensure that parents and the public are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.

It is important to remember that because of the small numbers of children involved and the risk of identification, the information we publish will not be specific, although we do hold pupil level information. In addition, some of these children may be accessing additional support such as special needs, behaviour, educational psychology, English as an additional language, speech and language, or local support team/common assessment framework (CAF) support as well as additional resources (both staff and physical) and extra-curricular opportunities paid for by school. Furthermore, some children who are not the ‘pupil premium’ group may be accessing similar support to the ‘pupil premium’ children but which is good for all. We track the progress and attainment (achievement) of every child through school so can track progress of groups such as boys, girls, SEN, FSM etc. and use this information to enhance provision.

If you have any questions, or indeed are a parent of a child entitled to Free School Meals, a Looked After Child or work for the armed forces and would like more specific information please contact the Headteacher.