The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools to help improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
Pupil eligibility includes pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible in the past 6 years, who have been adopted from care or who have left care or who are looked after by the local authority (CLA)
In addition to this, children whose parents who are serving in HM Forces or have retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence are entitled to Service Pupil Premium.
At Hempland Primary, our overall aim is to use the Pupil Premium Grant to provide equal opportunities and narrow attainment gaps. It is our role to ensure we allocate and spend this funding responsibly in order to have an impact on the progress of these pupils.
We use this premium in a number of ways:
- To invest in high quality teaching
- To provide targeted academic support for some pupils focused on their specific needs
- To support wider approaches for non academic issues such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges