The Pupil Premium is a sum of money allocated to schools to support children who are: eligible for free school meals, are looked after children or are from services families.
‘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.’ DfE site
At Hayeswood we plan carefully to ensure that we cater for the individual needs of each child through high quality teaching and appropriate interventions. The Pupil Premium for 2016 / 2017 is being used to provide extra targeted support from experienced teaching assistants. The aim is to close the gap between the Pupil Premium children and the non Pupil Premium children. Last year the children eligible for the Pupil Premium made progress in line with their peers. The money is also available to give assistance with covering the cost of items of school uniform, after school clubs and school visits offsite.