What is Pupil Premium?
The government introduced pupil premium funding in April 2011. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
The government believes that the pupil premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and non-FSM children to ensure the funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools also receive funding for children who have been 'looked after' continuously for more than six months or for children of service personnel.
How much Pupil Premium Funding will we receive for 2017-18 academic year?
We are expecting to receive £124,080 in 2017-18 year.
What are the main barriers to educational achievement that disadvantaged children at Heathlands Primary face?
Poor oral language and communication skills
Low attainment when starting Nursery or Reception
High levels of social and economic deprivation
Below average attendance
Challenging behaviours without clear systems and routines in place
How do we plan to spend the Pupil Premium funding to overcome the barriers our children face?
The 2017-18 Pupil Premium Strategy outlines our intended approaches and reasons for them. It also outlines how we will measure the impact of our approaches and strategies.
Language and communication programmes and dedicated speech and language TA
Strategies for improving reading including interventions and whole school approaches
Emotional support strategies including ELS, Draw & Talk, dedicated Family Support Worker for early intervention and nurture groups
Financial support for trips, visitors and uniform
At Heathlands we are able to offer all pupils a cooked lunch. (There is a charge for pupils in Key Stage 2 who are not eligible for free school meals). It is very important that pupils are registered as eligible for free school meals as this will ensure your child will receive additional educational funding. If you would like further information or advice please speak to a member of the office team in confidence.
Children from families who receive