This is Mrs Spencer our Pupil Premium Champion. She is the main contact for parents regarding Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the government and allocated to schools to raise the attainment of pupils eligible for free school meals. This additional resource is used to reduce underlying inequalities which may be encountered during the child’s education. Each school has the autonomy to decide how these funds are allocated within the school year, however; transparency is of paramount importance and each school is required to clearly detail how the resource is spent alongside its impact on the students and their families. Specifically, schools are now obligated to outline the provisions provided online for each academic year. In the financial year 2017-2018 Holly Grove Primary School received a Pupil Premium payment of £58,440.
How we use the Pupil Premium
Within this academic year we have used our Pupil Premium funds on the following;
Employing a Pupil Premium Champion
Extra teaching and support staff
Interventions in English and Mathematics
Third Space Maths
Sports and after school clubs
Subsidies for school trips and visitors in school
After school clubs and extra curricular activities
Subsidies for Year 6 Residential week trip
Choir, including Young Voices
Pets as Therapy
Purchase and loan of kindles for pupils needing extra help within the reading curriculum
Parents without internet access will be able to use our new parent laptop located in the assistant head’s office.
Future plans for Pupil Premium
Boxhall training for teaching assistants
Parents’ workshops in English and maths
Research into metacognitive and collaborative learning
Forest school over night camping trips
If you think your child might be entitled to free school meals you can register by completing an application form that can be obtained from the school office. Forms can be returned to the school office along with the required evidence as listed on the form. Please do this even if you do not intend your child to have free school meals.
You are entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Income Support, an Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, an Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (only if you do NOT receive Working Tax Credit), Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit.
We are looking forward to supporting our pupils and their families throughout the next academic year. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Spencer (Pupil Premium Champion) via the school office.