Pupil Premium – what is it?
Introduced in April 2011, the pupil premium is allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (also known as Ever 6 FSM) and for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.
Is my child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding?
Your child may be eligible for free school meals – and accordingly pupil premium– if you receive any of the following benefits: Income support. Income-based jobseekers’ allowance. … Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less. Please complete a Pupil Premium funding form available from the school office to see if you are eligible.
Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at Heber Primary School:
- Behaviour: having a readiness to learning with good ‘behaviour for learning’ in school – pupils with specific social and emotional needs that affect their learning
- Access to enrichment activities including educational visits, residential trips and after school clubs.
- Parental engagement with school – ensuring more parents engage with the school, including parent workshop events, reading weeks, school coffee mornings and parents’ evenings.
We aim to ensure that every child leaves Heber excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a sense of responsibility both for their own learning, lives and those in the wider community. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving our aims. We aim to ensure we spend our additional Pupil Premium Grant on things that work and are effective in making a positive difference to our disadvantaged children, helping to combat their barriers to learning and close any gaps in achievement so they do just as well as their peers.