North Baddesley Infant School
Happy, valued and growing together
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive funding for children who have been adopted or looked after continuously, and children of service personnel.
The funds are used effectively and supplemented by the school’s budget to provide additional support. Schools only receive this grant if parents register their eligibility. This is a very simple process and registering could provide valuable funding that will be used to support your child's education. Please check your entitlement by using the link below:
Schools are required to publish online information about how they have used the Premium and the impact it has had.
At North Baddesley Infant School we aim to ensure that:
- Provision for teaching and learning meets the needs of all our pupils.
- Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Type of support provided by PPG
The range of provision the school is using may include:
- Small group work with an experienced teacher, HLTA or teaching assistant that is focussed on closing gaps in learning
- Booster groups and interventions to accelerate progress and ensuring pupils achieve at least age related expectations
- 1:1 support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies
- Acquisition of effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading, mathematics and phonics.
- Extra-curricular enrichment (e.g. trips and clubs)
- Emotional literacy support to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience which in turn impacts on learning
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of “narrowing the gap” for socially disadvantaged pupils.