If you think you may be eligible please speak with your class teacher, the office staff or one of the Senior Leadership Team.
What is it?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.
It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
schools maintained by the local authority, including:
schools for children with special educational needs or disabilities
pupil referral units (PRUs), for children who can’t go to a mainstream school
Using the pupil premium effectively
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has produced a teaching and learning toolkit to help teachers and schools use the pupil premium effectively to support disadvantaged pupils.
EEF’s families of schools database helps teachers learn about good practice from similar schools. EEF has also produced an evaluation tool to help schools measure the impact of the approaches they are using.
We encourage all schools with excellent results to share their achievements, strengths and experience with other schools.
Overview of our use of PP
At William Harding we have approximately 15% of pupils who are included in our Pupil Premium numbers. The provision of Pupil Premium is closely monitored by the Deputy Head within the school who is responsible for liaising with parents and pupils who are eligible, as well as the staff, to ensure that Pupil Premium is closely monitored.
High Quality Teaching of the Curriculum
The quality of teaching and learning and the standard of the curriculum is of paramount importance and in order for those pupils who receive the Pupil Premium to achieve well. In this way, all pupils will benefit from a differentiated curriculum where challenge is provided for all.
Pastoral support to improve attainment through supporting the social and emotional dimensions of learning
Staff working with pupils ensure that targeted children are supported and the sessions focus upon improving attitudes to learning, social relationships in school and attainment. These sessions are planned to meet the pupils needs. Staff that may support pupils are teachers, teaching assistants and the Safeguarding team.
One to one counselling sessions are also offered to pupils on an individual needs basis. This provision aims to enable children to express their emotions, establish better family relationships and enable children to be supported appropriately within school.
Meta-cognition and self-regulation skills
These skills are taught explicitly through next step marking, pupil response to feedback and marking, the encouragement of independent thinking and learning and use of Bloom’s Taxonomy to support higher-level questioning within lessons.
Targeted support to accelerate learning and increase attainment and progress
Interventions delivered by teachers and teaching assistants provide focused support for those pupils where progress is below expectations of attainment or progress. Interventions for each pupil are decided on an individual basis, informed by assessment and teacher knowledge of the child. Examples of some of the interventions delivered are Better Reading Partners, First Class@Number maths intervention programme, Springboard maths, Read, Write, Inc one to one tutoring, comprehension groups, Write from the start sessions and Rainbow Road.
Extended school support
Subsidised facilities such as Breakfast Club, After School Club to support parents by providing wrap-around care, and Holiday Club to support more vulnerable children throughout the holidays.