Harlands Primary School

Pupil Premium

Overview

In FY 2019/20, Harlands received £3,980 in Pupil premium. 

Harlands has a very small number of pupils eligible for pupil premium and a limited grant.  The main barriers to educational achievement are in literacy, social and emotional difficulties and developing confidence.

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011.

It was designed to give additional money to support schools in raising the attainment of children who receive free school meals, children whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and those children in local authority care. These groups of children have been identified nationally as achieving at a lower level than children from less disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Where does the money come from?

Pupil Premium is allocated to schools based on the number of children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals, whose parents serve in the Armed Forces and children who are looked after in local authority care.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help schools to provide targeted support for vulnerable children - not necessarily just children who qualify for free school meals.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools…. is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” 

 Source – DfE website 

The funding is therefore given to schools to spend as they think best, although there is a requirement to publish online how this money is spent.

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:

 www.gov.uk/guidance/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings

Pupil Premium at Harlands Educational Trust

April 2019-March 2020
Average number of pupils on roll 420
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 3
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,320
Total amount of PPG received £3,960

Harlands is an excellent school with high academic standards and a reputation for giving children opportunities to develop into confident, accomplished and considerate young people with a love of learning. We are very proud of the achievements of our children. Our school community works closely together to provide the very best for our children.

At Harlands Educational Trust we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We monitor the achievement of every child on a regular basis and endeavour to make sure each child achieves their full potential.

Through creating a rich, vibrant learning environment, in partnership with parents, we strive to give every child the best opportunity to succeed and thrive. The limited amount of pupil premium funding received enables us to provide bespoke academic, social and emotional support on an individual basis to those children for whom the main barriers to learning are literacy skills, and social/emotional difficulties.

Our provision includes facilitation of Learning Mentor individual sessions;  woodland activities;  small group teaching support in literacy specifically targeted at spelling;  and some subsidised places for swimming and school trips.  We have extended the provision of support to other vulnerable pupils who have joined small group work and cultural experiences.

We review the effectiveness of the grant through close monitoring of these pupils on a term by term basis.  The impact of the pupil premium grant is measured by assessing the social and emotional confidence of the pupils through presentations to peers and parents, and pupil outcomes in line with national age related expectations.

In consequence of the very small numbers of eligible pupil premium children, we take care to include the children in small groups so that they are not identifiable.

These activities provided in 2019/20 have resulted in a powerful social and emotional impact, which has led to good academic progress.

In 2020/21 the grant has increased to £5,380 and this is focused on continuing the same generic programme of support to include small group work, learning mentoring, social skills development and support for enrichment activities.

At Harlands Educational Trust we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress.

Harlands continuously reviews the effectiveness of its support and makes appropriate adjustments as necessary.

Updated 17 December 2020