The Pupil Premium: Using it to make a difference at Haydn Primary School 2023-2024
What is the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been looked after for one day or more (Child Looked After), the school receives an amount per head within their budget.
Haydn Primary School is determined to ensure that all children achieve their full potential and receive the highest standards of teaching and learning through Quality First Teaching (QFT). Additionally, focused support and pastoral care outside of QFT is provided for children who require it to eliminate barriers to learning.
The Action Plan for Pupil Premium spending focuses on whole-school strategies that impact all pupils, strategies that target under-performing pupils, and specific strategies targeting pupil premium pupils. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding, and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in- depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.
Strong leadership ensures that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact on achievement, attendance and pastoral care. This includes an identified Governor with responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Head Teacher and Assistant Head Teachers leading developments, and the dissemination of information to all parties.
All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors sub-committees termly, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending. Ensuring all staff take responsibility for Pupil Premium actions enables school to develop a strong, comprehensive and sustainable support package which leads to improvements in outcomes for all children.