Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Pupil Premium is funding that comes into schools for children from low income families who are in receipt of Free School meals (FSM), for children that have been looked after continuously for a period of six months and for the children of service families.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, but will be held accountable for its usage. From September 2012, the school is required to publicise information about its use of Pupil Premium. This is to ensure parents are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At Hose School, we allocate Pupil Premium based on the needs identified specifically from individual assessments of each child. With such a personalised approach, reporting in detail would compromise the individuals privacy. It is important however that we share how the Premium is going to be used for these children and the impact on their attainment.
This process is the same for all children. Throughout the year, assessments are undertaken including both written and anecdotal from parents, therapists, advisory services and school staff. The evaluation of this will identify the key targets for the child. It will also identify what additional provision is needed to move the child forward. This can include specific additional targeted staff time and intervention with the use of specific resources.
In identifying what additional provision may need to be used, staff refer to the School’s provision map. Provision mapping enables us to identify what we fund that is above the core provision, how we use it, if it has an impact on pupil attainment and progress and more importantly, where we may have gaps and need to review how we use funds to ensure value for money.