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Pupil Premium School Ethos

The aim at Farnborough Road Infant School is to ensure that all children are able to access every aspect of the school's provision in order to attain the highest standards of achievement and the greatest possible progress in relation to individual starting points. 

Farnborough Road Infant School receives a sum of money called Pupil Premium each year. This comes from the government and is determined by the number of children in the school who are or have been eligible within the last 6 years or who are Looked After Children, in the care of the Local Authority or Adopted or those from families in the Armed Forces.

​The funding received from Pupil Premium is allocated throughout the school year. We follow our whole school ethos of high achievement for all when allocating this funding and regularly measure, discuss and review the impact of our actions in order to continually improve.

​The whole staff recognises the need to ensure that Pupil Premiums pupils reach their full potential and support them with any barriers to progress and attainment.

 At Farnborough Road Infant School, our staff and governors accept responsibility for children who are recognised as disadvantaged and we are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring school environment. As with all children in our care, a child who is considered 'disadvantaged' is valued, respected and entitled to develop his/her own potential irrespective of disadvantage or need. We aim to ensure every child leaves our school excited about learning, determined to succeed and with the tools to reach their full potential. The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving these aims.

 

Leadership and Management of Pupil Premium Children

 ​We review pupil progress and analyse data on a half termly basis and PP pupils are discussed individually. This identifies any underachievement and allows leaders to make suggestions for overcoming any barriers to learning or extend pupils’ achievement further

  • We adjust interventions constantly to meet the needs of the children
  • TAs support PP children, working outside the classroom with children
  • In order to raise self-esteem and give opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills, we ensure a proportion of PP children matches the school population who are chosen to have special responsibilities eg monitors, representatives of the school council.
  • The Inclusion Leader oversees the organisation of all additional provision, allocating resources purposefully and monitoring and evaluating impact. This work is done in close consultation with the Headteacher.
  • There is a link governor for PP children who monitors the provision and its impact.
  • The School Improvement Plan (SIP) includes actions to ensure long term strategic planning to narrow the attainment gap.
  • Members of the Senior Leadership team prepare information for parents and governors.
  • PP children are recorded and tracked separately on the school assessment systems.
  • PP children who attained highly in the Early Years are tracked to ensure their high attainment is maintained throughout KS1.
  • The Inclusion Leader tracks pupils who are both PP and have special educational needs or a disability.

 

Class Provision

All teachers and support staff know who the PP pupils are in their class and take responsibility for their progress. If there are barriers to learning, they find ways that these can be overcome. There is a focus on high- quality teaching, rather than relying on interventions to compensate. Children will then receive some/all of the following support.

• 1:1 additional reading /phonics /maths
• Focused feedback on how to improve work
• Pre-teaching

• Reading buddies

• Booster groups
• Targeted adult support in small groups
• Additional TA hours

 

Enrichment Opportunities:

School tracks the uptake of all Extra- Curricular Learning of PP children.

We remove barriers to participation by:

  •  Funding places in school-run clubs for sports and other activities.
  • Funding places at the breakfast and after school clubs.
  • Subsidising school trips and journeys
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