Welcome to the Pupil Premium (disadvantaged pupils ) section of our website. The Pupil Premium funding is a sum of money given to schools to support the learning of, and to improve life chances for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The amount of money provided to each school is calculated by the government according to different factors, including how many children in a school qualify for free school meals, Service Children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months are in public care. We have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children here at Walsh and strive to use this money to maximise their life chances and support them in reaching their full potential.
- Raised attainment of PP pupils
- To close any identified achievement gaps between PP pupils and others in the school
- Increased opportunities for life experiences for PP pupils
- Foster attitudes of being ‘lifelong learners’ with self-belief and high aspirations
Researching Effective Strategies
- We provide effective CPD to ensure our staff have strong pedagogy to maximise learning opportunities for all children
- All class teachers are involved in detailed analysis of each pupil’s achievement and where strategies identified from research (EEF – Education Endowment Foundation) will be most effectively targeted during pupil progress meetings
We will ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by:
- Looking at the individual needs of each child and identifying their specific barriers to learning. This is done through informal conversation between staff and the SEND team, pupil progress meetings and using pupil profiles if they have identified SEND needs
- Tailoring interventions to the needs of the child.
- Ensuring additional support staff and class teachers communicate regularly on the progress and well being of pupils
How to apply for Pupil Premium
Please contact the office in person or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further 4 weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
All FSM applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
We encourage ALL families who feel they need further financial assistance to support their children’s education to come in and speak to the school at any time.
Pupil Premium Reports
Walsh Memorial CE Infant School is committed to providing an outstanding teaching and learning provision for all children especially for those who are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding to ensure that any gaps in these pupil’s learning outcomes are closed.