Additional Educational Needs and Pupil Premium

Additional Educational Needs

Some children may require additional support or intervention to progress their learning. This can be provided through early screening, additional support or booster provision, and small group or one-to-one teaching opportunities. We aim to include all children in their class lessons. However, sometimes it may be deemed necessary to provide intervention beyond the classroom or to carry out formal assessment of individual need to ensure that the appropriate programmes of learning are provided. If this is required for your child, this will be discussed with you, and you will be regularly updated, ensuring that good communication takes place. Where required, advice and consultation from other agencies will be called upon, always with your consent and full involvement.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. If you think your child may be eligible for FSM, which is separate to Universal Free School Meals for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1, then please do not hesitate to contact the School Office for help in applying for this.

We publish a Pupil Premium Strategy annually on our website. This document details our current areas of focus and gives an impact analysis of the prior year’s spending. Schools can choose how to spend their Pupil Premium money, as they are best placed to identify what would be of most benefit to the children who are eligible.

Common ways in which schools spend their Pupil Premium fund include:

  • Extra one-to-one or small-group support for children within the classroom.
  • Employing extra Teaching Assistants to work with classes.
  • Running catch-up sessions before or after school, for example for children who need extra help with maths or literacy.
  • Running a school breakfast club to improve attendance.
  • Providing extra tuition for able children.
  • Providing music lessons for children whose families would be unable to pay for them.
  • Funding educational trips and visits.
  • Paying for additional help such as speech and language therapy or family therapy.
  • Funding English classes for children who speak another language at home.
  • Investing in resources that boost children’s learning, such as laptops or tablets.