Pupil Premium Policy
Arboretum Primary School is committed to the fair treatment of its staff and pupils and no individual will be unjustifiably discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, disability, political or religious or socio-economic class.
We aim to ensure that every child leaves Arboretum excited about learning and determined to succeed and be the very best that they can be. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and to be respectful, tolerant, open-minded citizens. These qualities will enable them to thrive and to succeed at all stages of their future lives.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding will support us in achieving our aims.
We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This specifically includes ensuring that the needs of socially/economically disadvantaged pupils are addressed.
(We recognise that not all pupils who are socially/economically disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.)
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following annual needs analyses which will identify priority children and groups.
We have a range of provision in place to support children who belong to vulnerable groups, including those who are socially/economically disadvantaged. This provision has the full support of the Governing Body and includes:
Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided by teachers, TAs or external agencies
Additional support for assessments, training and advice from specialists such as speech therapists, educational psychologists etc.
Access to therapeutic interventions and advice
Paying for activities that broaden the curriculum
All our work funded by the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating the individual progress of disadvantaged pupils so that it is good or better and they leave Arboretum at, or above, the national average.
The Headteacher will produce annual reports for the Governors’:
the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially/economically disadvantaged pupils
an outline of the provision
an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents and carers on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially/economically disadvantaged pupils. This statement will be published on the schools website.