The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement below includes the details of how we are improving outcomes for PP pupils. The statement also reviews expenditure and the impact of this.
Highfield provides a harmonious, happy learning environment where pupils feel valued and listened to. We aim to provide a secure and exciting atmosphere to support pupils to gain a joy of learning, where our children become knowledgeable of the world around them and develop the skills and values they need to be successful. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school where the promotion of equal opportunities underpins our practices. Our motto ‘Together we can achieve more’ helps our pupils learn the importance of community, the values of team work and celebrates diversity. This is alongside our 3 core values of respect, co-operation and kindness.
What is the Pupil Premium grant?
The Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of supporting their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Funding is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to diminish the differences between pupil groups. As a school we consistently track all groups of pupils to ensure that they make good or better progress. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress.
Funding is used to benefit all disadvantaged pupils. We ensure that all staff know and are accountable for all of their pupils. Rigorous monitoring and tracking of progress and attainment allows us to provide suitable interventions and opportunities that best match the needs of the individual child.
To ensure that all children who are entitled to the Pupil Premium grant are able to access the learning
To address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for pupil premium and others
Making use of our own data to expand existing interventions
To broaden experiences for children
To support the emotional development of children by providing counselling sessions and small group interventions.