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Hart Plain Junior School


Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 as additional funding in order to address the underlying inequalities for potentially vulnerable groups and individuals. This includes those eligible for free school meals, those who are Looked After Children (LAC) and those from services families. The Government also decided that eligibility for the Pupil Premium in from 2012 would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Funding for service families was extended in 2015 to those who have been in the services at any point over the last 5 years. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of pupils and to ensure successful continuity of education for children of service families.

The School Aims and Values

Every school has a duty to ensure that every individual child is given the best possible chance of achieving their potential. As a result, we seek to meet the individual needs of every child, in order for them to develop fully. The ‘Pupil Premium’, along with all forms of school funding are carefully managed to ensure ‘best value’. This enables us to offer personalised support for children in a variety of ways.

Our priorities – 2020 - 2021

- Further instilling resilience and self-efficacy in children by:

  • Developing the use of TrickBox in the school and extending to explore the ABCD model (Accept, Be, Choose, Do).
  • Exploring the learning behaviours which are the ‘building blocks’ for resilience: managing distractions, noticing, perseverance and absorption

- Provide further opportunities to be responsible in school by widening opportunities for children to take a lead role in different aspects of the school community.

• To develop staff understanding and practice around cognition and learning, specifically retrieval practice and dual coding so that children can learn – and remember - more efficiently

- Establish and nurture links with local external organisations, encouraging attendance to extra-curricular groups and clubs including youth cafes, young leader groups, after school clubs and other wider activities (when appropriate and in line with COVID-19 regulations).

- Development of online learning platforms that children can access both in and out of school.

- Trial Forest School within the school in order to develop resilience in those attending, develop staff understanding of outdoor learning and its benefits.

- Further develop teaching and learning in core subjects by development of key concepts in mathematics and English.

- Continuation of targeted academic programmes.



Click on the documents below to see how we plan to spend our pupil premium funding in the current  academic year and how it has been spent - and its impact - in past academic years.

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