The Pupil Premium grant is an allocation of additional funding allocated to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include those who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) those looked after by the local authority and children in the armed service personnel. (In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years (Ever 6)
At Queens Drive Infant School we use the funding to tackle a range of internal and external barriers to learning, and to ensure that eligible children are able to make the most of every opportunity to make accelerated progress and achieve at least expected standards in reading, writing and maths, we will:-
*Ensure all children have access to quality first teaching across the school
*Carefully track achievement and progress and provide academic support through interventions led by experienced TA’s and teachers.
*Ensure all children have access to extra -curricular activities including clubs, trips and seasonal experiences.
*Ensure all children have the equipment they need to engage with home learning, including homework and book packs.
*Ensure every opportunity is taken to engage with parents and involve them in their child’s education.
*Increase children’s access to literacy in the home
*Support children and their families facing challenging circumstances with play therapy, drawing and talking therapy and the schools family liaison officer.