Pupil Premium 2017-2018

Pupil Premium at Hillocks Primary School

Aims

Hillocks Primary School is committed to providing all pupils with the best education possible, assisting all to achieve the very best they can. We aim to do this in a number of ways:

* Striving for quality first teaching for all pupils

* Professional development for staff

* Targeted support for pupils who require a more personalised curriculum or intervention to access learning

* Offering an alternative learning environment with a more specialised focus on nurture type activities to motivate pupils and raise aspirations to create a positive view of learning

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which provides additional funding in schools in order to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and thus close the gap between them and their peers. The government has used pupils entitled to free school meals (FSM), looked after pupils and service pupils as indicators of deprivation. Currently a fixed amount of funding is provided for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years: £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6.

Pupil Premium funding is used to support children in a variety of ways:

Academically

* Children may be part of one or more intervention groups for Maths, English and reading

* They may receive 1 to 1/small group support in class

Emotionally

* Children may benefit from play therapy, working with our loss counsellor/behavior support worker, having the opportunity to access 1 to 1 and small group art therapy

* They may attend our Forest School sessions

Socially

* Some children benefit coming to lunchtime club where they can develop their social skills in small group or indoor settings

Information on Progress and Attainment 2017-18