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What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils. Hazelmere Junior School receives additional funding for cared for children and for every pupil who has received free school meals over the past 5 years. Please follow the link to the Department for Education to find out more about this funding.
In line with our vision and values, Hazelmere seeks to ensure the effectiveness of its use of the Pupil Premium. As a result, we have based our spending priorities on high quality research such as the EEF Toolkit. The Sutton Trust-EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. You can find out more about this by downloading the Education Endowment Foundation toolkit below
Pupil Premium at Hazelmere
At Hazelmere Junior School, we pride ourselves on our ‘If it’s to be…it’s up to me’ ethos and support children to become independent learners. We want children to feel safe, secure and ready to learn. All children are encouraged to:
- Act kindly and respect others
- Reach high standards both academically and socially
- Achieve their full potential
- Become well rounded, independent members of society
We believe that no matter your background or potential disadvantage you must strive to be the best you can be and we are committed to improving the outcomes for all children at Hazelmere Junior School.
Money has been allocated to benefit all pupil premium pupils. We have established clear lines of responsibility with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a link Governor taking full responsibility for Pupil Premium. At Hazelmere a high percentage of pupil premium children has had a significant impact on our budget and we have planned our spending carefully to ensure maximum impact. We have made informed decisions to ensure that:
- spending is directly linked to gaps in attainment;
- we make use of our own data to expand existing interventions;
- we make sure there is at least good teaching on a day to day basis;
- we make use of research when evaluating interventions and considering the implementation of new interventions.
All staff are aware of areas for development in the school regarding subjects and focus children. Money is used to benefit all pupil premium children and supports higher as well as lower ability children.