The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to support the learning of children who are:
- Currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), or have received them at any time during the last 6 years
- Adopted directly from care, or have left local authority care on a Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order (previously known as a Residence Order)
- From Services families where a parent has served at any time during the last 6 years
Schools are free to decide how they spend the Pupil Premium. We are, however, held accountable for how we have used the funding to support pupils from these families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium, ensuring that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support that they receive.
At Georgian Gardens, the Pupil Premium funding is being used for the following activities and interventions:-
- Additional teaching assistant help in class or out of class as appropriate
- Play therapy
- Subsidised educational visits and clubs
- A free club for each Pupil Premium child
- A free jumper and PE T-shirt
- Learning mentor to support the emotional needs of children and families
- Family Support Manager to support families and engage with Early Help Support
- Breakfast Club (FSM)
- Parent Forum
- Release time for the AHT Inclusion for monitoring all intervention groups for Pupil Premium children
- We will hold termly pupil progress meetings using data analysis and feedback for each class regarding the progress regarding the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings will be used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and / or achieving age related levels at the end of the key stage.
- Enrichment opportunities for Pupil Premium children across the locality group for activities such as the arts, science/D.T., maths, music, P.E., Forest Schools, amongst others (Covid – 19 dependent).
- Training for staff working with PP children around their areas of need
For a full breakdown of spending, please refer to the ‘Pupil Premium Statement 2021 - 2024’.
Any parent wishing to know more about the support their child is receiving is welcome to talk to the class teacher. Parents’ Evenings are the ideal opportunity to review children’s progress but you are welcome to make an appointment to see the class teacher at any time.
Impact of the use of the Pupil Premium Grant at Georgian Gardens
The progress of this group of children, along with all children, is monitored and reported to the governors every term. It will be reported on the website annually.
Are you Eligible for Free School Meals?
We encourage all parents and carers to ensure that staff at our school know whether their child is entitled to Free School Meals (FSM) or has a parent who is a member of the armed services.
If you think your child is eligible, please speak to our office staff who can assist you in completing an application.
Parents can register their child for FSM if they are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment Support Allowance
- Support from the National Asylum Support Service (NASS)
- Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, as assessed by HRM Revenue and Customs, that does not exceed £16,190
- Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit “Run-on” – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal credit
How can I find out more about the pupil Premium?
More information about Pupil Premium can be found on the DfE website at:
Even if your child does not want to have school meals, please register your child if you are eligible. The school only receives the extra funding if your child is registered.