The 2019 letter to parents and carers regarding Pupil Premium and Free School Meals can be downloaded here.
Pool Hayes Primary School is committed to enabling all children to gain an outstanding education. We recognise that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can face particular challenges and welcome the Pupil Premium as an important way to support them.
Our approach ensures that all aspects of the school support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing targeted support when it is needed. For example, in examining the progress of every pupil, teachers, the head teacher and school governors look in detail at the development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with other needs. It is by providing excellent teaching, tailored to the needs of every child and supported specific help to enable pupils who are falling behind to catch up quickly and those who are excelling to be stretched further, that each can reach their full potential.
Main Barriers to Achievement
Whilst we recognise that each child is unique, some of the main barriers to achievement that our pupil premium children face are:
- Children enter school with low attainment for speech and language.
- A proportion of Pupil Premium children are not achieving age related expectations in Maths by the end of KS1.
- Pupil Premium pupils who have SEND make progress at a slower rate than other Pupil Premium pupils.
- Poor engagement with parents/carers of Pupil Premium pupils and low attendance at school events such as Parents’ Evenings, workshops and assemblies.
- Lack of parental support for PP pupils with home learning tasks.
We aim to tackle these barriers by focusing resources, teaching, support and interventions to accelerate progress and to reduce the attainment gap between Pupil Premium and non-pupil premium children. We will also provide pupil premium children with a high quality learning environment and after school opportunities to complete homework and other learning activities. We will continue to provide a range of opportunities – both formal and informal - for parents or carers of Pupil Premium pupils to engage with the school and to support their children with their learning.