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Pupil Premium Information

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low-income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.
Eligibility for the Pupil Premium for 2012–13 was extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever6 Free School Meals measure). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and a smaller amount for the children of service personnel.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. New measures have been included in the performance tables that show the achievement of pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.
DfE Guidance and more information can be found here:

The Hyde Park Junior School Ethos
At Hyde Park Junior School we believe a school should be a learning community, a place where everyone has the same chance to develop and succeed, where all should aspire to excellence. We are relentless in pursuing high standards in English and mathematics but we know we must ensure that our pupils are resilient and have a positive attitude to challenge and change.
 In striving to maximise the outcomes for all pupils we constantly evaluate the effect of our teaching on our pupils learning and achievement.  We use research evidence (such as the Sutton Trust toolkit) and others’ experience to allocate the funding to the activities that are most likely to have an impact on improving achievement and closing the gaps for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

We do this by
·         Following an assessment cycle that priorities the rapid identification, of which pupils are underachieving, particularly in English (reading and writing) and Mathematics;
·         Adapting our teaching strategies to improve pupils understanding
·         Regular reviewing outcomes for pupils to ensure that our teaching strategies are meeting their needs
·         Constantly striving to and ensure that all teaching meets the needs of each learner, rather than relying on interventions to compensate for teaching that is less than good;
·         Holding half-termly pupil progress meetings to discuss whether interventions or techniques are working and make adjustments accordingly.
·         Ensuring that support staff, particularly teaching assistants, are highly trained and understand their role in helping pupils to achieve;
·         Systematically focusing on giving pupils clear, useful feedback about their work, and ways that they could improve it.
·         Ensuring that all staff know which pupils were eligible for the Pupil Premium so that they could take responsibility for accelerating their progress.
·         Ensuring that pupils and parents are active partners in the learning process with a direct supporting role in co-educating their children.

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Pupil Premium Information 2015-2016

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