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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


What is the Pupil Premium?


Key facts:

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible, or have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) in the last six years and looked after children (LAC). Nationally as a group, children who have been eligible for Pupil Premium often have had consistently lower educational attainment than their peers.


Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


Provision at Dedworth Green First School


All our work supported by the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations. Initially, this will be in the areas of English and Maths.


The range of provision prioritised for these pupils includes:


    1. Providing small group work with an adult working on overcoming gaps in learning
    2. Support from an adult focused on a targeted barrier to learning
    3. 1-1 support
    4. Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained teaching assistants (TAs) and enrichment activities
  • A crucial element of our work, which underpins academic progress, is the emotional support and personal development for children eligible for Pupil Premium.  This is provided through ELSA and Nurture support through the Sunshine Room.
  • Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target more able children, in order for these pupils to make exceptional progress.
  • Pupil Premium is allocated following a needs analysis, which identifies priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • Provision for pupils with special educational needs are separate from Pupil Premium, however in some cases, pupils may have special educational needs and be eligible for the Pupil Premium.


Enriching the environment


The pupil premium also goes to support activities beyond the usual classroom timetable; this includes activities that will enrich the pupil’s whole education and provide further opportunities such as:


  • Educational and residential visits 
  • Outdoor learning opportunities
  • Enrichment opportunities with external professionals.


Targeted support


We work closely with parents and carers to ensure we are fully supporting pupils in every way we can, in a planned and monitored process. This includes using external resources if necessary, such as the support tools below:


  • Learning interventions according to need, short and long-term
  • Additional Educational Psychologist time
  • Evidence based strategies such as: Every Child Counts programme
  • Key Stage 1 Nurture group and Key Stage 2 Emotional Literacy Support


This list of activities is not definitive. It is continually under review and is adapted to the changing needs of the pupils at Dedworth Green First School and Nursery.


Pupil Premium Report


Please see the reports below which show the the spending plan of the Pupil Premium to best meet the needs of the school community and the impact it has on the children.