At Nursling C of E Primary School, we have high aspirations for every child and believe that all children can succeed. We strongly believe that every child can reach beyond their potential given the right learning environment and through high quality teaching which engages, inspires and deepens their knowledge and understanding of the world they live in. This together with the child’s dedication and commitment to learning as well as working with parents to ensure they are playing a vital role in supporting their child’s achievement.
The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools from the government to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The funding is given to schools based on the number of pupils on roll known to be eligible for Free School Meals, or who have claimed in the last 6 years, as well as those who have been ‘Looked After’ by the local authority.
When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for PPG children can be less support at home, home issues, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, attendance and punctuality issues. There may be more complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no ‘one size fits all’.
Our pupil premium strategy has been put together based on data analysis and knowing our children and their families. A programme of support is then put into place in school to help our children to reach their full potential. This may involve strategies such as: working alongside other agencies, small group interventions, ELSA support and engaging parents.
If you think that your child may be eligible for pupil premium (free school meals) please register here