Flora Gardens has been allocated additional funding through the Pupil Premium. This page outlines what the pupil premium is and how it has been used to support pupils at Flora Gardens. We hope you will find the following information useful and informative.
- To recognise individual accomplishments, enabling children to flourish and achieve their full potential – nothing is impossible…
- To provide a cross-curricular inclusive approach to learning with high expectations, to ensure all our pupils are happy, confident, collaborative learners.
- To celebrate success and achievements.
- To value, recognise and encourage contributions of parents, families and staff.
- To respect all cultures and beliefs.
School Aim: To increase the progress, attainment and well-being of all children, even if they are already performing at or above national expectations.
- To raise the progress and attainment of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
- To address and challenge institutional attitudes that could perpetuate low expectations and an acceptance of lower pupil outcomes for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding
- Quality First Teaching- Teaching for learning which effectively uses: assessment for learning, meta learning, language rich strategies and is challenging for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
- Forensic commitment to narrowing any identified gaps in progress and attainment through precisely targeting interventions.
Frequently asked questions
What is the Pupil Premium?
This is funding given to schools for every child who has free school meals. The government provides this funding because it believes there is a strong link between the financial background of families and their children’s achievement.
How does the school access the money?
School completes a census several times a year indicating how many children have free school meals. The funding is multiplied by the number of children.
How can I find out if my child is eligible for free school meals and the Pupil Premium?
Please ask at the office as we can answer your questions and help you apply for free school meals. Alternatively, you can go to LBHF Town Hall.
Can my child still benefit from the Pupil Premium even if they are on packed lunches?
If your family is eligible for free school meals but your child chooses to have packed lunches, the school will still receive the Pupil Premium funding.
Will my child lose the Pupil Premium funding if they stop having free school meals?
No, the school continues to receive the funding for 6 years. If your child moves onto secondary school in that time, the new school would receive the continued funding. This is called EVER6 funding.
What is the Pupil Premium spent on?
Schools have the freedom to decide what the funding is spent on as different schools receive different amounts. The only criterion is that it impacts upon the achievement of those children and enables them to succeed in the same way as other children. Ofsted will check on the impact of the funding on the progress of these children.