Our Pupil premium policy looks to support all children from ‘vulnerable’ backgrounds. ‘Vulnerability’ can have an enormous impact on the early development of children and their subsequent life chances.
We see ‘vulnerable’ children as those who:
- Are entitled to Pupil premium
- Are entitled to early years pupil premium
- Meet the 2yo funding criteria
- Have been subject to abuse and/or neglect
- Have parents with mental health issues
- In households where there are addictions
- Have parents with learning diffulties or are fearful of schools
- Are living with grandparents
The impact of these early experiences can result in anxiety, mis-trust, low self esteem, fear of constraint and routine, difficulty in forming relationships with adults and children.
Some children can start school developmentally 18 months – 2 years behind other children of the same age. It is crucial that we provide a great educational start for all our children and that we make every effort to diminish those early disadvantages. Our vision is that all our children will develop a love of learning and experience real joy in their successes.
For more information and detail on the impact of pupil premium spending, please see the 'Pupil Premium Grant' document above.
The school's Pupil Premium strategy will next be reviewed Summer 2019.