The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools to help support the education of those children who are eligible for Free School Meals or for children who are Looked After. At Hempland Primary our overall aim is to use the Pupil Premium Grant to provide equal opportunities and narrow attainment gaps. We use this premium in a number of ways:
• To provide additional teaching assistant time to support children develop the basic skills of reading, writing and maths
• To provide support for children who may need to further develop their wider skills. This may be small group activities, communication skills, confidence activities or targeting children to attend extra-curricular clubs
• To provide financial support, for example to help pay for school visits or swimming lessons
• As a contingency fund to support unforeseen need of a child in similar circumstances.