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Elton - Pupil Premium Spending

At Elton, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievements of every child on a regular basis, and do all we can to make sure each child achieves his/her potential across the curriculum. We acknowledge that we have a duty to ensure that no group of children is disadvantaged due to gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.

The Pupil Premium grant enables us to build and extend upon the best practice we already endeavour to provide. For any child not making expected progress towards achieving end of year age related expectations in any subject, we analyse their barriers to learning and ensure that they receive targeted intervention to enable them to close the gap.  We also recognise that the pupil premium grant can be invaluable for extending the breadth of the curriculum for these children, and that success in enrichment and extra-curricular activities for example, can have an incredibly positive impact on a child's confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to achieve more across all curriculum areas. 

This is why, we value working in partnership with our families to identify together, the best way of spending some of the funding we receive.  We make regular contact with all our families who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium Funding, and inform them how the money is being spent and what the impact of this spending has been.  We also ask them for their input, and see if we can use the funding to make life easier in any way for the family as a whole  (eg transport costs, wrap-around child-care, uniform and specialist clothing, access to extra-curricular activities etc).  We recognise that every child is unique, every family's situation is unique and therefore the way in which the money is spent should also be unique and personalised whenever possible.

The attachment below shows how we spent last year's allocation, and how we plan to spend the funding received this year as per our statutory obligations.