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Promoting and ensuring that every child reaches their full potential is paramount at Harrold Priory School. This encompasses social, moral, spiritual and culture growth and we believe in maintaining an environment in which every member of the school is able to achieve success and fulfilment. High expectations, consistency of progress and achievement for all pupils is embedded throughout our school, irrespective of gender, race, culture or socio-economic background, and this is enhanced further by ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect in curriculum and extra-curricular interventions.

Harrold Priory is committed to the development of the whole child and we wrap ourselves around families providing social care, out of hours support and a deep rooted trust so that together every child will achieve their full potential with complete awareness of a vulnerability amongst some of our children.  Our PP strategy is bespoke, it’s targeted, it’s obvious and works with the child and parents at every given opportunity. Our children should leave us on an equal footing to everyone else, they must be secondary ready and hold their heads up high ready for the challenges which face them in the next chapter of their lives. We tackle any barriers head on, working with you, so that we engage early with issues, build trust quickly and start immediately to break down identified barriers to learning. High expectations, consistency of progress and achievement for all pupils is embedded throughout our school and this is enhanced further ensuring Pupil Premium is used to maximum effect.

No one child is the same and thus this is reflected in the wide variety of ways PP is utilised.  The provision provided encompasses both direct approaches to ‘narrowing the gap’ and other more creative interventions, which subsequently influence academic achievement and very importantly enhance your child’s social and emotional well-being. We believe that PP should be used to impact the wider school but it is also pertinent that the PP is specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual PP pupils in addition to and in different ways from our other intervention programs.

Our key ethos and aims include:

Harrold Priory adopts a whole school approach with all staff being empowered and accountable for our pupil premium pupils. It is also a key focus for Senior Leadership Team with a shared purpose but has one strategic lead, Mrs Benson, and 3 PP Champions, Mr Seaman, Mrs Just and Mrs Day.

There should be no gap in progress or attainment between pupil premium pupils and non-pupil premium pupils.

Pupil premium funds will be ring fenced to directly benefit and target pupil premium pupils, they will be specifically tailored to meet your child’s individual needs, and the provision will include ways which are in addition to and different from other intervention programmes as required.

All expenditure is evaluated using key performance indicators; including attendance, attainment, progress and punctuality.

Pupil premium is a key focus of teaching and learning and plays a crucial part in planning, monitoring and assessment.

Direct involvement by all stakeholders including our Pupil Premium governor, Mr Bennett who is fully involved in the monitoring and evaluation of the Pupil Premium interventions, analysis and costings.

Next Steps

We would like parents to contact either our Pupil Premium lead, Lisa Benson, the Head teacher, or our Pupil Premium Champions Hannah Just and Julie Day for Year 5 and 6, Sean Seaman for Year 7 and 8, or our Safeguarding/Pupil Premium Governor is Anthony Bennett to discuss individual issues and start to build the collaborative relationship that is so important to the success of your child. Please don’t hesitate to contact the school to make an appointment on 01234 720346.

Please look on our website to see our report on Expenditure, Impact and Outcomes for our Pupil Premium pupils.

Free School Meals Application Form: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/education_and_learning/education_grants/free_school_meals.aspx

Pupil Premium HPS Policy SAF September 20165.pdf
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