Equalities, Pupil Premium & Additional Intervention
We believe that all children should be equally valued at our Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We have a rage of agreed policies.
Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s strategic planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.
We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:
Pupil Premium Grant
At HPAD we are committed to promoting the progress and attainment of all our pupils, whatever their backgrounds.
The Pupil Premium is part of our overall budget that we receive annually. We are required to account specifically about how we use this fund. It is allocated based on the number of children meeting a national criteria based on the Ever 6 Measure. That includes the total number of:
• Pupils eligible for fee school meals – within the last 6 years
• Looked after children
• Pupils who have been adopted
During 2015/16, we were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding for 11 pupils, which equates to 13% of our cohort. In total we received £14,300 through the Pupil Premium Grant for the period to 1st September 2015 to August 2016.
We use our funding to precisely target specific teaching and learning programmes or related activities.
We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils progress well and access high quality teaching and provision - every day. We carefully track the progress of all children, at least every half term, including our disadvantaged pupils in every class. The information is shared with all parents and carers via our termly reports detailing pupil progress, attainment and attendance. Tracking also enables us to evaluate the impact of our teaching and intervention programmes so we can adjust provision and tailor support. That way, we can make sure we are having the desired impact on pupils’ learning and progress.
Please see document below entitled 'HPAD Pupil Premium Proposed Spend 2016/17' for a more detailed breakdown of how we intend to spend the Pupil Premium Grant in 2016/17 and the document below entitled 'HPAD Pupil Premium Impact Report 2015/16' for a more detailed breakdown of the impact for Pupil Premium pupils in 2015/16.