Finance and Funding

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding was launched by the Government in April 2011 in order to raise the attainment of pupils that may be vulnerable to underachievement, and close the gap between them and their peers.  The funding is now allocated to children who are looked after by the local authority, those who have been eligible for Free School Meals at any point in the last six years and for those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. 

The money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.

As a school, we decide how the Pupil Premium is allocated and we are accountable for the use of the funds.  We have a responsibility to report on the progress of children receiving Pupil Premium and demonstrate how we are using the grant to have a positive impact. 

Statement of Intent

Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across all subject areas. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.

We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils, such as those who have social workers and young carers. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.

High-quality teaching and learning are at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantaged attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the nondisadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.

Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:

  • ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they are set
  • act early to intervene at the point need is identified
  • adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve

Documentation

Pupil Premium Strategy (2023-2024)
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Pupil Premium Strategy and Evidence (2022-2023)
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Pupil Premium Strategy and Evidence (2021-2022)
PDF

Sports Premium Funding

The Government has provides substantial funding to promote and develop primary school sports. It is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and goes directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children in both the short term and long term.

Swimming

Sports Premium funding is also used to support swimming. At Halling Primary, we visit Larkfield Leisure Centre, near Aylesford, to complete our National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety. Please see our results below for those children achieving age-expected results:

For 2022/23 there were 41/48 children who achieved the National Curriculum expected standards. This equates to 85%.

We entered the Medway Mini Youth Games for swimming and out of 30 schools we came 2nd.

Documentation

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Sports Premium Strategy (2023-2024)
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Sports Premium Strategy and Evidence (2022-2023)
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Sports Premium Strategy and Evidence (2021-2022)
PDF

Finance

Click here to go to the Aletheia Trust Finance page where you will find:

  • Executive Pay
  • Financial Statement
  • Gender Pay Gap Report