19 January 2021
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Pupil Premium

How we support Pupil Premium

At Claremont, we are committed to supporting and valuing every member of our school community including those who experience disadvantage. One of our school’s key drivers for 2020-2021 is to “Support a recovery curriculum that ensures explicit links between content and National Curriculum including RHE,
and vulnerable groups.”

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium is additional funding paid to schools to help close the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged families and their peers. The following children are eligible for pupil premium funding:
  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who are currently entitled to free school meals based on their family income.
  • Children in Reception to Year 6 who were previously entitled to benefits-based free school meals, even if they're no longer eligible.
  • Children in care.
  • Children previously in care who have been adopted, or who have a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Children recorded as being from service families.

Pupil Premium at Claremont

Pupil premium funding at Claremont for the school year 2019-2020 was £26,890.
Pupil premium funding at Claremont for the school year 2020-2021 is £27,214.

The aims of Claremont’s pupil premium funding for 2020-2021 are:
  • To support the wellbeing and progress of all pupils through the implementation of a recovery curriculum on school re-opening in September 2020.
  • To support the wellbeing of PPG in the return to school following COVID-19 school closure.
  • To support the progress of PPG pupils in the return to school following COVID-19 school closure, particularly those for whom engagement has been limited.
  • To support the development of language and social communication skills in KS1.
This will be implemented through:
  • The implementation of a whole school recovery curriculum.
  • Employment of an experienced Teaching Partner (TP) to support play therapy based interventions and effective use of the school’s new sensory room.
  • Evidence based interventions in class responding to pupil need.
  • Employment of school counsellor.
  • Allocated time for experienced, trained TP to deliver Drawing and Talking interventions.
  • PPG pupils in KS1 offered regular access to sensory room with trained TP to check in on their wellbeing throughout the year.
  • Extended learning and mentoring scheme – to provide 1 hour 1:1 tutoring for KS2 pupil premium pupils each week.
  • Language interventions and social communication skills groups in KS1.

The Pupil Premium Report can be found here: Pupil Premium report
It was last reviewed in July 2020 and will next be reviewed in July 2021.

With the support of the Senior Leadership Team, Clare Smith,
Claremont’s SENCo, is responsible for the review and monitoring of the Pupil
Premium Grant.

If you would like to contact the school to discuss any issue around
Pupil Premium, please contact the Office Manager, Jodi Stevens via jodi.stevens@claremont.kent.sch.uk

To check your eligibility and apply for Free School Meals, please go to
the KCC website, https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/sch...

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