Pupil Premium including Recovery Premium

Pupil Premium Provision Summary

At Croftlands Infant & Nursery School School Pupil Premium Funding is used in the following ways:

Teaching Assistant Support
We employ skilled teaching assistants at Croftlands Infant & Nursery School and we deploy them carefully to support children’s learning. This may be in the form of one to one work or group work in the classroom or out of the classroom. Sometimes our teaching assistants work within the classroom allowing the class teacher to concentrate on a specific group of children. When children work outside the classroom on focused tasks, the class teacher is able to concentrate his or her teaching on a smaller number of children, addressing more specific needs.

Additional Teacher Support

We employ additional teacher support, where required, to teach 1-1 or small groups, with a very specific focus to accelerate learning in English and/or Mathematics

Family Support

Mr Stewart fulfils this role, in addition to his SENCo role. He provides family support where required to prevent or overcome any barriers to learning for our children. Mr Stewart also creates opportunities for all our families to increase their own knowledge in how they can support their child’s educational development both at home and at school.

Specific Tailored Programmes
Sometimes specific programmes, usually short term, are established; where it is felt a child has a specific need which must be addressed in order for them to progress with their learning. This may be provided by a qualified teacher or a teaching assistant with specific skills.

Educational Visits/Visitors in School

In addition, support may be given to allow children to access valuable learning experiences at Croftlands Infant & Nursery School. For example subsidising educational visits and or visitors into school.

Ensuring Impact at Croftlands Infant & Nursery School.

The progress of all our children, including our pupil premium children is monitored regularly by the Headteacher, SENDCo, Senior Leadership Team, subject leaders and class teachers. Formal monitoring happens once a term and necessary actions are agreed to prevent any child falling behind and to ensure more able children remain challenged. Intervention programmes and whole school strategies are evaluated closely and impact measured. This information is used to decide future actions.

Pupil Premium Policy

Pupil Premium Action Plan 2022-23

Statement on the use of Pupil Premium at Croftlands Infant and Nursery School

What is Pupil Premium?
In 2011, the government introduced a Pupil Premium. This is in addition to schools main funding and is allocated to schools on the basis of children who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals. This money can be used in a variety of ways to help overcome any barriers to learning amongst disadvantaged children.
At our school we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from or how much money you have; but your passion for thirst and knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.

Although we only receive a small amount of pupil premium, we are committed to ensure that it is spent to maximum effect.


For Pupil Premium and all children at Croftlands Infant & Nursery to meet their full potential, they need:

  • First class, high quality teaching every day.
  • To be ready to learn, physically and emotionally. 
  • Provision which specifically addresses each child’s needs from their varying starting points.

We aim to:
  • Ensure consistent first class, high quality, good/outstanding teaching in every class for every child.
  • Prevent barriers to learning including mental, emotional and social barriers.
  • Identify and overcome any existing barriers to learning.
  • Use assessment for learning to identify attainment gaps or progress dips and rapidly implement intervention effectively
  • In mainstream education the recovery premium allocation for academic 2023/24 will be calculated on a per pupil basis; £145 per eligible pupil.
  • We have a clear and focused rationale and strategy for improving outcomes for children eligible for Recovery Premium.
  • Teaching Assistant Support
    We employ skilled teaching assistants at Croftlands Infant & Nursery School and we deploy them carefully to support children’s learning.

This is link to Teaching and Learning Toolkit | EEF