At the heart of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funding is the aspiration to support disadvantaged pupils and reduce the achievement gap between them and their peers. All our work through pupil premium is aimed at accelerating progress through successful intervention strategies implemented by experienced and trained members of staff, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this is in English and Maths.
The pupil premium is allocated to schools with pupils on roll who are-
a) eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been at any time in the past 6 years
b) looked after (LAC)
c) Service families
All members of staff and the governing body accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a caring and nurturing environment. We hope that each child will develop a love for learning and acquire skills and abilities commensurate with fulfilling their potential and as an adult finding employment.
“It is vital that schools get this right. Every child who leaves school without the right qualifications faces a far more difficult path to fulfilling their potential and finding employment. We owe it to all our young people to ensure that they are given every chance to succeed”. Sir Michael Wilshaw in the Ofsted 2012, Evaluation of the Pupil Premium Spending.
The DFE states that it is up to the individual school to decide how to spend this money to best benefit the individual children. The aim of the school is that all pupils should make good progress and that those receiving pupil premium should make as least as good progress – if not better than others in the school.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
In the financial year 2016 -17, pupil premium funding will remain at £1320 per pupil and £1900 for children who are looked after, adopted or leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order. This year the school will receive £26,420.
If you would like to find out more about who is eligible for free school meals, please contact the school office.
To read our current policy which details our provision and impact our spending had on improving standard of achievement please click here.