Pupil Premium Grant
The primary aim of the school is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the school’s provision in order to achieve the highest standards of achievement and the greatest possible progress in relation to children’s individual starting points.
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is funding provided to schools in addition to the main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children from service families and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.
It is for the school to decide how the PPG is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. Since September 2012, this information must be published on the school website.
The key principles for our strategy will ensure:
- quality first teaching
- expert early reading teaching
- expert maths teaching
- oracy skills are integrated into all teaching experiences
- continued professional development for all staff
- children getting access to a wide range of enrichment experiences
The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed termly by the Inclusion Manager and PP Governor. Pupil Premium is a standing item on the Teaching and Learning Committee agenda. These meetings are held on a termly basis.