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) by the local authority continuously for more than six months
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.
The DFE states that is up to the individual school to decided 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 at least as good progress - or 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, who they have responsibility for. However, they will be accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils.
Please view the attached report for information regarding the strategies and activities which took place in 2019-2020.