Pupil Premium = £1,320 a year for pupils in Reception to Year 6
What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families. Currently, the premium is worth £1320 and goes to students who are currently on Free School Meals, students in care who have been looked after by local authorities for more than six months and also any child that has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the past six years.
Why is there a Pupil Premium?
Research shows that some children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve when compared to their peers from less deprived backgrounds. Pupil Premium funding is provided to support these children to reach their full potential and close the attainment gap.
What is Pupil Premium spent on?
The areas below are being invested in following on from parent feedback. They are keen that funding continues to be invested in these areas:
- subsidising trips
- book tokens
The areas being invested in following on from the SLT identifying barriers to learning for PPG children are:
- emotional resilience and behaviour
- greater support for home-learning
- the need to improve attendance for PPG children.
The final areas identified are staff CPD and support given in or outside of the classroom during the school day. These areas are vital to ensure that PPG children are provided with the highest-quality provision – this is all detailed on our Pupil Premium plan for 2018-2019
How do we Measure and Review the Pupil Premium Grant?
The impact of the PPG will be regularly measured in a variety of ways.
- Data – pupil-progress meetings with teachers. This is done half-termly.
- Pupil conferencing with PPG children.
- Behaviour monitoring
- Attendance monitoring – weekly by attendance lead
- Dedicated PPG time at Strategic Direction meetings
- Reporting to governors about PPG at each Full Governing Body meeting.
The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. However the next strategy will be published in September 2019.