Pupil Premium Allocation
Under current government regulations all schools receive additional funding called Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is calculated using the number of children eligible for Free School Meal (FSM). This includes children who have also been eligible in the last six years. Also included in this calculation are children who are currently in care, and those adopted from care together with children whose parents are in currently in the forces or have been in the last 5 years, known as Service Children.
Despite the calculation involving the number of children receiving a FSM, the additional financial support on offer does not have to be spent solely on these children. We currently receive approximately £40k from PPG; we achieve best value from this income, also providing additional support by putting in extra funds on top of this to ensure the provision is a success with a positive impact on learning for all children. We have set out below how this income is spent and its impact on raising standards.
OUR KEY PRIORITIES
- To raise the attainment and accelerate progress of Pupil Premium children so that it aligns with that of non-Pupil Premium children.
- To develop a whole school approach to supporting Pupil Premium and other vulnerable children to ensure that they are able to engage fully with all aspects of school life.
To facilitate this, we consistently focus on ensuring that all children benefit from outstanding teaching and learning. In addition, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:
- Improve levels of attainment and progress and diminish the difference between groups of children.
- Enhance reading, writing, mathematics and Speech and Language skills.
- Provide social and emotional support to minimise barriers to learning.
We employ a trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) who delivers targeted support to individuals and small groups. We also link up with families through our ‘Connect Project’. This is aimed at improving attendance and meeting the learning needs of Pupil Premium children. Our link with a local church means that we are able to provide furniture, goods, bedding and clothes to families who are struggling to make ends meet.
We have made significant investments in both physical and on-line resources and materials to ensure we make the best possible provision for our pupils, including those eligible for the Pupil Premium Allocation.
Allocation of Pupil Premium Money 2016/17 - The school received approx £41,750 for Pupil Premium pupils.
Allocation of Pupil Premium Money 2017/18 - The school received approx £40,920 for Pupil Premium pupils.