Pupil Premium Grant
The primary aim of our school is to ensure that all children have access to every aspect of the school's provision to help them attain the highest possible standards of progress and achievement, in relation to their individual starting points. Every effort is made to ensure all pupils make excellent progress and to do so, some children may require additional support and resources from time to time.
The school is allocated additional funding each year in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant. This funding is used to the support learning, development and achievement of some of our most vulnerable children.
The categories of children aged 4-11 years that qualify for Pupil Premium are:
- Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM).
- Looked after children
- Armed forces children
- Children who have been adopted
We use the Pupil Premium to:
- Improve levels of attainment & progress
- Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
- Ensure full access to our curriculum
- Provide extra-curricular opportunities and provisions
The money that the school has received has been used to part fund a range of interventions: setting up small learning groups to focus specifically on maths, reading, writing, phonics and spelling; those focus groups linked to the needs of pupils with EAL (English as an Additional Language); social skills groups and nurture groups to support the development of social and emotional literacy skills; one to one parenting support and a one to one / small group tuition programme.
The progress towards meeting an individual's target is monitored half termly, to determine the impact of the interventions and to ensure value for money. Progress reviews are on-going and formalised each term.
Details of how we spent the allocation and the impact this had on our PPG children and their families can be found below: