The Government believes that the Pupil Premium Grant (PP), which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Schools are free to target the PP to best meet the needs of vulnerable children in their specific context. They are accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support students from low-income families. New measures of success will be included in the DfE performance tables; these will capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the PPG.
Amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocation 2019/20: £
Targeted intervention is used to ensure that PP pupils who are working below the standard expected for their peers, are given the appropriate support. This may mean access to the following:
· Beehive Provision (Small class group for no more than 10 children who are working well below their peers. Taught by one teacher and two teaching assistants. An educational psychologist is bought in to set individual learning programmes).
· Wave 3 Intervention provided by teaching assistants to include: intervention programmes such as Toe by Toe, IDL, Better Reading Partners, Times table support.
· Wave 2 group interventions e.g. phonics intervention, maths interventions and other closing the gap activities.
To enable all children to thrive and interact with their peers and the challenges they face inside and outside of school, an extensive nurture programme is used to provide appropriate support to PP pupils. Also it may mean access to external bought in service. Boxall profiling is used assess and to target support measuring progress of PP pupils. The means they may access the following support:-
· Services of a school counsellor (external service)
· Cognitive behaviour therapy (external service)
· Meet and greet (getting pupils ready for the school day to help manage transition between home and school);
· Respite (lunchtime support for pupils who struggle with long periods of unstructured time);
· Movement club (supporting pupils to develop their fine and gross motor skills);
· Social Circle (supporting the development of social skills and friendship groups);
· Tranquil time (supporting pupils manage their emotions);
· Socially speaking (supporting pupils with speech and language);
· Going for goals (supporting pupils with attention and motivational difficulties)
· Safety and Wellbeing (supporting pupils understanding of how to keep themselves safe)
· Citizenship (supporting pupils understanding of social responsibility)
Not every child with PP will need access to academic or emotional support. Therefore, it is important we provide opportunities for pupils to enjoy curriculum activities with the aim of developing hobbies and personal interests. Examples of opportunities provided in previous years include:
· Year 3 Judo
· Year 4 Mad Science
· Year 5 Brass tuition
· Year 6 Outdoor adventure residential
Each year, a PP evaluation report is published to evaluate the impact of the spending.
Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The next review on pupil premium allocation will take place at the end of the current academic year.