PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT (PPG)
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the government to support the children who they consider to be the most vulnerable learners.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low income families who are known to be eligible for free school meals, to children who have been looked after (LAC) and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Currently this also includes any child who has been on the free school meal register at any point in the last six years.
Schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit, but they are held accountable for how this funding is used to support the children from low income families. In September 2009 schools were required to publish information about how this PPG money had been spent online. This is to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of children covered by the PPG.
- We recognise that in making provision for socially disadvantaged children not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all socially disadvantaged children are registered or qualify for free school meals.
- We reserve the right to allocate the PPG to support any pupil or groups of children that has legitimately been identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and that the needs of any socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed.
- We always strive to ensure that the teaching and learning in school meets the needs of the children.
PPG will be allocated following close analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
- All our work through the PPG will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving children to at least age-related expectations.
- Provide a high level of teaching support in the classrooms, mainly targeted at children needing help to ‘close the gaps’ on attainment.
- Provide small group work with an experienced teacher or ATA to focus on closing the gaps in learning.
- 1:1 support.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided to bring the curriculum to life.
- Effective resources aimed at raising standards.
- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target more able children on free school meals to achieve level 3 in Year 2 or level 5/6 at the end of KS2.
The PPG allocation for 2017/18 is £2640.00
Staff and governors have targeted the PPG towards:
- Provide small group work and 1:1 support with an ATA in order to accelerate progress.
- To purchase external staff hours to provide additional learning resources not commonly available in school (e.g theme days, author day, visits to Castle Howard).
- Release staff to enable moderation across the Howardian Alliance.
- To ensure learning resources are current.
The impact of the PPG for 2016/17 was:
- Children had targeted support to meet their academic, social and emotional needs.
- Effective resources supported and enhanced the teaching and learning.
- Children exposed to this provision have made accelerated progress.
- 100% of targeted children made good or better progress in reading, writing and numeracy.