School vision for the Pupil Premium Grant
The targeted and strategic use of the pupil premium grant will support us in achieving our aims and mission statement.
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being in need of intervention and support.
- Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time
The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:
- Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress
- Providing small group work with experienced staff focused on overcoming gaps in learning support
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through Intervention groups for specific needs.
- Access to externally organised extra-curricular activities
- additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through designated Intervention HLTA, learning mentor and Learning assistants specially trained in interventions focussed on ‘narrowing the gap’
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in communication, English and maths. Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve Greater Depth
It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or the PPG champion, to report to the Governors on:
- the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils
- the outline of provision that was made since the last meeting
- the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.
Parents will receive information as to the progress of pupils through personal information sent home on individual education plans and through reporting of assessment results at the end of the academic year.
Pupil Premium Strategy meetings are held half termly to review targets and impact of interventions and support.
Pupil Premium Information
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible, or have been for the last 6 years, for Free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings : to children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.