The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) will support us in achieving our vision.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6’ FSM). The Pupil Premium Grant equates to around £1300 (April 2014)
Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
In the academic year 2013/2014 approximately 34% of our children were entitled to Free School Meals. Currently, approximately 29% of our children are entitled to Free School Meals.
· We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
· We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed in timely manner.
· 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 socially disadvantaged.
· 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 Assessment for Learning and accelerating progress.
· Providing small group work targeted support with an experienced teacher or TA to focus on ‘closing the gap’ in learning.
· 1-1 tuition/support
· Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through HLTAs, our Inclusion Manager, TAs, external agencies and educational visits and visitors.
All of 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 Reading, Writing and Mathematics.
Pupil Premium resources will be also be used to target higher attaining pupils on FSM to make accelerated progress.
It will be the responsibility of the Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher to produce regular reports for the Governors’ Resources sub-committee and the Full Governing Body on:
· the progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged pupils.
· an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting.
· an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.
The Governors of Radleys Primary School will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.
Any appeals against this policy will be through the governor’s complaints procedure.
Our Action Plan
By clicking here you can see our current Pupil Premium action plan.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2011-12 click here.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2012-13 click here.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2013-14 click here.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2014-15 click here.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2015-16 click here.
To see our overview of Pupil Premium allocation for 2016 -17 click here.