According to guidance from the Department for Education, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provides funding for two purposes:
raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
The Pupil Premium for 2019 to 2020 includes pupils recorded in the January 2019 school census who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) since May 2013, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2019.
In order to raise the attainment of the pupils who attract the PPG, we will follow the tiered approach to spending suggested by The Education Endowment Foundation:
Teaching - Ensuring high quality first class teaching for all pupils, from which disadvantaged pupils are known to disproportionally benefit.
Targeted academic support - We will continue with our embedded tracking tool to ensure that pupils eligible for the PPG make good and accelerated progress in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and use this tool to identify the most effective short term interventions needed for those pupils who require additional modelling and tuition. We will also be introducing ‘Pre-teach’ for some pupils as an effective model for targeted academic support.
Wider Strategies - The remainder of the grant will be used to support pupils with wider non-academic barriers to learning including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. This will include the appointment of a Pastoral Manager to support pupils and families for whom these barriers pose problems. As always, we will also be funding a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, promoting the participation in these for disadvantaged pupils by paying into the Children’s University.
To view our current Pupil Premium Strategy, please follow the link below.