We use our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to support children’s academic achievement and social, moral, spiritual and emotional well-being.
The funding is used to overcome barriers which prevent some children accessing learning in a way that’s comparable with the rest of the pupil cohort. For 2017/2018, these barriers were judged to be issues of motivation, social or cultural factors and emotional and personal issues. Support was aimed at addressing these issues.
The PPG enables us to provide exciting and challenging learning experiences appropriate to the needs of child. Our Mission Statement of ‘Growing together in love and learning’ means that all children must be given the opportunity to fulfil potential and realise ambitious goals. The additional motivating and engaging activities we offer through the PPG, help to raise self-esteem and promote a life-long love of learning.
- Attendance of Pupil Premium children is higher than their peers. (Sept 2017 – April 2018)
- Pupil Premium children are making similar or better progress than their peers and the gap in attainment is narrowing
- Nearly all PPG children with a learning mentor have made accelerated progress in Year 6
- Curriculum enrichment activities held during the course of the school day have been accessed by all children
- Introduction of Breakfast Club has made a significant difference to the well- being and mental health of PPG pupils and their families
- The opportunity to participate in out-of-school activities has been taken up by the majority of PPG children.
Many of the activities funded by the PPG enabled children to grow in confidence and to be fully included in their class groups. The social and pastoral benefits of such inclusion proved critical to children’s self-esteem.
Pupil Premium expenditure is tracked on a monthly basis, in line with other school accounts. Progress of the children in receipt of this funding is reviewed twice termly.
A full review of PPG spend, and the progress of the relevant children, is carried out annually in April and is monitored and reviewed by the Finance, Pay and Premises Committee and Governing Body.