We hold high expectations and promote excellent outcomes for all our pupils. We aim to raise standards, aspirations and self belief for all pupils including those disadvantaged. We understand and value that:
‘If we get the early years right, we pave the way of a lifetime of achievement.’
(Unknown children – destined for disadvantage?, Ofsted 2016).
The pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to all schools based on the number of pupils at the school who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years. The grant may be spent by schools for the educational benefit of its pupils. The aim of the grant is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between them and their peers.
Our pupil premium allocation is used to provide a range of additional support staff including our breakfast club assistants, our Learning Mentor, EAL teaching assistants and other support staff who provide targeted interventions. As a school we provide additional teaching assistants to ensure that pupils are well supported particularly in early reading, phonics, writing and mathematics. Interventions take place across each year group. Specific intervention support such as musical interaction and fit to learn also take place across the school. We provide support for attendance, safeguarding and family learning in order to reduce barriers to learning opportunities for our disadvantaged pupils. We also offer financial subsidies to pupils eligible for free school meals for uniform, educational visits, breakfast club and after school learning.
The Early Years Pupil Premium is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education provided for disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-olds.
Our Pupil Premium Grant and Early Years Pupil Premium report includes further information about how much funding the school has been allocated, the main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils, how the pupil premium grant will be spent and the reasons behind this and the intended impact. Please click the link below to read more.