PPG (Pupil Premium Grant)
What is PPG?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools so that they can support disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Disadvantaged pupils are defined as those who are:
- Cared and Looked After (CLA)
- Receive Free School Meals (FSM) or have received FSM in the past 6 years (FSM ‘Ever 6’)
- Flagged as a service child since 2011 in YR to Y11 (‘Ever 6’)
- Registered on the school census as having been adopted from care or leaving care under a special guardianship or residence order.
At Freckleton Church of England Primary School we have high aspirations for all of our children and we believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to provide a ‘rich and varied curriculum which develops well-rounded young people, who treat others as they would like to be treated themselves and are ready to “live life in its fullness”, meeting the challenges of life with confidence and enthusiasm’.
All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. We recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage.
In order to do this we ensure all teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
Our priorities are:
- To improve outcomes for all PPG children and narrow the attainment gap between their peers
- To ensure all children eligible for PPG reach their full potential
- To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes.
- To fully prepare children for the next phase of their education
- To ensure attendance for PPG is in line with their peers
This provision will include:
- Provision of extra-curricular learning.
- Provision for more able pupils.
- Providing group interventions with experienced teachers to focus on overcoming gaps in learning
- Accelerate progress of PPG children; to at least age related expectations
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.
The impact of the PPG is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to:
- Progress and Attainment
- Parent Engagement
The impact of strategically targeting the pupil premium budget on the specific needs of these pupils enables:
- Pupils receiving PPG to make at least good progress
- Pupils receiving PPG to be aspirational and motivated to learn
- Pupils receiving PPG to read at home regularly and feel supported at home by their parents with their learning;
- Parents of pupils receiving PPG to engage with school regarding their child’s learning;
- Pupils receiving PPG to attend a club and experience success, engage positively with peers and understand how to be part of a team;
- Pupils receiving PPG to have attendance in line with their peers