Purpose of funding
The pupil premium grant (PPG) was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to support vulnerable pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (LAC), and children of service personnel.
See Pupil Premium report below for more details.
Schools are held accountable for how they use pupil premium funding through:
- Performance tables showing the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium.
- The reports for parents that schools have to publish online.
- All children who are eligible for PPG funding will be identified on assessment trackers.
- Teachers must ensure they are fully aware of the vulnerable children in their class/group.
- Teachers should be prepared to discuss individual progress of PPG pupils in Pupil Progress Meetings.
- Strategies/additional support will be put in place for any vulnerable pupils who fall behind.
The impact of Pupil Premium has been withheld as the underlying numbers are too small and to ensure individual children cannot be identified, more detailed information is held within the school. However the Local Governing Body and Trust monitors that this is having a positive impact. Attainment gaps are monitored and interventions modified as necessary to ensure gaps are closing.