The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is the funding that is received by the school on a termly basis. The funding is used in a variety of ways in order to improve pupil attainment and to help overcome any barriers to learning.
We are required by the School Information Regulations to publish the figures for the academic year.
For the 2017/2018 year the amount of PPG received was £55,280 whilst the expected PPG funding for the 2018/2019 year is £56,380.
The funding enables the school to employ three Teaching Assistants with specific job roles to support children’s learning and they work closely with the school SENCO in helping narrow the gap for children who are at risk of falling behind. The impact of the Teaching Assistants is measured by the SENCO on a weekly basis.
The SENCO has been deployed five days per week for a period of one year to be reviewed, to work more closely with the children and parents. The impact of her work is monitored by the Headteacher and Governing Body.
Two Teaching Assistants are also employed who run Phonics, reading and writing interventions in the mornings before school. The impact of their work is measured half termly through summative assessments.
A Social group is planned to be run from September 2018 at break times enabling children to develop social skills at such times.
The Pupil Premium Grant has so far enabled us to target individual and groups of borderline pupils, and help us close the gaps for those children. Pupil progress meetings are held termly and progress data for all pupils is discussed. In addition school Governors monitor progress termly with Cohort teachers.