Pupil Premium is additional funding received by schools to improve the educational attainment of eligible pupils and diminishing the difference between them and their peers. The funding is based on the number of children who have received free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. The government currently commits to paying the school £1300 per year for each registered child.
To be eligible you must be receiving one of the following:
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SCHOOL STATEMENT - THE PUPIL PREMUIM GRANT (PPG)
At Doddinghurst Infant School we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child on a regular basis and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also have a duty to ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin, family income or background.
The Pupil Premium funding allows us to continue and extend what we already do – to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. Children are not singled out for getting some extra support and we never label a child in front of other children.
The target and strategic use of Pupil Premium Grant will support children in achieving their goals
The range of provision the Governing Body may consider making for this group could include:
All our work through the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating progress and moving pupils to at least age related expectations. This data will be extracted from termly pupil progress meetings (PPMs) based around reading, writing and maths. Pupil Premium Grant children will be clearly identified on Tracking grids through a point system. Pupil Premium resources may also be used to target most able children to enable them to work at a greater depth within the expected standard.
The evaluation of this school payment and our provision is based upon the impact it has on pupil progress and how quickly the school ‘diminishes the difference' between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
The success criteria for the Pupil Premium statement is:
It will be the responsibility of the head teacher and Pupil Premium Mentor to provide regular reports for the Governing Body Pupil Premium Committee on:
It will be the responsibility of the Chairperson of the Pupil premium Committee to ensure this information is shared and made available to the full Governing Body.
The Governing Body of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement available to parents on how Pupil Premium Grant funding has been used to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference’, for disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education (DfE).
Any appeals against this policy will be through the Governing Body complaints procedure.