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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.

The grant for 2017-2018 for pupil premium is  £256.080.00

Objectives in spending PPG for 2017-2018
This year we want to narrow the gap between FSM and non FSM children through the following strategies:

  • Additional TAs to support in F1, F2,
  • Additional reading support in Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
  • Additional 0.5 teachers in each year group to support for reading, writing and maths
  • Purchasing new reading resources to support pupil attainment
  • HLTA and class teacher will work with new arrival children to accelerate their English language acquisition and progression – Language Classes
  • HLTA to provide nurture provision to support pupils
  • Giving the children lots of enrichment activities through visits to the theatre, theatre productions in school, workshops, authors, illustrators
  • Subsidised visits and residentials
  • Summer school will ensure that children’s progress does not dip following the summer break
  • Purchase of books for Reciprocal Reading
  • Continuation of Learning Mentors to improve attendance and promote high standards of learning behaviours for key children e.g 1:1 counselling, theraplay etc
  • 1:1 support for more able in Y1 to ensure all pupils reach their potential.

For a breakdown of the planned PPG spend for 2017-2018 and how the 2016-2017 grant was used click here

Plan for PPG Spending 2016 – 2017  click here

Below is attainment and progress data to show the impact of PPG spend in 2016-2017

Current attainment
Key stage 1  % ARE     % above ARE / Greater Depth
 Reading 72% PP       66%NPP 16%
Writing 60% PP    60% NPP 12%
Maths 80%  PP     57%  NPP 16%
Phonics 64%  PP     71%  NPP n/a
Key stage 2 – year 6
Reading 66% PP        71%NPP 5% PP
Writing 83% PP        71%NPP 10% PP
Maths 83%  PP       86%NPP 44% PP

As you can see the gap between PP and NPP is minimal demonstrating the positive impact of the PP Grant