Our Pupil Premium Strategy
Who is entitled to the Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets money at pupils from deprived backgrounds who, research shows, underachieve compared to their non-deprived peers. The Government has used pupils entitled to Free School Meals as an indicator for deprivation and deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil based on the number of pupils registered for Free School Meals or those who have been eligible over the last six years. The funding also includes a sum for those children who have been looked after for more than six months.
The funding is provided for the specific purpose of increasing the attainment and progress of these groups of pupils. However, the grant is not ring-fenced to those children and the school is able to decide where best the money can be spent. An additional premium is provided based upon the number of pupils who have a parent working for the armed services. This service premium is designed to address the emotional needs and well-being of these pupils.
Our Key Objectives (Desired Outcomes) when spending the PPG;
- For all disadvantaged pupils to make rapid progress towards achieving at Age Related Expectations (ARE).
- For all disadvantaged pupils to remain a priority for additional provision to meet their social, emotional, physical, and learning needs.
- For all disadvantaged pupils to receive a personal or bespoke provision to help address areas of inequality.
- For high quality communication and liaison between home and school to be the norm.
- For all disadvantaged children to be able to access a range of wider opportunities than might ordinarily be available to them.
- To maintain the focus on raising standards and narrowing the gap between highest achievers and more vulnerable groups of learners
Please see our 3-year Strategic Plan for Pupil Premium below, with yearly progress reviews:
Click on the link below to find out how this funding has supported children to make accelerated progress at Elmley Castle CE First School.