The aim of the Government’s new Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is to raise achievement amongst disadvantaged children.
The targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium Grant will support us in achieving our aims of ensuring that we address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Children Looked After (CLA) or Forces Premium children and their peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage learners reaches those pupils who need it most and ‘narrow the gap’.
The funding is allocated for any child who has been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years (£1320) 0r who are Looked After Children (LAC) who receive £1,900. The Virtual Head teacher is responsible for the allocation and oversight of the Pupil Premium Grant for our LAC children. Expenditure should be agreed with the school and is released based on the needs analysis. It can be used for a wider experience; IT hardware; trips etc if robust links can be made with outcomes.
A separate spending forecast and detailed action plan for Forces Premium children is available separately. This is allocated to children whose parents are actively serving in the Armed Forces or have been in the past four years and receive £300 per year.
Through our spending forecast and detailed action plans, we aim to show you how we decide what provision is suitable and how the money has been spent. We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meets the needs of all our pupils. Funds will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are eligible for free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. Limited funding and resources means not all children receiving PPG funding will be in receipt of interventions at one time. Our end of year impact statement shows you the progress made against the objectives set and how the children have benefitted from the PPG funding.
If you have any questions about PPG then please make an appointment to talk to the Acting Headteacher who will be happy to discuss PPG and if your child is entitled to this extra support.
Previous Impact Statements
Planned expenditures for 2017-18
Objectives for 2017-18
- To improve the quality of spelling to ensure that at least 62% of disadvantaged children are working at or above chronological age.
- To increase the percentage of disadvantaged learners at Cherhill who are working at greater depth in Reading, Writing and Maths to 33% at end of Key Stage SATs
- To diminish the difference between the progress made by disadvantaged learners at Cherhill, so that it is line with the progress of non-disadvantaged learners nationally.
- To increase the percentage of disadvantaged FS2 middle attaining children on entry, so that they are exceeding by the end of FS2 in Reading, Writing and Maths.
- To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- To accelerate progress through the use of targeted intervention and 1:1/small group tuition.
- To provide for children’s emotional and social wellbeing so that they are ready to learn.
- To support service children and their families during times of anxiety, change and transition.
Detailed Action Plans for 2017-18