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Pupil Premium

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils. 

Background

Introduced in 2011, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to improve the attainment of disadvantaged children.

This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to pupil premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The pupil premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their classmates. benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them.

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. It is based on the number of pupils:

  • registered as eligible for free school meals at any point
  • registered as a child of a parent serving in the UK’s Armed Forces in the past 6 years
  • in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • has left local authority care because of one of the following:
  •  adoption
  •  a special guardianship order
  •  a child arrangements order

We receive a certain amount of money per child to help us in our whole-school aims of providing an outstanding education that includes the right opportunities for children to flourish.

We are required to produce a report every year saying how we are spending the money and what impact it has had, this is called the Pupil Premium Strategy report. Our ultimate aim is to 'close the gap' between the least and most advantaged children as well as making sure that self-esteem and well-being remain high.

 

The school will provide a daily free healthy snack to those children in KS2 in receipt of the Pupil Premium falling in line with arrangements already in place for KS1.

 At the beginning of each year parents of children in receipt of Pupil Premium can make uniform requests for a logoed sweatshirt/cardigan and a logoed polo shirt. There are also vouchers available for footwear. These requests should be make direct to the school office.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

The school’s evaluation of its own performance is rigorous. Tracking of progress over time for each pupil is thorough and facilitates timely and appropriate intervention.

To guarantee that the Pupil Premium Grant funding is used effectively, we ensure that:

  • A wide range of data is used – achievement data, pupils’ work, observations, learning walks and staff, parent and pupil voice.
  • Assessment data is collected every half term.
  • Half termly pupil progress meetings between teaching staff and senior leaders enable quick identification of any challenges or barriers to progress and allows the school to develop sensible strategies and interventions to promote improvement for all children - not just the children who are in receipt of PPG.
  • Regular feedback about performance is given to children.
  • Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working.
  • The Assessment Lead, Mrs Clark, collates all performance data, analysing and evaluating the effectiveness and value for money of the PPG.
  • A governor is given responsibility for pupil premium grant funding.

If you would like to find out more please speak with Mrs Clark, our Head of School, who is our Pupil Premium Lead.

 ASSR Pupil premium statement 2022-23 evaluated

From September 2023 ASSR will use the 3 year strategy template to track PPG strategy and spending, as recommended by the DFE.

ASSR Pupil Premium Strategy 23-26