Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) – Information for parents/carers
Pupil Premium Grant funding is additional to main school funding. It is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF).
Schools also receive funding for:
- Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority.
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order).
- Pupils recorded as Ever 6 service children or those in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
The funding is given to schools in order to help them:
- Raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
- Support children with parents in the regular armed forces.
For parents and carers who receive the benefits listed in the information leaflet below, the additional Pupil Premium funding is available to school. We ask you to complete a very short online form in order to register for this.
Please note that currently, all Foundation Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 children can enjoy a free school meal under the Universal Infant Free School Meals scheme.
The Government believes that Head Teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium to best meet the needs of the school community, based upon their knowledge of pupil needs and from other sources of advice, including DfE published findings on effective ways to provide support. The intended aim is to ‘diminish the difference’ between vulnerable or disadvantaged children and those above the low-income threshold. Schools are, however, accountable for the decisions they make through the performance tables which show the performance of vulnerable pupils compared with their peers. It is also a requirement that annual reports are published on the school’s website.
Here at Boyne Hill, we analyse the needs of all our pupils to identify priority groups and individuals and strive to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of them.
We work hard to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and this includes ensuring that the needs of vulnerable pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
In making provision for vulnerable or disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who generate Pupil Premium funding are underachieving. We also recognise that not all pupils who are vulnerable or disadvantaged are registered for or qualify for this funding.
The funding received is used to provide academic support to boost attainment, emotional or behavioural support to improve wellbeing and self-esteem or as a means by which pupils’ learning and/or experiences in education may be enriched. Some children will work with an adult on a 1:1 basis and some in a small group.
Our support programme may include:
- Numbers intervention
Speech and Language Therapy support
Fine motor development
Social inclusion via:
Emotional Literacy support through the ELSA programme
Lunchtime nurture support in the Autumn Term
One fully funded lunchtime activity per term for children in Years 1 and 2
Payment for educational trips and visits
Other areas specific to individual need
Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium spending
The school has in place, systems to monitor the impact of Pupil Premium spending. This is a developing data tracker that will show impact over time.
For information on Pupil Premium spending and the impact on those receiving intervention, please see the report below.