What is the Pupil Premium Grant?
Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will also receive a grant for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order or a residence order. Children who have been in local-authority care for one day or more also attract pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the Virtual School Head, who is responsible for Looked After children in the local authority.
Here at Eye Primary we are committed to raising the aspirations, attainment and well-being of all our pupils. We carefully plan and monitor actions that will support our pupils who are disadvantaged to eliminate any gaps in their attainment and progress between them and their peers. We also aim to ensure equality of access to all elements of school life for all of our pupils. The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) allows us to do this and our Governing Body ensure this money is spent to its maximum impact, with a PPG governors' working party meeting every term. We are spending some of the grant directly on disadvantaged individuals e.g. through 1:1 reading intervention programmes, but we also believe that one of the best ways to raise outcomes for disadvantaged pupils is to raise the quality of teaching and learning in core lessons everyday for everybody. This is why we are spending a large part of the grant on extra staff, to allow for more focused support in classrooms.