What is the Pupil Premium Grant and how it used?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) was introduced by the UK Government in April 2011. The PPG is used by schools in England to raise attainment and improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils. The intention is to eliminate or, at the very least, reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.
Children eligible for PPG include:
In 2015–16 the PPG received for each child registered to receive FSM in the last six years is £1,320. Children of armed services personnel receive a PPG of £300, whilst looked-after children or those adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order receive £1,900. The school’s allocation is based on pupils on roll at the time of the January 2015 School Census.
Each school is able to decide how it will spend its PPG. Schools are responsible for publishing online, each year, information in respect of their PPG spending. This must include:
Why it mattersChrist Church C of E First School is playing its part in building a fairer society where all children from all backgrounds can make academic progress on the basis of their own abilities and efforts. We are committed to providing a world-class education for all, while increasing support for those who need it most
At Christ Church, in accord with UK Government priorities, there are three key components of our approach:
Like every other first/primary school in England, we use The Sutton Trust/Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit (which shows the likely impact on children’s learning – measured in “Months” of accelerated progress – of various interventions and initiatives) to help us plan our PPG expenditure for maximum effect. Furthermore, the use of PPG funding is regularly reviewed for its effectiveness by school governors.