Pupil Premium Grant
All members of staff, including Governors, have a responsibility to meet the needs of all children within the school, be it social, pastoral or academic. At Clough and Risegate, we are committed to making the best use of our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to work towards Narrowing the Gap for vulnerable pupils. We have a responsibility to report and explain our PPG expenditure to parents annually.
What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC), and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who:
have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
have been in local-authority care for 1 day or more
have left local-authority care because of one of the following:
special guardianship order
a child arrangement order /a residence order
have a parent in the Services at any point in the last 5 years (known as ‘Ever 5 Service Child) or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War pensions Scheme (WPS)
More information can be found on the following web pages
For direct information regarding your child, parents should contact one of our Pupil Premium Champions. At our school they are: Mrs B Rooney or Mrs L Kember.
Clough and Risegate Community Primary School can decide how to spend the Pupil Premium for the benefit of the children, however, we will be held to account on how we have used this funding and the impact that it has had. Guidance has been given by the Government on strategies which could be used to improve pupils’ progress and attainment. We have taken this advice on board in developing our own strategy.
The Headteacher and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium. We endeavour to encourage parents and carers to apply for Free School Meals where pride, stigma or changing circumstances act as barriers to its take up. At Clough and Risegate Community Primary School we are committed to removing the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils.
we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils
we ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed (we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals)
Pupil Premium funding is used to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged
Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
The range of provision the school has used the PPG allocation for includes:
If you think your child may be eligible and you require support to complete the correct paperwork online, then please see Mrs Kember or Mrs Rooney at your earliest convenience.
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