The DFE offer the following guidance on how the Pupil Premium is to be spent:
‘It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility…(schools) will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support low income families.’
The purpose of this report is to inform parents and carers of the school’s overarching strategy to reduce and hopefully eradicate any gaps in academic attainment caused by any form of ‘disadvantage’ in a child’s background. For some pupils, this disadvantage is formally recognised within government statistics and impacts on the overall level of funding the school receives via the additional ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ or PPG. The report also provides an evaluation of the school’s efforts to overcome these barriers over the previous year.
From 2021 onwards, all schools are required to use a revised Government template, which encourages schools to set out a three-year strategy, and also to highlight the research and evidence they have used in planning their actions.
Mr Bullough, the Headteacher, acts as the ‘Disadvantaged Champion’ to ensure all identified pupils are well supported in line with the school’s strategies, and Mr Paul Andrew is the governor with specific responsibility for this area.
Please find below a link to our current 3 year PPG strategy document.