Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Progress

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. 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’). Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. Source DfE website.

Allocation

Little Gaddesden School was allocated £1900 for the current academic year April 2016 – March 2017.

Provision

Pupil Premium funding helps us provide:

  • Financial support for educational visits and residential trips;
  • Teaching Assistants to support children using intervention programmes such as spelling and times tables activities, plus the training to support them;
  • 1 to 1 targeted teacher support;
  • Free or subsidised after-school activities;
  • Free School Meals.

Funding will continue to be used to support these areas across all aspects of the curriculum. The impact of this funding helps us to ensure the inclusion of all pupils in extra-curricular and offsite learning activities.

Impact

Achievement of children receiving Pupil Premium is in line with their peers, and progress is good in all curriculum areas.

Measuring the impact of PPG

The school evaluates the impact every half term .Evaluation focuses on academic progress as a consequence of the support and interventions.  We expect all children to make at least ‘good’ progress in all subjects.