The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever6).
FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR 2017 - 18
The Department for Education has clear expectations how the Pupil Premium Grant may be spent:
The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1st April 2015; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.
Spending the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
At the Mary Bassett Lower School allocation of PPG is carried out through a wide range of initiatives, projects and strategies. In recent years these have included:
Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)
The Mary Bassett Lower School has a thorough system for monitoring the progress of all children in school and we regularly evaluate the impact of initiatives used to support the development of those who receive PPG. This monitoring includes:
Governor Monitoring – Named Governor - Andrew Wright
The Mary Bassett Lower School has named Governor who is responsible for monitoring the school’s use of PPG. Andrew Wright (Parent Governor) supports the Governing Body in ensuring the funds are appropriately allocated and spent. Governors also assist in monitoring the impact of initiatives and projects through school visits and reviewing pupil outcomes.
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