The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
First introduced in April 2011, schools and academies 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 2021-2021
The Department for Education recognise that school leaders are best placed to assess the needs of pupils within their schools, and subsequently utilise the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice.
School leaders have the ability to decide how to spend the pupil premium, and evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas: Teaching, Targeted Academic Support and Wider Approaches.
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 under the tiered approach.
High quality teaching and learning
CPD opportunities for our staff team
Curriculum development and enrichment
2. Targeted Academic Support
Specialist TA support with in classrooms
Enrichment opportunities within the curriculum
A broad range of intervention opportunities
3. Wider Approaches
Early intervention opportunities
Wellbeing and SEMH support
Extra-curricular activities both before and after school
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:
The Mary Bassett Lower School has named Governor who is responsible for monitoring the school’s use of PPG. They support 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.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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