Pupil Premium - what is it?
The pupil premium grant (PPG) is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from vulnerable backgrounds, which research shows underachieve compared to their non-vulnerable peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential in a range of areas.
The Government have used pupils entitled to 'Free School Meals' (FSM) as an indicator for vulnerability, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for 'Free School Meals'. This fixed amount of money can increase every year in the course of a current Government. At Salford Priors we will be using the indicator of those eligible for Free School meals as our target children to ‘narrow the gap’ regarding attainment and progress.
In order to meet the above requirements, the Senior Leadership Team and IEB will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that aim to meet the needs of all pupils.
As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the Senior Leadership Team and IEB of the school will ensure that the needs of socially vulnerable pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress meetings.
In making provision for socially vulnerable pupils, the Senior Leadership Team and IEB recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Senior Leadership Team and Governors reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
The impact of Pupil Premium will measured by;
1) progress and attainment
3) frequency of behaviour incidents (if any)
4) happiness in school (pupil voice)
Please click on the links below to view Pupil Premium Policy and how Pupil Premium Funds have been used:
A review of how Pupil Premium funds are used will be carried out annually in April.