All members of staff, including Governors, have a responsibility to meet the needs of all children within the school, be it social, pastoral, emotional or academic. At Quadring Primary, we are committed to making the best use of our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to support our vulnerable pupils in all areas, to ensure that they have the best opportunities to be successful and develop life long skills.
We have a responsibility to report and explain our PPG expenditure to parents annually.
The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Looked after Children, children adopted from care and Service Forces children. It also includes pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
Pupil Premium funding is available to both mainstream and non-mainstream schools, such as special schools and pupil referral units.
More information can be found here
If you think your child may eligible to receive this additional funding and support but are not sure whether the school are aware of this, please speak in confidence to Mrs Jameson or Mrs Rycroft-Jones in the school office.
What is Pupil Premium spent on?
The decision about how the individual schools use their Pupil Premium is left to each school with the expectation that they will close the gap in attainment and progress between those eligible and other children nationally. “It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” (DfE). Therefore, schools are free to spend the PPG as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these pupils. Measures are included in the performance tables which capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the grant.
In September 2021, EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium was updated and published by the Education Endowment Foundation. This supports schools in spending their Pupil Premium to maximise the benefit for their students. The report recommends school take a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending. Teaching should be the top priority, including professional development, training and support for early career teachers and recruitment and retention. Targeted support for struggling pupils should also be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium strategy; as well as strategies that relate to non-academic factors, including improving attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. As a school we have used the information and research within this report to guide our spending of Pupil Premium money.
How is funding used at Quadring Primary School?
At Quadring Primary, we use funding in a range of ways to support all pupils including those who qualify for Pupil Premium. In September 2021, we moved to the three year plan which is a comprehensive plan of how we will do our best to allow our pupils to meet their full potential. Class teachers and teaching assistants know which children are identified as pupil premium and in termly pupil progress reviews they are a specific focus group. At the end of the academic year we then analyse the impact of any additional support, interventions and strategies used to ensure they provide best value and that progress has been made and use this to feed into subsequent years strategies.
In order to continue to improve provision and raise achievement for all children in receipt of pupil premium funding we have completed the .