The Pupil Premium is a grant that is given to the school to support children who are in low-income families and who may need additional support to achieve their best in school. Any parent who registers their child for Free School Meals automatically triggers additional grant to the school. For this reason we ask all parents to register - even if they do not want the free meal. Children who qualify for Pupil premium then have reduced costs for school clubs, music lessons and residential visits.
We also provide additional intervention in school to support children and help to 'close the gap' between the most able and the lower achievers.
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Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Report (updated 1.10.19)
Governor responsible for oversight of expenditure & outcomes of Pupil Premium Grant: Clive Williams
St Mary and St Giles Church of England School receives additional funding in the form of the Pupil Premium Grant to support:
The range of provision the school has considered include:
All our work funded by the Pupil Premium Grant will be aimed at accelerating pupil progress so that children eligible for free school meals reach at least age related expectations and develop their self-confidence. We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. At least 50% of any group will be made up of PPG children.
The Pupil Premium Grant will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
It will be the responsibility of the Head teacher, Deputy Head teacher, SENCOs and senior leaders, to produce regular reports for the Governors on:
The publication of online information stating how the pupil premium has been used
The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used the Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.