The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed within the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after for more than 1 day by the Local Authority. Children of members of the armed forces are also entitled to Forces funding premium. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used. Given this, we carefully track how children eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant are achieving as a group compared to their peers at Stondon Lower School and nationally.
In order to ensure we allocate our pupil premium funding effectively each year, the leadership team meet and discuss any potential barriers to learning for our Disadvantaged (pupil premium) children. Action is then taken as to how to adapt current provision or put in additional provision, to ensure there is a positive impact on progress. The progress and attainment of our Disadvantaged pupils is analysed at termly Pupil Progress meetings between the leadership team and class teacher. The provision for our Disadvantaged pupils is monitored and reviewed at least termly, and reported to governors regularly.
We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and will do whatever it takes to support a child, both in and out of the classroom. We use all our resources to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner. In order to achieve this we offer our children a wide range of opportunities and we always make sure these are accessible for everyone.
We are also aware that not all children who receive the Pupil Premium Grant will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged receive the Pupil Premium Grant. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being disadvantaged or in danger of low achievement and attainment.