Purpose of the grant
The pupil premium grant is additional funding allocated to publicly funded schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and support pupils with parents in the armed forces.
The school will use the grant to support these groups, which comprise pupils with a range of different abilities, to narrow any achievement gaps between them and their peers.
We also recognise that not all pupils eligible for pupil premium funding will have lower attainment than their peers. In such cases, the grant will be used to help improve pupils’ progress and attainment so that they can reach their full potential.
Use of the grant
At Loughborough CE Primary school we are committed to providing high quality education for all pupils in order for them to reach their full potential by giving them ‘the roots to grow and the wings to fly’. Setting priorities is key to maximising the use of the PPG. Our priorities are as follows:
- Delivering quality first teaching for all pupils
- Ensuring pupils are able to access extra-curricular activities off site or outside the school day
- High quality professional development for staff
- Closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers
- Providing targeted academic support for pupils who are not making the expected progress
- Addressing non-academic barriers to attainment such as attendance and behaviour
- Ensuring that the PPG reaches the pupils who need it most
At Loughborough C of E Primary School teaching and learning should meet the needs of all pupils. Where necessary our provision will be varied and adapted to meet the differing needs of our pupils. Variation of need is determined by analysis of pupil data and tracking, monitoring of pupil premium using ‘pupil on a page’ records, discussion with pupils and staff. We understand that not all pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding will be “socially disadvantaged” or “vulnerable”. We also recognise that not all pupils who are considered to be “socially disadvantaged” or “vulnerable” are registered for free school meals, either at present or in the past. As a result, additional pupils may also benefit from variation or adaptation in provision. Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis undertaken by a pupil premium lead and SLT. We expect all members of our school community, particularly staff and governors to be committed to raising standards and narrowing the attainment gaps for our pupils.