The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is a Government initiative (begun in April 2011) that targets support for pupils who are at risk of becoming disadvantaged as learners due to deprivation. Disadvantaged learners are children who have limited funding or opportunity to access the same learning, social, physical or emotional experiences as their peers without additional support being put in place. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their full potential.
The Government has used pupils entitled to ‘Free School Meals’ (FSM) and service children (HM Forces) as an indicator for the Pupil Premium Grant. They have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil,based on the number of puils registered for free school meals (or who have been registered for free school meals within the last 6 years – known as ‘Ever 6’), as ‘Looked After’ children (LAC), as children who have been adopted from care (AFC) and as Armed Forces Service children.
Pupil Premium Income for Lilliput in 2017/18 is budgeted at £27,900
Here are some examples of how we have used and are continuing to use our Pupil Premium funding to support our Pupil Premium children:
- Regular sessions with a dedicated intervention teacher
- 1:1 focus work and a range of nurture groups with our Emotional Support Literacy Assistant (ELSA).
- Learning interventions – additional Teaching Assistant time for individuals and small groups for:
- Reading and writing, letter formation, number recognition, number activities and counting for Reception children
- Precision teaching, handwriting, memory booster and reading for Year 1 children. Handwriting, maths focus groups, phonic sounds and reading for Year 2 children.
- Access to extra-curricular activities. All children have been given the opportunity to participate in our before and after school clubs (sporting, language and music lessons).
- Our camouflage team (for service children) have been meeting regularly and the children decide an activity that they would like to do each month. This helps to develop children’s awareness and sense of belonging to a group.
- Our Children of the world group (for EAL children and other children with a second language at home) have been meeting regularly for lunch and to share activities together. This helps to develop children’s awareness and sense of belonging to a group and to share their cultures and learn about others’ cultures whilst having fun.
- Speech and language interventions. All staff have received S&L training and our dedicated speech therapist works with individual children and the class teaching assistant. As a result of the positive impact of these interventions on our children’s speech and language and the level of need, we have been able to increase the number of children accessing this support.
- Purchasing a new computer programme (Nessy Read) to support children’s reading through phonics.
- ‘Perform drama’ workshops to develop children’s emotional, social and behavioural needs.
- Uniform costs
We are constantly monitoring which of these initiatives have a positive impact and will continue to support our PP children with them.
Please click here to apply for Pupil Premium Funding.
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