How much funding does the school receive?
Fuding is based on the number of eligible students at the school in January and the amount is notified to us in the Spring term. It is paid in arrears, so we are spending 2015/16 funding in the 2016/17 academic year.
In 2014/15 the school received £34,985.
The 2015/16 allocation is £43,945; it is higher than in the previous year because of an increase in the number of eligible students.
The 2016/17 allocation will be announced shortly.
How does the school use this funding?
The school uses this funding to provide the following support structures for those students that need additional help in order to achieve success in line with school and national expectations
- 1-1 and small group intervention in English and Mathematics
- Social skills, self-esteem and other specialised programmes
- Additional behaviour and learning support
- Attendance related support structures
- Homework support and independent learning resources
- Financial support for: music tuition; sports coaching; access to school events such as visits that may otherwise not be accessible to students due to cost
- Mentoring and advice for students in this group, in order to raise aspirations and remove barriers to success
- Close liaison with parents/carers, sharing concerns and celebrating successes
- Uniform grants
In addition, staff have been appointed whose role includes specific responsibilities with respect to this group of students; their role will include monitoring, tracking and ensuring appropriate intervention as needed as well as parental liaison.
It is important to note that it should not be assumed that all students eligible for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium need some or all of this support. There are a number of this group of students in this school and elsewhere who are making excellent progress already, and who will need minimal support as a result. It is also the case that the school’s general expectation and support for high levels of participation (supported financially for this group in a number of areas) and responsibility, would appear to impact very positively on the development of students this group.
School objectives for spending the grant
For students eligible for PPG funding and other disadvantaged students to make expected and better progress academically and to share as fully in school life as all other students.