Pupil Premium Grant
Pupil Premium Grant at Little Weighton Rowley Primary School
Each school is allocated money for children who have been identified as ‘disadvantaged.’ This includes pupils who are in receipt of free school meals (or who have been in receipt of FSM in the last six years), are ‘looked after’ by the local authority or who have been adopted from care and children from families whose parents serve in the Armed Forces. The total amount of funding for pupils entitled to the PPG for 2015/2016 was £12800 and for 2016/17 is £16000.
Rationale and Use of the Pupil Premium Grant;
At Little Weighton Rowley Primary School we believe that all pupils should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of pupils, including pupils who belong to vulnerable groups whether they are in receipt of PPG or not. We recognise however, that barriers to pupils achieving their full potential, take on a variety of forms so we are continually researching, reassessing and adapting the strategies we use to ensure that each pupil achieves their very best. Pupils’ progress is carefully tracked and monitored during termly pupil progress meetings to ensure that strategies are suitable and effective for individual pupils. Pupil premium funding will be allocated based on need and will identify priority groups, classes or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all children identified as ‘disadvantaged’ through PPG criteria will be involved in interventions all of the time. We recognise that not all pupils who are identified as ‘disadvantaged’ through the PPG criteria will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all pupils who are social disadvantaged will be meet the PPG criteria.
After careful consideration of the needs of different groups of pupils at LWR, the following provisions are currently in place to support pupils who are in receipt of the PPG;
- 1:1 support with a teacher/specialist teacher or teaching assistant
- Small group work with a teacher or teaching assistant
- Additional teacher or teaching assistant support for classes
- Purchasing of resources
- Subsidising school educational visits, specialist tuition (e.g. music)
- Training or release time for teachers and teaching assistants