Pupil Premium (PPG) – Statutory Information

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What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It was allocated to children from low income families who were known to be eligible for free school meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings, and children who had been looked after continuously for more than six months.

How should schools use Pupil Premium?

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they are responsible for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families and the other target groups. From September 2012, the government also requires schools to publish online information about how they have used the Premium.

For the financial year April 2015 to March 2016, the school received funding of £8340 through Pupil Premium.

How did the school spend the money during 2015/16?  

How the money was spent Cost Impact
Staff training £800 Whole school approach to behaviour meant fewer incidences of poor behaviour leading to children being more focussed on their learning.
Delivery of 1:1 interventions £2,000 Increased rates of progress in English and Maths
Uniform and equipment £450 Children were able to access all curriculum areas.
Learning mentor support £2,500 Children developed a more focussed approach to their learning.
Purchase specific software programmes £650 Greater rates of progress made in English and Maths
Subsidise school trips and events £400 Equality for everyone.

Participation in full curriculum meant more motivated and engaged children

Counselling service for individual children or families £1,500 Developed self-worth, self -esteem and confidence to overcome challenging situations. Children had more confidence to succeed in all areas of the curriculum and raise attainment.

2016/2017 Funding = £1320

 As the number of PPG pupils is extremely low, publication of information around the barriers to educational achievement and how the pupil funding will be spent to address those barriers could lead to the identification of these pupils.

For more information about pupil premium funding at High Beech School, please contact Sarah Roffey (Headteacher)

Next Review of Pupil Premium Funding – January 2017