The Pupil Premium was introduced by the government in April 2011. Schools were allocated funding for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), looked after children (LAC) and those from families with parents in the Armed Forces. The Government believes that the PPG is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between these children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
Principles of PPG at Grove House Infant School
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
- We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged, however, the needs of the FSM will always be met to ensure pupil progress.
- All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.