The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of children on roll known to be eligible for Free School Meals currently or who have claimed within the last six years, as well as pupils who have been adopted or Looked After by the Local Authority for more than six months.
At Parkhill Junior School, we are committed to ensuring all our children make the best possible progress. We track the achievement of every child and do all we can, to make sure each child has every opportunity to achieve their potential.
Research has indicated that children who have been on, or are on, Free School Meals (FSM) do not attain as highly as non FSM children, nationally.
The government provides this grant so that we can allocate additional support to ensure that they do. The support can be in a short burst or over a longer period such as a term, two terms, a year or more. It may take the form of individual or small group teaching and may be an evidence based intervention. It can be additional resources, enrichment or access to opportunities that enhance learning, aspiration and ambition. In making provision for disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
At Parkhill Junior School, we strive to ensure that each child makes at least good progress relative to their starting point and is ready for the next stage in their education. We monitor progress through our exhaustive analysis of assessment information and twice termly pupil progress meetings.