At Grange, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from, but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure. We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil Premium funding represents a significant proportion of our budget and this policy outlines how we will ensure it is spent to maximum effect to support children reach their potential.
The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money at disadvantaged pupils. Research shows that disadvantaged pupils, because of a range of circumstances, underachieve compared to their peers. The Premium is provided to enable these pupils to be supported to reach their potential.
The Government provides Pupil Premium funding for each child who:
 The funding for these children is managed by the Virtual School Head in the local authority that looks after the child.
A student is eligible for FSM if they or their family is in receipt of government benefits such as income support.
At Grange we will direct our Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) toward interventions that benefit both those students who attract the funding and also additional students who are identified as vulnerable, but may not meet the above funding criteria. This means that we will strive to close the gap regarding attainment for all students who are at risk of under-attaining.
When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Children who attract Pupil Premium funding can face barriers such as: less support at home; weaker language and communication skills; lack of confidence; more frequent behaviour difficulties; and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. However, the challenges are varied and each child’s situation is, and should be treated as, unique.
By following the key principles below, we believe we can maximise the impact of our Pupil Premium spending.
We will provide a culture where:
Researching effective strategies
We will ensure that:
Increasing learning time
We will maximise the time children have to achieve the desired outcomes through:
We will ensure that the additional support we provide is effective by:
Monitoring and Evaluation
We will ensure that:
Each year a Pupil Premium development plan will be written which will incorporate key objectives and actions for Pupil Premium students for the year.
When reporting about Pupil Premium funding we will include:
The Governing Body will consider the information provided and will ensure that there is an annual statement to the parents on the school website outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of closing the gap for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and other vulnerable students. This task will be carried out in line with the requirements published by the Department of Education.