Pupil Premium – Northcott Special School 2015-16
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), which is additional to main school funding, is the Government’s initiative to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and Looked After Children (LAC) and their peers.
The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools by Local Authorities. The funding is calculated using the January School Census and Looked After Children Data Returns.
Northcott allocated the funding for 2015 -2016 where it was most likely to have an impact.
This was in the following areas : learning in the curriculum, improving social communication and interaction skills, targeting support through the Achievement for All programme, developing systems to improve on-task behaviour, enrichment beyond the curriculum and improving attendance.
As part of the school’s regular performance monitoring we evaluate the impact of PPG. This is done in a variety of ways including pupil observation as well as performance data.
Principles of Northcott School
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities for all pupils are meeting their individual needs
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils who belong to vulnerable groups and this includes ensuring that the needs of the socially disadvantaged children are adequately assessed and addressed
- We recognise that, when making provision for socially disadvantaged children, not all children in receipt of FSM are disadvantaged
- Similarly we recognise that there are children not in receipt of FSM who are socially disadvantaged and we reserve the right to make special provisions for these children
- Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups and/or individuals. Limited funding may mean that not every child receiving FSM will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time.
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