What is Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium funding is allocated by The Secretary of State for Education in the form of the pupil premium grant (PPG). The PPG provides funding for two policies:
- raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces
Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:
- Those who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) at any point in the past 6 years (£935 per child)
- Those who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1900 per child)
- Those who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (Post LAC) (£1900 per child)
- Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last 4 years (Ever 4 Service Child) (£300 per child)
Pupil Premium Funding is used to ensure that Ounsdale High School:
- Narrows the gap between the performance of Pupil Premium students and their peers within school and nationally.
- Develops a detailed understanding of the needs of its Pupil Premium students and the strategies needed to meet these needs
- Provides a range of programmes, initiatives and strategies which will be reviewed annually to ensure impact and value for money.
- Uses its Pupil Premium funding to raise standards of achievement for eligible students and monitors the impact of these on their progress
Pupil Premium Monitoring Team
This team monitors provision and evaluates the impact of the strategies used to support our PP students and consists of:
- The Principal
- Vice Principal – Achievement and Standards
- The Pupil Premium Governor
- Assistant Head – Intervention (specific Pupil Premium focus)
- Assistant Head – More Able and Talented (includes PP focus)
We have identified 6 focus areas to address the weaknesses in PP provision identified through the school’s PP performance review:
- Improve the identification of barriers to PP progress and the system for tracking this so that actions can be taken more promptly to address underperformance and gaps between PP students and their peers close more quickly
- Develop T&L to improve quality and consistency and the range of strategies staff use to address the needs of underachieving PP students.
- Improve the progress of PP students in Years 7, 8 and 9 in Literacy and Numeracy.
- Narrow the attainment gap of PP students who have been identified as having a specific need.
- Narrow the gap in attendance rates between PP and non-PP students.
- Raise the aspirations of High PA PP students – particularly boys.