Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 to provide additional support for children from low income families and Children Looked After in order to narrow the gap between disadvantaged children and those from more affluent backgrounds.
At Norton Free C of E Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially. We continually strive to implement support so that no pupil is left behind.
In deciding how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by PP pupils in the context of our school. Each child entitled to the PPG is unique in their situation and we aim for our response to their needs to reflect this.
Our aim is to provide a personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to progress and reach their full potential. Our key aim in using the PPG is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to pupil premium and those who are not. At Norton Free C of E School, our pupils generally achieve well although sometimes our disadvantaged children do not always achieve as well as other PPG children nationally. We aim to try and change this through specific targeting of our PPG children to close the gap. We review the use of our PPG spending annually.
To achieve our aims, we will ensure that our pupil premium children are given a high profile and that staff are accountable for the progress of PPG children in their classes. The progress of all children at Norton Free is carefully monitored in order to develop action plans and next steps.
Our funding priorities for 2019- 2020 fall into 4 key areas:
A) Teaching and Learning (attainment and progress) - extra support for learning through pre and post teaching or additional small group work.
B) Inclusion - targeted support for families to ensure that their children have the same opportunities, provision of breakfast club available for low-income families, contribution towards costs of music tuition, attendance on residential trips and different experiences provided by school (class trips, theme days, curriculum experiences).
C) Additional Support - staffing for intervention groups either before, after or during the school day to close the gap for children who have gaps in their learning.
D) Social and Emotional support - nurture groups, skills groups and 1:1 support as required especially for CLA or children adopted, if there is a need.
For further information please contact the school and we will deal with your query in confidence or pick up a booklet from the office about Pupil Premium. We are always happy to help.