Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Expenditure Report 2017 1st April 2017 – 31st August 2017
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools according to numbers of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM). PPG benefits those children on Free School Meals and Looked after children (LAC), who might otherwise be disadvantaged in learning.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used
The percentage of children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at Knowles is above average compared to national figures.
Overview of the school
|Total number of pupils on roll||441|
|Total number of pupils currently eligible for PPG||106|
|Percentage of children currently eligible for PPG||24%|
|Amount of PPG received per pupil||£1,320|
|Total amount of PPG received||£42,200|
We receive pupil premium funding for each pupil registered for a free school meal at any time in the last 6 years. The funding is currently £1,320 per pupil. This money enables us to support these pupils in any way necessary to improve their education.
If you register your child for free school meals, your child would be entitled to a daily meal currently worth £2.20 but they would not have to take it for the school to receive the Pupil Premium funding.
Entitlement to free school meals is kept confidential and the pupils having the meals all receive them together and in the same way, regardless of whether their parents have paid for them or not.
You are entitled to claim free school meals for your child if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Child Tax Credit (not Working Tax Credit) – provided your annual income, assessed by the Inland Revenue does not exceed £16,190
- Employment Support Allowance (income related)
- Income-based Job Seekers Allowance (NOT Contribution Based JSA)
- Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Universal Credit (when introduced in MK)
If you are entitled, please collect a form at the school office. If you would like to talk to us in confidence about how to claim or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to come and see a member of the office staff.
Please consider claiming for your child if you are eligible.
The key ways that Pupil Premium is spent.
Focus: Getting the basics of spoken language, literacy and numeracy right as early as possible
We employ three additional HLTAs to deliver intervention programmes across the school and offer enrichment activities
Recruitment of additional HLTAs will allow the following interventions to be delivered:
- Talking Partners
- Talking Maths
- Catch up / booster writing groups –across the school
- Reading comprehension interventions – across the school
- Individual readers
- Enrichment clubs – Engineering, programming
- Fischer Family Trust
Teaching Assistant led Specialist Intervention Programmes
Focus: A wider delivery of interventions matched to children’s needs
Pupil Premium is used to fund some additional hours for TAs to deliver specialist intervention programmes (in the afternoons). Class teachers will identify children who have fallen behind their peers and ensure provision is made for them to ‘catch up’ through targeted intervention programmes in the afternoons. We recognise the importance of making sure our teaching assistants are highly trained to deliver interventions.
Focus: Developing personal and social skills, especially the sense children have of being in control of their lives
Focus: Developing responsibilities for our own behaviours
Focus: Raise attendance
Focus: Improving confidence and self-esteem
Focus: Engage with parents
“When compared to their peers, disadvantaged pupils on average experience more frequent behaviour difficulties”
‘More than one in four young people from poor backgrounds feel that “people like them don’t succeed in life”’ – 7 Key Truths about Social mobility
We continue to use Pupil Premium to fund our Learning Mentors. Helping in areas such as attendance, pupil motivation, self-esteem, social skills and developing partnerships with parents. This support all helps to ensure children’s readiness to learn when they are at school.
Funding for staff to run Breakfast club (invited children: poor attendance and SATs week)
Providing places at breakfast club to ensure the best possible start to the school day (6 children)
Funding for a Play worker for the playground to improve social interaction.
Focus: Access to resources for all
Focus: To raise aspirations through wider opportunities
Focus: To provide exciting opportunities for children
Enabling all children to access enrichment activities.
“Hardship” Fund (trips, uniform, visiting theatres, clubs, etc.)