The primary aim of our school is to ensure that all children are able to access all aspects of the provision in order to achieve the highest standards of achievement and to maximise progress in relation to individual entry points.
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have ever been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years (Ever 6).
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium grant is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these identified pupils and must measure the impact of the provision in order to prove it has been spent effectively.
DOVEDALE PRIMARY PUPIL PREMIUM PRINCIPLES
- To develop a curriculum and provide teaching and learning opportunities which meet the needs of all of our pupils.
- To support any pupils who are legitimately deemed to be disadvantaged or at risk of being unable to access learning effectively.
- To guarantee that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, including ensuring that the needs of children who are in receipt of pupil premium funding are effectively assessed and addressed.
- To ensure all pupils (regardless of household income) are able to access the full range of school extra-curricular activities and events.
In making provision for pupils, we recognise that not all pupils eligible for PPG will be disadvantaged. We also understand that not all pupils who are disadvantaged are registered or qualify for PPG.