The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to schools and academies to:
raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers;
support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (Ever 6).
1. Maple Grove Primary School has a school-wide commitment to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows that these learners must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils and is determined to achieve this.
2. Maple Grove Primary School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
3. Maple Grove Primary School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
4. Maple Grove Primary School uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are underachieving and why.
5. Maple Grove Primary School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
6. Maple Grove Primary School uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
7. The Head Teacher, School Operations Manager and the Inclusion Leader, with the SLT, have a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
8. Maple Grove Primary School ensures class teachers, phase leaders and subject leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the school.
9. Maple Grove Primary School's Interim Education Board is ambitious for pupils and closely monitors the school’s effectiveness in closing the gap between different groups of pupils.
At Maple Grove Primary School we fully support the ‘closing of the gap’ or ‘diminishing the difference’ agenda which fuels the allocation of Pupil Premium money. Every child deserves to achieve of the best they can be.
We can support children in the provision we provide. For us, academic achievement is very important as this offers life chances- it opens doors to potential futures careers and a sustainable existence in our society. However, we very much also believe in the importance of giving children experiences that might be outside of their current life experiences. Both are ‘aspiration-linked’ in terms of widening opportunities and in enabling children to be able to access further possibilities in their futures.
With these principles in mind we allocate our Pupil Premium funding to a range of activities which we aim to have an impact on achievement and on aspiration. Some activities support the child to be in the right place to learn- for example nurture support for physical and emotional needs. Others are directly linked to targeted interventions or Quality Additional Teaching to increase progress and thus aim to improve attainment.
The primary PE and sport premium 2017 to 2018 (“the premium”) will be paid by the Secretary of State for Education (“Secretary of State”) to the academies and free schools as stated in section 14 of the Education Act 2002. In accordance with Section 16 of that Act, the Secretary of State la down the following terms and conditions on which financial assistance is given in relation to the premium payable for the academic year 2017 to 2018.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. Information on how much PE and sport premium fun primary schools receive and advice on how to spend it has been published.
At Maple Grove Primary School we fully support the agenda which fuels the allocation of Sports Premium money, where it is promoted for all children to have access to high quality PE.
We wish to aim to ensure that PE and school sport are embedded within wider school life at Maple Grove Primary School.
Every child deserves to achieve of the best they can be and to have equality of opportunity regardless of what their parents or carers can access.
We can support children in the provision we provide.
We very much also believe in the importance of giving children experiences that might be outside of their current life experiences.
Through sport we can provide experiences that are ‘aspiration-linked’ in terms of widening opportunities and in enabling children to be able to access further possibilities in their futures.
For a detailed breakdown of how Maple Grove's Pupil Premium was spent and its impact on the lives and education of students, click on the links below:
For a detailed breakdown of how Maple Grove's Sports Premium was spent and its impact on the lives and education of students, click on the links below: