Possible Barriers to Learning:
Poor working memory
Emotional and/or social needs
Poor language and communication skills
Parents reluctant to engage with school
Low self confidence of pupils
Low expectations of parents/carers
Home environment may not be conducive to learning
Maturity of the child
The Government believes it is unacceptable for childrens success to be determined by their social circumstances. Pupil Premium payments are made to school for children who are in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) and are intended as a means to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. Pupil Premium is also given to those children who are or have been 'looked after' by the Local Authority or those pupils who have parents serving in the armed forces.
If you are claim the following benefits, your child may be eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant:-
Please ask at the School Office for further details of how to claim.
Moreton Morrell Objectives in Spending PPG:
- To accelerate progress for all pupils ensuring that those in receipt of PPG make good progress and close the attainment of Pupil Premium children compared to National data.
- Offer opportunities for pupils eligible for PPG to develop and apply communication and language skills and mathematical skills and knowledge as well as developing self-confidence and high self esteem.
- To enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the school for all pupils
Curriculum Focus on PPG Spending 2016-2017
It is forecast that our PPG 2016-2017 will be £8340. We plan to spend this money by providing:
- Structured 1:1 and small group Nurture Support for pupils with social/behavioural needs which prevent them from accessing learning
- Support from teaching assistants for 4 pupils in Key Stage 2 with additional reading, spelling, phonic and maths interventions
- Support from teaching assistants for 1 child in Key Stage 1 with additional reading, spelling, phonic and maths interventions
- Support for pupils within lessons from teaching assistants.
- Small group tuition and one-to-one support for more able pupils.
- External support from Special Needs Services- Early Intervention Service, Speech and Language support and Educational Psychology Service including training for teachers and teaching assistants, advice and support for pupils in receipt of PPG who are also on SEN register.
- Funding for pupils to access extra-curricular activities including peripatetic music lessons, residential visits, school trips, clubs etc.
In the financial year 2015-2016 we received £7,683
Governors and the Headteacher decided to fund the following provision to close the attainment gap:
- One to one work with Teacher or Teaching Assistant
- Small group support in maths, reading and writing, focusing on specific needs
- Advice and support from the Parent Support Worker
- Funded musical instrument tuition to develop new skills
- Funding contribution to school trips and/or extra curricular visits/clubs