The Department for Education (DfE) Pupil Premium Grant Section 8 (2011) sets out the terms on which the pupil premium grant (PPG) is allocated to schools. The terms are very broad and merely state:The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school, or for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools; and on community facilities, for example services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
A copy of our policy can be found at http://hcschool.org.uk/policies/
Pupil Premium at Houghton Conquest Lower School
Houghton Conquest Lower School uses the income from Pupil Premium to endeavour to ensure any child who meets the criteria for the funding allocated to the school is given targeted and strategic support to learn as effectively as possible.
• We ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.
• We ensure appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups.
• In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils who receive Free School Meals (FSM) will be socially disadvantaged.
• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
• Limited funding, resources and the results of needs analysis means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.
Pupil Premium Reports