The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to help close the gap between those disadvantaged students and their peers.
Greenacre allocates spending based upon National and Local research trends, as well as in school analysis. This is evaluated annually to maximise impact of spending and ensure it continues to be allocated to the correct areas.
An analysis of the previous years spending and detailed allocation of projected future spending is outlined within our Pupil Premium Strategy and Closing the Gap Analysis.
As of previous years, it is clear from the progress data set that there is no discernible gap between the achievement of pupils in receipt of PPG and others in Numeracy and Literacy. Differences in individual year groups are negligible and generally relates to only one or two pupils.
An intensive intervention structure now utilises data analysis to highlight individuals and in need of additional support and provide personalised intervention. This will be further enhanced this year due to the the potential impact of school closures related to COVID-19.
Nationally Pupils in receipt of PPG attend 2.9% less than their peers not in receipt of PPG funding (July 2018). The continued employment of attendance officers means pupils in receipt of PPG attend in line with their peers and whole school average at Greenacre.
The Family Team have worked with families to maintain low levels of Child Protection plans and utilised the Early Help Assessment process effectively to support families across the school. Their continued collaboration with CAMHS nurse within school has ensured timely support and resulted in no Tier 3/4 CAMHS referrals.
The Social Conduct Team have provided staff training, functional analysis and work proactively to modify behaviour and promote self-regulation- this has led to a term on term reduction in incidents and use of physical support.