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Pupil Premium

Widecombe-in-the-Moor Primary School

Pupil Premium allocation, use and impact on attainment:

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is an amount of money allocated to schools through their budget based on the number of children in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM). Each school allocates the grant to provide for the needs of its pupils with the aim of narrowing the gap between the progress and attainments of the lowest achieving children and the national expectations for their year group. The allocation of funds in each school will depend on the school context and the needs of individual children and groups of pupils. This means that there must be a flexible use of the money, that may result in money being allocated differently across schools as priorities may vary year on year. Free school meal cohorts at our school are very small and may include children with special educational needs.

What we expect to see

Targeted additional support strategies resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

  • Improve their levels of attainment and progress
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages
  • Have full access to the curriculum
  • Access to out of school activities

We are doing this by:

  • Targeting specific groups of children, particularly those not yet achieving age related expectations by the use of early interventions across the school.
  • Improving quality first teaching for staff working with PPG children
  • Funding teaching assistant support time to enable specific interventions groups to run targeting literacy and numeracy.
  • Providing additional early morning teaching sessions.
  • Subsidising school trips to make them affordable for all - especially year 6 residential. 
  • To subsidise music tuition to make it affordable to all.