Pupil Premium Grant
"Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils." DFE, 2023
We are a community that places great emphasis on ensuring every single child develops as a confident, well-rounded individual. Our ethos – QUESTION, EXPLORE, CHALLENGE – is at the core of our curriculum. We understand that a range of factors can have an impact on the rate at which a child is able to develop strong behaviours and, consequently, the rate at which they achieve at school. Always striving to meet the needs of our pupils more effectively, we regularly profile the strengths and areas for development so support is targeted and strategic.
Analysis of our pupils, entitled to Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) funding, evidences common themes:
- By comparison, our PPG pupils show lower levels of self-esteem, motivation and drive;
- Support from parents and links with home are weaker;
- Learning Behaviours are less developed, resulting in limited resilience;
- A proportion of PPG pupils have poor attendance rates.
At Sussex Road Primary School, we believe quality first teaching is the single most important factor in ALL pupils making good progress. We remain committed to ensuring the practice of all staff continually improves, enabling the best provision possible.
Every one of our pupils entitled to PPG funding is able to access our Core Offer. Although the Core Offer will meet the needs of the majority of pupils, we recognise that every child is an individual and must be treated as such. A significant proportion of our funding is for targeted intervention, aimed at addressing needs on an individual basis through discussion with the pupil, their teacher and parents. Pupils access this funding through our Personalised Offer; funding remains available throughout the year, enabling Leaders to address the needs discussed at termly Pupil Progress Meetings.