Pupil Premium Strategy 2021/22 - (Updating)
In 2011-12 the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding. This money is sent to schools based on the number of pupils in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).
Pupils who are counted as Looked After, adopted or who have special guardianship arrangements also receive additional funding. This money is allocated to initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically, personally and socially.
At CGS pupils’ academic abilities and needs are highly individual. Our strategy for ensuring all pupils entitled to pupil premium additional support is rooted in our school systems for identifying pupil need, aspirations and barriers to learning. All pupils, irrespective of differing needs, are assessed and targets established. Strategies are then put in place and monitored to ensure pupils attain these outcomes and make outstanding progress against their starting points. For PP/LAC /SG pupils the success of these interventions is discussed in LAC and Pupil Progress meetings.
At CGS data/information analysis over time, shows no significant differences in achievement for PP /LAC (Looked After Child) / adoptive or special guardianship as specific groups by comparison with the whole school population. It shows that PP pupils make at least the same rate of progress as non PP pupils of similar ability and need. The school already has many interventions in place as part of our curriculum offer. Ofsted endorsed this is in 2017. Social development, well-being and academic needs remain a high priority and we spend this money on enriching social opportunities, developing and promoting life skills (both academic and social) and support around meeting additional emotional needs.
This impact of this additional money is monitored through our assessment systems, Pupil Progress meetings looking at the impact of interventions and through pupils’ Annual review/EHCP / LAC meetings where progress is discussed.
Please click below to view our full pupil premium strategy and how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year.