What is it?
In 2011-12, the Government launched its Pupil Premium funding (PPF). PPF is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. This helps schools to support children and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who receive free school meals. In addition, children whose parents work in the forces or Children in Care may also receive a grant. All schools are required to report on their amount of funding and how this is being used.
PPF Principles at Balliol:
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals 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 classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.