Pupil Premium Grant (P.P.G.)
The pupil premium grant was introduced in April 2011. It is allocated to schools to work with pupils who are registered for free school meals and looked after children.
At Oakwood School we ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils irrespective of their ability, gender or socio-economic background.
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.
Assessment and Data
The school's data which is monitored termly and analysed annually shows no obvious attainment gap between pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and their peers.
Any dips in progress relating to pupils eligible for the PPG can usually be linked to a disruption in the pupils home life.
Barriers to Learning
- Engagement and concentration spans
- Inappropriate social behaviours
- Poor motivation, confidence and self esteem