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Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
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Pupil Premium Policy
The school uses the income from Pupil Premium to “Light a Spark in Every Child” and endeavour to ensure any child who meets the criteria for the funding allocated to the school is given targeted and strategic support to learn as effectively as possible.

We ensure teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the  children

We ensure appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all children who receive Free School Meals (FSM) will be socially disadvantaged

We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered to qualify for FSM.

Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a learning needs analysis which will identify priority support which could be group or individually based.
What are our aims and objectives on spending the pupil premium?

Our school ethos ‘Lighting a spark in every child’ really values and highlights inclusion of all children and underpins everything we do.

Our PPG is spent in line with our pupil premium policy to support the progress and learning of identified pupils.

The aim is to reduce the gap in achievement between disadvantaged children and others at the school.

We recognise that pupils may be subject to multiple disadvantages and that reasons for lack of progress or attainment, involve a range of factors, some of which are not easily affected by in-school actions.

Our aim of closing the gap can only be achieved where actions result in pupil premium children being more involved in the school community as well as having additional learning support as necessary.

Pupil premium money will also be spent on actions to impact on pupil’s social, emotional and well-being so children are ready to learn.

How do we identify pupils at our school?

We are committed to ensuring that the provision we make secures teaching and learning opportunities to meet the needs of all pupils and that the needs of pupils who are considered to be vulnerable or socially disadvantaged are adequately assessed and addressed as part of the additional provision we make through the Pupil Premium.

In making provision, we recognise that not all pupils who receive the PPG will be socially
disadvantaged and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for PPG.

At our school Pupil Premium funding is allocated for individu used for one tone support or within a group of pupils identified as: FSM and Ever 6 children, LAC children, Service children and children having been identified as socially disadvantaged / subject to child protection plans, or identified as vulnerable as learners.

How do we know we are using the Pupil Premium effectively?

The progress and attainment of all pupils and groups of pupils is monitored closely through the schools pupil assessment and tracking systems.

Pupil progress review meetings are held each term.

During the tracking and review meetings, individual children’s attainment is monitored and reviewed. Interventions and support are adjusted annually to meet the needs of the pupils across the school.

Toddington St George CE School receives a pupil premium grant from the government – based on the number of children receiving free school meals, looked after children or children with parents in service. The grant may be spent for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school, or for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools; and on community facilities, for example services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live in the locality in which the school is situated.
PPG supports us in achieving our vision of “Lighting a Spark in Every Child”

Total number of pupil on role


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Total amount of PPG received


Nature of support 2012 – 2013
The funding received from pupil premium has been allocated in the following ways:

Increased the MMS team to ensure additional smaller ratio with children, supporting children’s speech and language and social and emotional development in the Early Years.

Target specific TAs to work with children on a 1-1 basis in phonics, reading, writing and maths in intervention groups.

Increase our level of Teaching Assistants in each class who support intervention and offer targeted support in phonics, reading, writing and maths.

Contributions towards trips and school uniform.

Contributions towards extra curricular activities and co curricular activities (Clubs/nurturing opportunities).

Training for Midday Supervisors to improve behaviour and interaction with children.

Curriculum focus for PPG spending 2012 – 2013

Supporting pupils in literacy and maths with a focus on core basic skills – especially skills such as phonics, sentence work, reading and number work.

Supporting pupils in reading with a focus on comprehension.

Developing self-esteem, core learning skills and confidence in identified pupils to enable them to access the curriculum more fully as a whole.
Measuring the impact of PPG spending
The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.Evaluation will focus on academic achievement and self-esteem as a consequence of the intervention. Ongoing tracking and rigorous monitoring by the Senior Leadership Team and class teachers will ensure the most appropriate interventions are fully in place.

% PPG pupils making expected attainment subject




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98 %


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98 %


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98 %

Our PPG expected for 2013 – 14 is 6 children
Future plans

Sustain work from previous year.

Increase the teacher time for reading, writing and maths for specific PP pupils who have been identified as make less than expected progress in Years 2 and 3

Develop a nurture base to enable PPG pupils to be better prepared and organised for the school day. Introduce a time to review homework for some of these children.

Introduce a Sport lunchtime club and a subsidised after school sports club to enable more children to attend

Increase English intervention via 1-1 daily reading sessions.
Details and previous history can be downloaded below:

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PP expenditure and impact report for 2017 - 2018


PP expenditure and impact report for 2015 - 2016