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Exhall Cedars Infant, Nursery & Preschool

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Exhall Cedar's Infant School

Exhall Cedars Infant Nursery & Preschool

Learning and Growing Together


Pupil Premium

Requirement: The amount of the school’s allocation from the pupil premium grant in respect of the current academic year; details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent; details of how the previous year’s allocation was spend, and the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils at the school in respect of whom grant funding was allocated.


The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.


In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.  It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.


The impact of PPG monies are rigorously tracked by a ‘Closing the Gap Team’. This team includes the Head Teacher, the Assessment Manager, The Inclusion Coordinator, The Family Learning Mentor and a Designated Governor with responsibility for PPG. The team meets every half term to review individual data of the children accessing these interventions. Interventions are reviewed and modified according to need with FSM (Free School Meal) children being tracked particularly closely. Analysis of intervention group data compared to the cohort demonstrates that interventions have a positive impact on pupil progress, with pupils often making better progress than those not in the intervention.