At Westover, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement, and should have an equal opportunity to:
develop imagination and creativity through an enriched curriculum
acquire knowledge, skills and personal qualities
become lifelong successful learners
The school receives funding, the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG), from the government to support it to meet this aspiration. PPG is additional funding provided to schools to support more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. In 2021-2022 we have also received Recovery Funding in recognition of the challenges we are facing since lockdown.
Teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils;
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. Therefore we allocate our PPG to support any pupil or groups of pupils which we identify as being in need of intervention and support;
We have a 3-year plan for our PPG, which we review annually. In addition to this, we use the DfE template to break down our spending each year. We report to the Trust and evaluate our spending against how well our PPG children achieve.