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Pupil Premium

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils last academic year.

When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding it is important to consider the specific context of our school and the subsequent challenges faced. Research conducted by EEF supports decisions around the usefulness of different strategies and their value for money.

We consider the common barriers to learning for disadvantaged children, which may be less support at home, limited language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties or attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and therefore personalised strategies will be employed. 

Our ultimate objectives are:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils.
  • For all disadvantaged pupils in school to make or exceed nationally expected progress rates.
  • To support our children’s health and wellbeing to enable them to access learning at an appropriate level.

We aim to do this through:

  • Ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • Ensuring that the needs of pupils who are identified as disadvantaged have appropriate provision based on their personal needs.
  • Recognising that all pupils’ needs and challenges are individual.  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.

Achieving these objectives:

The range of provision the Governors consider making for this group include and would be inclusive of:

  • Ensuring all teaching is good or better thus ensuring that the quality of teaching experienced by all children.
  • Reducing pupil:adult ratios thus improving opportunities for effective teaching and accelerating progress.
  • Providing 1:1 or small group support for individuals to target teaching as required.
  • Ensuring that all teaching staff have access to high quality Continued Professional Development and support through external agencies where appropriate.
  • Support strategies will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age-related expectations.
  • Support payment for activities, educational visits and residentials.  Ensuring children have first-hand experiences to use in their learning in the classroom.
  • Working in conjunction with parents to raise expectations for our children.
  • Behaviour, mental health and well-being, attendance and safeguarding support.
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