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Pupil Premium

"Leaders target the use of the pupil premium funding very effectively. The high proportion of disadvantaged pupils thrive because staff strive to fully meet their academic, personal, social and emotional needs. Pupils benefit from extra high-quality help carefully tailored to their needs".

February 2016, Ofsted

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are 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 disadvantaged.
  • Following regular assessment of children’s learning needs, pupil premium funding will be allocated identifying priority classes, groups or individuals.
  • Funding is used for provision during the school day. It may be academic support (e.g. precision teaching, phonic catch up or maths tuition) or pastoral support (e.g. social skills groups, drawing and talking, nurture). This support is tailored to enable children to become learning ready.
  • The annual Pupil Premium Plan, which is published on the school website, details strategic allocation of resources prioritising the acceleration of the children’s academic progress. This plan is approved by the governors.
  • Allocation of Pupil Premium is at the discretion of the Headteacher and the governing body. The school cannot be directed by other agencies of professionals, such as social care, on how to spend pupil premium.

 

Provision

  • Provision is regularly reviewed and is outlined in our Pupil Premium Spending Plan.
  • This review is informed by an 'Assess – Plan – Do – Review' approach.
  • This provision is mapped by the SLT with support from others in the school and is overseen by the Headteacher.
  • The SLT regularly report to the governors on the progress made towards diminishing the difference, an outline of the provision and an evaluation of the effectiveness.
  • The governors hold the school to account and rigorously scrutinise the impact of Pupil Premium spending.
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