Declaration for Pupil Premium
The targeted and strategic use of pupil premium will support us in achieving our aim of helping everyone achieve to their full potential.
As a school, we do this by:
- Assuring excellent learning experiences in the classroom
- Delivering a range of group and individual interventions designed to support those with identified needs
- Offering a rich and varied menu of activities designed to engage and motivate students, raising their aspirations and creating a positive view of learning
- We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the need of all the students
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are adequately assessed and addressed
- In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals (FSM) will be socially disadvantaged. For the purpose of this policy FSM children will include past as well as current recipients.
- We also recognise that not all students 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 student or groups of students the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.
- 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 any one time.
The range of provision the Governors may consider making for this group could include:
- Achievement and Standards work including additional class based or intervention work to accelerate progress of targeted groups of individuals
- Learning Support to enable students to fully access learning and accelerate progress where there are specific barriers
- Pastoral work which undertakes work to raise self-esteem, extend their personal skill set and support students to take appropriate choices in order to maximise learning opportunities
- Enrichment to ensure that students are given a full opportunity to develop other talents in sport and creativity to also improve self-confidence and motivation for school
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving students to at least age related expectations.
It will be the responsibility of the Principal, or a delegated member of staff, to produce regular reports for Governors on:
- The progress made towards narrowing the gap for socially disadvantaged students
- An outline of the provision in place at the school
- An evaluation of the effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision
The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents/carers on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged students. This task will be carried out mindful of any requirements published by the Department of Education.