Pupil Premium Funding Statement 2021-24
Pupil premium Strategy Intent
Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make at least good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum, particularly in EBacc subjects and are well prepared for the transition to the next phase in their learning. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers. High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.
Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme for pupils whose education has been worst affected, including non-disadvantaged pupils.
Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help pupils excel. To ensure they are effective we will:
- Ensure disadvantaged pupils are challenged in the work that they are set
- Promote and intervene to ensure that pupils’ literacy skills improve
- Improve the attendance of disadvantaged pupils
- Act early to intervene at the point need is identified
- Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve
Our Strategy Statement for 2020-21 can be found here.
Our Strategy Statement for 2021-24 can be found here.