· Our core aim is to raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with Non-Pupil Premium peers nationally.
· Address inequalities in education of pupils from low-income families and raise attainment of these pupils.
What we expect to see:
Outstanding teaching and learning is paramount to the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. This remains a consistent and relentless focus. In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:
· improve levels of attainment and progress;
· close attainment gaps relative to national averages;
· enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
· engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
· Subsidising enriching experiences that disadvantaged pupils might otherwise miss;
· have a clear focus on all disadvantaged pupils, including those with SEND and more able pupils and
· support pupils in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners
Developments for 2016/17
The following areas of focus have been planned for this academic year, in addition to the strategies detailed for 2015/16. We are confident that these new strategies coupled with what we know had high impact in 2015/16 will continue to raise achievement and improve the life chances for these children.
· Develop the Assertive Mentoring Programme even further, which proved extremely successful in the last two academic years.
· Increased staffing in Maths and English in order to provide further targeted tuition and intervention groups.
· Create an even bigger focus group for the more able students who are eligible for pupil premium.
· Continue to develop and deliver high quality CPD focusing on the pedagogy for teaching more able pupils.
· Create a new Deputy Headteacher role with a specific focus on personalised provision and aspiration
· Purchasing of new software to help with the tracking of progress for all pupils to enable us to closely monitor sub-groups within the Pupil Premium cohort.
The figures above represent an overspend of the allocated Pupil Premium by £15,597 which we feel was necessary to support the achievement of these students.