The Governance and Leadership Team at the school believe that every child is an important member of our community and should be encouraged and challenged to achieve their full potential. The school budget is set by governors entirely on this basis – the key investment priority is always on initiatives that support all of our children to progress as governors, staff and parents would wish. The Pupil Premium Grant is just one part of the overall funding we invest to achieve this.
When making decisions about using pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for FSM children can be less support at home, poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and therefore we respond to the individual needs of our children.
Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium Grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. As a school we have an excellent track record of ensuring that pupils make good progress, but historically levels of attainment have been lower for FSM (eligible for free school meals) – this is also a national trend. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make excellent progress in order to reach age related expectations + as they move through the school.
We have analysed our data thoroughly, examined the impact of current interventions and have made use of a range of research to inform our decision making. This year we will focus on:
In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, all schools will receive £1300 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
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Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye
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Head of School – David Livie
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