We have a clear vision for what all our pupils will achieve through high-quality teaching, with an ethos that reinforces aspiration and attainment for all. We realise the importance of getting the basics right, like attendance and behaviour, and understand that failing to put these building blocks in place will undermine the effectiveness of the pupil premium in raising standards. We have adopted a whole school approach to our use of the pupil premium that focuses on the full potential of every pupil, including nurturing our more able pupils to excel.
In order that our Disadvantaged children make the same progress as non-disadvantaged children, we put a range of additional support strategies in place. These strategies include: ensuring that individual children are conferenced so that we may find out about possible barriers to learning. Teachers make contact with parents regularly to promote a positive home/school relationship. We ensure that books have additional feedback as well as children receiving regular verbal feedback in lessons. Disadvantaged children’s progress is monitored every term and teachers and team leaders check closely to make sure that individuals do not fall behind.