At The Three Schools, we have high expectations for all of our pupils. We plan the expenditure of our Pupil Premium funding based on the context of our schools and our pupils needs, informed by research conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation.
Common barriers to learning for disadvantaged children can be: less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”.
We will ensure that all teaching staff are involved in the analysis of data and identification of pupils, so that they are fully aware of strengths and weaknesses across the school. This strategy will be implemented ‘post pandemic’ but Covid 19, and subsequent recovery, must be considered throughout.
- We need to diminish the difference for those pupils in receipt of pupil premium in our Early Years settings and embed a robust Early Reading Programme, with fidelity.
- Enable all disadvantaged pupils to make or exceed nationally expected progress rates by narrowing the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS1 and KS2. These gaps have widened following Covid 19 school closures.
- Ensure extra support to facilitate emotional and social development, in addition to academic support, where required.
- Continue to improve the attendance and punctuality of those children eligible for pupil premium.
- Provide all pupils with a high quality ‘cultural capital’ offer.
The individual priorities for each school are reflected in the plans below.