The school works inclusively with all pupils to try and ensure that there is support where it is needed and that every pupil is encouraged to succeed.
Our Pupil Premium money is being spent in three main areas.
The first main area is Literacy. We are employing a part time literacy support worker whose role is to work individually with pupils to develop their literacy skills through one-to-one withdrawal. The school has also purchased the Accelerated Reader programme and has re-stocked the school library with appropriate books.
One member of staff spends up to three days per week working with the Educational Welfare Officer and other services to promote and improve school attendance. This involves a range of activities including:- home visits, attending TAFs, Care Team meetings, Attendance monitoring meetings and where necessary court and other legal proceedings.
We are providing a Breakfast Club for pupils arriving at the school by taxi in the morning. This is in response to an identified problem of many pupils coming to school without having had breakfast and this consequently negatively affecting their ability to participate in the curriculum. This provision has included the construction of a moveable partition wall, employment of catering staff and provision of food and drink.
Pupils who attract Pupil Premium are provided with one set of school uniform (Polo Shirt and Hoodie) if required.
Results from the past four years show that there is no difference in achievement between pupils who attract the Pupil Premium and those who do not.
Expenditure and Impact 2016-17