Our intention is that all students, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum.
The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged students to achieve that goal, including good progress for those who are already high attainers. We will consider a range of strategies to address the challenges faced by disadvantaged students. The strategies we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.
High-quality teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged students require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the nondisadvantaged students in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged student’s attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.
Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme for students whose education has been worst affected, including non-disadvantaged students.
Our approach will be responsive to common challenges and individual needs, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. The approaches we have adopted complement each other to help students excel. To ensure they are effective we will:
• Ensure disadvantaged students are challenged in the work that they are set.
• Act early to intervene at the point need is identified.
• Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff have shared responsibility for disadvantaged student’s outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve.