Pupil Premium is additional government funding for pupils who are either looked after children or perceived to come from disadvantaged backgrounds and therefore qualify for Free School Meals.
This funding is then used to boost the learning of pupils so that the gap between learners is narrowed and all pupils are then able to reach their full potential. Evidence shows that the most effective schools achieve best outcomes through high quality teaching, strong leadership, a relevant and coherent curriculum, a culture of high expectations and targeted catch-up and enrichment activities.
Pupil premium is paid in varying amounts from different local authorities.
2020/21 PPG statement :
We have taken time to reflect on the school support via PPG and we will be welcoming to our staff team a PPG Intervention tutor who will work with small groups and individuals that attract PPG. They will lead support around Numeracy and Literacy, boosting reading progress as well as touch typing to support access to technology for exams. We look forward to reporting on the outcomes of this role later this year.
Key principles for using the pupil premium grant at Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School has a commitment to raise achievements for pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium and knows these pupils must make faster progress than non-eligible pupils must and is determined to achieve this.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School never confuses eligible pupils with low ability and strives to ‘bring out the best’ in this group of pupils and support them to achieve the highest levels.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School creates an overall package of support aimed to tackle the range of barriers including; attendance, behaviour, external factors, professional development focussing on improving outcomes for eligible pupils, improving the quality of teaching and learning, language acquisition, parental engagement, opportunities for first-hand experiences and development of literacy and numeracy skills.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School uses assessment systems to track and enable thorough analysis of data (Reading, Writing and Maths) to identify pupils who are under achieving and why.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School directs resources and interventions to accelerate progress of eligible pupils and close the attainment gap compared to their peers.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School uses data to carefully track the impact of targeted spending (interventions, projects or pedagogy) on attainment and progress of eligible pupils.
- The Head teacher has a clear overview of how funding is allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils termly.
- Eton Dorney Independent Therapeutic School ensures class teachers and leaders know which pupils are eligible for Pupil Premium so they can take responsibility for accelerating progress and accountability is shared across the academy.