The Pupil Premium Grant is funding allocated to schools based on the number of children in the school who are eligible for free school meals. Schools decide how best to use it to ensure that those pupils eligible for free school meals achieve their full potential. At The Stoke Poges School we are committed to ensuring that it is spent to maximum effect.
Barriers faced by eligible pupils:
- Low prior attainment
- Social / emotional issues
- Narrow life experiences
- Parental engagement
How we address those barriers:
- All pupils have equal access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities as research shows quality first teaching has a significant impact on pupil progress.
- High quality feedback is also proven to accelerate pupil progress so school policy and procedure is designed to ensure this takes place.
- Pupils are closely tracked and if necessary additional targeted provision is put in place to accelerate progress and enable them to attain at age related standards or greater depth. Additional provisions are closely monitored for impact and changed or adapted as necessary.
- Nurture groups, social skills groups and emotional support programmes are organised by our SENDCo. She also provides a counselling service for the school. This has improved behaviour for learning and continues to do so.
- If children lack life experiences it impacts on their ability to be creative and place the curriculum they are studying in any real life context. By providing a broad range of enrichment activities we enable children to enjoy learning, see its relevance and make better progress.
- Pupils who are already achieving at a greater depth are offered a range of activities both inside and outside school to broaden their learning experience.
- We support parents to support their children. This enables learning beyond the school day, improves attendance and pupil welfare and creates a more positive attitude towards school.
The Pupil Premium Strategy is reviewed termly by the Headteacher and PP Governor. Pupil Premium is a standing item on the Teaching and Learning Committee agenda. These meetings are held on a termly basis.