Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils nationally. At Peters Hill, we take a child centred approach to ensuring that all disadvantaged pupils maximise the progress they make through carefully chosen strategies.
Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching. At Peters Hill we ensure that we use our funding in the following areas:
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
training and professional development for teachers
recruitment and retention
support for teachers early in their careers
2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
small group tuition
speech and language therapy
3. Wider approaches
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
school breakfast clubs
counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
help with the cost of educational trips or visits
The Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) pupil premium guide for information about the tiered approach to spending is used as a source of evidence to support our decision making.
Our three year strategy to support the development of disadvantaged pupils is shown below.
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