Pupil Premium funding is additional funding to support initiatives to raise academic attainment. A wide variety of interventions and initiatives have been established to improve educational outcomes and opportunities for this cohort of students.
At Trinity High School, we are committed to maximising outcomes for all students. We pay particular attention to the progress of identified disadvantaged students (those that are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding) as they are often our most ‘at risk’ learners. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered for FSM, or even qualify for FSM. We do all that we can ensure that these students are not left behind.
We recognise the fundamental importance of high-quality teaching and its impact on disadvantaged learners. As a consequence, improving teaching and learning, through our CPD framework is at the core of our strategy. This framework also provides opportunities for the academic attainment of non-disadvantaged students to be sustained, or improved, alongside their disadvantaged peers as a result of focusing on high-quality teaching.
Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans to close the attainment gap, notably in its targeted support through a tutoring programme for pupils who have been identified as underperforming, including non-disadvantaged students.
Using evidence from the EEF, other sources, and knowledge of our learners, we aim to have a responsive approach, rooted in robust diagnostic assessment, not assumptions about the impact of disadvantage. To ensure we 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
Embed our whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged students’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve
- Please find below our expenditure statement and our strategy which has been developed using best practice research from the EEF.