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Pupil Premium 

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

​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, particularly in EBacc subjects. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged students to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers. We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable students, such as those who have a social worker and young carers. The activity 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 non-disadvantaged students in our school. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that non-disadvantaged students’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers. 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’re set • act early to intervene at the point need is identified

• adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged students’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve

• allow all students the opportunity to have access to the support, guidance and curriculum in order to narrow the disadvantage gap and increase achievement and engagement in school.

 

Funding

Leasowes High School has been allocated £264,535 for 2021/22, this is based on a figure of £935 per qualifying student. There has also been an additional £40,165 recovery premium allocated. This means that the total budget for pupil premium is £304,700 for 2021/22.

 

This funding is in addition to our main school budget and is allocated within objectives as below:

  • To support disadvantaged students with curriculum enrichment activities.

  • To support disadvantaged students with improved levels of well-being, attendance and behaviour.

  • To support disadvantaged students with alternative education opportunities.

  • To support disadvantaged students in their curriculum through teaching and learning.

 

Below are examples of some of the projects that have been undertaken.
More details can be found below Pupil Premium Strategy Statement.

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  • Mentoring year 11and providing small group intervention.

  • Saturday and holiday revision sessions.

  • Students tested on induction with PTM and PTE on entry in Year 7.

  • Year 7 Intervention group.

  • Form Group Numeracy Programme.

  • Year 7 to undertake CATS test on entry and Year 7- 9 to take regular reading tests.

  • Accelerated Reading Programme.

  • Hegarty Maths and Bedrock Learning along with other online curriculum packages.

  • Staff CPD.

  • Pastoral Support Managers and an attendance officer.

  • Greenhill Alternative Learning Campus.

  • Counselling, anti-bullying programmes, RASP, individual pastoral interventions, student leadership opportunities.

  • Individual careers programmes and guidance.

  • Staffed homework clubs.

  • Opportunities for university trips.

  • Leasowes Parent Forum.

  • Parental sessions after school.

  • Collaboration with Trust schools with regard to best practice.

  • Supporting extra-curricular and curriculum enhancement opportunities.

All support and interventions received by students are on a needs led basis. Comprehensive records are kept to show more details of each of the interventions that take place.