Pupil Premium Strategy Statement
When making decisions about how to use pupil premium to improve disadvantaged pupils’ attainment, the needs of all pupils in the school are evaluated. The funding is then allocated with the aim of making maximum impact in the school, supporting our vision ‘Nurture, Cherish, Succeed’. Every decision made has the child at the heart of it.
An analysis of our school context shows that although pupil premium does represent a need to improve attainment of the majority of our disadvantaged pupils, not all disadvantaged pupils are underachieving in attainment. Therefore, our focus is to fulfil the highest aspirations in progress to achieve their full potential both academically and personally. Our focus is in developing the whole child so that they become well rounded individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their education. In line with the DfE guidance the funding is not only spent on eligible pupils.
Research suggests that some of the most effective spending will be on whole school strategies, including improving the quality of teaching, this has been highlighted by the Sutton Trust, whose report on improving the impact of teachers on pupil achievement in the UK revealed that the effects of high-quality teaching are especially significant for pupils from a disadvantaged background – evidence demonstrated the equivalent of 1.5 years worth of learning. Our pupil premium strategy is rooted in our whole-school ethos. We know that if you provide high-quality teaching that is effective for disadvantaged learners, then you are providing effective teaching for all.
At Newbold Church school the Pupil Premium Tiered model balances spending across:
Continuous Professional Development to improve the quality of teaching Sources of evidence on effective delivery of CPD (such as The Teacher Development Trust’s report ‘Developing Great Teaching’ and the Department for Education ‘Standards for teachers’ professional development’) underline the importance of having sequential CPD opportunities, which are planned through needs of the school. The culture of improvement is planned through the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust where pupil premium leaders network to maximise knowledge, skills and wisdom including sharing good practise of provision and interventions to support raising standards.
Targeting support for disadvantaged pupils through research based evidence Decisions about how to achieve the maximum impact in the school are informed by research carried out by the Education Endowment Foundation and the National Foundation for Educational Research. The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium June 2019, support schools in spending their Pupil Premium to maximise the benefit for their students. The report recommends school take a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending. Teaching should be the top priority, including professional development, training and support for early career teachers and recruitment and retention. This will enable staff to facilitate additional provision including:
- Personalised interventions
- Small group tuition
- 1:1 support
- Nurture Group
Supporting whole school strategies (linked to our school action plan) Targeted support for struggling pupils should also be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium strategy; as well as strategies that relate to non-academic factors, including improving attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.
Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2020 - 2021
Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2020-2021
Please see DFE Strategy Statement for NCS 2020 - 2021
For the Pupil Premium Policy please click here
Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2019 - 2020.
Please see the Pupil Premium Strategy for 2018-2019