The Governors have a clear vision about raising standards and providing values that will raise aspirations, improve motivation and develop the whole student by providing a supportive system for both the student and their family.
The amount of Pupil Premium funding received over the last 5 years is as follows:
The Governors have apportioned the funding to Curriculum Support and to the Personal Development and Support of individual students and their parent/carers. This will build on existing provision as well as providing new provision.
Direct Curriculum Support
Actions focused on learning in the curriculum include:
Small group teaching and intervention.
Smaller class sizes.
Focus on literacy particularly in Years 7 & 8.
Alternative Learning Pathways focus on Years 9, 10 & 11 including off-site provision.
With the provision of:
Additional full-time English, Maths & Science Teachers.
Part-time Intervention Staff.
Academic Learning Mentors.
Personal Development and Activities to engage students to enable them to take responsibility, play an active role within the community and to widen their horizons and to experience the creative arts. This includes:
Provision of Learning Mentors & HLTA's.
An Alternative Curriculum.
Intervention at KS3.
Intervention at KS4.
Before & After School Learning Club.
This has a real focus on ensuring good attendance, dealing with issues that prevent barriers to learning by working with individual students and families and providing a range of support including counsellors, Education Welfare Officer and health workers.