Pupil premium Statement
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. School receive funding for each pupil who at the time of the School Census is/was registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. Pupils who have been in Local authority care for 6 months consistently and children of service personnel are also eligible.
Tudor recognises that not all pupils who are eligible for pupil premium are underachieving, while some pupils may be underachieving and not eligible for pupil premium funding. It is school policy to plan, adapt and prepare for any individual, or group, in which any area of under-performance is evident. The school recognises that whilst a significant number of our pupils are not eligible for recourse to public funds due to immigration and benefit reasons they would otherwise be considered as meeting the criteria of “disadvantage”.
The school does not use this policy to displace current strategies to intervene and support its pupils. Some pupils may be achieving well, but will be entitled to funding to enhance their future educational aspirations and achievements. Deployed Pupil Premium funding may also be of benefit pupils who are not directly PP pupils.
To provide all pupils with fair and equal opportunities to achieve and excel in all areas of the curriculum; using and applying the most effective pedagogy, (see Learning & Teaching Policy), supported by use of additional, delegated funding.
To enhance and develop wider core values such as self esteem, social skills, , resilience, communication and other key life skills .
To support good Attendance and Punctuality.
To work in partnership with families and pupils eligible for pupil premium, to plan, monitor and evaluate support and intervention in order to secure individual progress and achievement.
To engage and empower parents to support their children’s education and increase their wellbeing eg improving language and communication, IT awareness etc
To work with external partners and organisations to provide additional support for the social, emotional, health and wellbeing of all pupils with potential barriers to learning and achievement.
To ensure governors fulfil statutory responsibilities to make effective use of pupil premium funds in order to impact positively on pupils' achievement and attainment.
We will work to ensure that we will :
Evaluate how the Pupil Premium funding is used and monitor the school’s performance management process
Develop their own understanding of data and raise questions about it’s deployment and impact.
Offer staff challenge and scrutiny as well as support to school leaders and staff.
Discuss ways to support and enhance progress, learning, wellbeing, confidence, attainment and staff training.