At Upton Priory School, we have £123, 546 allocated for disadvantaged children for the academic year 2018-19.

The main barriers for Pupil Premium children are addressed in our current SDP. We aim to ensure that:

  • The gaps in PP reading writing and maths will close in line with National expectations
  • Progress of PP children will be above progress of non-Pupil Premium children to close gap
  • QFT (quality first teaching) and interventions effectively supporting children’s learning and progress
  • Pastoral support for PP children effective ensuring behaviour, attendance and parental engagement are not barriers to achievement and progress

Our funding is spent in a variety of ways, including:

  • Planning interventions based on diagnostic assessment of children’s needs with a clarity of focus for interventions shared in agreed format.
  • Delivering of effective, well-planned interventions that support children’s learning and challenge them to achieve their next steps.
  • Monitoring of interventions in action to provide opportunity to evaluate impact.
  • CPD – opportunities for staff to develop practice relating to interventions through

a) attending relevant training

b) sharing practice within staff team

c) sharing practice with colleagues in other schools

The effect of this spending is then analysed by SLT (senior leadership team) and reviewed in termly Pupil Progress meetings with the class teachers. Adaptations are made when necessary and progress against clear targets are continually monitored.

The pupil premium strategy is reviewed every year in the Summer term when analysing our performance data, however it is also reviewed every term during Pupil Progress meetings.

For last year our Pupil Premium spending is detailed on the Pupil Premium Allocation document. This spending helped ensure that the Pupil Premium children were in line with national in reading and maths. They were not in line for writing and this has formed the basis of the SDP for the whole school.

Please see separate documentation for breakdown of spending across 2016-17 and 2017-18.

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