At Wentworth C of E we are determined to ensure that all children achieve and are given the highest standards of teaching and learning through delivering Quality First Teaching (QFT). The evidence base strongly suggests that the most effective way to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children is through excellent classroom teaching.
Excellent classroom teaching can be achieved by all teachers having high quality professional development, sharing of outstanding practice and open and honest conversations about learning. Additionally, that focused support and pastoral care outside of QFT is given to children that require it so that they are achieving their full potential. There is no expectation that all Pupil Premium children will receive identical support; some children will need more than others and each child is individual with individual circumstances.
The school considers how to allocate pupil premium money on an annual basis following rigorous data analysis and careful consideration of the needs of the children within this group and this is reviewed termly. The Action Plan for Pupil Premium spending focuses on whole-school strategies that impact all pupils, strategies that target under-performing pupils, and specific strategies targeting pupil premium pupils.
We do not simply treat Pupil Premium children as a homogeneous group, our aspiration is a whole school approach based on a culture of ‘no excuses’ that is underpinned with compassion. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of Pupil Premium funding, and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems.
How is Pupil Premium Funding Calculated?
The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to schools based on the numbers of learners who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM) The Pupil Premium is aimed at addressing the current underlying inequalities which exists between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers. The Pupil Premium also provides funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months and the children of service personnel.
|Pupil Group||Amount Received 2019/20||Amount Received 2020/21|
|Post Looked After Child||£2300||£2300|
|Ever 6 Funding||£5280||5425|
|TOTAL FUNDING 2018||£7880||£7725|
How do we spend our pupil premium funding?
|Desired Outcomes||Action||Rationale||Evaluation||Impact 2019/20|
||All disadvantaged pupils achieving ARE in all areas. With those identified as higher ability achieving greater depth in Reading & Maths|
||School Well being Mentor role has greater prominence in school allowing for 1:1 SEMH support of individuals|