We have high aspirations for all the children at St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s and we believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish. All members of staff and governors accept responsibility for ‘socially disadvantaged’ pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.
We recognise that not all pupils who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage. In order to do this we ensure all teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils.
Our priorities are:
- To narrow the gap for those pupils not on track to achieve the expected standard at the end of KS2.
- To ensure early identification of additional needs and to promote early intervention programmes.
- To ensure that there is adult support to facilitate emotional and social development.
- To use academic research to make informed choices about the most suitable intervention programmes to use with our children to ensure we are promoting accelerated learning.
This provision will include:
- Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum.
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities.
- Provision of extra-curricular learning.
- Provision for more able pupils.
- Providing group interventions with experienced teachers to focus on overcoming gaps in learning
- 1:1 support
- Accelerate progress of PPG children; to at least age related expectations
- Pupil premium resources used to target more able children on FSM to achieve greater depth at the end of KS1 and KS2
- The school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’ for socially disadvantaged pupils.