“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.”
Source - DfE website. Schools are required to publish the following information:
Current academic year:
Previous academic year:
Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2024, Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021 and the Pupil Premium Progress Report 2021.
Historically, Leighton Middle School has found the following on-going initiatives effective in supporting the attainment and progress of pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant:
Our pupil premium money is used to provide a range of additional support for our children whether this is academic or pastoral. Pupil progress and attainment is monitored continually by teachers, support staff, Heads of Department and the Senior Leadership Team. We hold regular Mind the Gap meetings to identify pupils in need of additional support which also enables us to discuss any elements of well-being that need to be considered. These interventions and other initiatives, along with quality first teaching are having a positive impact on pupil progress and attainment.
Post-LAC pupils are mentored by the Assistant Head teacher responsible for Pastoral Care and all receive a personalised learning plan.
We positively discriminate towards pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant to ensure they are exposed to the best learning experiences possible. For example: providing access to specialised activities when they are available (e.g. extra cooking classes) and increased within school ‘leaders of learning’ opportunities.
We expect all pupils to make at least ‘good’ progress to ensure they make accelerated progress and are more able to diminish the difference towards age related expectations as they progress through the school (often pupils enter the school below expectations).
Increasing parental engagement has been a focus of the school in the last couple of years. Additional meetings have been held to increase parental understanding of reading strategies as well as utilising videos to demonstrate approaches that could be used at home. We now have a highly successful Facebook page which increases easy communication opportunities with parents.
We will continue to adapt and amend our approaches as necessary as the year progresses.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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