Details on how Gildredge House spends its Pupil Premium funding and the effect this has on the attainment of the students can be found here.
“The Pupil Premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students from Reception to Year 11. The Pupil Premium is designed to address inequality by giving every school and teacher the resources they need to help their most disadvantaged students, allowing them the freedom to respond appropriately to individual circumstances. The premium is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their students need.” Source: DfE
Use of the Pupil Premium at Gildredge House 2016-17
Our vision goes well beyond simply narrowing a gap between those who are deemed economically advantaged and those who are not. We are determined to ensure that all students irrelevant of background or prior attainment, have the qualifications and attributes necessary to succeed.
For the year 2016-17 Gildredge House received £80,000 for Pupil Premium. The following information details the main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in our school face and how we will spend our Pupil Premium funding to overcome these barriers.
|Student Support||Higher Level Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Individual Needs Assistants providing direct support within the classroom. This support can include 1:1 and small group support as well as the production and distribution of differentiated resources.|
|Prep Support||Supervised small group Prep to boost confidence and build study and organisational skills.|
|External Agency Support||Providing support for vulnerable students and their families on issues both within and beyond the School. Overseeing and coordinating the work of outside agencies and well as directly support vulnerable young people both within and beyond the school.|
|Staff Development||Enabling all staff to have the strategies to support vulnerable students both within and beyond the curriculum. Focusing on national research and sharing best practice.|
|Diagnostic Testing||To diagnose specific barriers to progress and apply appropriate support.|
|1:1 Tuition||Providing a programme of ‘booster’ sessions to support understanding and progress (with a particular focus on English skills and numeracy).|
|Counselling||Providing appropriate support for specific issues.|
|Enriched Curriculum Opportunities||To provide experiences which enrich the curriculum and allow more in depth study.|
|Twilight Activities and Extra- Curricular Opportunities||Clubs, trips and visits that will enrich students’ enjoyment and understanding of the curriculum providing opportunities that they would not otherwise have access to during Twilight Activities and Extra-Curricular opportunities.|
|Termly Tracking of Progress||Students’ work is marked and monitored on a regular basis and formally assessed to enable termly tracking data to be collated and form the basis of targeted support, mentorship and focussed observations of learning.|
|Motivational Trips||Trips that both inspire and enthuse students to achieve their very best and reach beyond the realms of what they believe is possible. Trips to Russell Group Universities, foreign cities and Team Building centres are included to support improving aspirations for students, build friendship groups and social skills.|
|Hardship / Benevolent Fund||To support families with household / everyday items where financing these has become difficult. It also supports with school uniform and sports kit where appropriate.|
|Gifted and Talented Provision||Preventing financial implications becoming a barrier to excellence in any given area.|
|Mentored Reading||To provide additional support to students who need targeted support and role models within reading.|
|Widgit Visual Timetabling Programme||Curriculum support for Lower School students, particularly useful for numeracy and literacy.|