How do we use the Pupil Premium Grant?
Each year, we publish a document to make it clear what our strategy is, how we have used the funding and what the impact has been.
Leaders at LPPS use evidence and research as a basis for decision making in school. Research suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when a tiered approach is used, targeting spending across the following 3 areas below:
- The quality of teaching and learning
We maintain an exceptionally high standard of teaching and learning so that all pupils receive quality first teaching. Continuous professional development sessions strive to improve the impact of teaching and learning throughout the academic year, developing a culture of continuous learning – for both pupils and staff.
- Targeted academic support
Identifying what the potential barriers might be which may inhibit a child from making the same progress as a non-disadvantaged peer. For example: providing pupils with the opportunity for structured interventions, small group tuition or one-to-one support. Overcoming these barriers and putting the correct support in place will ensure that all pupils are ready to learn and have equal opportunities to succeed in school.
- Wider approaches
This may include non-academic use of the pupil premium such as:
- music lessons for disadvantaged pupils
- opportunities to attend extra-curricular clubs after school
- enrichment activities, for example: taster dancing sessions
- help with the cost of educational trips or visits
We ensure that we use this approach so that our funding will have a beneficial impact on our pupils.