At St Leonard's CofE Primary School we are dedicated to improving the life chances of all our children and providing opportunities for everyone to excel. We thoroughly investigate the barriers to learning for individuals and groups of children which may hinder their progress and use the Pupil premium funding to address these. Below is our detailed Pupil Premium Strategy for the current academic year, which provides details of current barriers and actions being taken to ensure these don't hinder progress.
Although the main aim of the pupil premium is to raise attainment, it can be spent on:
non-academic outcomes, such as improving pupils’ mental health
non-academic improvements, such as better attendance
activities that will also benefit non-eligible pupils
|Development needs||Actions the school are taking to address barriers|
|Pupils entitled for Free School Meals are not currently making progress in line with their peers.||Teachers will be engaging in lesson study research (using a Collaborative Lesson Research model adopted from Japanese professional development). Teachers will conduct research appropriate to pupils in their classes and work with other teachers to reduce barriers through the design of lessons.|
|We want in increase progress and attainment in Reading in Key Stage One, for Pupil Premium children.||
Teachers in Key Stage One will engage in lesson study research developing a clear (research informed) approach to teaching Phonics and Early Reading.
Accelerated Reader will be introduced to sustain progress and attainment beyond Key Stage One for all pupils, with a specific focus on the most vulnerable.
Reading books will be reorganised in Key Stage One so that they better match the phonetic learning of pupils throughout the year. Reading books will match a pupils phonetic knowledge.
A calender of events will be created to support parents in understanding how Phonics and Early Reading is taught in Foundation and Key Stage One.
|Accelerate progress for our most vulnerable learners and close the gap between them and their peers.||
Embed a flexible intervention of Pre-Teaching throughout the school.
Embed the new Feedback Policy (replacing the old marking policy) so that pupils receive high quality - in the moment feedback - which will ensure that all pupils are success when learning new skills in each lesson.
All teaching staff will be engaging in a Vocabulary Project (supported by Babcock LDP) to ensure all pupils understand and are able to use a wider range of vocabulary.
|Barriers which prevent Pupil Premium children making progress in writing are identified and reduced.||
Teachers will identify the individual barriers of pupils and will ensure that support in given to them - either through increased class support; short-term interventions; or longer-term interventions with highly skills member of staff (our Dyslexic specialist, for example).
Support Staff deployment plans are reviewed and adjusted termly to ensure our most vulnerable pupils have access to the support they need.
|Staff members will be deployed flexibly to meet the emerging needs of Pupil Premium pupils||
Support staff are flexibly deployed through the year so that year teams can timetable them effectively to meet the wider needs of the pupils.
Support staff will run interventions that support the development of pupils social, emotional and mental health.
Pupils will have access to enrichment activities and school will support pupils in accessing these.
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