The school’s strategy with respect to the pupil premium for the current academic year reflects the recommended practice in the NFER document ‘Supporting the Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils, Success & Good Practice (November 2015) and the needs of the children within this setting.
The school’s approach focuses on:
- Support: Pupil Premium families require social and emotional support to ensure that the children attend school frequently. This creates a positive approach to both the school and education and ensures that children enter the classroom exhibiting effective behaviour for learning.
- High-quality teaching and learning for all children are provided with opportunities to learn through experience and self-reflection. They shall receive focused and proportionate high-quality teaching from all adults in the classroom.
The way in which this money is spent on our learners reflects those barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium learners at Littleton Green Community School. The school will be focusing on removing the following barriers:
A. Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years and KS1
B. Disadvantaged pupils’ achievement lower than national average in some subjects.
C. Persistent absence rate above the national average for disadvantaged children in the school
D. Increased social and emotional needs for some disadvantaged children
Pupils eligible for PP may have a limited opportunity for enrichment activities outside school. This limits life experiences and their ability to relate to first-hand experiences when accessing the curriculum.
The pupil premium allocation is used to address the barriers identified above and presented in the Pupil Premium Action Plan 2023-2024. This is reviewed on a termly basis with the designated Local Academy Council member for Pupil Premium who will consequently present the findings to the full Local Academy Council.