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Pupil Premium and Covid Recovery

Pupil premium/Covid recovery fund

Our philosophy

We believe in maximising the use of the Pupil Premium Grant by utilising a long-term strategy aligned to the School Development Plan priorities. This enables us to implement a blend of short, medium and long-term interventions, and align pupil premium use with wider school improvements and improving readiness to learn. Overcoming barriers to learning is at the heart of our Pupil Premium Grant use. We understand that needs and costs will differ depending on the barriers to learning being addressed. As such, we do not automatically allocate personal budgets per pupil in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. Instead, we identify the barrier to be addressed and the interventions required, whether in small groups, large groups, the whole school or as individuals, and allocate a budget accordingly.

We subscribe to DfE guidance that states: ‘Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following three areas below but focusing on teaching quality - investing in learning and development for teachers.’