Pupil Premium Strategy 2016 /17

As a school our motto is ‘Excellence, for each for all’ and to achieve this we are focused on identifying the needs of all our students including our Pupil Premium students and helping them to achieve their potential.  We want all our students to become responsible citizens and confident individuals.

For Pupil Premium students this will be primarily be achieved through ‘quality first’ teaching and the targeted removal of barriers to learning.

Additional Measures:




PP Champion

Assistant Head teacher with responsibility for helping to ensure progress is made.

Raise staff awareness and focus.

PP students identified and shared with all staff.

Staff to evidence knowledge and strategies on their class context sheets.

Removal of barriers to learning so that progress can be made through Quality First Teaching.

PP tracking sheets set up and updated each half term.

Tracking sheets reviewed each half term and interventions put in place where needed.

Levels progress are made.

PP progress monitored

Line Management, Curriculum Team, and Heads of House and SLT meetings regular agenda item.

Governors’ Scrutiny Committee.

Raise staff awareness and accountability.

PP learning walk (termly)

‘Ofsted’ style walks to check teacher focus / intervention.

Removal of barriers to learning.

PP ‘Raising the Bar’ activities

Ensure PP students are targeted for enrichment activities and supported if needed.

Increased confidence, motivation and improved social skills.

Improve PP attendance

Attendance monitored weekly.

Early intervention.

Use of EWO

PP attendance gap narrowed.

Pupil Premium Accounts for 2015-16

 In line with the rational for the Pupil Premium grant as set out by the Department of Education Thomas Gainsborough School aims to support students who are disadvantaged through targeted interventions and whole school initiatives which are both academic and pastoral based.

Total Income £23,9069
Trips/Educational visits £3,868
Enrichment Clubs £544
Learning Mentor £28,939
Access teachers £88,850
Access LSA £12,268
Literacy Instructor £19,190
Numeracy Instructor £31,160
5 x Heads of House TLRs £31,930
Oak Trees Specialist provision £3,301
Music Tuition Assistance £710
School Transport Assistance £1,706
Text Help IT Package £2,295
Resources for students £1,834
Clothing/Uniform £1,136
Chrome books £1,000
Student Services Manager £4,813
Lambda Fees £346
GCSE one to one tuition  £3,250
CNVQ Personal Development course £1,800
Career and Apprenticeship resources £145