An uplift will be applied for all disadvantaged pupils (as defined by Middlemarch School) on joining us in Year 3. On reaching their increased target, attainment will be equalised by the end of Year 6. Gaps in knowledge, skills and understanding will be identified at the end of the Autumn term in Year 3 and then again termly through out their time at Middlemarch School.
All priorities identified in Learning Improvement Plan will include a statement, relating to disadvantaged pupils, along with the expectations for subject leaders, class teachers and teaching assistants: this will align with performance management targets as well as pupil progress meetings, creating a golden thread throughout all school systems and practices.
To further improve teaching and learning through supporting teachers to develop their pedagogical knowledge and skills (including using a coaching model). At Middlemarch School, staff use Rosenshine’s principles as our pedagogical approach with an emphasis on the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) 7 step model to enable pupil’s to become more independent in their learning, thus preparing them more fully for secondary school.
Proportional representation for disadvantaged pupils will be achieved by the end of academic year, 2023-2024, in all aspects of school life, so that our pupils are challenged in lessons and engaged in wider experiences outside of the classroom: this will develop their skills to be successful in life.
Pupil Premium, is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils who come from backgrounds that might be deemed to be disadvantaged. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils so they reach their potential.
From April 2014, schools in England can receive the Pupil Premium funds for children adopted from care, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30 December 2005. Schools can also claim the Pupil Premium fund for children who left care under a Residence Order on or after 14 October 1991.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their settings. Schools however, will be accountable to outside agencies, to show how the Pupil Premium has enriched the children’s personal and academic achievements within the school.