Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is funding received by the academy specifically focused on addressing the inequalities between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. The school’s vision and intent is inline with the Central Region School Trust’s vision.

At the Central Region Schools Trust our vision is to develop confident and creative young people who thrive in a changing world. We ensure this is the case by providing a broad and ambitious curriculum for all, with an emphasis on targeted support, where needed, to stop a pupil’s circumstances affecting their academic progress and therefore life chances. Our priority is to implement our vision through highly effective classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners. In planning our Pupil Premium Strategy, we have drawn on a range of experience, evidence-based research and best practice from across the Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit which found that the most important factor in improving narrowing the disadvantage gap is effective teaching day after day. High quality Teaching and Learning is therefore the most effective strategy in narrowing this gap but our schools’ plans also detail a range of out of lesson interventions to support pupils further. The causes and consequences of disadvantage affect all pupils differently and as such our interventions are bespoke and targeted depending on school, phase and context. All leaders in each academy, including the Governors, are committed to ensuring the Pupil Premium funding is targeted to provide the best possible outcomes to pupils that may be at a disadvantage. 

The Trust uses the EEF tiered approach. EEF’s pupil premium guide

  1. High Quality Teaching
  2. Targeted Academic Support
  3. Wider Strategies relating to significant non-academic barriers including attendance, behaviour and Social and Emotional Learning/support.

The tiered approach is managed by schools but with mandatory aspects (For e.g 5 agreed approaches to classroom organisation.  These include each teacher knowing all their Pupil Premium pupils and ensuring thoughtful seating arrangements are in place to support those pupils).  All schools use Thrive or Pass to support profiling so schools can disrupt emerging patterns which cause concern.  All data is always broken down to include sub-groups of Pupil Premium (including when monitoring online remote learning and device access during the global pandemic).  All Trust schools are driven by a moral imperative to improve outcomes and experiences for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds and all schools understand the tiered approach and agreed focus areas within each tier (see Appendix 1).  As a Trust we are committed to improving our expertise as leaders and teachers working with the disadvantaged and most vulnerable learners and are working closely with the EEF, the guidance documents and the Big Picture teaching and Learning Toolkit EEF Big Picture

 Below you will find  our Latest Pupil Premium Spending Review documents and catch up funding review.