Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil Premium funding was introduced by the Government to help support disadvantaged pupils (defined initially by their eligibility for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years). The funding aims to enable schools to take the most effective actions to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and eliminate the gap in performance between pupils from backgrounds with different levels of wealth.

Dean Trust Rose Bridge is allocated an amount each April by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), depending on the number of disadvantaged pupils on-roll at the January census. It is then for the school to decide how this money is best spent to have the maximum impact on overall pupil achievement and experience.

Monitoring for Impact

Our Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed each term by leaders to assess the impact of the funded interventions, and published on an annual basis.  Adjustments are made to our strategic plan according to the impact of strategies on improving outcomes. We recognise the importance of evaluation and the need for this to be robust to ensure the approaches we are using are effective and represent excellent value for money.

Our work in relation to Pupil Premium is reviewed regularly to ensure it is having the intended impact in raising standards. Staff across the school meet on a cyclical basis to discuss the support provided for all our disadvantaged pupils in general and the impact of the provision. We respond rapidly and make adjustments if particular strategies are not working as well as expected. Directed department time, Senior Team line management meetings with Curriculum Leads, feedback from parents/carers, work sampling, data captures and the monitoring of teaching and learning help form part of the holistic review process. The impact is collated centrally by the Pupil Premium Lead and shared with the Governing Body and Trust.

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