About Pupil Premium
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 as at the January census. It is then for the Academy to decide how this money is best spent to have the maximum impact on overall pupil achievement and experience.
Parents can click here to check their child’s eligibility for a free school meal.
Click here for information about Pupil Premium funding at Dean Trust Rose Bridge for 2018/2019 and about our Pupil Premium cohort profile.
Monitoring for Impact
Our Pupil Premium strategy is reviewed termly by governors and on an annual basis. Adjustments are made to our improvement 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 annual review in September 2019 will involve staff (including support staff), pupils, governors, parents & carers, and external partners.
Our work in relation to Pupil Premium is reviewed regularly to ensure it is having the intended impact in raising standards. Key leaders across the school meet regularly to discuss our database of bespoke provision, of provision for all disadvantaged pupils in general and the impact of the provision; a proforma guides the discussion with questions to answer. We respond rapidly and make adjustments if particular strategies are not working as well as expected. The review and monitoring is also carried out through parental and pupil forums/surveys, work sampling, data captures and lesson drop in observations. The information gathered from these meetings is collated centrally for the Deputy Headteacher to access. Key headlines based on findings are reported half-termly to the whole school via a half-termly newsletter and whole school staff meetings.
For more information on Pupil Premium please contact our newly appointed Assistant Headteacher/Director of Pupil Premium, Mr Walsh.