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Priorities: 'Better Never Stops'

Priorities are driven by:


Observation of the children and their needs
Data analysis at school and national level
Review of the last plan and best value
Research e.g. Hattie, Sutton Trust  and ‘Transforming Writing’ (National Literacy Trust)


As a consequence, the intended outcomes of our current strategy plan are:


Improved reading attainment among disadvantaged pupils
Children read widely across the curriculum, learn the curriculum and therefore make progress
Improved writing attainment among disadvantaged pupils
Improved attainment (GLD)
Consistently strong attainment in phonics
Reduction in persistent absenteeism
Good levels of wellbeing 


The school feels confident that these priorities will also serve to prepare the children for the New National Curriculum, which is a ‘mastery’ curriculum.


This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding for 2021/2022 - 2024/2025 (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year)  to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.



Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils:


  • Poor basic skills upon entry to school, particularly in Communication and Language, Physical Development and Social and Emotional Development
  • English as an additional language
  • Dyslexia type difficulties / poor phonological awareness and reading fluency
  • Varying parental capacity to support learning
  • Limited knowledge of the world
  • Gaps in early mathematical knowledge
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Digital divide


Our next pupil premium review will take place in May 2022 when our board of governors meet.


For more information and our more detailed plan, please click on the links below.


The action plan will also show how impact and effect of expenditure will be measured.

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