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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 priorities are:


Early spoken language
Early mathematical concepts and vocabulary development
The development of a range of grammatical structures and an expanded vocabulary
'Talk for Writing’ including the internalisation of texts
A meta- cognitive whole school approach to spelling
Mastery of mathematics
Reading – decoding and comprehension
Quality feedback and direct instruction (Hattie and Sutton Toolkit)


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



Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils:


  • Speech and language difficulties 
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties 
  • Poor basic skills upon entry to school including handwriting
  • English as an additional language
  • Dyslexia type difficulties
  • Varying parental capacity to support learning


Our next pupil premium review will take place in July 2020 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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