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Pupil Premium

Principles

We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Provision

The range of provision the Governors may consider include:

- Reducing class sizes thus improving opportunities for effective AfL and accelerating progress

- Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focussed on overcoming gaps in learning

- 1-1 support

- Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained TAs or external agencies

- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this will be in Literacy and Numeracy

- Pupil premium resources may also be used to target able children on FSM to achieve L3 at the end of KS1.

The Governors of the school will publish information on how they have used their Pupil Premium Grant to address the issue of 'narrowing the gap', for socially disadvantaged pupils.

Please see attached for information about the use of funding for 2013-2014 and proposed use for 2014-2015 academic years.

Contact Us

Belvide Gardens
Codsall
Wolverhampton
WV8 1AN

Enquiries:
Tel: 01902 842998
Fax: 01902 841629
Email: office@st-nicholas.staffs.sch.uk

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