At Court de Wyck Church School we aim to secure effective teaching and learning for all and enhance achievement and well being, irrespective of personal circumstances. We have a clear philosophy that we want to provide children with opportunities that they may not always have access to. Our Pupil Premium funding, therefore, is spent on children in support of this aim.
Our school leadership and governance values the quality of teaching and learning as its core purpose. This implies the deployment of time, energy and resources to enhance confidence in the quality of teaching and learning and the focus on achievement.
Court de Wyck Church School aims to work effectively with every pupil; we support them where necessary to overcome academic or emotional barriers that could prevent optimum progress. We want to enable all pupils to participate in the full range of activities offered within and beyond the school to ensure they have the very best learning experience and make outstanding progress. Our aim is that pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (Pupil Premium funding) in Key Stage 2 and pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding in EYFS and Key Stage 2, and those who have additional educational needs make excellent progress. Court de Wyck provides effective interventions by teachers and teaching assistants.
All members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for all pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment.
It is anticipated that the school will receive approximately £42,000 funding for Pupil Premium. The school will track the impact of support on pupil progress throughout the year. It will examine the impact of any interventions and funding decisions to evaluate how effectively leadership at all levels promotes improved teaching, as judged within the context of the school to enable all pupils to overcome specific barriers to learning.
This year the grant is being used to support our Pupil Premium children in various ways as a proportion of our spending.
We provide additional reading support and 1-1 tuition for all Pupil Premium pupils of all abilities.
Additional 1-1 mentoring by the class teacher is in place for those children who are eligible for Pupil Premium.
We employ a Learning Mentor who spends time with children on a 1-1 basis providing additional support for children with a range of needs such as emotional, social, behavioural, attendance/punctuality.
School trips can be subsidised for Pupil Premium pupils - trips and visits are a key part of the creative curriculum approach and are used to support subsequent writing and curriculum work.
Places at school camp can be subsidised for Pupil Premium families - school camp is a key part of our extended PE curriculum and PSHE programme.
Extended School Support:
We subsidise the cost of school uniform for some families to ensure that the children feel a full and equal member of the school community.
Reporting Pupil Premium:
The school will publish a report online annually at the beginning of the Autumn term. This report aims to detail information on how the Pupil Premium has been used within our school. It will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Reports will also detail the progress made towards narrowing the gap and this will be supported by reported data and academic progress. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Governors of Court de Wyck Church School.
Reporting to Parents:
Parents will be able to obtain information on the Pupil Premium via the school website as well as individual information at Parent Consultation meetings which take place three times a year.