At Coleridge, we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children, and believe that everyone, regardless of race, gender or family circumstances, should have equal access to an outstanding education. Coleridge strives to inspire children to become creative problem solvers, ready to thrive and succeed in the 21st Century. We aim to give children a positive first experience of learning, and encourage them to be responsible citizens, who appreciate the value of community.
Pupil premium (PP) money is carefully targeted to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families. At Coleridge, we ensure that spending is directly linked to narrowing the gaps in attainment between children in receipt of the pupil premium grant (the term “PP children” is used for short below) and those not in receipt (“non-pupil premium children”).
As a school, we have a good record of addressing the needs of our pupil premium children. To ensure the best outcomes for our students, staff at the school have invested considerable time developing a bespoke system for tracking children’s progress, and for identifying barriers to learning. We do not rely solely on raw data to understand how our children are progressing; observations, learning walks, pupil progress discussions and lesson studies also contribute to our understanding of how different children are performing across the school.
For the year 2020/21, the school received £108,500 in Pupil Premium funding.
Our objectives for Pupil Premium spending in 2020/21 are:
- To improve the progress in reading of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
- To improve the progress in writing of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
- To improve the progress in maths of our children in receipt of the PP grant.
- To promptly identify children and families in need of support and ensure that these children and families are aware of, and able to receive/access, the necessary, appropriate provision to improve their social and emotional well-being.
- To continue to communicate with families in receipt of the PP grant about any barriers that may prevent them from accessing and being involved in school life, and to ensure there is continued inclusion of families in receipt of the PP grant in all aspects of school life.
- To give families the support they need to improve their child’s punctuality when arriving at school.
Click here to read our full Pupil Premium Spend 2020-21 document. This covers:
- A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible children.
- Details of how we plan to spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers we have identified, and the reasons for our approach.
- How we will measure the effect of the pupil premium.
- When we will next review the school’s pupil premium strategy.
For the previous academic year, it includes how we spent the pupil premium allocation and its impact on our children.