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 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 pupil premium children and 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 2019/20, the school received £130,600 in Pupil Premium funding.
Our objectives for Pupil Premium spending in 2019/20 are:
- There will be a smaller gap in the % of PP and non-PP children obtaining GDS in all subject areas.
- To close the gap in attainment in reading and maths between our PP and non-PP children.
- To improve the progress of our PP children in reading from the end of KS1 to the end of KS2.
- To promptly identify children and families in need of support, and improve the social, emotional and mental health provision put in place.
- To find ways of encouraging PP families to get more involved in school life.
- To give families the support they need to improve their child’s attendance in school. Ensure there is better inclusion of PP families in all aspects of school life.
Click here to see our Pupil Premium spend for 2019/20.