Pupil Premium Spending
The school benefits from additional Pupil Premium funding which is allocated according to free school meals data taken from the previous 6 years figures.
It is nationally recognised that pupils who qualify for free school meals can under-perform. Accordingly government allocates funding to support schools to close the gap. Support for eligible pupils is designed to close the gap academically. We are aware that this generalisation will produce exceptions and that individual pupils needs must be met according to personal progress and achievement data. All staff in school are aware of any pupils that receive this additional funding and may be classed as disadvantaged, allowing them to take responsibility for progress. Staff are aware that these pupils may need additional interventions above those of the rest of the class.
The school is tasked to utilise this funding as it sees fit with the express purpose of addressing under-performance and closing the gap. The school thoroughly analyses which pupils are underachieving, particularly in English and mathematics and appropriate interventions are put in place. At Rednal Hill Junior School we recognise the benefits and importance of adult support based on individual and small group working situations, subsequently teachers and teaching assistants are deployed carefully taking into account teaching strengths. Interventions within school may include emotional support for children and their families to allow children to be ready to learn and achieve . To this end Governors have supported the decision to employ additional staff specifically for this purpose.
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