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Pupil Premium

For the academic year 2016-17, White House Academy will receive £88,400 for 38% of eligible pupils.

The purpose of the grant was to ‘narrow the gap between disadvantaged pupils and all pupils by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those families in low incomes’.

The action plan for 2015/16 listed a number of actions which sought to raise the achievement of targeted pupils through additional resources, support and training for staff, access to external specialist staff and 1:1 tuition.

The 2015/16 action plan was reviewed in June 2016 and as a result, a particular focus was placed on working to provide opportunities to make the pupils better prepared for learning, through providing support for vulnerable pupils in the classroom, as well as before the start of the day and at break and lunchtimes.

For the academic year 2016/17, we will continue to ensure that pupil premium funding is focused on disadvantaged children to support them in making good or better than expected progress. The following objectives have been included in the 2015/16 action plan:

  • To ensure the maximum progress of disadvantaged pupils by making clear links between the progress of pupil premium pupils and appraisal/performance management of all teachers, teaching assistants, behaviour support staff
  • To ensure all pupils make maximum progress by developing the effectiveness of oral and written feedback to pupils
  • To provide CPD for teachers and support staff to teach effective strategies for writing and maths working out
  • To continue to support pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs by developing the role of support staff
  • To further reduce the gap between pupil premium pupils and their peers.