The aim of Pupil Premium funding is to reduce the gap in attainment between students eligible for Pupil Premium and those who are not. At Sir John Talbot’s School, we believe the highest possible standards can only be achieved by having the highest expectations of all learners. The Pupil Premium (PP) places priority on the achievement of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, ensuring there are strategies in place that will help our students to succeed. Some students from disadvantaged backgrounds require additional support; therefore, we will use all the resources available to support these learners to reach their full potential, including the pupil premium grant.
Our approach to the PP grant is a holistic one – we do not believe that a single strategy, or even group of strategies will be the answer to close the attainment gap. Our staff know that every aspect of school life should be viewed through the eyes of a disadvantaged child by using our ‘Golden Thread’ approach. Our PP strategy is extensive, this is deliberate, because we want to explore every possible avenue to ensure our disadvantaged learners are successful.