The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at students from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as students from less deprived families.
At The City of Leicester College our intention for all of our students is that they have a voice in their learning and make good progress, irrespective of their background. We want our students to be engaged in the ambitious learning they are offered and achieve highly across the curriculum, especially in maths and English.
The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to allow our disadvantaged students to achieve this aim, including students who have SEN and those who are already high attainers. We ensure that the pupil premium funding allows equity in education, which may include supporting other vulnerable students when needed.
Challenging and ambitious teaching is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged students require the most support or benefit more, such as effective feedback, metacognition and literacy. However, this will benefit all students and our intention is that non-disadvantaged students’ outcomes will be sustained and improved alongside increased progress for our disadvantaged students.
Our intention is to link our pupil premium strategy to wider school recovery for all relevant students following the Covid pandemic, notably in the use of targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme, increased use of resources, both online and paper and curriculum re-structure.
Our approach is individualised, evidence-based and uses diagnostic assessment that allows us to respond to the particular challenge and context of our students. We make decisions on a learning-led, not label-led approach. Our strategic choices complement each other to help the pupil excel, both in terms of outcomes and their wider character. To ensure they are effective we will:
- Ensure students are given challenging work in an ambitious learning environment.
- Assess and act early to intervene when necessary.
- Support our students to have a voice and agency about their learning.
- Create a collective understanding amongst all staff to raise expectations of what disadvantaged students can achieve.
Details of our school’s use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged students can be found below:
Click HERE to view our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-2025