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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information

At both Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge Primary Schools we use our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that we diminishing differences in learning and welfare, between pupils with a disadvantage, in comparison to other pupils nationally with a similar starting point. 

It is not the funding itself that will improve progress, but how schools use it. Some children require additional support to help them meet their potential, and the Pupil Premium provides schools with the resources they need to provide that support. Where funding is carefully targeted, studies show an impact on attainment gaps for disadvantaged pupils - particularly in English and mathematics. Our school has demonstrated that with effective, appropriate and early intervention, progress is improved.

Barriers to learning in our schools

Every child is different, and so are their circumstances, but some common barriers to learning for pupils who are eligble for Pupil Premium support in our schools include: 

  • Language and communication skills
  • A lack of confidence 
  • Behavioural and emotional difficulties and needs 
  • Complex family situations that affect how well a child flourishes. This can sometimes be for a short period of time but can also be long running and stressful for the child
  • Available support for home learning
  • Aspirations, including attendance.

Our aim is to ensure that we quickly identify the needs of the child and match the support required to suit their needs and circumstances, carefully tracking their progress and development. We employ a full time ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)/ Mental Health Teaching Assistant who works with individuals and groups of pupils in order to achieve this.  The assessment procedures shows us that our school is effective in narrowing the gaps and diminishing differences in progress and attainment over time.

Our Pupil Premium Staff Champions are Mrs Pashley and Miss Knight.

Our champions work together to co-ordinate the school’s approach to raising the achievement of disadvantaged students (those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding).

Together they support, educate and liaise with parents/carers to create and promote positive working relationships and to raise aspirations.

They lead and deliver academic intervention with disadvantaged students through collaboration with key members of staff. They identify disadvantaged students’ barriers to learning in order to design, lead and deliver appropriate intervention strategies.

Please click here to find out more about 'what is Pupil Premium and who is eligible for it'