The Pupil Premium provides additional funding for schools to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students.
East Stour's pupil premium strategy is based on three tiers; high quality teaching, targeted academic support and wider strategies, as advocated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).
Our Pupil Premium strategy plan is strongly linked to our School Improvement Plan with an emphasis on vocabulary development, alongside embedding formative assessment in the classroom to develop our teachers and quality first teaching within the classroom.
We benefit from employing two full time academic learning mentors to support pupils and we have a ‘Whizzkids’ intervention club weekly. We also employ tutors and regularly have ‘mop up’ intervention groups across the school.
Our four FLOS continue to support our families and our strong SEND team of staff ensure specific, timely and effective interventions for our disadvantaged pupils who also have SEND. We address SEMH concerns and behaviour through nurture, personal development and well-being alongside increasing parental engagement to support attendance, attitudes to learning and behaviour in school. We expect all pupils (disadvantaged or not) to engage in all aspects of school life equally, and have access to a range of opportunities and enrichment. We have pupil premium champions across the school- every child needs somebody who believes in them!
Please read the 2022 report below to find out further information!