Rationale for Allocating Funding
For the financial year 2016-17, the Ryedale Federation received £155.9k to support 141 disadvantaged students. (Please visit each school’s website to view the breakdown of funding and its allocation to specific priorities within each school.)
As a federation, the following principles will be applied to ensure effective use of our Pupil Premium funding for 2016/2017:
- Consistent high quality teaching and learning in classrooms, which meets the needs of all students, is key to maximising progress.
- For students to access the curriculum it is essential they have mastered the basic skills of literacy and numeracy. Targeted interventions should be focussed primarily in these areas. Data should be used regularly to monitor impact and adapt interventions as necessary.
- The most effective staff, with a proven track record of achieving success with students, should be deployed to support disadvantaged pupils.
- Disadvantaged students have a range of needs and must not be treated as a single group. Specifically eligibility should not be confused with ability! Able disadvantaged students must be challenged to achieve their potential.
- Individual barriers to learning including behaviour, attendance, welfare and access to extracurricular opportunities must be identified early.
- Transition from Primary school must include identification of the basic skills gaps that exist among eligible pupils so that appropriate early intervention at secondary level can be delivered.
- Disadvantaged students should have a high profile with all staff and be at the centre of planning decisions at all levels of leadership.
- Disadvantaged students must be given opportunities to develop their aspirations and be provided with clear advice and guidance on future pathways.
- Effective links with the parents of disadvantaged students should be established to help them support their child’s learning.
- Pupil Premium funding allocation must be carefully coordinated with a strategic overview by each school’s SLT, the ELT and the Ryedale Federation’s link governor for Pupil Premium.