What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a funding stream devolved to schools in order to close the achievement gap between the most disadvantaged students and their peers.
The Department for Education expects us to use the money to ensure that disadvantaged students at Queen's Park High School experience the learning, support and guidance that will enable them to achieve highly and move successfully to the next stage of their education. Our school is committed to narrowing the achievement gap between our disadvantaged students and the other members of our school community. In turn, we robustly monitor the performance of our students, and deploy our Pupil Premium funding to enact those strategies that will have a positive impact on their learning and performance. Furthermore, we use the Pupil Premium funding to develop the wider cultural literacy of our disadvantaged students, by supporting them to participate in school trips and extra-curricular activities.
Queen's Park High School is resolutely determined that those students who are disadvantaged will receive the very best in teaching and learning, so that by the time they leave us, they are ready to successfully take their place in the wider world.
Our Pupil Premium Strategy identifies how we spent our PP funding in the last financial year and its impact on the performance of disadvantaged students and includes the next steps we are taking to ensure that in our school the gaps continue to close.
Please click on the link below to view our school Pupil Premium Strategy:
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Catch-up Premium 2020-21
The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. The DfE has also set out the following curriculum expectations, to ensure that all pupils – particularly disadvantaged, SEND and vulnerable students – are given the catch-up support needed to make substantial progress by the end of the academic year:
- Education is not optional – all pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
- The curriculum remains broad and ambitious – all pupils continue to be taught a wide range of subjects, maintaining their choices for further study and employment.
At Queen's Park High School we are keen to support all our learners to return back to the routine of school and have high expectations of themselves and others. We need to maximise the learning from lockdown and continue to shape and adapt our curriculum and remote delivery to ensure that our learners are provided with the best possible opportunities for success with the necessary support in place to help them achieve it.
Please click on the link below to view our school Covid-19 Catch up Premium Strategy: