Our intention is that all pupils, irrespective of their background, prior attainment or the challenges they face, make good progress that is at least in line with national expectations, with disadvantaged pupils making the same level of progress as non-disadvantaged pupils. The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve that goal, including progress for those who are already high attainers.
We will consider the challenges faced by vulnerable pupils. The activity we have outlined in this statement is also intended to support their needs, regardless of whether they are disadvantaged or not.
High-quality teaching for all children is at the heart of our approach, with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support. This is proven to have the greatest impact on closing the disadvantage attainment gap and at the same time will benefit the non-disadvantaged pupils in our school. The intention is that non-disadvantaged pupils’ attainment will be sustained and improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.
Our strategy is also integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably in its targeted support through the National Tutoring Programme and our whole school intervention programme, for pupils whose education has been affected by school closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, including non-disadvantaged pupils.