Old Oak is committed to supporting all children to ensure they make expected or better than expected progress. In particular, the school is required to “identify and support pupils who have significant disadvantages so that their progress is maximised” (Ofsted).
We strongly believe that all children can and do succeed at Old Oak, regardless of any obstacle that could prevent such progress. This is partly due to the fact that the school effectively spends Pupil Premium (PP) funding.
We are required to demonstrate and justify how the Pupil Premium money that the school gets is spent wisely. The documents attached outline how Pupil Premium money for 2016/2017 was spent, and how we are spending the money in the current academic year.
The school aims to strategically spend the Pupil Premium money in order to close any gaps in attainment. To summarise, the most significant amount of funding is spent on direct academic support to ensure that all children reach national expectation in reading, writing and maths by the end of Year Six or make expected or more than expected progress by the end of the Key Stage 2.
The remaining amount of money is spend for pastoral care priorities, with the aim of ensuring all children are able to access the curriculum effectively and achieve their best, regardless of personal circumstance.