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22/08/19

Agata, 16, gained three 9s, three 8s and two 7s, securing her place to study Biology and Psychology at Strode’s College. https://t.co/6JrK35RP4g

22/08/19

Our students’ successes were covered in today’s Richmond and Twickenham Times: https://t.co/qIMZ3JqYoQ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164559115332587520

22/08/19

Samantha, 16, gained 2.5 grades on average above those predicted. One 9, one 8, five 7s and two 6s. Plans to study Psychology, Sports Science and Performing Arts at Strode’s College. Well done! https://t.co/INwmr53pWs

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164554084713730048

22/08/19

Zoe 16, received five 9s and five 8s. Congratulations! https://t.co/BrE38Zb511

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164549058540777476

22/08/19

Alfie, 16, received 6s and 7s after being predicted 2s and 3s, and now plans to attend St Richard Reynolds Catholic High School to study Maths, Economics and Business Studies. Congratulations! https://t.co/oeNz5VGNm8

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164543604397940741

22/08/19

Megan, 16, received two 9s, five 8s and three 7s in her GCSEs, securing a place to attend Strode’s College to study Maths, Biology and Psychology. https://t.co/bltJR1tvZg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1164137017929850880

21/08/19

Our students have arrived home safely from their incredible trip to Tanzania https://t.co/4n4FwdNyDx

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163752876734373894

20/08/19

Tanzania update: after a wonderful trip students are off to the airport on their way home. https://t.co/LFa8bNLd6r

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145702115106818

18/08/19

Tanzania update: More from safari https://t.co/YsmMzhn8gP

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145500448759809

18/08/19

Incredible footage from safari in Tanzania https://t.co/INK7fy7mWm

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1163145176661090304

18/08/19

Tanzania update: This is our last night in this camp. Tomorrow we travel to another park to safari then go straight to the Keys Hotel for our last night. Lots of mixed feelings tonight about leaving but everyone reflecting on a life changing month. https://t.co/AiLwbVlOxJ

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162806251379679234

17/08/19

Tanzania update https://t.co/mP4cZQPfjn

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162403301071249408

16/08/19

Tanzania update: monkey spotting. https://t.co/bcZusFVja1

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015533186867202

15/08/19

Tanzania update: bush skills and archery https://t.co/BFSdczO4fl

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1162015226021273600

15/08/19

Tanzania update: safari walk https://t.co/YLbAAiXkhg

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161637589729906688

14/08/19

Tanzania update: making paper from elephants poo https://t.co/TsdBVqPEWL

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161592435379757057

14/08/19

Tanzania update: decorating a wall. https://t.co/R83pI2F11E

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1161592223798112257

14/08/19

Tanzania update: getting up close with local wildlife. https://t.co/ILYRMXmLSC

13/08/19

Tanzania update: Transfer to the bush tomorrow and afternoon with Maasai warriors

http://www.twitter.com/twicksch/status/1160630451146502146

11/08/19

Tanzania update: video https://t.co/9HWuza1Y2n

Pupil Premium information

Overarching principles

  • An excellent education and the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers to learning.
  • The Pupil Premium should support improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
  • High-quality teaching and learning should be prioritised over intervention. An intervention culture can lead to disadvantaged students being seen as ‘someone else’s responsibility’.
  • The Pupil Premium should be used to ensure disadvantaged students access excellent teaching and learning every day.
  • The Pupil Premium should address the needs of students as early as possible. It should focus on gaps in learning. End of key stage outcomes are a by-product of this approach.
  • All members of Twickenham School staff and governors accept responsibility for those students recognised as 'disadvantaged’ and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs.
  • Every student who is considered to be ‘disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of disadvantage.

Who are disadvantaged students?

In April 2011 the government announced the launch of the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG). This is now called the Disadvantaged Pupil Grant (DPG). The purpose of this funding is to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for students registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11. This entitlement has now been extended to the Ever 6 (those students who were previously entitled to free school meals but are no longer). For more information about the application process for Free School Meals please go to the following website: Free School Meals Application.

A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces to address the emotional and social well‐being of these students.

Overall objectives

  • Twickenham School will ensure that the Pupil Premium funding reaches the groups of students for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and raise the achievement for these students.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these students and their peers.
  • Twickenham School will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.

How we will ensure effective use of the Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil Premium will be clearly identifiable within the budget.
  • The Headteacher in consultation with the governors and staff, will decide how the Pupil Premium is spent for the benefit of the entitled students. Funding will be allocated following a needs analysis to identify priority groups or individuals.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged or underachieving. We also recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We therefore reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any groups of students that the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Twickenham School will assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students.
  • Twickenham School will be accountable for how it has used the additional funding to support the achievement of those students covered by the Pupil Premium.
  • The Headteacher will report to the governing body and parents on how effective the intervention has been in achieving its aims, including publishing online information about how the Premium has been used.
  • We will track the impact of the strategies put into place through the funding to ensure that we can show the value that has been added to the education of the entitled children.
  • We will monitor, evaluate and review the success of the impact of the pupil premium funding.

Provision

We will regularly seek to further develop strategies and interventions which can improve the progress and attainment of these students. Examples of the range of provision we may put in place include:

  • Providing small group or 1:1 support with an experienced member of staff to focus on overcoming barriers to learning
  • Facilitating students’ access to education and the curriculum through additional or specialist resources e.g. specialist software
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through learning mentors, trained teaching assistants or external agencies
  • The Pupil Premium funding is not simply used for catch-up funding, but is also used on maximising readiness for success for those working or at above age-related expectations
  • Lunchtime and after-school clubs provision to support with homework
  • Arts participation
  • Aspiration interventions
  • Mentoring and one-to-one tuition
  • School uniform and PE kit
  • Financial support for curriculum linked trips and extra-curricular activities
  • Sports participation.

Reporting outcomes

The governors will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of closing the gap for socially disadvantaged students. This will be posted on the school website alongside a provision map for Pupil Premium. It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher to produce a report for the Governing Body that will include:

  • The progress made towards closing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged students.
  • An outline of the provision made during the term since the last report.
  • An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared with other forms of support.

Appeals

Any appeals against this policy will be through the RWST Complaints Procedure, which can be found on the Policies page of this website.

 

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