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Pupil Premium Strategy

 

At Ingfield Manor, we make every effort to ensure that disadvantaged students receive outstanding support and believe that our core business is to ensure all our students reach their full potential. Our aim is to use our pupil premium funding to help us achieve and sustain positive outcomes for all our disadvantaged pupils. Whilst socio-economic disadvantage is not generally the primary challenge our students face, we recognise that it can have an impact in terms of:

  • Academic achievement
  • Access to appropriate equipment to support physical progress
  • Access to technology to enable students to express their wants and needs, as well as demonstrate their achievements
  • Self-esteem
  • Social opportunities

At the heart of our approach is high-quality, specialist teaching focussed on supporting children and young people with motor-neurological impairment make meaningful progress by accessing a relevant, broad, balanced curriculum through a multi-sensory approach.

Although our strategy is focused on the needs of our disadvantaged students, it will benefit all students in our school where funding is spent on whole-school approaches, such as high-quality teaching. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that outcomes for non-disadvantaged pupils will be improved alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.

We will also provide disadvantaged pupils with support to develop independence and social skills and continue to ensure a ‘whole-person’ approach to each individual’s holistic development.

Our strategy is integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably through providing tutoring to students that have been worst affected academically, including non-disadvantaged pupils.

Our strategy will be driven by the needs and strengths of each young person, based on formal and informal assessments, not assumptions or labels. This will help us to ensure that we offer them the relevant skills and experience they require to continue to make progress and prepare for adulthood.

This statement details Ingfield Manor’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.