School Pupil Premium Statement:
The Government believes that pupil premium is the best way to address inequalities between pupils in specific groups. It is therefore used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most.
National data shows that pupils that have been eligible for free school meals at any point in time have lower attainment than those who have never been eligible.
Our school identifies more disadvantage pupils than the number in average schools. In some year groups, our disadvantage pupils make up to 50%. We have always maintained good outcomes for these pupils however changes to the standards of the National Curriculum means that more needs to be done in school to support these pupils in achieving higher attainment.
At Bentley High Street we recognise that not all children who receive free school meals are disadvantaged and that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged will qualify for free school meals.
Pupil Premium Leads:
Mrs Davey-Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Gibbons- Governor
Mr Paul Smith-Cattell - Pastoral Team Manager
Mrs Davies - Mental Health Lead
Mrs Day - Attendance
Mrs Cartwright- SENCO
Previous Year Spending and impact:
Contained at the bottom of the action plan
Pupil premium grant allowance 2020/21:
Action Plan 2020-21 provides information regarding:
Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school
How we will spend it and why
How we will measure it
Our school Governor for Pupil Premium is Milletta Gibbons she regularly meets with the Headteacher and leads to ensure the school is achieving the actions outlined in the plan. Termly reviews are provided by the SLT and are given to the full Governing body.