At Windsor High School and Sixth Form, all members of staff, including LAB members, accept the responsibility of ensuring that Pupil Premium Grant is used effectively to support the progress of and narrow the achievement gap for those students who qualify for this funding.
The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from low-income families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), children of service personnel and children who have been looked-after (LAC).
The objective of our spending of Pupil Premium funding is to improve the attainment and progress of students eligible for the Pupil Premium, relative to those students that are not eligible (both in-school and nationally). We have used research compiled by the ‘Education Endowment Foundation’ to best steer our approach and budget allocation (the best results come from promoting metacognition, improving feedback and utilising pastoral interventions).
No student, regardless of their socio-economic background, should be denied the right to maximise their potential. We aim to use the Pupil Premium funding to remove barriers – to raise the aspirations and achievement of, and the opportunities for disadvantaged students. Some of the barriers that we endeavour to overcome include EAL (we have a number of disadvantaged students for whom English is their second language), access to books and reading material, access to computers and the internet, key resources (e.g. calculators), funding for trips.
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies in order to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.
To ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is targeted at the students it is intended for, the school produces an annual plan to spend the budget with a clear aim to significantly improve the achievement and life chances of disadvantaged students attending Windsor High School and Sixth Form by narrowing the gap in achievement between them and their peers in school and nationally. This will be achieved by:
Funding of £459,117 was received.
This was used to support:
The impact of this support was (CAG data 2019-2020):
For the academic year 2020/21, 446 students are registered as ‘Pupil Premium’.
This will create estimated funding for the school of £417,307.
This money will be allocated to provide:
Where possible, the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium fund will be measured against national data. In addition, internal data will help the monitoring of progress and attainment of students alongside pastoral monitoring.
The review of spending will take place in April 2021.
An annual plan and impact report will be produced each September and become available on the website.