Our aim is to use pupil premium funding to help us achieve and sustain positive outcomes for our disadvantaged pupils.
We know socio-economic disadvantage is not always the primary challenge our pupils face, as they all have an Education Health Care plan. Our data (Please see Oakwood Academy website to see the latest KPI/Data) shows us that there is minimal variation of the outcomes for our PP students when compared to their peers. In Order to keep our PP students achieving similar outcomes as non-pupil premium students we focus on.
At the heart of our approach is high-quality teaching focussed on areas that disadvantaged pupils require it most, targeted support based on robust diagnostic assessment of need, and helping pupils to access a broad and balanced curriculum.
Although our strategy is focused on the needs of disadvantaged pupils, it will benefit all pupils 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 independent life and social skills and continue to ensure that pupils are given the opportunity to take part in trips/visits and residential.
We ensure that all pupils regardless of PP status are offered thorough careers guidance and further and higher education guidance is available to all.
Our strategy is integral to wider school plans for education recovery, notably through engagement with school lead tuition for pupils that have been worst affected, 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 be prepared for adulthood.
Please see the documents in the links & downloads section of this page to view our sports premium action plan and impact report.