At Ardleigh Green Infant School, we have high expectations and aspirations for all our pupils irrespective of their background, disability or circumstances. We know that high quality teaching will improve the achievement and attainment of most vulnerable pupils and as a school, we invest heavily in this.
There are a range of barriers to educational achievement for children who are eligible for the Pupil Premium, which include:
- Low attendance and punctuality issues.
- A lack of resources to support home learning including a lack of access to devices such as laptops, computers or tablets.
- Social and emotional issues resulting in low confidence and self-esteem.
- Socio-economic disadvantage i.e. poverty.
- Pupils may have family circumstances or expectations that impact negatively upon their learning and ability to take up extra-curricular opportunities.
- Language delay or difficulties as identified by a Speech and Language therapist, which can lead to social communication difficulties and issues with reading and writing.
- A narrow range of experiences and opportunities i.e. cultural capital.
- Special educational needs and disabilities.
- Low aspirations for future education/careers.
In order to address these barriers, we have used this Pupil Premium funding to support the teaching, learning, progress and wellbeing of our ‘vulnerable pupils’. How this funding has been spent is detailed in the documents below: