Barriers to learning may include:
- less support at home
- weak language and communication skills
- lack of confidence & self esteem
- SEMH through Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- attendance and punctuality issues
Our intention is that disadvantaged pupils’ progress will improve from their starting points. High-quality teaching is essential with a focus on areas in which disadvantaged pupils require the most support.
Our ultimate objectives are to:
- Disadvantaged pupils make better progress from their starting points.
- Ensure ALL pupils are able to read fluently with good understanding to enable them to access the breadth of the curriculum
- Enable pupils to look after their social and emotional wellbeing and to develop resilience.
- Access a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world
Achieving our objectives:
In order to achieve our objectives and overcome identified barriers to learning we will:
- Provide all teachers with high quality CPD to ensure that pupils access effective quality first teaching
- Frequent formative assessment to ensure accurate and timely identification of pupils in need of support
- Provide targeted intervention and support to quickly address identified gaps in learning including the use of small group work, 1:1 tuition
- Target funding to ensure that all pupils have access to trips, residential trips, first hand learning experiences
- Provide opportunities for all pupils to participate in enrichment activities including sport and music
- Provide appropriate nurture, pastoral and mental health support to enable pupils to access learning within and beyond the classroom
- Adopt a whole school approach in which all staff take responsibility for disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and raise expectations of what they can achieve