The staff and governors at Canon Barnett are committed to ensuring that all pupils have access to a curriculum that meets their personalised needs in order to achieve at the highest levels possible.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated to children in receipt of the free school meals grant and is a means of addressing some of the issues associated with social disadvantage. It is used to support pupils overcome barriers to learning, through the school planning personalised learning programmes that target underachievement. It is part of the curriculum that the school puts in place to narrow the attainment gap between different groups of pupils.
The school recognises that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals are socially disadvantaged and that there are others who may need a personalised curriculum in order to thrive and succeed. The governor’s vision is that all pupils overcome any barriers to learning and will ensure that the school uses the funding to assist any pupil, identified as underachieving, in order to improve learning outcomes.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a thorough analysis of data and teaching and learning in order that it is effectively targeted. Progress and outcomes will be a focus at Pupil Progress meetings. Every intervention will be carefully tracked and monitored to ensure that it is being delivered appropriately for the children who it is being used to accelerate learning.
The allocation of pupil premium funding is through the SLT.