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Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium is additional school funding to address underlying inequalities in attainment and progress between disadvantaged children and their their peers. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools to work with pupils who fall into the following categories below:


  • Eligible for Free Schools Meals (FSM) in the last six years; or
  • Looked after continuously for 1 day or more
  • Adopted from care
  • Children of Armed Forces personnel


Pupil Premium at Borrow Wood 2020 – 2021

Borrow Wood was allocated about £69,065 to close the gap in pupil achievement between the above groups of children and their peers.


Borrow Wood is allocated this money as follows:

  • On improving quality first teaching as recommended by John Dunford through coaching and extended CPD, including, effective feedback, Teaching for Memory, Metacognition, Maths Mastery readiness.
  • Range of interventions – Listen, Speak, Read, Write programme, Probes for reading fluency, additional phonics to accelerate children’s progress rates to enable achievement at least at the expected standard. Arithmetic interventions to focus on mathematical fluency. Teacher led interventions to focus on arithmetic and reasoning in maths. 
  • Employment of full time Level 2 Inclusion TA to support children and families to overcome a range of Social Care, attendance and vulnerability barriers; including lunchtime nurture provision; 1:1 learning support; small group support; attendance tracking including close liaison with the Education Welfare Officer to reduce the number of disadvantaged children with persistent absenteeism; to create a new role as 'Family Mentor' to offer support and signpost  to more specific advice and support.
  • Opportunities to access full range of enrichment activities on offer.