At South Bank Academy Trust, we are committed to ensuring all of our students, regardless of the barriers they face, are able to thrive, both academically and socially, in order to reach their full potential and achieve success in adult life.
One in four children in the UK grows up in poverty and for these children, the impact on their chances of education and life success is profound. We receive additional funding, called the Pupil Premium, which allows us to narrow the gap in attainment for our disadvantaged pupils. Maslow’s hierachy tells us that anything that caters to children’s physical or mental wellbeing, or their sense of belonging and self-worth, will ultimately impact on their ability to learn and (through their improved engagement and behaviour) that of their peers.
The EEF is clear that ‘good teaching is the most important lever schools have to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.’ Alongside this however, our schools offer wide-ranging strategies in order to support our most disadvantaged pupils.
As a minimum, all pupils at schools in South Bank Academy Trust, who are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, can expect financial support towards the following:
Each of our schools have their own Pupil Premium Report that details how their funding is being spent:
Year 6 using @AcademyOfTurtle to create repeating patterns using nested loops #carrcomputing #carrstars #creative
Y5 have been learning about our solar system in their Science lessons recently. They've particularly enjoyed using their growing knowledge to help them create solar system models. #DevelopingAllOfMe #Curious #Science #Positive
🏐 Fantastic victory for the Year 10 Netball team! 🎉 Congratulations on a stellar 12-2 win against local rivals All Saints. 🌟 Special kudos to our player of the match, Ida! 👏
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