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Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium


Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

At High Wycombe C of E, all members of staff, governors and teaching assistants accept responsibility for disadvantaged pupils and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within the school environment. High Wycombe C of E School is committed to improving the educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils: Pupil Premium and Recovery Premium funding both form vital parts of that process. The governors reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any pupils or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Provision will be made through: 
•    Facilitating pupils’ access to education
•    Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
•    Alternative support and intervention in the school
•    Recovery Premium Funding


Use of the pupil premium

School leaders are best placed to assess their pupils’ needs and use the funding to improve attainment, drawing on evidence of effective practice. It is up to school leaders to decide how to spend the pupil premium.

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when schools use a tiered approach, targeting spending across 3 areas, with a particular focus on teaching.

1. Teaching
Investing in high-quality teaching, for example:
•    training and professional development for teachers
•    recruitment and retention
•    support for teachers early in their careers

2. Targeted academic support
Additional support for some pupils focussed on their specific needs, for example:
•    one-to-one tuition
•    small group tuition
•    speech and language therapy

3. Wider approaches
Support for non-academic issues that impact success in school, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional challenges. For example:
•    school breakfast clubs
•    counselling to support emotional health and wellbeing
•    help with the cost of educational trips or visits



Accountability and Reporting


High Wycombe C of E School will publish details of a report online annually from September 2012. This report aims to detail information on how Pupil Premium has been used within school. This report will detail the attainment and progress of pupils who are covered by the premium and the intervention that has been supported by the additional funding. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Governors at High Wycombe C of E School.

Reporting to Parents

Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the school’s website. This will be updated annually. 
Responsibility for reporting

The responsibility for the report will be allocated to the Pupil Premium Lead. This report will be supported by key providers of the school’s inclusion services. Class teachers will be asked to report on the intervention in place for key pupils and the impact that intervention has had.



Pupil Premium Guidance and Signposting