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Shortlisted as School of the Year in 2016-17

Dismantling disadvantage

Other Disadvantaged Pupils

 

At Thornhill Primary we are aware that pupils might be disadvantaged using variety of measures and that access to Pupil Premium funding is not the only measure to explain why there might be barriers to learning.

 

All pupils are categorised using a disadvantage matrix so that teachers are aware of possible barriers to learning and address possible issues wherever possible.

 

These are:

 

 

Economic disadvantage

FSM

Pupil Premium

SEN

2+ Siblings

Disabled

Safeguarding

Parental separation

neglect

Longterm illness in family

code

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

2016-17

60%

34%

34%

20%

46%

-

12%

44%

12%

14%

 

 

Code

Possible support strategies

0

Reduce costs for activities, collaborative working and trips

Use of library bus to increase reading material

School library with extended hours

Limited number of fundraising occasions in the year

Second hand uniform available/ spare PE and swimming kits

Support with forms

Free after school clubs

1

As above

2

As above

3

Dedicated IEP with support

4

Additional help with homework and home reading

Keeping costs down

Time to talk/ nurture group

5

Dedicated IEP with support

Adjustments and adaptations made to school building

Time to Talk

6

Individualised support linked to area of need

Early Help support using relevant agencies

7

All documents sent to both households

Record of where children are residing

TAC/ TAF if required through Early Help

Time to talk/ Nurture group

8

School library with extended hours

Second hand uniform available/ spare PE and swimming kits

Breakfast provided

Homework help/ extra reading support

Free after school clubs

TAC/ TAF if required through Early Help

 

9

Time to talk/ Nurture group

TAF/TAC through Early Help

Liaison with external agencies (eg) young carers

 

We currently have no pupils classed as EAL in school. However we have several pupils who have parents with limited English skills. We support these families in a variety of ways. Often explaining letters and helping them to navigate online tasks linked to their child.

 

In 2016, we had one child with EAL in Year 6, he passed his SATs in all Curriculum areas.

 

Alongside these pupils we also have a vulnerable pupils list, which contains the names of pupils for which we have several concerns, these might be linked to safeguarding, SEN and family break up. However they do also include pupils, where we have concerns which don’t meet the neglect or safeguarding thresholds, but we are still aware that there are challenges at home.

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