Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England.

It’s designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better, and close the gap between them and their peers.

Summary of main barriers of pupils at Ribbon Academy

There is no overwhelming evidence of one key barrier to learning for the pupils at Ribbon Academy. Individuals have personal barriers that are discussed at team meetings, inclusion meetings and leadership meetings. Provision is then put into place ensuring an individualised approach is taken. Support from experts and evidence from the Education Endowment Foundation is used to ensure that the approach adopted has the greatest impact on individuals. There are clear systems that ensure a whole school ethos is in place where every child is set challenging, individualised targets based on data and circumstance. The barriers that are more common come under the following headings:

  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Parental involvement
  • Poor literacy skills incl, Speech and Language and Phonics
  • Poor numeracy skills
  • Home dynamics
  • Social and emotional (including self-esteem)
  • Level of resilience
  • Future aspirations

Below you can find our Pupil Premium Strategy, Impact Review and information regarding the attainment of children in receipt of pupil premium as compared to those children not in receipt.

Further information regarding our Pupil Premium Strategy can be sought by contacting Mr S Houghton (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs D Richardson (Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion).

Further information:

‘Children settle well when they enter Ribbon Early Years, communication between home and school is good.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Staff and the governing body take safeguarding responsibilities very seriously. There is a culture of safeguarding at the school.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Pupils are taking more responsibility for their own learning as they move through Key Stage 1.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Communication systems between classroom and
additional support staff are good and mean that these pupils have access to the
full range of the curriculum suited to their needs.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Ribbon are doing a fantastic job.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘School are there when needed whether it’s for support or a chat. They are constantly checking how kids are getting on.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘There is clear evidence that you and your staff’s ongoing work to improve the depth of pupils’ mathematical understanding across the school is working.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School and staff should be commended for their quick shift and quality of what’s being communicated with the children.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Ribbon monitor the progress and well-being of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities carefully. Expectations for these pupils are high. As a result, they make generally good progress from their starting points.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘We are so grateful to all the effort the teachers are putting in.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The teaching of phonics is a strength.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘All support and communication is brilliant’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Parents are
confident that their children are happy, safe and well taught.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘My son loves the interaction with his teachers. Thank you all so very much for your hard work and dedication.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘Disadvantaged and most-able children are making particularly good
progress.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Early Years leaders and staff are expert in using their knowledge of what children can and cannot yet do to sharpen their planning and focus their teaching.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘Children get off to a flying start at school. They are happy and safe and increasingly independent, and
yet aware of others.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The learning environment, both inside and out, is stimulating and attractive. Staff are skilled in ensuring that children develop their independence as learners who enjoy exploring the world.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘The governing body knows the school and the local community very well.’

OFSTED COMMENTS

‘School have done a fantastic job in all areas.’

PARENT COMMENTS

‘The quality of teaching across all subjects continues to improve.’

OFSTED COMMENTS