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Statement of Intent

A significant number of students at NBS at Kenton are identified as being eligible for Pupil Premium funding, with smaller numbers on the other sites. We acknowledge that Pupil Premium students are not a homogenous group, they have a wide range of needs and demonstrate a great deal of diversity. As such, the strategies we use to raise attainment take this group and individual needs fully into account. Many of these students have serious gaps in their education and, on admission, their attainment is well below the levels expected. Pupil Premium funding is allocated to the home schools so NBS has to claw it back on a pro-rata basis.

A major focus for the school is raising the attainment of these students. Teaching, support and interventions are targeted at bridging the educational gap and endeavouring to ensure that students obtain as near as possible to, or above, expected target levels when they leave. Student progress is closely tracked and monitored and expectations are high. Therefore, the targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium funding is helping to support us in achieving our aim of helping everyone achieve to their full potential. All provisions made for Pupil Premium students will be aimed at accelerating progress in a variety of areas.

The Pupil Premium intervention also have several other positive impacts. Students often become more engaged in their education, their attendance improves, as does their behaviour. The interventions employed have also helped students to develop social skills and life skills, as well as their self-esteem and confidence.