The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help close the attainment gap between children of low income and other disadvantaged children and their peers. Longfield Academy has always had in place rigorous monitoring of all student groups, including all vulnerable groups, to ensure positive outcomes. We have a wide range of student interventions and transition processes that collectively contribute to closing this attainment gap.
The Sutton Trust are a nationally recognised organisation that have produced a toolkit for schools to review and evaluate their work with these students. The toolkit reviews national research outcomes for 21 suggested approaches, compares cost against impact, and allows schools to review their current arrangements and suggest recommendations for the future. To view our analysis based on the Sutton Trust Toolkit please click on the first link below.
Teachers’ subject knowledge is a major strength of the provision and enables teachers to deepen students’ understanding through highly insightful and effective questioning.Ofsted (2018)
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour, and pupils respond well as a result. They are proud of their school and the work that they do.Ofsted (2018)
Provision in the sixth form is outstanding…students have study programmes very well suited to their needs, resulting in excellent progress.Ofsted (2018)
Pupils’ behaviour is good. Strong relationships with staff help pupils to feel secure and promote their personal development well.Ofsted (2018)
The curriculum enables pupils to pursue their interests and prepares them well for their next steps.Ofsted (2018)
There is a very effective safeguarding culture in the school. The college system provides good pastoral care and helps to build effective links with parents and carers.Ofsted (2018)
Senior leaders and governors are ambitious for the school and its pupilsOfsted (2018)