The Impact of “The Sutton Trust Pupil Premium Toolkit” for Longfield Academy
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.
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Students respond well to skilful questioning. As a result, they think deeply and use skills such as inference and empathy to move their learning on. Very effective learning was observed in a science lesson in Year 7 where skilful questioning led to students challenging their own thoughts and considering the views of others.
Students receive excellent information, advice and guidance, including careers advice. All students leaving the academy go on to further or higher education, employment or training.
Students in the sixth form feel valued and supported. During their time in the sixth form, they take on many different responsibilities around the academy, including supporting and mentoring younger pupils.