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Intended use of the Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-18

The Commonweal School is an inclusive setting that recognises the importance and individuality of every student, and we understand that some students require additional provision to ensure an inclusive and equal learning experience for all.

We currently have two Specialist Resource Provisions, one for students with Physical Disabilities the other for students with Specific Learning Difficulties, which make us the largest mainstream SEND provision within Swindon. At The Commonweal School, we ensure that all staff are highly trained and have access to an ongoing and effective CPD programme.

The Commonweal School is mindful that the key to success for all students is ensuring that all day-to-day teaching is tailored to the needs of each learner. Our staff are committed to ‘The Commonweal Toolbox for Learning’ which includes successful Wave 1 tips for working with vulnerable/Pupil Premium students.

During 2017-18 pupil premium funds are being used either to directly improve student achievement or to increase student engagement in education and thereby raise achievement. We aim to use funds in ways that are in line with best practice, as identified by the Sutton Trust and others.

Of our support and intervention programmes that receive pupil premium funding many are aimed at directly raising student achievement. They include: 1 to 1 tuition in maths and English; group tuition in maths and English; ‘Corrective Reading’ literacy progress units and Year 11 mentoring.

Pupil premium funds are also being used to support programmes that aim to improve student engagement in education. They include: primary liaison work; careers advice and guidance; vulnerable intervention support; parental support, Scholars programme and the Villiers Park programme. By raising aspirations and engagement these programmes allow students to also improve their learning.

Pupil Premium School Data

Number of students and PPG received 2017-18

Total students on roll (11-18): 1434

Total number of students eligible for PPG: 301

Total number of PPG received: £229,075

Summary of number of Pupil Premium (PP) students on roll 2017 / 2018

 Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Sixth Form