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Pupil Premium

We believe that all members of our learning community should have access to the same opportunities and experiences, without barriers or restrictions. We believe that it is only through a truly holistic approach, incorporating the learner, school, their family and relevant professionals can we ensure the full potential of each and every individual is met.

We are committed to removing all the barriers to learning and have become a pilot school for Rochdale Borough Council, in conjunction with the Children North East charity to Poverty Proof our school. Within this we fully support the statement that:

“No activity or planned activity in schools should identify, exclude, treat differently or make assumptions about those children whose household income or resources are lower than others.”

We believe in supporting our learners to be independent, to enjoy every element of their lives, to achieve more than they can imagine and we will do this together. We challenge what is possible and any limits put in place by others. We work with our learners to be as independent as they can be to ensure they have a feeling of self-worth. We work together with our learners and families to strive to enrich the whole lives of our learners.

All members of staff at Springside including Governors and Teaching Assistants accept responsibility for learners who are socially disadvantaged and are committed to meeting their pastoral, social and academic needs within a nurturing and caring environment.

As with every learner in our care, a learner who is considered to be ‘socially disadvantaged’ is valued, respected and entitled to develop to his/her full potential, irrespective of need or ability.

The statement details the school’s use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines the pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

Below is of a copy of the updated strategy statement.