Pupil Premium Project
In 2014, The Aspirer Teaching Alliance was commissioned by Cheshire East to run a project aimed at improving outcomes for children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium; the project has been so successful that it is still ongoing.
Several schools in the Alliance have an excellent record of "closing the gap" in attainment between those on Pupil Premium and those who are not. In particular Ash Grove Academy, with a very large percentage of children in receipt of Pupil Premium, has been able to turn the gap slightly the other way round!
The Project involves:
Hubs: Several "hubs" were set up containing representatives from schools with similar issues and interests. These include schools with small percentages of children on PP, measuring the impact of non-academic interventions and "High Impact" interventions. Thy have an "action research" approach and meet once a term.
CPD Courses: These courses are aimed at developing a more distributed leadership and responsibility for improving outcomes for children in receipt of Pupil Premium. Details of the courses to be run in the early part of 2015 are available on the Home Page and Calendar.
One to One Reviews: Nearly 50 Headteachers and Senior Leaders have taken advantage of one to one conversations with a senior leader from the Alliance about best practice in using the Pupil Premium Grant, so sharing good ideas across the Alliance.
If you would like to find out more about the Pupil Premium Project, please email Alison on firstname.lastname@example.org