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Lea Manor High School

Pupil Premium

At Lea Manor we believe that every pupil has the right to an outstanding education regardless of their background, personal characteristics or circumstances. Pupils who come from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds will make excellent progress at our school.

School Overview

Detail Data
Number of pupils in school 1036
Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils 39.6%
Academic year(s) that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers 2023-2024
Date this statement was published December 2023
Date on which it is to be reviewed December 2024
Statement authorised by Ms J Pather, Headteacher
Pupil premium lead Mrs N Noreen, Assistant Headteacher

Statement of Intent

The main goal of our pupil premium strategy plan at Lea Manor High School is to empower disadvantaged pupils, ensuring that they not only overcome challenges but also succeed academically and personally. Our goal focuses on equity, inclusion and enabling every student to reach their full potential, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Our current pupil premium strategy plan is carefully designed to meet the specific needs of disadvantaged pupils. It works on several basic principles:

Quality Teaching and Learning: Our strategy emphasises continuous professional development for our teaching staff. By ensuring high-quality instruction aligned with evidence-based practices, we strive to bridge the attainment gap and equip disadvantaged pupils with the skills needed for success. All staff will contribute to raising the
expectations and outcomes of disadvantaged pupils.

Personalised support: We make it a priority to understand the specific needs of each disadvantaged pupil. By using individual student data and seating plans, we aim to provide personalised support that directly addresses their challenges.

Cultural capital: Developing the cultural capital of all disadvantaged pupils. Pupils will be supported to take part in a range of opportunities outside of the classroom, such as trips, workshops and extra-curricular clubs.

Holistic approach: We recognise that academic success is intertwined with social and emotional well-being. The strategy plan incorporates a range of support services, including counselling, mentoring, and extracurricular activities, to nurture the holistic development of disadvantaged pupils.

Partnerships and parental engagement: Collaboration is key. We actively engage with parents, the local community, and external resources to create a supportive network around our disadvantaged pupils. Strong partnerships facilitate parental involvement in their child's education and the use of community resources to enhance the learning experience.

Continuous monitoring and adaptation: Regular monitoring and evaluation are integral to our strategy plan. We analyse data and feedback to refine and adapt interventions, ensuring that our efforts remain effective and responsive to the evolving needs of our disadvantaged pupils. Heads of Department and Heads of Year will monitor the progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils to check it is in line with their peers. Appropriate
support strategies will be introduced where appropriate, both in and out of the classroom.

In principle, our pupil premium strategy plan at Lea Manor High School is a commitment to breaking down barriers, creating an inclusive learning environment, and empowering disadvantaged pupils to succeed. Through personalised support, quality teaching, holistic approaches, collaborative partnerships, and continuous adaptation, we aim to foster a future where every pupil can thrive academically and contribute positively to society.

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Outcomes of disadvantaged pupils

Context of this evaluation is important to consider. Naturally the pandemic has meant long periods of isolation for pupils (with our year 11 cohort significantly more affected than other year groups), and higher rates of absence through illness, and bereavement due to Covid-19.

Headline Data (2022/2023)

  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving English and Maths at scale 9- 4 is 33.3%
  • The percentage of disadvantaged pupils achieving English and Maths scale 9-5 is 20.4%
  • The average point score for disadvantaged pupils in Ebacc is 2.38
  • The attainment 8 score for disadvantaged pupils is -1.03


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