At Tor Bridge High School our students are at the heart of everything we do. We are a vibrant community united in its commitment to creating opportunities for all students and staff to achieve success. We have high expectations of all our pupils and believe that students achieve excellent outcomes when they are challenged, develop high aspirations, and take advantage of all that school has to offer. Our curriculum is ambitious and our vision is to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum which embraces effective metacognitive strategies for learning.
When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. This alongside research conducted by the EEF. Common barriers to learning for disadvantaged children can be: less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no “one size fits all”. We will ensure that all teaching staff are involved in the analysis of data and identification of pupils, so that they are fully aware of strengths and weaknesses across the school.
16-19 Tuition Fund
16-19 Tuition Fund statement of use
Following receipt of this fund Tor Bridge High:
Have recruited a study support advisor who is completing dedicated catch up and study support work with Post 16 students who have scored below a 5 at GCSE in a range of subjects, including English and Maths
Study support advisor is completing small group and one to one subject specific intervention
Additional support is in place through extraction and online opportunities for students who study Maths and English who have not achieved a grade 4 or 5
After school additional catch up opportunities are being provided for all students who have not achieved a grade 5 in subjects at GCSE from 3-4.30 pm