Denmark Road High School - Our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’
At Denmark Road High School our promise all students:
“Nothing less than positive progress and well-being for all”
Low social mobility and lack of educational opportunity is arguably the biggest social challenge of our times: the income gap between the richest and poorest in society continue to widen, while education opportunities remain overwhelmingly dominated by children from the most privileged homes.
Sutton Trust, 2014
At Denmark Road High School, we are committed to ensuring every student receives the very best learning and teaching in the classroom through our ‘minimum excellence’ criteria, which focuses on the following six key areas; feedback, explanation & modelling, practice & independence, questioning & class discussions and engagement & inspiration. We hone a lifelong love of learning by empowering students through understanding how and why they learn most effectively through responsive teaching. Deep understanding of our students is at the heart of not just our pupil premium strategy, but the learning and teaching culture for our entire school community.
In addition to our determined efforts to further improve our culture of responsive learning and teaching, Denmark Road’s ‘Pupil Premium Promise’ will enable every Pupil Premium eligible student to fulfil their potential and achieve success, both inside and outside of the classroom. We offer this promise to ALL of our students. Staff will use data to accurately understand the needs of ALL eligible students, who will be given priority (first feedback & marking, focused questioning), prioritised learning and teaching monitoring (learning walks, curriculum intent and planning) and regular extended school opportunities to reinforce classroom learning (access to uniform, books, trips and other resources required to ensure equality).
At Denmark Road High School our Pupil Premium cohort have their own designated support led by myself and supported by the Student Support Officer Mrs Kittle firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with any additional academic or pastoral needs, whilst also providing enhanced communication and support to eligible families. Pupil Premium eligible families will be personally contacted by Mrs Kittle and will be given opportunities to share views and ideas about how to improve our future Pupil Premium practice.
Denmark Road High School also guarantees that every Pupil Premium eligible child will be able to take part in, and be actively encouraged to do so, the whole school experience without financial discrimination. This journey begins with a fully funded place on a Y7 bonding trip (with further funding towards another trip between years 8 -11), followed by the chance to sign up to take part on a fully funded place on the Duke of Edinburgh award. The offer is also made for all Pupil Premium students to have access to fully funded music and speech and drama lessons. We aim for all eligible students to have equal opportunity for participation, leadership and opportunity in all areas of life at Denmark Road High School.
At Denmark Road High School, we aim for our ‘Pupil Premium Promise’ to provide the platform for every eligible child to have an equal and equitable opportunities at fulfilling their dreams and potential.
Details of our spend and strategy for 2020-21 can be found in the document below.
Ms A Wickson: Assistant Headteacher: Senior Lead for Pupil Premium Strategy
Is my child eligible for Free School Meals?
Please find this information in the ‘downloads’ section which includes a link to an application form for FSM from the Local Authority.
The school does not receive any 'Year 7 Catch Up Premium' funding.