Strand 2: Effective pupil premium strategies

Strand 2: Effective pupil premium strategies

  • 42 schools (29 primary, 11 secondary,  1 special secondary, 1 PRU) are involved as receiving support. 25 of these meet the eligibility criteria for the funding.
  • 8 Pupil Premium Reviewers have been engaged, and we have developed a Bury model.
  • This will allow schools to collaborate in Learning Threes to support each other's reviews.
  • Pupil premium reviews will take place mainly during the autumn term 2018.
  • The report for each review is written by the lead reviewer, and will be the property of the school to use as they wish.
  • Mental Health First Aid training programme has provided two 2-day courses, to which a total of 47 schools have sent delegates. There was also a series of half-day Mental Health Lite courses.
  • We are establishing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy Group, to support the roll-out of learning from this experience, to benefit staff and pupils in Bury schools.
  • A training session on advanced mental health and early trauma took place in November 2018.
  • There is scope in the future for other developments such as support with attendance.

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Next steps

  • Pupil premium reviews taking place
  • Embedding Mental Health First Aid training in schools, supported by the Strategy Group.
  • Developing support and CPD for individual schools based on the outcomes of the pupil premium reviews.