FROM YOUR HEAD TEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers,
As you may know, the pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
At TKA we receive a considerable amount which is spent in ways which we believe will have the maximum impact not only for those pupils in receipt of the grant, but for all pupils.
Some of the pupil premium initiatives have included targetted revision sessions, revision guides, books, equipment and trips. We also know that effective feedback on pupils' work has the greatest impact and that's why staff are working hard to refine their marking and feedback in books and on Google classrooms.
If you have any further queries about Pupil Premium, then do contact Dr Keaney, who is championing this area of work across the school.
One of the issues that has been raised by parents via the Parent Surveys is homework and the clarity around deadlines. We have therefore launched PenStripe https://www.penstripe.co.uk/ which is an online homework organiser. The pupils have been given details of how to use this and we hope it will make the homework process transparent and convenient for all parties involved.
Have a good weekend