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The Turner Free School Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

All schools in the Turner Schools Family are committed to ensuring that our schools are places where children thrive and knowledge matters.

Our Pupil Premium practice is informed by what the Education Endowment Foundation tells us is impactful in closing the attainment gap.

AT TFS we are focusing our provision on improving:

  • Attendance: getting our scholars to school and ensuring that we do everything we can to nourish them so they are ready to learn. In practice this means the Trust provides breakfast club and free breakfast to any scholar that would like or need it.
  • Reading: evidence shows that if a scholar can read, and achieve their chronological age, then the attainment gap is diminished. Therefore we have committed to and invested in a proven reading scheme Read Write Inc Fresh Start. This teaching programme aims to ensure that all children are reading and writing fluently in 33 weeks through engagement with age-appropriate anthologies.
  • Family Dining: at TFS, all scholars will come together each day to share a meal together. This will enable them to learn conversation skills and impeccable manners, as well as enabling them to become respectful members of our school community. Scholars will have assigned roles for Family Dining, which will further encourage responsibility and respect.
  • Academic Progress: we have invested in highly experienced teachers and have created flexibility within the timetable to ensure that any necessary intervention is delivered by expert, qualified teachers.