OSA PP Strategy Statement 2022-2025
At Oxford Spires we expect all students to “be the best they can be” which means we embody the greatest ambition for all our students irrespective of their background. Our staff know our students as individuals and create a nurturing environment based on excellent relationships along with high expectations. This means that we strive for disadvantaged students to not only achieve in line with their peers but also experience the same broad and balanced curriculum.
High-quality teaching of an exceptional curriculum is key to raising standards for disadvantaged students. We offer excellent CPD to all staff to ensure that they are both competent and confident in their work. This also helps with retention of staff which supports the strong relationships between staff and students.
We use targeted academic support to raise standards both within the classroom and during carefully planned interventions. In addition, we use wider strategies to support disadvantaged students such as supporting with attendance and behavioural needs. Interventions are personalised, carefully planned and evaluated to ensure maximum impact.
Your child may be eligible for Free School Meals. If you are in receipt of any of the following, your child’s account could be credited daily:
- Income Support
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190
- Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The guarantee element of Pension Credit
If you think you are eligible to receive this funding, all you need to do is complete a verification form. This is a secure form for us to check your eligibility using your National Insurance number, surname and date of birth. This form can be collected and returned to school Reception.
If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Clare Forder (Assistant Principal – Inclusion).