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Pupil Premium Statement

Last year and in 2014 John Taylor High School was named as a leading Secondary school in the West Midlands in relation to the support offered to Pupil Premium students, being the only non-selective recipient of a Pupil Premium Award in Staffordshire. John Taylor Free School follows their highly successful approach. 

At John Taylor, there is a clear and firm belief that the single factor that unites all students who receive Student Premium is that they are recipients of Student Premium.  We recognise that each child is an individual, and as such our provision for and intervention with Pupil Premium students is targeted to address their individual barriers to learning and achievement. 

We believe that closing the gap happens through the following strategies:

  • Dealing with student’s complex needs, through safeguarding, through the Prevent strategy, through a strong programme of PSHE and citizenship. Through the engagement of outside agencies including the Local Authority where necessary.
  • The vertical tutorial programme significantly benefits more vulnerable students and this programme will mirror the success of JTHS.
  • Equality of opportunity, which we seek to do through equality of access to the enrichment programme, through equality of access to technology, through equality of access to experiences and by providing safe and secure areas where students can study.
  • Through raising aspiration. By getting students involved in national competitions, by letting them have a strong careers awareness and by giving them opportunities for success amongst their peers and the local community.
Announcement

Proposed Admission Arrangements 

The Board of John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust is consulting its stakeholders and partners on proposed changes to the admissions arrangements for John Taylor Free School from September 2020.
The consultation document – outlining the rationale and the proposed changes - can be found here. 
In compliance with the requirements for such proposals, a period of six weeks will elapse before the consultation period closes on 8th January 2019.

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