Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator
Cumbria CA23 3AR
Barriers for learning are identified for each child in our school, with a specific focus on our disadvantaged children. Barriers to learning and individual data is used to identify the specific needs of each pupil..
Issues are seen as barriers to be overcome - not excuses for poor attainment or lack of progress. Barriers to learning are identified for all of our children, including our disadvantaged pupils. Barriers to learning are identified from rigorous data analysis (as well as an understanding of our school’s context) and are addressed as priorities in both our development plan and separate ‘Pupil Premium’ action plan. All staff are made aware of ‘barriers for learning’ for individual pupils. Risk factors for underperformance for our school have been identified.
As a school we have identified our own risk of underperformance so that we can respond appropriately. We have identified some of our pupils have lower results on entry. Therefore early identification and intervention is vital to help our disadvantage pupils achieve.
When identifying barriers to learning, we consider the following for individual children and cohorts:
Our school’s typical barriers are as follows: