pupil premium funding
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. The funding is available for children who have been registered for free school meals in the last six years, are looked after or have parents in the armed forces.
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In order to allocate our pupil premium allocation effectively, we set out our actions in line with Sir John Dunsford’s ‘10 point plan for spending the pupil premium successfully’.
In 2016/17 the academy received £195,700. In 2017/18 the funding allocated to the academy totals £185,130.
In the 2017/18 financial year, the academy will receive £935 per child through pupil premium, £1900 for each looked after child and £300 for each service child. The total pupil premium allocation for 2017/18 for the academy is £185,130. 49 % of the students on roll at the start of the 2017/18 academic year are eligible for pupil premium funding.
HOW WILL THE FUNDING BE SPENT?
At The West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s we are dedicated to making sure pupil premium students are given the best possible chance of success.
BARRIERS TO LEARNING:
Our pupil premium students face a number of barriers to learning; we have highlighted low literacy and numeracy levels on entry as a problem (this data has been taken from baseline testing for English and maths and reading age tests).
As an academy we are aiming to reduce the difference between progress of pupil premium eligible students and that of all pupils nationally; to improve the attendance of pupil premium students to above 96% and to raise aspirations.
|Priority||Outcome||Typical use of money||Success criteria|
|1||Raise attainment of pupil premium eligible students, especially in English and maths.||
||Reduce the difference between progress of pupil premium eligible students and that of all pupils. All students meet or exceed their target grade.|
||To acheive 0% NEET for year 11 students with an increased percentage of the cohort going on to study A levels.|
||To achieve above 96% attendance for pupil premium eligible students.|
As an academy we are dedicated to ensuring all students receive quality first teaching. We frequently buy in support from outside agencies to highlight the areas most critical for the development of teaching and learning across the academy and use this information to inform our rigorous CPD programme.
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF PUPIL PREMIUM ELIGIBLE PUPILS FREQUENTLY:
CTLs and Heads of House have regular line management meetings with a member of the senior leadership team where they discuss the progress of key students. A key focus of this is a discussion regarding the progress of pupil premium students so interventions can be put in place quickly. Through our 'Class on a Page', teaching staff are aware of pupil premium students in their classrooms and they adapt their classroom practice accordingly.
The progress of all pupils is monitored each half term by the teaching staff and pupil premium students are highlighted on our data tracking software so they are easily identifiable. Further to this the academy’s ‘waves of intervention’ ensure that we can do everything possible to ensure no child is left behind.
Learning walks are carried out with the most recent progress data so staff are able to discuss with students their current rates for progress and what they need to do to improve. These are carried out by senior leadership and CTLs and have a particular focus on the progress of pupil premium students. The academy also actively encourages its Directors to take on an active role in supporting the progress of pupil premium students by taking part in learning walks with a member of senior leadership.
HOW WE WILL KNOW IT IS WORKING?
Pupils are monitored regularly as a whole school and their progress is tracked every half term, with reports sent home following these events. Parents’ evenings are held throughout the year and provide the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress.
If you would like any further information on the progress of your child please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Tutor or their Head of House.