Introduction The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people do well at school. The funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for free school meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012/13 the funding allocated was £623 per child, £250 for children of Armed Forces families. For 2013/14 this figures rises to £900 per child and £300 for children of Armed Forces families.
How much pupil premium money does our school get ? • For the school year (2012-13) it was £156,145 • The pupil premium for the 2013-14 school year will be decided shortly.
Some children will already be doing well in English, maths or other subjects. But there may be things we can do to stretch them further, to help them aim high, or to build their confidence - like having a mentor, visits to universities, taking part in activities to develop social or language skills.
Some children may need financial help so that they can take part in trips and activities. • If children are behind in English, maths or other subjects, we may arrange for them to have special small group or one-to-one teaching. • We call these ‘intervention programmes’. • We choose the classroom approaches and • intervention programmes that research • shows work. • Download the Sutton Trust toolkit here http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit
We spend some of the money on training for staff to make sure they are up to date with the latest knowledge about what works for disadvantaged children/young people. How much parents and carers get involved with their child’s learning makes a very big difference to how well they do at school. So we also spend money on activities that help keep you informed about their targets, and confident in knowing how to support their learning.
We track all children’s progress each term, so we can quickly see if plans are working. If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will also measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and the end, so we can see the difference. We will report to you at parents’ evenings, held throughout the year but if you would like information on your child’s progress at any time, please get in touch with the Chapter Director’s of Learning.
Where can I get more information For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to the relevant Chapter. • I am not sure if my child could have free school meals- where can I get more information? Please speak to Mrs Boxshall in the school office, in confidence . She will be really glad to help or look on the academy website.
Impact of the Pupil Premium • Reading ages of year 7 and 8 increased on average • Expected levels of progress for pupil premium students in English and Maths increased from the previous year. • English: 77% (National average 55%) • Maths 55% (National average 54%) • Attendance increased by 2% for pupil premium students in year 11 due to the Passport to the Prom. • The percentage of pupils (eligible for the pupil premium) achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths increased from 21% to 39%.