What is Pupil Premium Funding?
The Pupil Premium is a national grant devolved to all Local Authority Schools, to be used to support the learning, achievement and progress of students in receipt of free school meals (FSM), Children and Young People in Care and children of those serving in the Armed Forces. This funding stream has been introduced, at national level, to address the significant gap in performance between these students in comparison with their peers. Each school may decide upon how best to use this funding to support students who meet the criteria for Pupil Premium.
Our allocation of £242,460 for the academic year 2015-2016 was spent on the following initiatives:
Pupil Premium Plan for 2016-2017
Our allocation of £233,440 will be spent on the following initiatives which link to our whole school priorities:
Whole school priorities 2016 2017:
To support the objectives stated in the whole school improvement plan, specifically:
- To continue to develop a culture of aspiration, high expectation and resilience across the school.
- To ensure that teachers provide swift intervention to improve students’ learning.
- To further promote strong progress across all groups.
- To ensure the progress of pupil premium students from different starting points matches or is improving towards that of other students nationally.
- To ensure that homework effectively supports learning.
- To improve the behaviour of identified students within key subgroups.
- To address issues of inconsistent attendance amongst targeted FSM students.
As well as to support the overarching aims of the school, to:
- To improve attainment and progress across the school, so that they are at least in line with, or above national expectations, and are rising.
- To improve the capacity of leaders so that they lead improvement across the school rapidly and effectively.
- To improve behaviour for learning so that all students reach their full potential.
The areas which we will focus upon are as follows:
- Identifying levels of need and support for all Pupil Premium students.
- Sharing a collective responsibility for improving the outcomes of all Pupil Premium students.
- Implementing further high impact teaching and learning strategies to ensure the progress of all students (including Pupil Premium students) at all levels.
- To raise student aspirations through developing links with Further Education and Higher Education providers.
- To link with parents to provide support for the pupil premium students and their families.