Pupil Premium, Recovery Premium, Catch Up Premium & School-Led Tutoring
What is the Pupil Premium?
National statistics demonstrate that students experiencing 'financial hardship' do not achieve as well as their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is paid to schools for students who are: recorded as being eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last 6 years (Ever6), who are 'Looked After', who are supported by the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) or who have a parent serving in the Armed Forces.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities (between eligible children and their peers) by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
Pupil Premium Charter
Our intention is that all students, irrespective of their background or the challenges they face, make good progress and attain highly
Our objectives and aims:
Teach well so that students develop independence and self-agency, feel success and grow
Identify barriers and work to remove them so that students are able to take control
Leverage experiences, students stepping forward rather than back, so that we raise self-esteem through positive experience
Build networks for students including opportunities for socialisation so that students get a ‘foot in door’
Challenge pre-conceived ideas of what their future might be so that a world of opportunities present themselves
In realising our intent we will:
Believe in students and expect a lot
Never assume those students experiencing disadvantage face the same barriers, or have any less potential to succeed, treating every young person’s circumstances individually
Never pity or patronise those students experiencing disadvantage
Establish a consistent, clear approach to the way that funds are allocated and support given
Constantly seek out new ideas and share the very best practice
Monitor the impact of any intervention
Pupil Premium Strategy
School-Led Tutoring 2022-2023
Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in significant missed education by students. Disadvantaged and vulnerable students have been particularly impacted. Tutoring is one of the most effective tools for helping students recover lost education. In September 2021 the Government expanded the tutoring offer to include School-led Tuition. The Academy will continue to provide a tuition offer into the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years. Click here for more information.
Catch Up Premium
In 2020 the Government announced additional funding for schools to support children and young people to catch up lost time, after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and those students from disadvantaged backgrounds. To find out how the Catch Up Premium was spent in 2020-2021 click here.