The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals in reception to Year 11, or those who are looked after by the Local Authority. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. The Pupil Premium will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and pupils that are not. Wreake Valley Academy will ensure this by making sure the funding reaches the pupils that need it most.
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers. As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
In school we currently have 128 pupils for whom the school will receive the additional funding. In the current year (academic year 2017-18) the school receives a total of £125000 additional funds.
How we decide to use the Pupil Premium
- We use the Pupil Premium for its intended purpose, which is to address the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium that attend this school.
- We use the latest research to select proven strategies that work to narrow the gaps.
- We fully evaluate all our strategies to ensure that they have the desired impact.
- We adapt or change strategies that do not have the desired impact.
- We ensure that Pupil Premium is allocated across all the year groups.
- We ensure that the Pupil Premium is available to all ability groups.
- We carry out 6 weekly data collections to target the pupils that need support the most.
- The Pupil Premium funding for 2016/2017 was £139995
- Equipment for pupils. We will ensure that we purchase equipment, resources and materials for pupils so that they can fully engage with their education. Estimated cost £2000
- Additional teaching capacity in English. In order to improve the quality of teaching and learning, extra capacity will be placed in English. This allows class sizes to be reduced and therefore allows teachers to work more closely with the pupils and develop their individual needs. Estimated cost £45900
- The strategies implemented for the academic year 2016/17 were as follows:
|Key Measure||Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium (Wreake Valley Academy)||Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium (National Statistics 2016)|
|% achieving A*-C (English and Maths only)||24||64.7|
|Progress 8 Score||-1.21||0.12|
|Attainment 8 Score||29.48||52.56|
- 19.2% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-5 in English and Maths.
- 38.5% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-4 in English and Maths.
- 26.9% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-5 in English.
- 46.2% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-4 in English.
- 38.5% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-5 in Maths.
- 53.8% of Year 11 pupils eligible for pupil premium achieved 9-4 in Maths.
The strategies that will be implemented for the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
Strategies for Academic Year 2017/18
The strategies that we will use this academic year will focus on quality teaching. The strategies are designed to support disadvantaged pupils across the curriculum and support them on an individual level. The strategies focus on delivering the best outcomes for disadvantaged pupils at Wreake Valley Academy.
Additional teaching capacity in English. In order to improve the quality of teaching and learning, extra capacity will be placed into English. English teachers, in addition to the class teacher, will work closely with identified individuals within lesson time. They will focus in the key areas for development and support the pupil to improve their levels of achievement.
Estimated cost £45900
Additional teaching capacity in Maths. In order to improve the quality of teaching and learning, extra capacity will be placed in Maths. This allows class sizes to be reduced and therefore allows teachers to work more closely with the pupils and develop their individual needs.
Estimated cost £45900
Additional support across the curriculum. To ensure that pupils are supported at an individual level, the school has created a model where teaching staff will support pupils in their lessons. The pupils will be identified based on their academic profile and individual needs. The teachers supporting the pupils will be in addition to the classroom teacher.
Estimated cost £11000
Re-new PiXL membership. (National Strategies for improving attainment). PiXL are a non-profit making organisation. The membership fee is used to generate resources and strategies that help schools improve their academic performance. By being a member of PiXL we will have access to a wealth of resources that will provide essential support for our pupils. It also allows Wreake Valley Academy to network with some of the most improved schools in the country and learn how they improved outcomes for their pupils.
Estimated cost £8000
Revision sessions, evening sessions and intervention rewards. During the course of the year pupils, eligible for Pupil Premium, will be invited to breakfast, lunchtime and afterschool support sessions in a number of subjects (including English and Maths). Intervention sessions will also take place in the holidays. A special evening for parents and their child will be organised, this special evening will provide parents and pupils with key information on revision plans, revision strategies and exam techniques.
Estimated cost £1500
Attendance/ Behaviour Mentor. To support the inclusion team with pupils that have an attendance that is below target. To help generate the data to formulate improvement strategies and drive improvement. The mentor will also support pupils with developing their confidence and self-esteem. Estimated cost £12,300
Training and Research. To ensure that the school is up to date with the most effective strategies and research for disadvantaged pupils, a designated lead from the Senior Leadership Team will attend relevant conferences. The information and training received at these conferences will be used to support and improve achievement for the disadvantaged pupils in the school.
Estimated cost £400.
The Pupil Premium funding for 2017/18 is £125000
Our Pupil Premium policy can be found here: PUPIL PREMIUM POLICY