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Use of Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium – Use and Impact

2017-2018

The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011 for pupils in England from low-income families.

 

Eligible pupils are those who:

  • Are receiving Free School Meals
  •  Have received FSM at any point in the past 6 years
  • Are classed as looked after
  •  Have at least one parent who is or was a member of the armed forces

The purpose of the grant is to address the under lying inequalities between FSM children and their peers. Children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the past generally have lower academic results than those who have never been eligible for FSM.

 

Annual Allocations

Academic Year

Pupil Premium

2017/18

£42,153

2016/17

£40,436

2015/16

£30,971

2014/15

£15,427

 

 

Barriers

Students at SGA face many different barriers to learning spanning both academic and non-academic experiences. SGA chooses to tackle issues for underperformance and therefore appropriates the pupil premium grant towards academic needs primarily, which includes social needs in order to reengage students back into classrooms and learning in a timely manner to lessen the time out of classrooms.

 

Use of Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding has been used in a variety of ways to ensure progress and academic

achievement for disadvantaged students through initiatives and programmes that support the engagement and involvement of disadvantaged students.

 

We will continue to use the pupil premium funding to support students at SGA to raise social and academic standards of attainment, enabling our students to have a positive economic future. The funding has been used in a number of different areas, including but not limited to:

  • Purchase of individual laptops to encourage further study
  • Revision guides have been provided at no cost to disadvantaged students in a variety of subjects such as Maths, Science and English.
  • Buying in outside trainers to boost the learning of disadvantaged students such as personal one to one tutors
  • Buying in outside trainers to boost the learning of disadvantaged students such as personal one to one tutors
  • At SGA we recognise that the health and welfare needs of our students are wide ranging. The academy therapeutic mentor supports students with their medical needs, counselling, first aid and one to one reading sessions. In addition, she provides therapeutic support to students who have social and emotional needs, working closely with them to reintegrate them back into classrooms to avoid any gaps in their learning.
  • Sex and relationships is also broadly covered but SGA buys in

outside professionals to ensure all the complex needs are covered.

  • Increased staffing within our attendance office to ensure disadvantaged students can have a personal contact to discuss and arrange solutions for their non-attendance such as house pickups, bus passes and or purchasing of alarm clocks.
  • Enrichment on & off site
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • 1:1 tuition
  • Counselling
  •  EP Intervention
  • Peer Support
  • Home School Liaison
  • Purchasing uniform

 

Other interventions that Pupil Premium funds are based on the

Student’s Individual Learning Plan. These include:

  • Differentiated resources across the curriculum to enable students to engage and access a learning programme
  • Alternative Provision – fitness; bike maintenance; construction; agriculture & animal care

 

We have proven success in uses these methods of intervention to support disadvantaged pupils to make progress and achieve.

 

Impact

 

Like for Like Provision Nationally (For whole cohort)

PUPIL PREMIUM

5A* - C 1.3% 14%

5+A* - C including English and Maths 2.1% 5%

5+ A* - G 11.1% 50%

5+ A* - G including

English and Maths 8.5% 66%

1+ A* - C 22.9% 21%

Any Passes 58.2% 100%

All students gain a destination following their education at SGA.

 

Attendance 2017 to 2018

All at SGA 77% (Whole School Attendance for 2017/2018)

105 Students Pupils Premium

Pupil Premium Attendance 58% 

Persistent Absence 54.54% (Pupil Premium Students Alone)

72 students out of 105 students had home school PA (68% of Pupil Premium students started with PAs.)

 

Date of next strategy Review: September 2019

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