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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and was allocated to children whose families were eligible for, and claiming, free school meals. 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 children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most. The school receives additional funding in the form of Pupil Premium for children entitled to free school meals in the last 6 years, children in care and children of parents in the armed forces. From September 2014, pupils recently adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order were also eligible for additional funding.

Common barriers for disadvantaged pupils can be less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behavior difficulties, and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no one strategy that fits all.

 

The 2017/18 rate of funding remains at £935 per pupil, for children of armed service personnel will be £300 per pupil and £1,900 for Children Looked After and Post LAC (adopted).

 

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.

 

The Department for Education has recently published a document on the Pupil Premium for 2017/18 and the conditions of the grant which is available to view here

 

At Furness Academy
 

The purpose of related action is to narrow the disadvantage gap and raise the attainment of students from low income families. We have focused the spending of this funding in five areas: 

 

1.      Interventions addressing Teaching and Learning

2.      Interventions addressing emotional, social and behavioural needs

3.      Interventions addressing educational Support Needs

4.      Interventions addressing underachievement in Literacy and Numeracy

5.      Interventions addressing financial hardship need.

We have also made effective use of educational research conducted by a range of educationalists and in particular the Sutton Trust Toolkit in supporting us to determine the most effective strategies to implement and inform decision making. For this academic year, we have looked at initiatives we have found previously to have made good impact and also funding a number of new strategies to provide support, Intervention and enrichment activities.

The performance of the Pupil Premium cohort will be improved by ensuring that classroom teachers are analysis data to identify issues, have rigorous plans in place to address under-achievement and by targeting interventions towards those pupils most in need.



Download Furness Academy ‘Closing the Gap Approach’ document:

Closing the Gap Approach document

 

Furness Academy Pupil Premium Numbers per year group 2017-2018: 


Year

7

8

9

10

11

Total

Number of students

197

182

176

94

140

789

 

Nos

%

Nos

%

Nos

%

Nos

%

Nos

%

Nos

%

PP

99

50

81

45

70

40

45

48

57

41

352

45

NON-PP

98

50

101

55

106

60

49

52

83

59

437

55

 

 

Income

2016-17    £315,095

2017-18    £329,120

 

The link enables you to see, how we intend to use the funding this year;

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

Year 7 Catch Up Strategy 2017-18


Details of spending, targets and impact 2016-17

Furness Academy Pupil Premium 2016-2017 spend review

 

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