Each School is required by law (The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012), to make the following information available on their school website.
The amount of funding the school is allocated from the Pupil Premium grant in respect of the current academic year plus the following information:
- Details of how it is intended that the allocation will be spent.
- Details of how the previous academic year's allocation was spent.
- The effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of those pupils for whom the funding was allocated.
Focus for 2021/22
Our focus on the use of Pupil Premium funding for 2021/22 is to enable all Disadvantaged Pupils in Key Stage 4 access to effective support material to aid their learning and to ensure that they are not negatively impacted by COVID, with an emphasis on making sure that none of our students are digitally disadvantaged. Access to these materials will boost pupils’ confidence, exam readiness and therefore outcomes. Their use of these is carefully monitored to ensure all are participating and to intervene as needed to support.
At Key Stage 3 we have a specific focus on literacy and increasing the use of the Accelerated Reader programme to enrich students’ vocabulary, comprehension and reading ages. All staff are able to bid for PP funding in order to support individual or groups of Disadvantaged Pupils with specific needs.
Our prime focus for all Disadvantaged Pupils follows the current research evidence that ‘quality first teaching’ is the most effective strategy we can employ. Our current drive on embedding ‘Metacognition’ into the classroom and developing peer mentors furthers our adoption last year of the most effective strategies in the Education Endowment Toolkit (strategies found by research-led evidence to be most effective in improving the progress of Disadvantaged Students) – metacognition, feedback and peer mentoring.
In addition, we will embed systemic change which is planned into the way our school is run which addresses the needs of Disadvantaged Pupils, for example, through timetabled transition sessions for Year 7 students and mixed ability teaching in English and Humanities.
We will measure the impact of our interventions through regular reviews, rigorous data tracking and records of student participation in activities.
Our Pupil Premium funding for 2021/22 is approx £154k but exact funding has only been confirmed to March 2022.