Pupil Premium

Pupil premium

 

Funding 2016 – 2017

Funding 2015 – 2016

 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is an allocation of additional funding (to main Academy funding), is the best way to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement and to address the gap in their educational attainment.

These include children:

  • who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at some point in the last six years;
  • who have been in care for more than six months (CLA);
  • whose parents are currently employed by the armed services.

Nationally, the statistics show that pupils who are in receipt of FSM, do less well than their peers in exams, for example: SATs.  All schools are therefore required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used; alongside the impact of the funding, once available.

Principles for supporting pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding:

At Gonville Academy, we view the needs of all our children as important and ensure that our teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of them;

  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils who belong to vulnerable groups;
  • We recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals are socially disadvantaged (or indeed underachieving) and not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals;
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated based on a needs analysis, reflecting these considerations, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

In 2011-12 the school received £580 per pupil for 107 pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM).  In 2012-13 this was increased to £600 per pupil and extended to all pupils who had previously been and were currently eligible for FSM: funding was allocated for 146 pupils. In 2013 – 2014, funding has been increased to £900 per pupil.

2011-12 Gonville Academy received £62,165

This was used to:

  • Provide targeted 1:1 and small group tuition for identified pupils in maths and/or literacy
  • One-to-one tuition for targeted pupils, taken by a qualified teacher;
  • Short-term targeted intervention programs to support individual and groups of children to meet their individual needs;
  • Deployment of Teaching Assistants to support individual and groups of children both in whole class teaching and in individual work- on a ‘needs come first basis’ (i.e.: 1:2:1/group phonics);
  • Breakfast provided for all pupils taking KS2 SATS tests;
  • The use of a specialised sports coach;
  • Provide support to children and families to enable them to attend Academy trips and to take part in all learning activities (i.e.: Residential trip in Year 6);
  • Contingency funds set aside for unpredicted need.

2012-13

Gonville Academy was allocated £132,825

This was used to:

  • Provide targeted 1:1 and small group tuition for identified KS2 pupils in maths and/or literacy
  • Employment of an Attendance Officer to target low attendance and lateness which has shown in many cases to correlate with low attainment;
  • Employment of a Learning Mentor to provide behaviour, emotional and social support to individual pupils identified at risk of falling behind in their learning;
  • Year 5 and 6 boosters, 4 days a week, taken by a qualified teacher;
  • One-to-one tuition for targeted pupils, taken by a qualified teacher;
  • Short-term targeted intervention programs to support individual and groups of children to meet their individual needs;
  • Deployment of Teaching Assistants to support individual and groups of children both in whole class teaching and in individual work- on a ‘needs come first basis’ (ie: 1:2:1/group phonics);
  • Breakfast provided for all pupils taking KS2 SATS tests;
  • Development of structured lunchtime/after Academy activities, run by trained staff to allow productive play and encourage respectful relationships along with life skills;
  • The use of a specialised sports coach, French and music teacher to allow all children to try a range of sports, learn a new language and to learn new music skills (1 session weekly);
  • Subsidise STEP Zone – breakfast club (our extended schools provider);
  • Provide support to children and families to enable them to attend Academy trips and to take part in all learning activities (ie: Residential trip in Year 6);
  • Contingency funds set aside for unpredicted need.

2013-14

Gonville Academy has been allocated £900 per pupil, with a current estimated total of £136,800.

This will be used to:

  • Provide targeted 1:1 and small group tuition for identified KS2 pupils in maths and/or literacy
  • Fund a Learning Mentor to provide behaviour, emotional and social support to individual pupils identified at risk of falling behind in their learning
  • Employment of an Attendance Officer to target low attendance and lateness which has shown in many cases to correlate with low attainment;
  • Employment of a Learning Mentor to provide behaviour, emotional and social support to individual pupils identified at risk of falling behind in their learning;
  • Year 5 and 6 boosters, 4 days a week, taken by a qualified teacher;
  • One-to-one tuition for targeted pupils, taken by a qualified teacher;
  • Purchase of 1 laptop for CLA to support home learning;
  • Short-term targeted intervention programs to support individual and groups of children to meet their individual needs;
  • Deployment of Teaching Assistants to support individual and groups of children both in whole class teaching and in individual work- on a ‘needs come first basis’ (ie: 1:2:1/group phonics);
  • Breakfast provided for all pupils taking KS2 SATS tests;
  • Development of structured lunchtime/after Academy activities, run by trained staff to allow productive play and encourage respectful relationships along with life skills;
  • The use of a specialised sports coach, French and music teacher to allow all children to try a range of sports, learn a new language and to learn new music skills (1 session weekly);
  • Subsidise STEP Zone – breakfast club (our extended schools provider);
  • Provide support to children and families to enable them to attend Academy trips and to take part in all learning activities (ie: Residential trip in Year 6);
  • Assistance with uniform and PE kits etc where necessary;
  • Looking into supporting the Bark and Read scheme (‘Reading Dog!’);
  • Purchase of Reading Books for CLA matched to child’s abilities and likes;
  • Contingency funds set aside for unpredicted need.

 

The STEP Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number 7612865). Registered office: Gonville Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 6DL