Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Jewell Academy Bournemouth

What is the Pupil Premium?
The Government considers the Pupil Premium to be a key element of their education policy. Introduced in April 2011, the Pupil Premium provides additional funding to schools to target specific groups of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. These include pupils from low income families; children in care and the children of armed service personnel.

What are the aims of the Pupil Premium?

The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to raise the achievement and aspirations of disadvantaged groups of children.

The link between free school meal eligibility and underachievement is strong. The Pupil Premium seeks to tackle this inequality in educational outcomes. The Premium is intended to help schools to provide targeted support to improve the life chances of children from lower income families and young people who face additional challenges in their lives so that they can reach their full potential. The Government has given schools discretion in how to best use the funding to meet the needs of their children.

What will we do in 2016-17?

Funding

Estimated Pupil Premium: £115,000

Aim

To continue to raise the attainment of all pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium by accelerating progress so that it is in line with or better than national expectations.

Actions/Proposed actions

  • We will identify children’s progress through the use of the new data management system, Progresso and use this information to establish additional intervention groups when the need arises
  • We will employ additional LSAs to support the pupils academic and social and emotional needs throughout the school day
  • We will employ a school counsellor to support pupils who are having additional social and emotional issues that are not being addressed through interventions
  • We will employ an Inclusion manager, who will be part of the SLT, to co-ordinate the provision for PP children and ensure they are accessing all that is available to them
  • We will provide financial support for extra-curricular trips and workshops
  • We employ additional teachers so that more able pupils can be challenged in all areas of the curriculum
  • We will seek opportunities to provide cultural experiences for our more able children to raise their cultural awareness and increase their aspirations
  • We will provide a wide variety of enrichment opportunities and After School clubs to extend this group’s experiences outside the classroom.
  • We will ensure resources are purchased to broaden the children’s reading experiences and use iPad technology to engage the reader
  • We will train additional volunteers to listen to children read if this is not happening at home on a regular basis
  • We will continue to offer a Change 4 life programme as part of our After School Clubs provision. This will be free and targeted at the pupil premium group to encourage them to take part in more physical activity and socialise outside the classroom environment
  • We will continue to fund a mini bus to enable pupils that live further away to remain at Jewell Academy once the Borough withdraws their transport, thus reducing the turbulence of another school move.