Pupil Premium 2017-18
For 2017-18 the Pupil Premium funding is £1320 for primary-aged pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years based on January 2017 school census data. For each pupil identified in the spring school census as having left local-authority care due to: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order, the school receives £1900.
The service premium is extra funding for schools to support children and young people with parents in the armed forces. In the financial year 2017 to 2018, schools will receive £300 for each eligible pupil.
Pupils attract the premium if they meet the following criteria:
- one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
- they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the at any point since 2011
- one of their parents died while serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
Objectives for Pupil Premium at Signhills Academy
At Signhills Academy we currently have 52 children in receipt of the Pupil Premium funding and our allocation is £81 820. The funding will be used to close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers and will facilitate the following;
- further development of quality first teaching.
- targeted intervention and provision to meet the holistic needs of the children.
- to engage and support their families in order to overcome barriers which may impact educational achievement.
- pastoral support – to continue the role of Learning Mentors to engage with families, increase pupils’ self-esteem, attendance, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment in school.
- Access to specialist services
At Signhills Academy we assess all pupils’ attainment and progress throughout the school year. The focus of these assessments is on pupils’ progress towards meeting their end of year expectations. We hold termly pupil progress review meetings and as a result of these meetings, additional support or targeted interventions are implemented or adapted to meet the needs of individual Pupil Premium children.
The percentage of disadvantaged children who left the academy in 2017 ‘secondary ready’ (achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths) was lower than ‘non-disadvantaged’ nationally. However, positively, our Pupil Premium children made accelerated progress compared to ‘all pupils’ within the academy.