What is pupil premium?

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 (FSM) in the last six years and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

It is for schools to decide how the pupil premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those disadvantaged pupils covered by the pupil premium. From September 2012, schools are also required to publish online information about how the premium has been used.

You can find the pupil premium spending impact statement for 2020-21 and the proposed spending plan for 2021-22 below.

Documents

Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2021-2022

Pupil Premium plan 2020-21 and 2019-20 impact statement

Pupil Premium and Year 7 catch-up funding 2019-20

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch-up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at The Holgate Academy.

How we intend to use the grant

  • Maths small group catch up strategy focused on students who have been identified in the following categories
    • Lack of engagement during lockdown
    • Students with low independence skills causing higher rate of impact on academic progress and retention of prior skills, knowledge and understanding
  • English small group catch up strategy focused on students who have been identified in the following categories
    • Lack of engagement during lockdown
    • Students with low independence skills causing higher rate of impact on academic progress and retention of prior skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Academic mentoring to include support with
    • Concentration skills
    • Aspiration
    • Mentoring and counselling to address adverse childhood experiences
    • Mentoring and counselling to address learnt behaviour
    • Mentoring and counselling to work in partnership with parents and other agencies
    • Sensory Overload – Students adversely affected by increased sensory stimuli
    • Sensory Underload – Students adversely affected by reduced sensory stimuli
  • Cross-curricular intervention support
    • Staffing and resources for identified content that has been missed or is in need of consolidation

How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our students

  • Internal academic progress data
  • Externally awarded academic progress data
  • Determination to learn data
    • Teacher Assessment
    • Student Reflection
    • Parent Opinion
  • Staff survey

16 to 19 tuition fund

The 16-19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020-21 academic year only. It is ringfenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. The funding should be used to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted. Although the actual tuition does not need to be for GCSE English or maths, the students supported all need to be those who had not achieved grade 4 in at least one of those subjects at this level by age 16.

How will we use the 16-19 tuition funding?

The Holgate Academy is eligible to receive £833 from this fund for small group tuition. We will be using this funding to support students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths at GCSE. We will be prioritising those students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) where appropriate. This tuition will be in addition to students’ normal timetabled GCSE English and maths lessons and will be in groups of no more than 5.