PP funding for disadvantaged students – Summary and information
The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England that is provided to remove the barriers to learning for disadvantaged students and support them in making progress and achieving their target grades. This funding ensures opportunities exist for all young people regardless of social circumstance.
The Department for Education (DfE) allows schools to spend the pupil premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how this additional funding is used to raise the attainment and achievement of those students who are eligible.
Our aim at TGAK is to close and ultimately eliminate the gap that currently exists between pupil premium (PP) and non-pupil premium students. The academy recognises 6 barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils including:
- Family Engagement and welfare
- Enrichment opportunities
- Access and Engagement to learning
At TGAK, we will employ a variety of interventions and strategies, using the pupil premium funding, with the aim of removing the above barriers faced by our students. The way in which we spend our funding will be clearly documented in our annual pupil premium spending document, which will be found on the academy website. The aim of the document is to clarify how funds are allocated each year, to examine the impact of the interventions and strategies taken by the academy and outline any actions that are currently taking place.
Top priorities for supporting PP students include:
For the academic year 2018 – 2019, TGAK, were awarded a pupil premium grant of £451,717.00. Set out below are some of the areas where this will be spent.
- Accelerated reader Programme
- Targeted support for attendance
- Trips to help develop learning and access the curriculum
- Targeted intervention groups
- Access to universities and apprenticeships
A review of the Pupil Premium Strategy and its impact will take place in September 2019, when a new plan we will produced based on its outcomes.