What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. It is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to close the attainment gap between pupils from low income families and their peers. It is allocated to schools with pupils on roll who are known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years, are Children Looked After (in the care of the Local Authority) or who have a parent serving in the Armed Services.
- We organise teaching and learning at Springwell Learning Community in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
- We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
- We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any child
the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged and should be making better progress.
- We will allocate Pupil Premium funding after a needs analysis to identify priority groups and individuals.
Pupil Premium Special Academy Impact Report 2016 – 2017 (Click on the image to view)
Pupil Premium Alternative Academy Impact Report 2016 – 2017 (Click on the image to view)
The Literacy and Numeracy Catch Up Premium
At Springwell Learning Community we are striving to ensure that all pupils are given every opportunity to succeed and achieve their full potential.
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2
The catch-up premium is spent in an integrated and targeted way, to ensure that pupils receive the opportunity for additional support and access to all learning opportunities which will enhance their literacy and numeracy.
For the current academic year (2016/17) the allocation of funds to Springwell Learning Community was £1,836.
We assess the individual needs of each of the pupils who attract the year 7 catch-up premium and decide the best way to use the funding.
Planned spend of the current academic year’s allocation
- Big maths numeracy programme;
- A reading intervention programme;
- A handwriting intervention programme;
- Small group intensive support on reading;
- 1:1 LSA support and intervention with literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum;
- The purchase of texts and resources, including apps for small, specifically focused classes in English and Mathematics.
- The purchase of online subscriptions to improve engagement and raise attainment in numeracy and literacy.
- Lexia license purchased for pupils with dyslexia.
- Further training for wider, dispersed support staff in reading and maths interventions.
The impact of the interventions are tracked through six progress captures throughout the year. Further intervention will be put in place following rigorous analysis of this data.