Pupil Premium Information
The school receives government funding for each pupil who is eligible for FSM or who has been eligible in the last six years. Pupil Premium is also granted for children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for at least six months. There is also a service child Premium for children whose parents are in the armed services.
The government’s assumption is that such pupils are disadvantaged by their family circumstances and would benefit from targeted support and access to opportunities which might otherwise be denied to them. The money is not ring-fenced and can be used to support the raising of attainment of the most vulnerable pupils and targeted at narrowing the attainment gap. For 2014/15 there are 9 CRGS pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium funding. At £900 per pupil, this amounts to £8,100 in total available to the school for the academic year.
The pupils who qualify for the Pupil Premium will be individually monitored to check that they are:
- Making appropriate academic progress
- Receiving appropriate academic, pastoral and emotional support
- Not being denied access to important enrichment opportunities or educational resources for financial reasons
A member of staff has been given specific responsibility for monitoring these pupils’ academic progress, well-being, attendance, behaviour and involvement in school life. He will coordinate support as appropriate and instigate intervention strategies when they are required. The school’s priority will be to meet the individual needs of the designated pupils and to respond to circumstance in the course of the year.
The school will also provide general support for pupils in need or at risk, and the pupils qualifying for Pupil Premium will have access to such support and opportunities. The school will not assume however that the Pupil Premium pupils will automatically need or benefit from such support or opportunities and it will consider the needs of each individual pupil independently.
Pupil Premium funding will be deployed to cover some of the costs of the provision for vulnerable pupils who are in need of support. Opportunities provided outside the school curriculum which Pupil Premium pupils will have access to and which vulnerable pupils in need across the school would benefit from include:
- The Easter GCSE revision course in Science for pupils of risk of underachievement
- Revision and help courses and additional tuition for pupils who were underachieving
- The provision for a school councellor for pupils experiencing emotional problems
- The subject help 'clinics' for pupils in need of support of consolidation
- The after-school revision club for pupils who find study at school more conducive to learning than study at home
- Financial help with music tuition
- Financial help with language exchange trips
- Staff mentoring of individual pupils at risk of underacheivement
The reports and results of the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium show that the pupils involved all made good progress in the academic year and were able to access appropriate educational opportunities. The school’s results at GCSE and A Level were testament to the effectiveness of the provision for vulnerable students and students in need across the school.
In 2015/16 the allocation is based on 13 pupils receiving £935 and one at £300 which equates to £12,455 (the current funding for the academic year September to March is £9,341 and this will be completed at the end of the year in June to give the full figure for the financial year).
We intend to use this funding to continue to provide opportunities and support which were open to vulnerable pupils and pupils in need of help or support across the school as well to pupils who qualify for Pupil Premium funding.
- Curriculum support staff
- Tuition and support classes
- Revison sessions and courses
- Educational visit support
- Educational course support
The school will report to governors on the use of the Pupil Premium and the effectiveness of the provision for the targeted individuals as well as the benefits of the provision for vulnerable pupils in the school.
J. R. Russell