The Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding allocated to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers in relation to attainment and progress.
The objective of our spending of Pupil Premium funding is to improve the attainment and progress of students eligible for the pupil premium, relative to those students that are not eligible (both in-school and nationally). We have used research compiled by the ‘Education Endowment Foundation’ to best steer our approach and budget allocation (the best results come from promoting metacognition, improving feedback and utilising pastoral interventions).
No student, regardless of their socio-economic background, should be denied the right to maximise their potential. We aim to use the pupil premium funding to remove barriers- to raise the aspirations and achievement of, and the opportunities for disadvantaged students. Some of the barriers that we endeavour to overcome include low prior attainment, access to books and reading material, access to computers and the Internet, key resources (e.g. calculators), funding for trips.
The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies in order to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils nationally.
To ensure that the Pupil Premium Grant is targeted at the students it is intended for, the school produces an annual plan to spend the budget with a clear aim to significantly improve the achievement and life chances of disadvantaged students attending Great Wyrley Academy by narrowing the gap in achievement between them and their peers in school and nationally.
This will be achieved by:
Funding of £202,985 was received.
The funding was used as follows:
For the academic year 2020/21, 164 students are registered as ‘Pupil Premium’. This will create estimated funding for the school of £170,580 This money will be allocated to provide the folowing:
Where possible, the impact of the spending of the pupil premium fund will be measured against national data. In addition, internal data will help the monitoring of progress and attainment of students alongside pastoral monitoring. An annual plan and impact report will be produced each September.