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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

As a church school we are committed to justice for all and diminishing disadvantage is central to both our mission and our ALIVE values. We aim to achieve this through top quality classroom teaching with high staff awareness of the needs of individuals combined with carefully focussed and targeted interventions that respond to what the data is telling us. It is also through our approach that puts hope at the heart of all we do.

The Department of Education introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived (namely those students entitled to free school meals and looked after children).

The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to the Deanery CE Academy during the 2019-2020 financial year will be published once confirmed.

The Pupil Premium will be spent to ensure that entitled students receive the opportunity for additional support, use of facilities and extracurricular opportunities. Our aim is to improve attainment and achievement for this group of students. The funding will therefore be used to support a number of strategies and interventions to continue to improve outcomes for disadvantaged students, including:

• Attendance Officer and Family Support Worker
• Individual Learning Mentors for vulnerable students
• A dedicated Learning Mentor for children in care
• Counselling service
• Staff training on maximising outcomes for disadvantaged students
• Numeracy and Literacy Boosters specifically targeted at disadvantaged students
• Summer School programme for Year 6 students identified as vulnerable on transition
• STEM club
• "Masterclass" Programme for more able students in Maths, English and Science
• Booster programme for lower attaining disadvantaged students
• Year 7 "Engaged?" programme to support Parents and Carers
• 1-2-1 options guidance from a member of the leadership team
• 1-2-1 support in Maths
• 1-2-1 support in English
• "Mastery" programme for middle ability students
• "Read to Succeed" reading skill sessions with the librarian
• Providing additional staffing so that English and Maths staff can do 1-2-1 target setting and progress reviews with disadvantaged students
• Providing 1-2-1 support in improving extended writing for disadvantaged students with EAL
• A Teaching Assistant with a specific focus on the achievement of disadvantaged students
• Guaranteed 1:1 interviews with our independent careers consultant, with follow-up as required
• Business Studies Outreach Project
• "Inspiration, aspiration and perspiration" - Bristol University Workshop
• Providing revision guides for students in key subjects