The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and academies with pupils that are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last six years; those who are looked after children (LAC); and those who are service children.
The targeted and strategic use of Pupil Premium will support the Academy in achieving our aim of helping every student to achieve to their full potential.
The document below outlines how Pupil Premium money will be used in 2020 – 2021 and the roles and responsibilities of academy staff in achieving those outcomes.
Who benefits from the Pupil Premium?
All the strategies that have been identified from the Sutton Trust and EEF that are most beneficial to our Pupil Premium students are:
- Feedback and Marking
- Parental Engagement
- Peer Tutoring
- Modelling and Questioning
- Oracy – speech language and communication
- Metacognition and target setting
- Mastery learning in English and Maths
All of the above have been recommended by the EEF as cost effective, yet high impact strategies for pupil premium students.
In addition to the classroom focus, we have developed a programme of bespoke intervention which focuses on the emotional and physical well-being of students with more complex needs. A large percentage of our pupil premium students access the range of support, both in class intervention, outside curriculum time and enrichment. The academy also works closely with external agencies and local post-16 establishments, working towards future aspirations and supporting mental well-being.
We still continue to offer intervention across the curriculum. We have also engaged an NPT English tutor to deliver 1:1 and small workshops. House Leaders, Teachers and support staff: monitor, track academic and pastoral progress students; ensuring the necessary interventions are actioned with impact.
Support takes the form of: resources for exams, equipment, uniform, access to enrichment, as well as access to revision days and post-16 experiences at Keele University, NULC and Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form.
Parent View – Have your say :
Parent View is an online questionnaire for parents and carers to feed back on their child’s school. It’s now also the main mechanism for parents to give views about the school to inspectors at the time of an inspection. The information collected from the reviews can provide the school leadership team with data to help them improve the school. Parent view only has 12 questions, focusing on key areas such as the happiness of your child at school, how well your child is looked after at school, and how much progress your child is making.
For more information on Parent View or to complete the questionnaire: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
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Year 7 Catch-Up
At Newcastle Academy we liaise closely with feeder primary schools during the summer term of Year 6 to identify any prospective student(s) with low levels of literacy and/or numeracy. We ensure that intervention is available at the start of the Year 7 autumn term for these students, along with students who have scored below 100 in their Mathematics or English Key Stage 2 results (scaled scores). This intervention takes the form of:
- 1:1 mentoring sessions with English and Mathematics specialists
- Enrolment on the Bedrock and Hegarty Maths programmes