2017/18 Pupil Premium
The term ‘Disadvantaged pupils’ refers to those pupils who attract government pupil premium funding.
The pupil premium provides funding for pupils:
• In year 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FM (£935 per child)
• Looked after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority (£2,300 per child)
• Children who have cease to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order a child arrangement order or a residence order (£2,300 per child)
• Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the MOD (£300 per child)
Schools are held accountable for the spending of these monies; performance tables will capture the achievement of disadvantaged students covered by the pupil premium.
Atherton Community School is committed to providing effective resources and ensuring vital support is in place for our disadvantaged students to improve their academic and personal outcomes.
The strategy details the proposed spend of Pupil Premium for 2018/19. It is based around five key objectives which have been identified by the school as possible barriers faced by PPG eligible pupils and where possible are substantiated by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research.
Pupil Premium 2018-19 - £127,169 (based on 136 pupils in receipt of the PP grant) and £11,500 (based on looked after children), in total £238,660
The five key objectives
1. Transition: to improve transition for identified PP students to ensure students are equipped and ready to engage in school life
2. Attainment: to improve attainment outcomes for PP students to ensure attainment is in line with or exceeding expected levels of progress
3. Engagement: to improve curriculum engagement and academic achievement for PP students
4. Attendance/emotional barriers to progress: to implement strategies addressing the attendance gap between PP and non PP students and remove emotional barriers to progress
5. Literacy: to introduce a school wide approach to literacy including a reading scheme intervention in order to improve the reading ages of students whose reading age is below chronological reading age.