Literacy for Life
Approximately one third of Literacy 4 Life capitation is allocated to the improvement of Pupil Premium progress. The purchase of the new curriculum, resourcing and external development expertise has been proportionally funded, with a particular focus on the broadening of cultural opportunities and horizons for vulnerable families.
The Literacy for Life initiative places a high importance on access to technology. To facilitate this for homes without access to ICT, staff run homework support clubs after school. Additionally, ICT resources are provided within school for priority access for Pupil Premium students.
The richness of the curriculum depends on external visits, events and visiting speakers. Where there is a cost, Pupil Premium students are entitled to a discount of 25%.
Intervention is embedded within the L4L model – the form teacher model provides focused intervention for all Pupil Premium students after each assessment point. Maintaining three extra PPA sessions for each teacher within the L4L team is funded proportionally by Pupil Premium Funding.
Participation in Academy life
The intention of the Academy is always to develop strategies to increase the participation of Pupil Premium students in extracurricular activities. The Academy has purchased The Platinum Package from The Hippodrome (HEN). This gives students access to an artist in residence, access to reduced theatre tickets, theatre events and CPD for our staff. We ensure that all of our PP students have direct access to all of the events and are included in the dance, drama and music performances which are a direct result of our involvement with HEN.
We have employed Instill Excellence to provide daily door knocks and engage with our hard to reach families of Pupil Premium students to raise and sustain attendance rates. Our Heads of Year work very closely with Instill Excellence and hold half termly attendance celebrations where PP students are rewarded for improved attendance.
Targeted staff CPD
Pupil Premium funding is used to invest in high quality external CPD and a subscription for all Senior and Middle Leaders to The Key, which supplies regular and updated training for all staff.