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
For this academic year it is our intention to develop strategies to increase the participation of Pupil Premium students across the Academy in extra-curricular activities and positions of responsibility such as prefects and our anti-bullying peer support provision ‘TAB’.
Support will be available from Shireland CAT to engage with our hard to reach parents. This work has already begun and will continue. A highly-experienced colleague from Shireland will liaise with Heads of Year to target specific families of Pupil Premium students to raise attendance rates rapidly.
Targeted staff CPD
Pupil premium funding will be used to invest in high-quality external CPD provision to embed cutting edge practices in all classrooms to support all students but specifically Pupil Premium students. The focus for CPD will be differentiation, challenge and white British boys.