Pupil Premium Information
Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. The Government believe that the Pupil Premium funding is an effective way to ensure disadvantaged pupils benefit from the same educational opportunities as pupils from wealthier families. This year the funding is set at £935. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years.
Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’
As from September 2012, Schools and Academies are expected to publish information about how the Pupil Premium Grant has been allocated. This page outlines how Nottingham Academy will implement this requirement to ensure parents are informed of the progress and attainment of pupils entitled to the premium.
- We are committed to ‘closing the gap’ between all pupils and any specific cohort or group of pupils.
- We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our pupils.
- We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups; this includes ensuring that the needs of pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
- We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Grant to support any pupil or group of pupils we have legitimately identified as being disadvantaged.
- Funds will be allocated following an analysis which will identify priority groups or individuals.
- We will use evidence based approaches and a range of data to inform interventions
- We will ensure the FSM learners benefit from all school wide activities as well befitting from discrete and bespoke interventions
In making provision for socially disadvantaged children, we recognise that not all the children who receive FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all children who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM.