The amount received by the Academy is calculated using a sum of £935 per pupil generated from students identified as Pupil Premium in the January School Census 2017. Funding is also received for Service children (£300) and Looked after Children (£1900 = Pupil Premium Plus) The funding allocation at September 2017 is £231,880 - this will be affected by in-year variation as the PP cohort changes in relation to individual circumstances.
How will the Academy use the funding?
Farringdon Community Academy will continue to focus on its four key aims for Pupil Premium:
AIM 1: To support Year 11 students; providing intervention and guidance to enhance progress with a focus on closing the gap with attainment of Non- PP students:
- Intervention and Raising Standards teams focusing on individual students to support them to meet or exceed expected targets
- To work with the most able PP students to promote success at the higher grades and in achieving Progress 8
- To provide an Appropriate Curriculum for students who find it difficult to access or engage with the Progress 8 curriculum – offering alternative pathways through KS4 which are personalised to their needs and potential
- Establishing small support groups for students who are vulnerable or anxious
- Provision of revision materials for GCSE courses
- Engage parents in revision and Mentoring strategies
- Seeking opportunities to enrich learning beyond the classroom
- Breakfast revision clubs prior to final exams
- Securing appropriate Access Arrangements for students with specific needs
AIM 2: To focus on improving Literacy across the school with a focus on Key Stage Three:
- To further develop our Secondary Ready group which will focus on enhanced Transition from KS2 to KS3
- Ensure that Year 7 & 8 students have dedicated Literacy Intervention, as required, within the timetable
- To provide students with focused Literacy and Numeracy support through our Green pathway Stage not Age teaching
- To encourage use of the library by ensuring that this resource is available to all students at lunchtime and after school
AIM 3: To support the needs of vulnerable students who are at risk of underachieving:
- Focus on specific needs to enhance the learning climate for individual e.g. provision of a breakfast, assistance with uniform or other specific needs
- Develop enrichment and Aim Higher activities which relate to individual needs and interests e.g Sports Coaching, Performing Arts Summer school
- Work with external and internal support agencies to support the needs of individual students e.g. Nurture, Small group intervention, Counselling, Health advisors, Grief counselling, Box Project
AIM 4: To develop a School Improvement Group within school whose focus is to ‘Close the Gap’ for students who are disadvantaged in all aspects of their educational experience:
- Develop a student Passport for Success which focuses on the nourishment & enrichment of experiences for individual students
To offer opportunities for students to become Subject Ambassadors
- To enhance the Career aspirations of Y9 students
- To centralise and share effectively the information held in school through improved use of SIMS
Farringdon Community Academy funding 2017-18
Estimated to be £11,400
How will the Academy use the funding?
Farringdon Community Academy will continue to focus on its four key aims:
AIM 1: To continue to run a Secondary Ready group of Y7 students who will be based in a transition classroom.
AIM 2: To undertake Baseline testing in Year 7 to enhance data received from KS2 using Suffolk test, WRAT & NARA. Additionally, to use MidYIS to build a more rounded picture of individual student potential.
AIM 3: To continue to develop the Literacy programme for students who are working below expected standard in English
AIM 4: To sustain the Green pathway and the Stage Not Age curriculum already embedded and cited as good practice
Catch Up Premium 2015/16 (pdf)