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Pupil Premium at FCJA

Background

Each financial year, schools receive a 'pupil premium' - an additional amount allocated to schools, per pupil, whose families are in receipt of free school meals (anytime in the previous six years), children who are looked after or children whose parents are in the armed forces. Schools use this additional funding to support these pupils to raise aspirations and educational outcomes.

Objectives for Pupil Premium

  • The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils.
  • The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers.
  • As far as possible, the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
  • We will ensure that the funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.

At Field Court Junior Academy, for the year 2017-18, we received £133,120. We are using this money in the following ways:

  • To support the costs of a Community Family Worker to work with families in accessing further support through available grants etc. to act as Lead Professional for CAFs ensuring needs outlined are met and to organise Parental Engagement Programmes.
  • To provide a Breakfast Club facility in the Treehouse which offers nurture and pastoral support.
  • To support the costs of an Attendance Officer.
  • Regular sessions from a Learning Mentor to provide pastoral support.
  • Additional time for the SENCo to support Pupil Premium eligible children who have SEN needs.
  • To embed various maths and literacy teaching and learning approaches/resources to raise outcomes for pupils.
  • To provide swift, time-limited academic and pastoral intervention where needed.

We assess pupils regularly and through termly discussions in pupil progress meetings and with the Treehouse Team. If assessment suggests that pupils are working below age-related expectations or if there is underlying underachievement or slow progress, discretionary interventions are put in place, which include:

  • 1:1 tuition/support by teachers or qualified teaching assistants.
  • Targeted small group teaching by qualified teachers.

Funding is also used in the following ways:

  • To commission specialist support, e.g. counselling and mentoring, for children with complex needs.
  • To fund wholy or partly, out-of-school enrichment activities and educational visits.
  • Consultancy to support raising standards for these groups of children and other targeted training.
  • CPD for teachers/teaching assistants to be able to best support their child's learning.
  • Specific learning materials and other resources to support the child.

 

In December 2013, we received a letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Education for our work with the pupils who receive this money. Our results for this group were in the top 1% of schools nationally. 

In February 2016, we received a letter of congratulations from the DfE informing us that we had won a Pupil Premium Award. This award recognised the work that we had done for our Pupil Premium children since 2011 and the fantastic results they had acheived.

File icon: pdf 2015 16 Pupil Premium Spending Report [pdf 214KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2016 17 Pupil Premium Spending Report [pdf 189KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Eligibility For Pupil Premium Support [pdf 212KB] Click to download