ALLOCATION OF PUPIL PREMIUM AT WILMINGTON ACADEMY 2017-2018
Barriers to learning
- Attendance – attendance below 95% can have a negative impact on student progress. Persistent absence (below 90%) can seriously damage a student’s chance of success. This is a significant barrier to learning for many students at the academy.
- Literacy – a significant proportion of students join the academy with low literacy levels, especially reading comprehension, which can prevent students from accessing the curriculum and becoming a successful adult.
- Numeracy – low levels of numeracy on entry to the academy is also a significant barrier to learning for many of our students.
- Welfare – a significant proportion of our students need a range of support to help them address issues (social, emotional, family issues), which prevent them from making good progress in school.
- Aspirations – due to the selective nature of education in Kent, this and other factors such as lack of cultural capital mean that many of our students join us with low self-esteem and lack the knowledge, experiences and ambition when making choices about their future.
- All of our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving all students to at least age related expectations with a particular focus placed on improving Literacy and Numeracy.
- We aim to support our students to break out of the ‘poverty trap’ by raising aspirations and broadening horizons.
- We will ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students.
- We will ensure that appropriate provision is made for students who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged students are assessed and addressed.
- Pupil Premium Funding will be linked to Academy priorities.
Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2016-2017
The Governors targeted the PPG to continue to improve outcomes for students from disadvantaged families, exemplified through:
- a) Accelerated reader/my maths/SAM Learning/Rosetta Stone/Units of Sound/Fresh Start for identified groups.
- b) Numeracy interventions – Numeracy Ninjas, catch up numeracy, bespoke interventions and support.
- b) Improving access to mentoring, counselling, careers advice, attendance and welfare support.
- c) Providing targeted interventions during and outside of school hours, using external providers as appropriate.
- d) Providing targeted one to one tuition and small group to improve access to the whole curriculum.
- e) Enabling all students to access enrichment and enhancement opportunities.
- f) Raising aspirations post 16 and beyond.
– GCSE progress and attainment
– Reading age gains/Chronological reading age
Breakdown of allocation of funding 2016-2017 – £216,315 received
Targets 2017-2018 for disadvantaged students
- Progress 8 score +0.25
- Close the attainment gap so that PPG students attain as well as other students nationally in a wide range of subjects.
- Increase % of 5-9 in English and maths from 38% to 45%
- Attendance at least at national average for all students (95%).
- Students to achieve chronological reading and numeracy ages.
- Enhance cultural capital and aspirations through extra-curricular and motivational experiences.
Allocation of funding 2017-2018 £216,000 (provisional)