The Ashwood Academy has received £3622.90 Pupil Premium funding from the EFA so far this year.
The main barriers to educational achievement that disadvantaged students face are low attendance (often familial and historical) and literacy levels that are significantly lower than chronological ages. There are also a significant number of students who have previously undiagnosed SEN.
We will measure the impact of our Pupil Premium Strategy by analysing the individual progress of each student against their own targets, rather than the cohort as a whole against non pupil premium students.
Examples of our measures are:
The next pupil premium strategy review is 17th May 2018
Tom Laugharne, Deputy Headteacher is responsible for Pupil Premium
The majority of learners are dual registered, with The Ashwood Academy as their Subsidiary Education establishment. This means that the Academy does not claim the pupil premium grant directly from the Department for Education.
To ensure that learners benefit from their pupil premium grant funding, referring schools are invoiced for a pro rata amount at the end of each half term. Few learners attend the Academy for a whole academic year and it is important that the pupil premium is available to support them in the educational establishment to which they progress.
The pupil premium is spent by the Academy each year in ways that will have the biggest long term impact for each learner. For more vulnerable learners, this may be a short term recurring activity that will foster their nurturing capabilities and strengthen their emotional literacy, making them more likely to achieve success within a school setting.
The pupil premium grant funding makes a difference to the attainment of learners by:
During 2016-17, 41% of learners (45) at The Ashwood Academy were eligible for the pupil premium grant. This is significantly higher than the national average of 28.94% and Hampshire average of 15.9%.
The Academy received £6,895.00 from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for single rolled learners and £23,507.00 was claimed from schools with which we have dual registered learners.
The funding was used to support a range of initiatives including: