What is the Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding that schools in England receive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Pupil premium is allocated for children who receive free school meals (FSM) and is intended to help close the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM Students, as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.
Pupil Premium Lead
At Nechells Academy we have a Pupil Premium Lead. It is her role to monitor what our pupil premium funding is being spent on and to monitor the impact our interventions and support are having upon our pupils in receipt of them.
We track our pupil progress rigorously. Our Pupil Premium Lead attends pupil progress meetings every half term to monitor the progress of the pupil premium children within each class as well as regularly tracking pupil progress. This ensures that pupils who are not making progress are identified swiftly and interventions can be implemented in order to meet the individual’s needs.
Pupil premium spending
We plan to spend the pupil premium on the following:
- Having enhanced support staff – Intervention Team and Attendance Officer
- Increased hours for TAs to carry out intervention groups
- Targeted teaching groups in Years 4 – 6
- Targeted intervention in Year 2
- After-school tuition and homework clubs
- Curriculum enrichment opportunities
- Music tuition to raise aspiration
- Curriculum resources to support learning