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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium The Pupil Premium (PP) was introduced by the Government in April 2011. It is payment made to schools in respect of disadvantaged pupils who have been registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years and/or have been looked after continuously by the local authority for more than six months. FSM is the only pupil level measure of deprivation available to schools and the link between FSM eligibility and school underachievement is significant. Schools receive Pupil Premium funding to maximize the achievement of their eligible students and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. Currently (2017) Pupil Premium funding per student is: £935 (Ever6 FSM) or for Children who are Looked After: £1900 (LAC P/P Plus) How is Pupil Premium used? Many of our mainstream school partners use their allocation of PP to fund places for eligible students at RCC. When a student with a personal allocation of PP is solely on our school roll then we use the funding for a range of purposes suited to individual needs. Pupil Premium (Ever6 and LAC) April 2016 – April 2017 allocation Last year, we used our Pupil Premium allocation to:

  Pupil Premium April 2017 – April 2018 allocation The barriers to achievement faced by many of our students include low levels of motivation, disaffection, poor or unstable emotional wellbeing often with anger management issues. Students very frequently come on roll with poor levels of previous academic attainment and achievement – reading ages at KS4 can be as low as that of an average 6 year old. Violence, drugs and poverty are not uncommon in many of our families. In order to address these barriers to learning we plan to use our PP to build on the investments and initiatives from last year. Impact will be measured by:   Our strategy on how we spend our Pupil Premium funding is reviewed at Management Committee Finance Group meetings.