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Pupil Premium Advice and Guidance
The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently eligible for free school meals (FSM) and children who have been ‘looked after' (in the care of the local authority) continuously for more than 6 months. The Premium is also given to schools for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This year, the Government has topped up the Pupil Premium to cover those children who have received FSM or been ‘looked after' at any stage during the last 6 years.
Although schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, they need to decide what the aim of Pupil Premium is for their particular organisation, which will depend on its context e.g. the school, the teachers (knowledge and experience), the learners (attainment and social background) and the educational outcomes to be improved (knowledge, skills, dispositions).
At Salford City Academy, our Pupil Premium Advice and Guidance document (accessible below) clearly outlines the strategic priorities by which the Pupil Premium funding is allocated to improve the academic and life chances of eligible students. Salford City Academy is unusual in that there are no significant differences between the achievements of those pupils entitled to FSM/LAYP compared with others.
These are summarised by the principles detailed below:
1. To continue to drive up standards of achievement and progress for all pupils (5 year action plan).
- Subject raising achievement plans: Teaching and Learning Priority 1/Achievement Priority 1/CBS Priority 1/Curriculum Priority 1 (1-year action plan)
- Reporting/ Intervention: Achievement Priorities 4/6 (1 year action plan)
- Developing independent learners/ Homework/Teacher of RWCM: Teaching and Learning Priorities 3/4/5
- Literacy/Extended curriculum: Curriculum Priority 6:
- Care and guidance: CBS Priority 7
2. To establish or embed self-generating programmes of Continuous Professional Development for all staff to ensure that they are best-placed to teach students to the best of their ability (5 year action plan).
- Continuous Professional Development: Teaching and Learning Priority 7
Key: From the 5-year Action Plan (bold/black),linked to the 1-year Action Plan (bullets/blue) for Salford City Academy
To read our full Pupil Premium report, please click here.