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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is allocated to schools to work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after and children of service personnel.

The Premium will be allocated to schools alongside their main schools budget each year

Accountability

The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the Pupil Premium. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

· the performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers

· the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium

Funding

In most cases the Pupil Premium is paid direct to schools, allocated to them for every pupil who receives free school meals, or has done in the previous six years. Schools decide how to use the funding, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.

Local authorities are responsible for looked after children and make payments to schools and academies where an eligible looked after child is on roll.  This is via PEP (Pupil Education Plan) meetings with the student's social worker and the virtual school.

As a school we will ensure that all Pupil Premium students are considered in planning.  

Assess and mark books

  • Ensure students respond appropriately to feedback
  • Track the progress and regularly moderate their work

Suitable and appropriate planning for all students which will stretch and challenge

  • Encourage independent learning and the development of independent thinking skills
  • Targeted support and personalisation in the classroom to effectively support students to make appropriate and expected progress

Provide enriching experiences through extended learning and opportunities

  • Encourage students in the PP category to engage in trips supporting financially call where needed
  • Encourage students to join extended learning opportunities in your department

Inspirational teaching and learning

  • Actively developing both literacy and numeracy skills in every lesson
  • Use a range of teaching and questioning techniques to engage a variety of learning styles

Reward and positively reinforce achievement

  • Highlight achievements to parents/carers
  • Celebrate success and a culture of respect in every classroom

Expectations are high for every student

  • Instil and promote positive behaviour for learning in every classroom
  • Modelling examples of good work and use as a benchmark for achievement to others

We have a dedicated Pupil Premium Team which we refer to as our Pupil Progress Team.  These key staff oversee whole school strategy for Pupil Premium Student, removing an barriers to education and ensuring they have access to personal tutors, in class mentors, pastoral support and also extra lessons in key subject sat Key Stage 4.  This is all designed to ensure that these students receive high quality education and the best chances of success at G.C.S.E and A Level.