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"Leaders are rigorous in their monitoring of the use of the pupil premium funding and the impact that this spending has on outcomes for disadvantaged students. They ensure that it is used to provide effective support for disadvantaged students and enables them to make the same excellent progress as others."
Pupil Premium funding is allocated by the Government to support disadvantaged students. This funding is in addition to the main school funding. Pupil Premium is a key priority at The Belvedere Academy and we are focused on changing the life chances of all our disadvantaged students. Pupil Premium is allocated by Department for Education to schools and academies for students that fulfil the following criteria:
• Entitlement to free school meals (FSM) during any of the previous 6 years as well as those students currently eligible. This is referred to as Ever 6 FSM.
• Service Children (Ever 5) for any children of service families
• Children adopted from care
• Looked After Children
The Department for Education has stated that schools: “are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit”. However, as with all public money, schools are required to spend the grant for the purpose that it was intended and will be held accountable through the following:
• The performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers.
• The new Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium.
• The annual reports for parents that schools are required to publish online.
Information relating to The Belvedere Academy
The Belvedere Academy is due to receive £179,365 in the academic year 2017/18.
Total number of students eligible for Pupil Premium Year 7 to 11: 192
There are 28 disadvantaged students in Year 11 and 97 non-disadvantaged students.
Total number on roll Year 7 to 11: 648
Allocation of Funding and Support
1. Additional Study Programme for extra revision sessions (Years 10 and 11)
2. Courses and training for teaching and support staff to support vulnerable students
3. Educational Visits and Trips
4. Music lessons
5. School Counsellor for emotional support
6. Accelerated Reader Programme (Year 7)
7. Induction Programme (Year 7, Year 8 and 12)
8. Wellbeing Initiatives
9. Staff CPD
10. Enrichment including a range of activities to support academic progress and emotional wellbeing
11. Improving attendance and punctuality working with the Education Welfare Officer
12. Financial support with academy coach
13. IT equipment
14. Study Skills resources
15. Support with uniform
16. Schools Family Support Service to support families in need
17. Inclusion Team, including 2 teaching assistants
18. Outreach support including Addaction
19. Independent careers information, advice and guidance
20. Parental Support
We carefully track the students who are eligible for Pupil Premium and grade cards are produced at three points during the academic year. There are also various weekly meetings by the Heads of School and progress meetings. This allows the academy to evaluate the impact of expenditure in terms of:
• Attendance & Punctuality
• Behaviour, both positive and negative
Academic Year 2016-17
Progress 8 Attainment 8 % Gaining grade C/4 or above in Eng and Maths
Cohort 0.36 60 88%
Disadvantaged 0.1 57.36 79%
Overall Progress 8 has been in the top quintile (20%) for at least two years for disadvantaged pupils.
Finally, it is important to note that whilst this information focuses specifically on the Pupil Premium cohort, we do support all of our students on an individualised basis. We aim to offer a personalised approach at all times to ensure successful outcomes for all our students.
Free School Meals
Further information and the Free School Meals claim form can be found on http://liverpool.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/grants-and-funding/free-school-meals