Pupil Premium 2018/19

"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."
Ofsted, 2015

 

Pupil Premium funding is allocated by the Government to support disadvantaged students. This funding is an 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 the 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 £216,510 in the academic year 2018/19.

Total number of students eligible for Pupil Premium Year 7 to 11: 227

There are 43 disadvantaged students in Year 11 and 86 non-disadvantaged students.

Total number on roll Year 7 to 11: 650

 

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 funding for disadvantaged students
  4. Music lessons
  5. School Counsellor for emotional and mental health 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 by working with the Education Welfare Officer and pastoral teams. Rewards given for improved attendance.
  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 offering emotional, literacy, numerical and organisational support
  18. Outreach support
  19. Independent careers information, advice and guidance
  20. Parental Sessions

Impact

We carefully track the students who are eligible for Pupil Premium, Grade cards are produced at three points during the academic year and one full school report at the end pf the year.  There are also various weekly meetings by the Heads of School and regular progress meetings. This allows the academy to evaluate the impact of expenditure in terms of:

  • Attainment
  • Progress
  • Effort
  • Attendance & Punctuality
  • Behaviour, both positive and negative

Academic Year 2017 – 2018


 

Progress 8

Attainment 8

% Gaining grade 5 or above in Eng and Maths

Cohort

0.34

60.2

66%

Disadvantaged

(still to be confirmed)

-0.2

51.43

46%

 

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