Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up
PUPIL PREMIUM & YEAR 7 CATCH-UP
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. 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 (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’);
- have been adopted from care (Post-CLA) and children who are looked-after (CLA);
- are children of service personnel.
For every child registered as Pupil Premium at Rodborough School, the school receives funding for the academic year.
At Rodborough School we are rigorous in our approach to identifying the eligibility of our students for funding. This takes place centrally with our parents and through the primary/secondary transition process. If you think your child is eligible for Free School Meals, please download and complete the Free School Meal Eligibility and Pupil Premium Application Form shown below.
PUPIL PREMIUM PLEDGE
- We believe that every disadvantaged student should achieve and progress at their highest levels with high standards of teaching and learning as the school focus.
- We aim to raise the aspirations of all disadvantaged students by encouraging students to believe in their potential to achieve.
- We believe that each disadvantaged student's cultural capital should be developed by removing socio-economic barriers.
The WMAT internal Pupil Premium review took place on the 7th March 2018 by Mr Daryl Morgan the Head Teacher of the Ridgeway School.
COVID CATCH-UP PREMIUM
WHAT IS THE CATCH-UP PREMIUM
The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closures in the summer term of 2020. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. This funding includes:
- A one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all students make up for lost teaching time.
- A £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help.
School allocations will be calculated on a per student basis.
Mainstream schools will get £80 for each student from reception to year 11 inclusive.
USING COVID CATCH-UP PREMIUM
Rodborough School will use this funding for specific activities to support students to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months.
(While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help students catch up on missed education).
Further details to follow.
YEAR 7 CATCH-UP
For 2020-2021 there will be no Year 7 Catch-up Funding, as the Covid Catch-Up Premium replaces this.