At Hareclive E-ACT Academy we have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and we believe that no child should be left behind. The Pupil Premium is a government initiative which targets extra money towards pupils from deprived backgrounds.
Pupil premium is allocated for children who receive free school meals (FSM) and is intended to help close the gap in attainment between FSM and non-FSM Students, as well as supporting the social and emotional well-being of our children.
Pupil premium spending
A very high proportion of free school meals (FSM) children means that our pupil premium money has represented a significant proportion of our budget and we have planned our spending carefully to ensure that it has been spent to maximum effect.
Hareclive Academy has the following key principles in relation to the expenditure of
pupil premium funds:
- Expectations are high for all pupils. We do not equate deprivation and challenge with low ability.
- Not all pupils who qualify for FSM are socially disadvantaged and not all socially
disadvantaged pupils qualify or are registered for FSM. We therefore focus on the needs and levels of all pupils.
- All teaching and learning strategies are designed to meet the needs of individuals
and groups. Additional support is integrated into the teaching programme.
- Research, trialling and self-evaluation are used in order to allocate the funding to
activities that are most likely to have an impact on achievement.
- In providing support we will not socially isolate pupils. Therefore it is likely that all
groups receiving additional support will be a mix of FSM and non-FSM pupils.
How do we measure impact?
Pupil premium children are identified at the beginning of the school year or when they arrive as a new pupil. We also check in with parents/carers if we think their child may be eligible. Class teachers, phase leads, the SENDCo and the Inclusion Team work together, along with the Senior Leadership Team, to map out what the school can do to enhance their learning journey through the school year and beyond. This is monitored every 2 terms with both formative and summative assessment information, which is also shared with parent/carers during parent/carer meetings. At the end of the school year interventions culminate in a final data drop, informing teachers, teaching assistants and the Senior Leadership Team about the success of this additional support and the best step forward for the children in the year ahead.
The effectiveness of the interventions funded by Pupil Premium is looked at in detail and actions are drawn up to help accelerate progress. This cycle ensures that children receiving Pupil Premium are carefully monitored so that the funding can be effective.
For analysis of how the 2020-2021 pupil premium funding was spent and how the 2021-2022 Pupil Premium has been allocated please view the pupil premium reports below.
Rates for eligible pupils
The PPG per-pupil rate for 2021 to 2022 is as follows:
|Disadvantaged pupils||Pupil premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) as well as eligible children with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) pupils in these year groups||£1,345|
|Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM as well as eligible NRPF pupils in these year groups||£955|
|Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority||£2,345|
|Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)||£2,345|
|Service children||Service premium per pupil|
|Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence||£310|