The Pupil Premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
Our Pupil Premium Impact Reviews and Strategy Statement can be found here or on our Policies page.
Pupils Premium at Whitley Academy:
Our intention is that all students at Whitley Academy, irrespective of their background or the challenges they may face, make excellent progress and achieve high attainment across the curriculum. We have prioritised diversifying the curriculum in 2021 to ensure that it is both broad and balanced, with the addition of music and design technology into our curriculum offer, this has included recruiting and retaining specialist teachers in these areas, as well as utilising the MAT network to support staff development in these areas.
The focus of our pupil premium strategy is to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve the above goal. We want to ensure that any barriers to students’ learning are removed and that all students can achieve the best possible outcomes and successfully progress into post-16 studies.
Our key objectives:
Our approach will be driven by data and not assumptions. The whole school focus on data driven instruction and responsive teaching will ensure:
Disadvantaged students are challenged in every lesson and make excellent progress
Timely interventions are put in place when identified through data review sheets
All staff take responsibility for the outcomes of disadvantaged students and champion their success.
If you qualify for Free School Meals/Pupil Premium and wish to register you can apply here.
By applying, you are helping both the academic and pastoral support that Whitley Academy can offer to your child.
In addition to the Pupil Premium, Post 16 students have access to the Post 16 Bursary which enables students from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed post 16.
If you have any further queries with regards to Pupil Premium funding, particularly if you feel your child might be eligible to benefit from it in some way, please contact Mr Darby, Assistant Headteacher, via his email address firstname.lastname@example.org.