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Sir William Ramsay School

Empowering Everyone to Achieve

Pupil Premium

Introduction

The Pupil Premium grant to schools was introduced to offer additional funding to support children from low-income families, services families, those who were eligible for free school meals and for children who had been looked after continuously for more than 6 months. The school currently receive £935 per year, per student.

Who can I talk to about Pupil Premium?

All members of staff have a clear focus on Pupil Premium. In the first instance, please speak to your child’s Pastoral Manager, Head of Year, Form Tutor or Mr. Wolfenden, the Pupil Premium champion.

Pupil Premium Objectives

  • To ensure Pupil Premium students make progress at least in line with or greater than national measures of expected progress.
  • To further reduce the Pupil Premium gap throughout the school.
  • Improve the attendance of pupil premium students. 
  • To raise the aspirations of pupil premium students. 

Pupil Premium students currently in the school (2021-22)

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Total

Number of PP students

62

57

40

36

34

236

% of the year group

32%

30%

25%

19%

19%

25%

Amount of funding for the current academic year: £202,460.00

Pupil Premium Reviews:

Monitoring Progress During 

Sir William Ramsay rigorously monitors the progress of all pupils on a half termly basis. This data is analysed to ensure that all groups, including disadvantaged pupils, are making the expected levels of progress and interventions are put in place when needed. Analysis is carried out for all year groups and subjects. This document will be updated throughout the year to demonstrate the impact out use of Pupil Premium funding has on the progress of disadvantaged pupils. 

Pupil Premium reviews take place yearly and involve; learning walks, student interviews, book scrutiny, external validation, Governing Body visits and an analysis of  ASP validated results analysis.

Date updated:  September 2021

Date of next review: December 2021

How do we know Pupil Premium funding meets students’ needs?

The impact of key provisions funded by the Pupil Premium is evaluated by analysing the engagement and achievement of the students receiving the provision. Regular evaluations by participants and providers enables tracking of the provision to review its effectiveness.   

How are we measuring the impact of Pupil Premium?

Rationale for Planned Expenditure
Our approach of looking at the needs of individuals and putting in interventions seems to work well and we will continue to spend our Pupil Premium using the principles outlined in this document. This will allow us to ensure it is targeted at increasing attendance, raising aspirations and most importantly, ensure that our disadvantaged pupils achieve as highly as other non-disadvantaged pupils.  
The impact of key provisions funded by the Pupil Premium is evaluated by analysing the engagement and achievement of the students receiving the provision. Regular evaluations by participants and providers enables tracking of the provision to review its effectiveness.