Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant Funding
Pupil Premium Grant funding is allocated to publicly funded schools in England to enable them to provide additional support their disadvantaged pupils, close the attainment gap between them and their peers and to ensure pupil premium students make progress in line with other, non-pupil premium students nationally. There are 3 categories of children that attract additional funding;

  • Ever 6 Free School Meals – Students in Years 7-11 that receive of have received free school meals in the past 6 years.
  • Adopted from care (Adopted) & Looked After Children (CLA) Students in Years 7-11 that are in local authority care, have been adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangement Order or Residence Order.
  • Service Children Students in Year 7-11 with a parent or parents who are either; currently serving in the armed forces or have served in the last 6 years.  This premium is also available for students that are in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

We will always work with every one of our students to ensure they can play a full part in the life of our great little school, and that they achieve everything that they are capable of, and perhaps more than they believed they could. Every student here really does matter to us.

In 2020-21 the Pupil Premium Grant allocated to Settlebeck School was £26,591

In 2021-22 the Pupil Premium Grant forecast for Settlebeck School is £29,607

The Pupil Premium strategy document outlines a comprehensive overview of how school is using the Education Endowment Fund’s (EEF) guidance to implement a tiered approach in supporting Pupil Premium students:

  1. Teaching:
    Spending time on improving teaching might include professional development, training and support for early career teachers and recruitment and retention. Ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving, is the key ingredient of a successful school and should rightly be the top priority for Pupil Premium spending.
  2. Targeted academic support:
    Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including on those who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement. Considering how classroom teachers and teaching assistants can provide targeted academic support, including how to link structured one-to-one or small group intervention to classroom teaching, is likely to be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium strategy.
  3. Wider strategies:
    Wider strategies relate to the most significant non-academic barriers to success in school, including attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. While many barriers may be common between schools, it is also likely that the specific features of the community each school serves will affect spending in this category.’ (EEF, Pupil Premium Guide, June 2019).

Catch Up Funding

Settlebeck School’s priority is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with quality first teaching at the centre of our recovery strategy.

The overall aims of our catch-up premium strategy are:

  1. To support the health and wellbeing of our students.
  2. To reduce the attainment gap between your dis advantaged pupils and their peers.
  3. To raise the attainment of all pupils to close the gap created by COVID-19 school closures
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