Pupil premium funding
The pupil premium represents an annual amount of government funding aimed at improving the educational achievement of children living in economically disadvantaged circumstances. Schools and academies are required to publish an annual report, giving further detail of how this funding is used, and indications of the educational impact on the children it is aimed at helping.
Government-provided catch up funding is intended to support those children who did not reach the expected standard in reading and/or maths at primary school.
This report sets out Tuxford Academy’s approach to supporting those pupils, and outlines how the academy plans to utilise the funding to effectively raise standards of attainment and achievement for all students.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium
The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at Tuxford Academy.
How we intend to use the grant
The EEF recommend a tiered approach to support students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Tier one relates to quality teaching for all, tier two relates to targeted student support and intervention, and tier three relates to offering additional academic and pastoral support.
Tier one – capacity has been increased in English and maths faculties to provide interventions. This is supported by the mentoring team and the recruitment of post 16 mentors to support students. The Tassomai app has been purchased for year 11 students to help identity ‘gaps’ and support students in preparing for future assessments.
Tier two – small group tuition to be delivered to students both within the school day, afterschool and during weekend/holidays. The tuition is to be delivered by teachers within the academy and post 16 mentors. Wellbeing of students is recognised by the provision of the mental health team providing mindfulness and 1:1 support.
Tier three – small group online tuition to be delivered to students. The tuition is to be delivered by tutors as part of NTP. A full time councillor to support identified students wellbeing. PiXL Stive for 5 package and Build Up to be delivered to identified students.
How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our students
Students attainment and progress will be tracked through our formal data points throughout the academic year, this will allow the academy to track overall attainment across subject areas. The Progress Team will analyse the data, identifying trends and plan and deliver supportive intervention strategies.