In 2014/15 the Pupil Premium Grant was projected from the Autumn Term School Census which was submitted to the Department of Education in October 2013.
The Number of Pupils on Roll (NOR) at the date of census was 333. The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant was 47 (14.1%).
The amount of Pupil Premium Grant per pupil is:
- £1,300 for primary-aged pupils (KS2)
- £935 for secondary-aged pupils (KS3)
The Academy Trust also receives £1,900 for each pupil who:
- Has been looked after for 1 day or more
- Has been adopted from care
- Has left care under:
- A special guardianship order
- A residence order
- A child arrangement order
Projected Finance Analysis
Pupil Premium Grant is funded from April to March annually. As an Academy Trust the financial year runs from September to August annually. Therefore, part of the Pupil Premium Grant falls into two financial years i.e. Pupil Premium Grant funding from April 2014 to March 2015 will fall into the Academy Trust financial years 2013/14 and 2014/15.
In April 2014 the number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant was 47. In April 2015, we project this will decrease to 44 pupils.
The total annual Pupil Premium Grant allocated in April 2014 was £58,965.
The ‘Ever 6 FSM’ funding for 2014/15 will be:
|Year Group as at Sept 14||Number of Pupils||PPG per pupil April 2014 - March 2015||Autumn Term 2014||Spring Term 2015||Projected Summer Term 2015|
Further funding of £15,200 was received for pupils eligible for adopted from care premium.
In the Autumn Term 2014, we have identified 11 pupils who have joined our Academy in Year 5 but we will not receive Pupil Premium Grant until April 2015. The shortfall is £8,338.
For the current academic year, Ralph Sadleir School Academy has agreed to continue its long term commitment to our most vulnerable group of pupils by developing the learning opportunities of our pupils. Funding allows the current curriculum to be generously staffed to allow for small groups of pupils to make sustained and rapid progress. A teacher/pupil ratio of 1:16 to enhance pupil outcomes is a priority to every pupil having the opportunity to develop their skills and learning capabilities. Some of the activities currently taking place during the current academic year include:
- One to one tuition to all year groups for English and Maths;
- Paired reading to Year 5 and 6;
- Accelerated Reading Software to Year 5 and 6;
- Maths and English interventions i.e. Write Words;
- Enrichment Week Activities;
- Targeted Intervention using data analysis – A Mentoring programme for Year 5 – 8 pupils;
- Year 7 residential trip overseas;
- Year 6 residential trip to PGL;
- Subsidised music lessons;
- Initiatives that support improved attendance i.e. Breakfast Club;
- Year 8 Business Enterprise – aspirational curriculum activities;
- Supporting day trips and activities costs;
- Mentor Support – lunchtime/breaktime additional pupil supervision;
- Additional classroom support;
- Bikeability initiative;
- Providing ICT facilities, research opportunities and staff support for homework club;
- Purchase food ingredients for use in Food Technology lessons;
- SEAL – transition in/out;
- FSM – parent awareness;