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The Pupil Premium Charter

Our aim is to rapidly improve the outcomes of our disadvantaged learners by a persistent and relentless focus on meeting their academic needs, improving their social and cultural capital and supporting them academically, financially and emotionally so that they may reach their full potential and allow them to access their aspirational “next steps”.

All staff at the academy must have the shared belief that every child, regardless of background, has the right to a high-quality education that enables them to reach their full potential. 

All staff have the responsibility for ensuring that disadvantaged learners have access to the highest quality of teaching and learning and a rich curriculum that enables   every learner, regardless of social economic background to achieve success.

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Rationale

This policy is based around three important and interrelated pillars that aim to provide our disadvantaged students with high quality teaching and the support and self-belief that they can succeed.

These pillars are:

  • Pillar 1: BELONG - Ethos and Values
  • Pillar 2: INSPIRE - Targeted support and improving social capital
  • Pillar 3: CHALLENGE - High Quality Learning and Teaching

Within each pillar there will be several strategies that will focus on specific approaches to ensure that our disadvantaged students are able to make good progress. These will also show the expected outcome of the strategy, who is responsible for implementing them, who is responsible for the quality assurance of these measures and how the impact will be assessed. There will also be a timescale for implementation and a projected budget for the measure.

The aim of this policy is to provide a clarity of the high expectations that we have of all staff and learners within the Academy and offer a detailed account of all Pupil Premium interventions for all stakeholders.


What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is a government initiative designed to support the achievement of students who fall into the following groups:

  • Children currently in receipt of Free School Meals for the academic year 2018-19
  • Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM (children who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years)
  • Looked-after children (LAC)
  • Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order.
  • Service children: Pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 recorded as Ever 6 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.

Who is eligible?

Your child might be able to get Free School Meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

The funding received for each Pupil Premium child 2019-20:

  • Secondary Y7-Y11 Ever 6 FSM pupils £935
  • Looked After Children (LAC) £2300
  • Post Looked After Children (Post LAC)  £2300
  • Service Children £300

Key links and attachments:

  • Our Pupil Premium Impact Report 2019-20 can be viewed HERE 
  • Our Annual Report on Pupil Premium for 2018-19 can be viewed HERE
  • The full 2019/20 Pupil Premium strategy can be accessed HERE

If you think your child may be eligible to receive Free School Meals or Ever 6 Service Child Premium please make an application via the North Yorkshire website:

https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/free-school-meals


Contact details

Should you wish to discuss the Pupil Premium further with someone in school please contact me directly and I will be able to answer any questions you may have. Any information shared will be treated in the strictest confidence and there are systems in place to ensure that support for students is provided sensitively. I can be contacted directly by email m.cook@theskiptonacademy.co.uk or by calling the school number: 01756 792965