The Dover Christ Church Academy Pupil premium strategy statement for 2020 2021 can be found below.The Pupil Premium was first introduced in April 2011; it is paid as a grant based upon school census figures for students in years 7-11 who are registered as eligible by falling within the following categories:
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school/academy funding, it will be used by this Academy to address any underlying inequalities and we will ensure that the funding is directed to those students most in need.For further information about whether your child is eligible for Free School Meals please access the KCC website.
Your child must attend a maintained school (most schools in Kent are maintained schools) or receive alternative education approved by Kent County Council.Children attending private or independent schools can't get free school meals.
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:
Pupil Premium Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021
|Year||Total in Year||PP||PP & SEN “E”||PP & SEN “K”||PP & EAL|
|% of sub group||---||---||68.7%
FSM Breakdown by subgroup whole school – (including Aspen 2) 2020 – 2021
|Year||Total in Year||FSM||FSM & SEN “E”||FSM & SEN “K”||FSM & EAL|
|% of sub group||---||---||59.7%
Links:https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals#tab-2 The website also has the portal so that you can register and apply online:
Our Objectives for Pupil PremiumThe purpose of the pupil premium grant is to make funding available in order to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their peers. We aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students of all abilities so that it can make a significant impact on their education and lives beyond Dover Christ Church Academy. DfE guidance states that the funding is “for the purposes of the school, i.e. for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school.”
Pupil Premium Grant Received:In the year 2019 – 2020 we received a total of £344,000 Pupil Premium funding. The pupil premium grant allocated to the Academy for the 2020- 2021 academic year is £310,000.
Barriers to learning:The Academy is required to provide a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school. For the academic year of 2020 - 2021, we have identified these as being:
Allocation of Funding:The spending of the pupil premium at the Dover Christ Church Academy is broken down into three areas with the rationale always linked to the evidence and assessment provided by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER).
Quality of teaching for all:This is the area where we use the funding to improve the teaching and learning within the Academy, linking it to staff development and the Academy’s improvement planning.
Targeted Support:This is the area where we use the funding to support identified weaknesses for our disadvantaged pupils in areas such as their literacy and numeracy skills, supporting them with their exam preparation and improving attendance. This takes the form of such things as mentoring, small and individual group tuition, after school and holiday interventions and working with parents to support their child.
Other approaches:This is where we use the grant to improve students’ access to the in and out of school curriculum, to improve the transition between the Key Stages and to develop and improve upon processes additional to those highlighted above. This is where we will spend the remaining part of the pupil premium grant. This may include providing funds to enable students to access extra-curricular activities that they would not be able to access that their non-disadvantaged peers would or providing them with careers guidance.
Spend and impact of the Pupil Premium Grant 2019- 2020Spending from the Pupil Premium grant went towards:
Measuring Impact:We measure the impact of our spending by looking at the educational outcomes of the group as a whole subgroups and for individuals. This will use both the Academy’s internal tracking system as well as the DfE published data. We also use qualitative data from both students and teachers to review and improve upon the processes outlined above.
Impact Analysis:We have seen significant improvements in disadvantaged student outcomes in comparison to their non-disadvantaged peer group in 2018 - 2019 (see performance outcomes given below). The gap for the disadvantaged students appears to have closed. This was a key focus area for the Academy last year and is a significant achievement. The disadvantaged P8 score was -0.10 The gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students has narrowed again this year and is now 0.07.
Performance Outcomes 2019-20
|Group||Student Number||% Of Cohort|
|Group||Student Number||% Of Cohort|
Basics 4+ and 5+
Progress 8 by Interest Group:
APS Score By Bucket:
|APS||All Student||Disadvantaged||FSM||SEN E||SEN K|
Assistant Vice Principle - SEN — Mr D Hunt
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