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Pupil Premium Strategy 2017 to 2018

The Pupil Premium Strategy: our drive to diminish the gap for 2017/18 and review of expenditure 2016/17. Please find below our Pupil Premium Strategy.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy

The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, we will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

£935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

£1,900 for every CLA and CAC student

£300 for every Service Student

Our Pupil Premium Strategy has been created with the following considerations in mind:

our pupil premium grant allocation amount

an understanding of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at Tamworth Enterprise College

how we plan to spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach

how we will measure the impact of the pupil premium

the date of the next review of our pupil premium strategy

For the previous academic year (2016-17), the strategy outlines:

how we spent the pupil premium allocation

the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

The strategy refers to those in receipt of pupil premium funding as ‘disadvantaged’.

We have a member of the senior leadership team and a governor as our academy’s Pupil Premium Champions! Should you need further guidance or support with pupil premium then email Assistant Principal, Mr Jonathon Spears:

jspears@tamworthenterprisecollege.org

Our Vision and Beliefs

We do not confuse eligibility for the pupil premium with low ability.

We aim to raise aspirations and encourage all students to make outstanding progress.

We want all students to have excellent life chances.

In this time of austerity, providing value for money and evaluating the impact of all spending is crucial.

We must reduce students’ barriers to learning so must focus on attendance, behaviour, relationships with home and outside agencies, and encouraging greater independence and resilience.

All students need to achieve basic literacy and numeracy levels to access the curriculum and to succeed in their professional lives.