Pupil Premium is a funding allocated to schools by the Department of Education to increase social mobility and reduce the gap in performance between pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Its purpose is to raise attainment, accelerate progress and fulfil the achievement potential of all children. Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged pupil and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible pupils.
The school receives the following levels of Pupil Premium Grant for each student:
Pupil Premium Grant (Ever 6) = £955
Service children = £310
Looked after Children = £1900
Adopted from care or Special Guardianship or Residence order = £1900
It is up to schools to decide how to spend the Pupil Premium funding because they are best placed to assess what additional educational provision should be put in place to ensure maximum progress for all the children within their care. All schools are held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium funding and the impact it has had on the children’s learning.
To find out more about the support the Department for Education offers children and young adults, click here.
GLF Schools’ Aspiration for all children to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
All GLF Schools are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience.
Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils is part of our commitment to help all pupils achieve their full potential.
We aim for:
- All children to enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects
- All children to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
- All children to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives
Aureus School’s Pupil Premium Strategy
Pupil Premium funding at Aureus School is used to raise the attainment of students in English and Maths as well as supporting the students holistically. 38% of our children are entitled to Pupil Premium funding. We will regularly review our Pupil Premium initiatives to ensure they are having a positive impact. Each year we will plan our priorities for the year’s expenditure based on the cohort of eligible children.
How Can You Access the Pupil Premium Funding at Aureus School?
Funding is allocated to the school based on an annual basis. It is important that if you think your child is eligible for Pupil Premium support that you contact Mr. A. Ali for more information.
Individual requests for financial support for school-based activities will be considered by the Headteacher - please contact the school’s Pupil Premium Lead, Mr Ali: A.Ali@AureusSchool.org
To find out more information on whether you are eligible for Free School Meals, please click here.
Year 7 Catch Up reporting has been superseded by the Universal Catch Up Fund due to Covid-19. See below for more information.
Universal Catch-Up Fund
As a school, we have received funding equivalent to £80 per student for the 2020/21 academic year. The government intention is that the funding is spent to achieve the goal of “schools getting back on track and teaching a normal curriculum as quickly as possible” following the period of remote learning between March and July. We have the flexibility to spend this additional money in a way that best meets individual contexts and circumstances but there is a recognition that disadvantaged and vulnerable groups will have been hardest hit by the disruption to their education. As such, intervention strategies will target these students specifically.
We are accountable for ensuring the money is spent wisely, based on a clear assessment of need and has a demonstrable impact on addressing learning gaps or pastoral concerns. The effectiveness of the use of funds will be scrutinised by the School Strategy Board (SSB) and GLF Trustees.
In consultation with the other secondary schools within the GLF multi-academy trust, we have produced a plan which documents how we intend to spend the universal catch-up fund, a copy of which can be accessed below.