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17/04/24

Tickets now available from Mr Ali at £40 each. pic.twitter.com/tHscGp8mK0

16/04/24

The students and staff had a fantastic day and made significant progress. Thank you very much to the team and look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks. https://t.co/lhqX96xgpM

16/04/24

Graham from Humanutopia working with our Yr9s today.Humanutopia: Our life-changing programmes are aimed at improving the mental health & wellbeing of all participants by empowering them to make positive changes in their life. pic.twitter.com/Yc7QHDDWl6

16/04/24

Our Yr 9s are taking part in a drop-down day today with Humanutopia. Their life-changing programmes are aimed at improving the mental health & wellbeing of all participants by empowering them to make positive changes in their life. pic.twitter.com/24Xb6JZPFq

15/04/24

We look forward to welcoming you to our Revision Evening today at 5.00pm in the Main Hall. Mr Ali will be sharing strategies on how to effectively revise and support your child/ren with their revision.No need to sign up, just turn up! Your child is more than welcome too! pic.twitter.com/C8EEHrCSsJ

14/04/24

To all the students and staff . These students will change the world one day, and the staff around them are part of that journey! As we head into term 5 (and the dreaded exam season) remember this… oh and don’t forget to set your alarm ⏰ pic.twitter.com/xg3HbKcgSA

13/04/24

Cannot wait to welcome to next week. Having first worked with them over 10 years ago and more recently last academic year. I know our school community will be blown away. https://t.co/jXvoMjKKnz

13/04/24

When you’re just checking off your emails before the return to school and you catch this one to a member of staff from a parent. Thank you to all the staff who go above and beyond for our students, and to the parents who remember to let the staff know 🥰 pic.twitter.com/OzTcsAfC6P

08/04/24

A great article about our Human Library https://t.co/tPbvVGhq3l

08/04/24

Read about our human library in the herald series. It was a fantastic event for our students. Thank you to all the professionals who came to talk about their jobs https://t.co/OMEI3NoyS5 pic.twitter.com/nkAjan0JHK

28/03/24

What an absolutely fantastic evening! Each and every one of you did proud this evening. Have a restful break, knowing how amazing you are! pic.twitter.com/rjY7fk2EaZ

28/03/24

What an absolutely fantastic evening! Each and every one of you did proud this evening. Have a restful break, knowing how amazing you are! pic.twitter.com/rjY7fk2EaZ

28/03/24

We’re pleased to announce our very own Miss King has been shortlisted for Teacher of the Year award. pic.twitter.com/EZxpxylcjS

28/03/24

I will never get bored of whole school assemblies. What a fantastic end to the term. Now for wrapping up a few emails and meetings before the show this evening. pic.twitter.com/YoDlrLA6Mf

28/03/24

I will never get bored of whole school assemblies. What a fantastic end to the term. Now for wrapping up a few emails and meetings before the show this evening. pic.twitter.com/YoDlrLA6Mf

28/03/24

This term's edition of The Golden Rule is now available on our website:https://t.co/8B6f1kbGJy pic.twitter.com/tFsnhq92iF

28/03/24

It's Showtime!Don't miss out on what is set to be a fantastic showcase of our students' continuous hard work. https://t.co/cbFgeAI3f9... pic.twitter.com/gyh7NoSKFU

27/03/24

Such a lovely afternoon presenting for their some brilliant quick and effective T and L strategies to go away with and start using tomorrow! Well done and Sam 4 organising. Was proud to represent with 5 tips in 5mins:) pic.twitter.com/zyxGvszov3

27/03/24

Such a lovely afternoon presenting for their some brilliant quick and effective T and L strategies to go away with and start using tomorrow! Well done and Sam 4 organising. Was proud to represent with 5 tips in 5mins:) pic.twitter.com/zyxGvszov3

27/03/24

There's still time to buy tickets for our Creative & Expressive Arts Showcase at Cornerstone tomorrow evening at 7pm. Don't miss out! https://t.co/2XlfNuWSnU pic.twitter.com/NTCvZpAvDc

Pupil Premium & Catch Up

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It is a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation. Schools receive this additional funding for those students who fall within the below categories or have done so at any time within the last six years:

  • those who qualify for free school meals
  • are receiving a child pension from the Ministry of Defence
  • are a looked after child
  • are adopted from care or have entered into special guardianship
  • have a residence order
  • children from the families of services personnel (at any stage in the last four years)

It is allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged students of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers across the country

Schools receive funding for each disadvantaged student and can use the funding flexibly, in the best interests of eligible students. GLF leaders draw upon an evidence based approach to apply a ‘tiered’ approach to delivering their pupil premium strategy.

Tier 1: supporting training and continuous development to improve the quality of all teaching

Tier 2: targeting support for disadvantaged students through evidence-based interventions

Tier 3: supporting whole-school strategies to improve attendance, behaviour and readiness to learn

Tier4: supporting strategies that develop learning outside of the classroom to promote the development of the whole student

A longer term strategy

From September 2019 schools are encouraged to include a reference to a multi-year strategy that outlines how the school aims to address the needs of Pupil Premium students across all age ranges at the school. This will help school leaders to:

  • take a longer view of the support the grant will provide as students pass through the school
  • align their plans with the wider school improvement strategy

GLF’s Aspiration for All students 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 students is part of our commitment to help all students achieve their full potential.

We aim for:

  • all students 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 students to benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school
  • all students to be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021- 2024


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.

Click here to view the Universal Catch-Up Plan