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Pupil Premium

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As a part of our whole school determination to provide outstanding learning, all members of our school community, staff and Governors, are committed to meeting the academic, pastoral and social needs of all children. South Witham Academy is committed to 'narrowing the gap' in achievement for vulnerable pupils, and the use of the Pupil Premium Grant forms a part of this process. The formula for the Pupil Premium Grant is based on the numbers of children who receive Free School Meals and children who are eligible for support due to Armed Services Family commitments.

It is the responsibility of the Governing Body for each school to explain the Pupil Premium expenditure to parents in the form of an annual summary. There is no single format for this report, but at South Witham Academy we will provide information on how the funding has been used within school over the course of an academic year.

Our Principles:

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all our pupils.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, and guarantee that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are assessed and addressed.
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged; and that not all socially disadvantaged pupils qualify for or receive free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a careful analysis. This will also be used to identify and prioritise classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources mean that not all pupils receiving Free School meals will be in receipt of support at any one time.

Our Focus:

  • To use the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate the progress of vulnerable pupils to help ensure they achieve at least age related progress; and to target able, yet vulnerable children to achieve level 3 at the end of Key Stage 1 or level 5/6 at the end of Key Stage 2.

Our Provision:

  • To support the healthy development of pupils through access to Breakfast Club, for a short or longer term of attendance.
  • To purchase classroom based resources that support the academic, pastoral or social needs of pupils.
  • To provide increased learning support through intervention teaching or mentoring programmes.
  • To access staff training opportunities, including the following:-
    • Curriculum Development in Writing
    • Improving School Attendance
    • Planning and resources for the New Primary National Curriculum
    • Parent Engagement Programmes
  • To assist with funding for the costs of trips or excursions.
  • To aid in the purchase of school uniform or other necessary and suitable clothing.

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Our Funding

Please see attachmens below for a breakdown of all funding received.