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Pupil Premium

Somercotes Academy receives additional funding, pupil premium, to support students who have been in receipt of free school meals within the last 6 years.

The Academy will primarily focus the Pupil Premium funding to accelerate progress and 'narrow the gap' for disadvantaged students. It is estimated that in 2021-2022 the Academy will receive £159,125 in Pupil Premium funding.

Somercotes Academy will implement a three-tiered approach to the Pupil Premium, focusing on improving teaching, targeted support and wider strategies.

The provision for 2021-22 will include:

  • Promoting literacy and purchasing texts to support this.
  • Develop the teaching of Mathematics in the Academy.
  • Offering enhanced support and professional development opportunities for recently qualified teachers
  • Implementing a whole Academy approach to understanding, using and embedding strategies of Metacognition and Self-Regulation.
  • Additional tutoring sessions.
  • Academic mentoring
  • Revision sessions in holidays, weekends, evenings and lunchtimes
  • Breakfast revision sessions prior to examinations
  • Support from external agencies to raise aspirations and increase opportunities
  • Additional pastoral and attendance support.
  • Additional support for curriculum-based opportunities such as music lessons and visits.

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021/2022

In 2020-2021 the Academy received £139,315.00 in Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision included:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum-based provision, e.g. music tuition
  • Timetabled intervention sessions for EBAC subjects
  • Support from external agencies to raise aspirations and increase opportunities
  • The impact of this funding is reviewed in the Pupil Premium Strategy Statement for 2021-22.

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020/2021

In 2019-2020 the Academy received £140,250.00 Pupil Premium funding.

The range of provision included:

  • Reduced class sizes to improve opportunities and outcomes
  • One to One / small group teaching for some students to support progress in English and Maths
  • Weekend and holiday revision classes
  • Increased number of Teaching Assistants for specific in class support
  • Increased support to address shortfalls in reading and basic numeracy
  • Increased pastoral support for vulnerable students
  • Access to additional curriculum based provision, e.g. music tuition

The impact of Pupil Premium from year 7 to year 11 for 2019-2020 was:

  • A reduction in the progress gap between students in receipt of the Pupil Premium and other students in English, the Open element and EBACC subjects.
  • In KS3, the progress gap between the academic disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students is continuing to reduce.
  • Despite national lockdown, the Pupil Premium funding enabled the Academy to support students to make good progress and to address barriers which might have impacted on their progress and wellbeing.

Download The Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019/2020

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Somercotes Academy Principal

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