Our Academy has 746 students (Year 1 - 11) on roll, 37.8% (282 students) of whom are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (any student that has received free school meals in the past six years).
The Pupil Premium funding has been allocated for targeted support to raise attainment and progress of specific groups who are vulnerable to underachievement.
We will continue to use the Pupil Premium finding to support students at our Academy to raise standards and attainment. The funding is targeted to be used in a number of different areas, including however not limited to:
- Learning across the Curriculum.
- Leadership and Governance.
- Social, Emotional and Behaviour.
- Enrichment Beyond the Curriculum.
- Aspirations and Destinations.
Pupil Premium Documentation
In every lesson we provide the highest quality learning possible. Staff are aware of children who are part of our pupil premium funding and recognise underachievement for these students. We plan to ensure that students perform well at every opportunity by using research from the EEF to inform areas such as marking/ feedback and colaborative learning.
Leaders within the school are focussed on pupil premium performance as part of the strategy within the Academy. After each data collection Head of Faculty and SLT reports identify where groups of pupil premium children are not doing as well as those who are not part of the funding. Members of the Interim Advisory Board hold the Senior Leadership Team to account on how they spend the pupil premium grant as well as the outcomes for these students.
Our Student Support Leads work closely with our attendance team to identfy pupil premium students whose attendance is affecting their academic performance whos attendance is causing concern. At each data collection our Achievment Leads and the Assistant Head i/c Behaviour and Attendance focus on groups of students to support their attendance to improve. The Academy works closeley with Wolverhampton City Council to provide the extra support of an Educational Welfare Officer. 95% attendance is the minimum expectation of the Academy
Each year group in the Academy is led by a Student Support Lead who works closely with students to identify worries and concerns for them. They are supported by the Academies Safeguarding Officer who is available to discuss student concerns. There is a particular focus on those who are pupil premium students
The Academy offers two evenings per week where staff time is utilised to provide enrichment opportunities for students. These include intervention catch up, music, art, sport etc. The Academy also values providing opportunities for trips and visits to support pupil premium students learning and experiences. where appropriate these are subisdised for identified pupil premium students.
Effective CEIAG is an important part of our provision at Wednesfield. We are a Careers Hub school and provide a taught careers programme as well as 1:1 interview support for our students to help them decide on their destinations. Our NEET figures are consistently below the national average figures.
Pupil premium students are encouraged to reflect on their possible choices as part of the Academies Careers Programme and staff encourage children to aim hgh