Pupil Premium at DSLV
A key purpose of DSLV is to examine ways in which we can engage and boost the progress and attainment levels of children who are vulnerable to underachievement. Our aim is to provide quality education that tackles issues of inequality, underachievement and in turn transform the futures of young people.
We recognise that many of our pupils do not require any special intervention, but may also benefit from extra support and challenge at specific times during their education. We make sure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups to support them through their education. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately identified, assessed and addressed. This may be throughout the pupils’ education, or at specific times of increased difficulty for any individual. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who are, or have been, in receipt of Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged at any one time. We recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged have been registered or have qualified for Free School Meals. Also the Pupil Premium cannot entirely negate the effects of poverty on learner outcomes, but it is part of the package which we can use to set children and young people free from the diving bell of the circumstances into which they are born.
Throughout the year, pupil premium will be allocated to projects to improve the progress and attainment of our FSM pupils. The strategic allocation of pupil premium will be as a response to last academic year’s attainment and progress data.
Throughout the year monitoring and evaluation will take place to ascertain the impact of current interventions and amendments made accordingly. Previously successful projects will have pupil premium spending allocated to them to continue the impact shown previously. Outlined below are some of the projects that will be funded using the pupil premium grant during 2016-2017 (please see the attached documents for more information).
- Pupil premium voucher scheme – each child eligible for pupil premium is given a voucher worth £50 from Reception to Yr 5 and £100 in Yr 6 to Yr 13 to use within the academy to pay for music lessons, trips or extra resources.
- Revision guides and equipment to overcome barriers to learning or stimulate a love of learning outside the curriculum.
- Work of pastoral team to support students through mentoring and monitoring via Heads of Year and Departments.
- Use of Pupil Premium Champions in each department to oversee PP students within their department and develop subject specific strategies to ensure all students achieve.
- Careers work with Year 11 focus group to plan future pathways and ensure all PP students are applying for appropriate courses.
- Targeted work within Period 7 for Year 11 students to raise attainment across key focus areas.
- Small PP teaching groups in Year 11 Maths.
- Intervention sessions with Year 6 students.
For further details, please contact Mrs Sarah Hadlow and Mrs Silvanna Quy, Assistant Vice Principals