Pupil Premium funding is given to schools in addition to main school funding. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in any way they think will best support the raising of attainment predominantly in English and Maths for the most disadvantaged pupils. Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium Plus funds are not ring fenced, it is not distributed as a child by child basis and the school has full autonomy on how they chose to spend the money. Therefore, Pupil Premium funds can be used on a variety of interventions personalised to the needs of pupils and cohorts.
The interventions that Cheney School put in place are allocated after looking at the barriers our students currently have and aim to put in place procedures, protocols and practices that range from help with the cost of uniform, trips and other educational essentials to providing one to one tuition with a specialist Education Inclusion Tutor. We also run group interventions to enable all our pupils to reach their potential. In addition, funds have been allocated to paying some the cost of the school’s pastoral support staff who work with disadvantaged students and their families on a day to day basis.
For more information published by the Government on these schemes, click here.
The 16 to 19 Tuition Fund 2021 to 2022 Academic Year
We will use the allocated funds to pay for tuition in the following priority areas:
- English and Maths GCSE re-sit classes for students yet to achieve grade 4 in one or both subjects.
- Catch-up classes in other subjects, where there is a demonstrable need for extra tuition because of disruption to learning. This may include sessions for classes that have had significant staff absence, or for individual students who have been especially badly affected by the pandemic.
Tuition will be available to students in both Year 12 and Year 13, either in small groups or 1:1. The tuition will primarily be at weekends or during holidays using existing teaching staff. Some online tuition via our existing tutoring partners may be appropriate where the need exists. These methods of delivery have been chosen in order to ensure that sessions are in addition to existing provision, and do not replace it.