WHAT IS PUPIL PREMIUM?
The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is provided by the Government in addition to the main school funding. It is the Government’s belief that this is the best way to address the underlying inequalities between students eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers, as it ensures that funding given to tackle disadvantage can be directly targeted at the students who need it most.
The Government allows the Academy to decide how best to spend the PPG, but requires us to explain how the additional funding has supported our students. At Manchester Communication Academy, we find Pupil Premium an essential component to our school funding, which allows us to introduce, analyse and build strategies which help ensure our students to have a complete educational experience, attain their full potential and narrow the ‘gap’ between them , their peers in school and also students who are not eligible for this funding nationally.
HOW WILL THE IMPACT OF THE SPENDING OF THE PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT BE MEASURED?
The analysis below sets out how this funding has been allocated across areas of expenditure during the year to address underlying inequality, improve attainment and behaviour, extend opportunities, develop skills and personal qualities and ‘close the gap’ between students eligible for PP funding and their peers. At MCA the cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform student progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.
An internal review is completed at least once a term to measure progress towards objectives. A key link governor for pupil premium will oversee this process. In addition, further monitoring reviews will be completed by an external reviewer.