Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to the academy to support disadvantaged students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The funding is not ring-fenced but is provided to enable the academy to implement strategies to improve attainment for disadvantaged students. In some cases, these strategies are extended to include other cohorts of students who may benefit from additional support. 

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy has always invested a dedicated amount of school budget share to improve the life chances of its more disadvantaged students, and welcomes the focus that the Pupil Premium Grant brings.

For details of how the academy spends the pupil premium and the impact this has, please click here

The key strands of the intervention model are detailed below:

  • Pupil Premium Evening School and Saturday School
  • Early intervention
  • Alternative curriculum pathways, including SRWA+
  • Home Learning Club and Breakfast Learning Club
  • Attendance initiatives, including rewards and enrichment
  • Additional pastoral support, and consistent teaching support 
  • Community initiatives, including primary school enrichment and targeted transition programme
  • Exam resources, out-of hours revision sessions, exam access arrangements, and motivational speakers 
  • Literacy development and Accelerated Reader programme
  • Support for vulnerable learners, including counselling provision
  • Department Specific Resources
  • Specified tracking, monitoring, recording and administration of pupil premium student data
  • Continued Professional Development in key areas
  • Subsidised trips / extra-curricular activities and uniform

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