Pupil Premium (PP) funding is money allocated by the government to provide additional support for children from low-income families, children in care, or those who have parents in military service. This is done because, nationally, there is evidence that students who fall into these categories achieve less well compared to other students. The additional support is intended by the government to enable schools to close this achievement gap.
Money is received based on the number of children in each category, together with the level at which payments are set by the government on an annual basis.
Wyvern Academy takes its responsibilities for ensuring the progress of all students very seriously. The intention is to allocate PP funding to help ensure that all groups of students make outstanding and comparable progress.
Y7 catch-up premium 2016/17
The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).
Wyvern Academy is committed to ensuring a smooth transfer and transition from primary to secondary school. We work closely with our primary partners to ensure that students joining us are ‘secondary ready’ both academically and socially.
We will use this premium to provide strategies and interventions which are specifically aimed at pupils who are behind in literacy and numeracy.
The Catch Up Programme
CLV is in receipt of £3,000 p.a. for Catch Up Support for 2016-17
Spending will be as follows:
- Funding of Lexia programme (literacy) £2960
- Partial funding of specialist staffing (numeracy) for Y6 Step-up Programme £40