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Pupil Premium

Atlantic Academy Portland is committed to:

Ensuring every student eligible for the pupil premium benefits directly via this additional funding and is in no way disadvantaged when compared to their peers.

We aim to:

  • ensure all students eligible for the pupil premium make outstanding academic progress and achieve beyond expectation.
  • ensure there is transparency, through our reporting mechanism, to demonstrate how and why this funding has been spent.
  • ensure any differences made to the learning and progress of students eligible for the pupil premium are shown within performance data and inspection evidence.
  • ensure we recognize that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and reserve the right to allocate the pupil premium funding to support any students or groups of students the Academy has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • ensure parents of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children’s achievement in the Academy by engaging in relevant training and recognizing that parent involvement makes a difference.

2017/18 Pupil Premium Funding usage

In 2017/18, the pupil premium funding at Atlantic Academy is £800,00 and is being used in the following ways:

  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Specialist 1:1 Maths and English tutor provision and intervention.
  • Additional weekend and holiday time learning sessions.
  • One to one support.
  • Additional teaching, learning and social development opportunities provided through teaching assistants, behavior mentors and external agencies.
  • Discrete literacy and numeracy lessons with a specialist teacher.
  • Ensuring parental engagement is at the forefront on this programme and that parents understand how they can make a positive contribution to their child's progress.
  • Financial support with equipment purchases, residential/daily trips, provision of revision resources and equipment.
  • Breakfast club provision.
  • Supporting smaller teaching class sizes.
  • Dedicated SEN Co-ordinator for all of the faculties, led by the SENCO.

Next year Atlantic Academy currently plans to continue to use pupil premium funding in the same way.

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