Schools and Academies are allocated funding known as Pupil Premium (PP) funding under the following criteria.
- Students who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- Students who have been eligible for FSM at some point during the last six years
- Looked after children (LAC)
- Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order
- Students recorded as an Ever 6 service child or one in receipt of child pension from the Ministry of Defence.
Students in receipt of Pupil premium funding are referred to as disadvantaged students by the department for Education.
The Pupil Premium tries to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers by ensuring that the funding reaches the students who need it most. Schools and academies have the flexibility and freedom to use the funding to best effect within their individual context.
At Flegg High Ormiston Academy, we have a Disadvantaged First policy, all staff are tasked with ensuring the disadvantaged students in their lessons are learning and are making good progress. We have a responsibility to ensure that disadvantaged students have everything they need to access learning and to make as much progress as non-disadvantaged students. Staff in our Academy have a good knowledge and high expectations of every child.
NFER (National foundation for educational research) Research has identified that the following 7 building blocks are the most effective ways to raise attainment for disadvantaged students:
- Whole school ethos of attainment for all
- Addressing behaviour and attendance
- High quality teaching for all
- Meeting individual needs
- Deploying staff effectively
- Data driven and responding to evidence
- Clear, responsive leadership
The planned strategic spend for 2021-2022 is available to download below