Pupil Premium is a fund provided by the Department for Education (DfE) for publicly funded schools in England. The fund is used to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers. Funding is provided for each student registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.
We have produced a pupil premium strategy which outlines how we intend to use the funding that we have been allocated this year as well as the impact that last year’s payment has had within our school. Included in this years’ funding is a recovery premium which has been allocated by the DfE to help young people in England catch up on lost learning due to the pandemic. Should you require any further information please contact us.
Catch Up Funding
In June 2020 the government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up on missed learning caused by coronavirus (COVID19). This is especially important for the most vulnerable pupils and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds who we know have been most affected. Below is a link to LFCD Catch Up Funding Plan
Summer School 2021 Funding Report
Summer school provision with an academic focus has the potential to support attending students to make up for some of their missed education. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) finds that, on average, students attending a Summer School can make:
- 2 months additional progress (compared to students who don’t attend)
- Up to 4 months additional progress if the Summer School offers small group tuition led by highly trained, experienced staff
Evidence in support of Summer Schools also suggests a broader benefit for students, including support for vulnerable young people, improved education and transitions and benefits for student mental health and wellbeing.
At Landau Forte College Derby, we designed and implemented a Summer School with a blend of academic and enrichment activities. The opportunity to attend Summer School was offered to all confirmed new Year 7 students for September 2021. Due to Covid 19 regulations we were unable to hold our annual three-day transition event for new Year 7 students in July 2021, therefore we built many of these ‘usual’ transition activities into the Summer School.
The Summer School compromised of transition activities such as a tour of the buildings, meeting key staff, familiarising students with school systems and experiencing some subject lessons. We worked with an external company, Learn By Design, to deliver a Summer School with an academic focus based around STEM activities. The aim of the Summer School was to provide high quality academic learning activities, improve social skills, develop team building skills and support successful transition to secondary school. Each day included a combination of activities with an academic focus, physical activity and an enrichment focus. Refreshments were provided each day on arrival (fruit and juice) and a healthy lunch was also provided free of charge to all students. We concluded the week with a celebration event to reward students for their great participation and engagement.
|Learn By Design||£14,780||External company to deliver Summer School STEM sessions|
|Summer School coordinators||£3,387||2 members of staff to plan and lead the Summer School|
|Staffing||£22,456||1 teacher and 1 Learning Support Assistant supporting each group.
Administration and First Aid support.
|Refreshments||£3,620||Snack on arrival and lunch provided each day|
|Stationery and resources for students||£2,667||Pencil case with equipment for all students attending|
|Celebration event||£215||Trophies, medals, certificates|