Pupil Premium Funding
Olive Academies Multi-Academy Trust holds the fundamental belief that young people with SEMH needs can, and should, succeed in line with their peers. Within that core purpose, we maintain a fixed focus on disadvantaged young people in our academy. Improving the teaching and learning for all across the academy is a primary focus for disadvantaged students as evidence suggests that this is singularly most beneficial to the outcomes of disadvantaged young people.
Pupil Premium funding is allocated by the government to schools for children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM). We also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. We receive this funding to support eligible students and narrow the attainment gap between them and their peers. Pupil Premium funding is received in addition to the school’s delegated budget and is to be used to:
- raise attainment
- promote social skills
- increase confidence and develop independent learning and positive behaviour
- working towards increased pupil progress for those pupils.
We are held accountable for the use of Pupil Premium through:
- performance tables which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the Pupil Premium
- the reports for parents that schools have to publish online.
OA-Hv does not currently receive any Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding.
We are currently reviewing out strategy for 2018/19 attached here and will be publishing our strategy for the 2019/20 as soon as possible.
You can also read our previous review of pupil premium in 2017/18.