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School Grant Information

Summary of Spend Plan for the Pupil Deprivation Grant 2020-2021

The school has received a total Pupil Deprivation Grant of £236,900 and Education Improvement Grant of £72,910 for the financial year 2020/21 and will use this funding to undertake the following activities:

  • Additional teacher deployed to provide targeted literacy and numeracy support to Key Stage 3 pupils.
  • Attendance Project to improve whole school attendance with particular emphasis on vulnerable pupils including eFSM.
  • Associate staff to provide Basic Skills Support and dedicated English and Maths Support.
  • Deployment of Inclusion Team to work with vulnerable pupils and their families and reduce the number of fixed term exclusions for these groups.
  • Learning Coaches to provide wellbeing support to pupils across Key Stages 3 & 4 to improve pupils’ engagement.
  • Cluster transition work with primary schools to support transition of Year 6 pupils with specific focus on the wellbeing of eFSM pupils.
  • Sound Programme for Key Stage 3 pupils to increase reading ages.

Professional Learning Grant 2020-21

The school has received a total Professional Learning Grant of £20,307 to  undertake the following activities in support of the Professional Learning of our staff:

  • Bespoke  Professional Learning programme to support blended learning
  • Professional Learning Support for Distance Learning.
  • Engagement with ALN activity to support the introduction of the revised code of practice.
  • Development of leadership and management practices through collaboration with partner school.
  • Developing a sustainable model for OLEVI and Google across the staff.
  • Literacy and Numeracy development through a Team Teach model.

Accelerated Learning Programme 2020-21

The school has received £31,000 funding for the Accelerated Learning Programme to undertake the following activities:

  • Baseline testing of Key Stage 3 pupils following their return to school from COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Provision of mentoring and 1:1 support for identified groups of learners.
  • Intervention programmes delivered to support the needs of identified groups of learners.

The schools’ use of the grants is regularly scrutinised by the Governing Body, supported by advice from EAS and monitored by the Local Authority.

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