Pupil premium

Pupil premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families. At Yeoman Park Academy we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.

Please see our spending review for the most recently completed academic year and plans for spending this funding this year in the document below.

Pupil premium plan 2021-2022 and 2020-21 impact statement

Pupil premium plan 2020-2021 and 2019-20 impact statement

Sport premium grant

Our plans for the sport premium funding

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150m for physical education (PE) and sport. The sport premium grant funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced to be used for sport-specific areas, to make an impact in PE and sport in schools.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Please see our spending review for the most recently completed academic year and plans for spending this funding this year in the document below.

Sports premium funding plan 2021

Year 7 catch-up funding

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools and academies additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2). All state-funded schools with year 7 pupils receive this funding, including special schools.

For a detailed breakdown of how we have used this funding to support our pupils, see the document below:

Year 7 catch-up funding plans 2019-20

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at Yeoman Park Academy

How we intend to use the grant

  • Improved parental engagement and communication – An identified home-school worker to build stronger relationships, improve communication between the academy and home and be an identifiable point of contact for families
  • Improved communication skills and interaction with the environment – Investment in ICT cameras and microphones to aid remote communication and engagement
  • Improved self-regulation and preparation for learning – Development of safe spaces and new self-regulation equipment for each class to support reintegration to the academy and our routines
  • Rapid recovery to pre-lockdown levels – Creation of a bespoke recovery curriculum that meets the needs of individuals
  • Minimise disruption to learning and time lost through difficult transitions – Provide a low stimulus environment in each ASD class and around walkways, clear instructions and timers
  • Improve overall fitness and wellbeing – Improvements to outside learning environments

How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our children

When measuring the progress of our strategic plan we will be led by the needs of the pupils. This will be informed by our knowledge of pupils’ experiences and through liaison with families and multi-agency partners.

We understand the importance of the plan’s flexibility, and as such, have not imposed milestones to track impact. As our understanding of the differing needs of our pupils develops upon their return to school, we will be guided by the voices of our pupils and their families when allocating resourcing and financing activities.

We will measure the impact our individual pupils make by:

  • Listening to what our pupils and their parents/carers tell us
  • Monitoring progress against outcomes from EHCP
  • Evaluating progress across curriculum through data capture
  • Scrutiny of pupil work and observations of learning

We will measure the progress of our strategic plan by:

  • Termly monitoring visits by the link governor
  • Reports to IEB/Governing Body
  • Financial monitoring
  • Staff reflection and review
  • Parental feedback
  • Feedback from multi-agency partners, through conversations, reports and tracking