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National Support School

Easington Academy has been designated as a National Support School and Miss Toni Spoors has been appointed to the role of National Leader of Education.

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The AcademyPupil Premium

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is a sum of money allocated to schools to work with pupils who are either in receipt of Free School Meals or who have been in receipt of Free School Meals in the past six years, known as "Ever 6". Additional funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.

Additional information on the Pupil Premium can be found on the following website: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium/b0076063/pp

Easington Academy was allocated £305,745 for 2014/2015. These funds we used to target additional support strategies, resulting in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to:

Improve their levels of attainment and progress, close attainment gaps relative to school averages, have full access to our curriculum, access our extra-curricular provision

Funding in 2014/15 was deployed in a number of areas:

Key Stage 4 intervention. Support for students studying for key exams in Year 10 & 11, this included out of hours revision (evenings, weekends and school holidays)

Additional staffing in core subject areas: Maths & English, a counselling service focusing on one to one support addressing emotional/social barriers to learning, focussed careers information, advice and guidance through the support of a specialised careers advisor, an Educational Welfare Officer who encourages regular attendance at school and helps resolve any problems which may be affecting a pupil's attendance, Home/School Liaison Officers, Learning Mentors, Educational Visits and Extra-Curricular activities,  Study support transport for students attending after school tuition classes

Key Stage 4 Alternative Curriculum Provision, Additional resources for departments. e.g Food Technology

For 2015/16 Easington Academy has been allocated £305,285  The funding for 2015/2106 will be deployed in the following areas:

Education Welfare Officer, School Counsellor, After School Transport, Careers Advice, Maths Intervention, English Intervention, Revision Sessions, Key Stage 4 Alternative Curriculum Provision, Learning Mentors, Food Technology, Home School Liaison Officers, Community School, Educational Visits/Trips, Extra Curricular Activities in PE/Art, Staff CPD, Resources for all Departments, SEN Support, School Nurse

Catch Up Premium 2014 - 2015

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of key stage 2. Easington Academy was allocated £13,500 2014/2015

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 Objectives

  • To narrow the gap by providing intensive literacy and numeracy support and raise the attainment of those students entitled to Catch Up Premium
  • To raise self-esteem and aspirations of students entitled to the Catch – Up Premium
  • To identify concerns and target intervention and support to accelerate progress

These funds were used to target additional support strategies.

Small group classes

Additional LSA support

Homework clubs

Increased capacity in English and Mathematics

1-1 Reading e.g. Toe by Toe reading programme

1-1 Numeracy e.g Plus One numeracy programme

E – learning Nessy spelling programme

1-1 Phonics programme –Lexia

Impact

The overall picture July 2015:

For the number of students eligible for the Catch Up premium in English 85% made progress by at least 2 sub levels. 71.4% of those pupils made progress of 3 or more sub levels.

In Maths 57% of students made 2 or more sublevels of progress  whereas 21.4% made 3 or more sub levels of progress