The strategy will focus on three aspects:
|Barriers to future attainment (for all pupils particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds)|
Pupils who are eligible for PP are making less progress than other pupils, including Males, HAPs and SEN pupils:
Pupils who are eligible for PP are less engaged in school and enrichment and do not have the meta cognitive strategies to develop independent learning:
Pupils who are eligible for PP have lower rates of attendance than other pupils
How much Pupil Premium funding does Newark Academy get?
For 2018-19 Newark Academy was allocated £143 420 based on 26% registered for Ever 6, Free school meals, Looked after Children and Service Children.
Please contact the college team for more information on bursary support that can be offered to college students.
How is the money spent?
Our school has the freedom to spend the Premium in a way we think will best support the raising of attainment for our most vulnerable pupils. All our interventions are based on educational research taken from the Education Endowment Foundation.
We make sure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of our students, regardless of social background of specific educational need. We recognise that many of our students do not require any special intervention, but may also benefit from extra support at specific times during their education.
At the moment some of the interventions throughout key stages 3 and 4 that are supported by Pupil Premium funding are:
- Free revision resources
- Transport support to attend enrichment
- Academic in school support for Maths and English
- Mentoring support
- Personalised timetables
- Reduced class sizes
- Holiday school support
- Study support
- In class learning mentors
- Bespoke Literacy programmes to increase reading ages
For full details of our funded interventions, please download the documents below:
Planned expenditure 2018/19 (link)
Click here to see if you are eligible for Pupil Premium funding http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-meals/free-school-meals-and-milk
The pupil premium strategy will be reviewed in September 2019
How will parents know it is working?
In the academic year 2017-18, 200 students were eligible for Pupil Premium funding including 32 year 11 students. For the year 11 students the Premium funding was spent predominantly on extra English, Maths and Science support, alongside additional afterschool interventions throughout the year. This resulted in 45% of our students achieving grade 4 in English and grade 4 in Maths. Both of these figures are significantly above national averages. Our P8 score of -0.58 for Pupil Premium students is again above national average.
Student who enter Newark Academy with a below average reading score are given intense tailored literacy intervention.
We track pupil progress every term and so we can quickly see if plans are working. Parents Evenings and Tutor Review Days are also opportunities to discuss your child’s progress but if you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s tutor, Head of Year or Mrs Z Jones – our Pupil Premium SLT Link.
- KS3 Summer Challenge
The English Department have developed a Summer challenge for all students in year 7 and 8. (English - 21/07/2020)
- Junior maths challenge 2020
102 year 7 and 8 students took part in the Maths Challenge (Whole School - 13/07/2020)
- National School Sport Week at Home
Newark Academy backs campaign to ensure no child misses out on sports day (Physical Education - 16/06/2020)
- College Band of the RAF
The College Band of the RAF performed at Newark Academy on Thursday 30th January. (Whole School - 05/02/2020)
- NA Choir Community Single
Six schools, one choir and over 400 voices with one powerful message… (Drama and Music - 29/11/2019)