Sheffield Park Academy Pupil Premium Funding 2017-18 - page 18

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Wider Impact:
Every pupil benefits:
It is evident that strategies to raise the aspirations and attainment of Pupil Premium pupils at the academy have also
impacted positively upon non-disadvantaged pupils, both directly in terms of activities undertaken and indirectly in
terms of the ethos and culture being instilled. The academy recognises that many families who are not in receipt of
Free School Meals may not be well off financially and that refugee and recently arrived children whose parents do not
possess a National Insurance number may be amongst our most disadvantaged pupils regardless of their ‘Ever6 FSM’
status. We also recognise that in our community there are many families in which, despite one or more parents being in
full-time work, low wages and insecure employment terms mean that they could be classed as ‘Just about managing’
and that their children require our support to access additional activities and resources to support their education as
well.
We value all of our pupils and make sure that whatever we do to support one group also helps others.
Pupil Premium Priorities for Academic Year 2017-18
The academy expects to receive £507,705 in Pupil Premium funding for academic year 2017-18. This equates to £935
for 543 pupils.
Although it is important to utilise the Pupil Premium to intervene in underperformance at Key Stage 4, the academy is
also identifying aspects of examination underperformance in English and maths and putting in place strategies at Key
Stage 3 to prevent deficiencies in pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding persisting when they come to sit their
GCSE exams.
These are:
English
Maths
Aspect of underper-
formance
Strategy employed
Aspect of underperfor-
mance
Strategy employed
Question 4
-
KS3 APs designed to mir-
ror the GCSE P1 Q4
-
Sentence starters and
strategies developed
-
AQA Marker training for
teachers
-
Collaboration with SSA
and external agencies to
further refine strategies
(UL English Advisor Visit)
Accessing worded prob-
lems
Students are encouraged to
read the problem carefully
to understand what they
are asked to find out and
what information they
have been given. Underlin-
ing the important infor-
mation is also useful so
they have all the important
numbers/facts to hand.
They are then encouraged
to follow the steps below:
1. Choose a strategy and
make a plan. 2. Carry out
the plan and solve the
problem. 3. Check the
working out and make sure
that your solution is actu-
ally answering the ques-
tion. In addition to the
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