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Pupil premium

How ICC uses the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Department for Education to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived students. Allocation of funding is made according to the number of students entitled to free school meals currently or at any time within the last six years (known as Ever 6 FSM), children in care (known as LAC) and post-LAC who attend the school in Years 7-9. There is also additional Pupil Premium funding (known as the Service Premium) for any student who has or has had within the last five years a parent in the Armed Forces (known as Ever 6 service child).

This year, as a result of COVID-19, schools have also received a ‘Recovery Premium’ to use with disadvantaged students and others who may benefit from additional support to catch up on learning lost through the pandemic.

ICC targets the additional funding directly at eligible students and does not simply absorb it into the whole-school budget.

Funding and use of the Pupil Premium

Current number of eligible Pupil Premium students 2021-22

Year 7 – 47
Year 8 – 42
Year 9 – 45
School Total - 134

This represents 20.6% of the total number of students at ICC –below the national average.

Total Pupil Premium funding (including Recovery Premium funding) for 2021/22 — 120,770 approx.

Vision

At Ibstock Community College, we have high aspirations for all students, whatever their background or their potential barriers to progress (either arising from personal circumstances or the global pandemic). Our vision is for all students to have access to a broad curriculum and for every child to make good progress across a full range of subjects.

Our pupil premium strategy aims to support disadvantaged pupils to achieve the above goals, including progress for those who are already high attainers. 

Teaching and learning is at the centre of our continued focus on progress and achievement for all. High quality teaching and learning not only benefits the disadvantaged, but all students in our college. Through diagnostic testing and analysis, we will identify the areas in which students need further support, and therefore be able to respond accordingly through teaching and learning, targeted CPD, funding, interventions etc. 

At ICC, we have identified several common barriers to learning for disadvantaged students that are addressed through our Pupil Premium Strategy. These are commonalities across the cohort and will not apply to every child within the cohort. The key learning barriers are:

  1.  More frequent behaviour incidents than other cohorts within school
  2.  A larger variation in progress/attainment in PP students compared to their non-PP peers
  3. Lower than average literacy and numeracy skills on entry to ICC
  4. Lower aspiration, confidence or cultural capital. Some PP students can find it difficult coping with the demands of school life and this impacts their learning
  5. Attendance rate below that of non-PP peers, impacting on learning time and engagement.
  6. Parental Engagement – there is a lower rate of parental/carer engagement for PP students.

 At ICC we aim to support all students in being successful in each area of our RESPECT standards, by supporting students in overcoming any barriers to learning.

Impact and Outcomes

To see our Review of the Impact of our Pupil Premium funding for 2020- 2021 please click on the “How we use PP funding” link.

ICC’s Pupil Premium Team

All staff at ICC are fully committed to closing the attainment and progress gaps that exist between eligible students and their peers.  For us, it is a very high priorityand we see it as our moral duty to ensure that disadvantaged children make outstanding progress.

Key staff with specific responsibilities for leading improvements in outcomes for disadvantaged students are:

  • Pupil Premium Link Governor: Lee Donaghy  
  • Assistant Headteacher: Sophie McMahon 
  • Pupil Premium Lead: Katrina Goddard 

Eligibility

We urge parents of eligible children to register as soon as possible using the link: www.leicestershire.gov.uk or Direct.gov.uk - apply for free school meals, please register even if you do not intend to take advantage of a free meal at school.

The current daily allowance for a free school is £2.45. This can be used at either break or lunch time. 

Further Information

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-conditions-of-grant-2018-to-2019/pupil-premium-2018-to-2019-conditions-of-grant

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know