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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.
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:
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 priority, and 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:
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.