Graham School @grahamschoolWishing all students and staff a restful half term! Well done on all your hard work this term!  #TeamGraham #Holiday also please do click to read the first newsletter of the school year! https://t.co/YtzEsGIl9b https://t.co/Drq5tPsbur2 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolOur students have really excelled themselves on @hegartymaths this term and we can't wait to reward all of our #HegartyHeroes today with their prizes and certificates. Fantastic work, effort and determination from all of our students. Well done! #TeamGraham #Maths #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/r94GySPUDu2 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolCongratulations to our @ThinkReadHQ programme graduates Jack and Adrian. Ms Laxton is extremely proud of the two students and what they have achieved, even more so for their hard work and determination. A fantastic achievement, well done! 👨🏼‍🎓📚🥳 #TeamGraham #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/RNoy1aUGcA4 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolY9 had Friday treats today - well done on a great start to the year! We had 12 students nominated - some couldn't be there but they still go their chocolates! #TeamGraham #Y9 #Celebrations #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/YYT3F1lXEO7 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWell done to Y8 students (and Ms Tindall!) who enjoyed treats on Friday! They are doing really well in Y8 and have had a great start to the year! Hope you enjoyed the chocolates! #TeamGraham #Y8 #GrowAtGraham #ThriveWithHope https://t.co/qHUaZQAs432 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWell done to Y7 students who had Friday Treats with Miss Robins! Cold Chocolate this year rather than hot! They have had a great first month. We are very proud of them! #TeamGraham #GrowAtGraham #Celebrations #ThriveWithHope 🍫🥳 https://t.co/0zbqzEzxtO3 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolEach of our Year 7 & 8 will receive a FREE book! During the next two weeks students will pick their book from 17 titles. Take a look at this year's choice on the Bookbuzz website. https://t.co/mvsFUoQyd04 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolMiss Jessup has expressed just how proud she is of the students here at #TeamGraham. We are currently running our #AntiBullyingCampaign and so far we've had 75 students wanting to be Anti Bullying Ambassadors. Amazing team spirit. #Proud 👏4 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolGreat to see so many Y6 and their parents this evening! If you missed it, please enjoy our film at the link below. If you have questions contact us! We’ll be in touch!#Transition #TeamGraham https://t.co/VkKjICiGjf4 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWith Virtual Open Evening fast approaching... here's just a small taster of life at Graham School. We can't wait to meet you all next week. https://t.co/NT8wGULm3I4 weeks ago

GRAHAM SCHOOL IS PART OF

Pupil Premium & Y7 Catch-up Funding

Pupil Premium Statement & Y7 Catch-up Funding

What is Pupil Premium?

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is provided in addition to main funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between disadvantaged and their peers by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most and has provided Pupil Premium funding since April 2011. The government has allocated schools a sum of money which is called the ‘Pupil Premium’. This is to ensure that all pupils, from Reception through to Year 11, are given the same opportunities to achieve and so that no pupil is disadvantaged due to economic or social circumstances. The amount of the grant for pupils in secondary education is £935 per pupil and £300 for students who have a parent working in the armed forces, whilst the premium for looked after children and those adopted from care is £1900.

The three identified groups entitled to the Pupil Premium are:

  1. Students who are currently, or who have been entitled to free school meals at any point over the past 6 years (ever 6)
  2. Children in local authority care or adopted from local authority care 
  3. Students who have at least one parent working for the Armed Services or have had at some point in the past 4 years (ever 4)

Our approach to Pupil Premium at Graham School

  1. Offer and implement a range of strategies – the Pupil Premium students are a diverse group of different ages, backgrounds, abilities and needs.  The essential point is to ensure that disadvantage does not hinder potential.
  2. Improved outcomes for students through the provision of additional support and intervention in key subjects
  3. Secure positive outcomes for young people.
  4. Raise achievement by improving attendance.
  5. To ensure this happens we will monitor, evaluate and offer interventions. 
  6. To achieve this we have taken guidance from the Ofsted reports ‘The Pupil Premium’, “Evaluation of Pupil Premium” “Pupil Premium: raising achievement of disadvantaged pupils” Research Report, the relevant Sutton Trust reports and recommendations in the Education Endowment Foundation “Teaching and Learning Tool Kit”

You can read our Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 – 2020 here

The Funding

For the Academic year of 2018-19 Graham School has 391 students eligible for the Pupil Premium grant, that’s approximately 40% of the student body. The total amount of funding received from the Government for Pupil Premium spending is £372,717 in total. For a detailed breakdown and overview of the spending please see the Strategy Statement above.

Year 7 Catch-up Funding

Year 7 catch‐up funding provides approximately £24000 to help support students who are significantly below average in literacy and numeracy on entry to school from KS2.

Graham School uses the £24,000 ‘Catch Up’ money along with the Pupil Premium funding to create KS3 Enrichment groups. These are small class groups who have focused literacy and numeracy support in order to more easily access the curriculum and to make good progress. The gains made by students in previous years has been positive and therefore we continue to invest the funding in this area of need. Please see the pupil premium document above for further information. 

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