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Graham School @grahamschoolOn Wednesday this week 6 of our Year 10 Latin students took part in a 3 hour session with a visiting lecturer from @UniversityLeeds Classics department. All the students involved revised key aspects of Latin grammar and prepared their readings for this year’s competition. #Latin https://t.co/lYOMklK3fq4 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolWell done to our Y7 football team who remain undefeated! We are really proud of them! Tonight they drew 2 - 2 at final time at George Pindar School & then won 7 - 6 on penalties! An exciting match! Thanks Mr Francis for coaching the boys. Well done to both teams! #TeamWork https://t.co/54Oko3me3u6 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolToday we received our @ThinkReadHQ certification. Thank you to James Murphy and all of our #ThinkingReading staff and students. We are proud to be involved with such a rewarding and successful reading programme. https://t.co/7PQ2Gq9WN36 days ago
Graham School @grahamschoolStudents from different year groups nominated by their heads of year were invited for hot chocolate today well done to all students! Miss Robins discussed future plans and aspirations with these students. well done! #Aspirations #Rewards #GrowAtGraham https://t.co/JoCWSpxdQa6 days ago
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Graham School @grahamschool***Dutch Football Tour Trip Meeting*** Year 7,8 & 9 Dutch Football Tour May 2020 We will be holding an Information Evening for Parents/Carers. Thursday 27th February from 6-7pm Should you have an queries please do not hesitate to contact the school. https://t.co/jBejVuIW3L1 week ago
Graham School @grahamschoolToday our new, very informative website went live. Please follow the link to find out more about #TeamGraham. https://t.co/nl531k82qP2 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolYr10 took part in the first of 3 sessions this week looking at physical well being. Investigating healthy eating & drinking, lack of sleep & screen time issues. They have set themselves small but achievable targets to review in the next workshop. #physicalwellbeing #getsomesleep https://t.co/ZfPyddNvfG2 weeks ago
Graham School @grahamschoolAs part of our PHSE programme, students are looking at the stigma attached to mental health and how #ItsOkNotToBeOk . In addition, students are talking about mental health issues, and how to support friends & family members by listening. #timetotalk #GrowAtGraham https://t.co/zGyI2qBEs32 weeks ago

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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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