Disadvantaged Strategy (Pupil Premium)
Background to the Pupil Premium Funding
Research shows that students from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieve academically when compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The Pupil Premium is provided in order to support these students in reaching their potential by providing additional funding/ resources to help to accelerate their academic attainment and progress.
Moor End Academy provides an excellent education to a local community with a high level of social deprivation. The “Index of Multiple Deprivation” banding shows 23.52% of our students in the “Worst 10% deprived category”, 52.74% of our students in the “Worst 10-20% deprived category” and 11.60% in the “Worst 20-30% deprived category.” A very low percentage of our students come from families who are regarded as being in the “Least deprived” categories. This indicates that whilst a number of our students may qualify for free school meals and/or attract pupil premium funding a high number of our students do come from some of the most deprived and challenging circumstances when compared locally (within Kirklees) and nationally. All members of staff and governors are committed to meeting the academic, pastoral and social needs of every student irrespective of background. Pupil premium funding is therefore directed to ensuring an equality of opportunity for all learners.
Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Funding
- Diminish any gaps in attainment and progress outcomes between those students from deprived backgrounds against national for non-disadvantaged by the end of Key Stage 4
- Increase attainment and progress outcomes by disadvantaged students in English and Maths
- Reduce absence, lateness to school, exclusions and improve attitudes to learning/school of disadvantaged students
- Ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all learners through access to a high quality curriculum, academic pathways, post 16 destinations, enrichment opportunities and experiences