Pupil Premium Information

The Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy, it is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and children who are in service families. Weelsby Academy has £227,040. This money can be used for resources, support, either directly or indirectly and releasing time for teachers to then provide small group support. At Weelsby Academy we use our funding for a range of purposes, which are suited to the individual needs of our children.

At Weelsby Academy we ensure that all our children are well supported with a Teaching Assistant attached to each class, for the majority of the week. In addition to this, we deliver a wide range of focused, small group, intervention sessions such as Read,Write Inc, Nurture Groups, Bespoke Academic Groups, English as an Additional Language and Speech and Language programmes during the academic day. We also provide a range of extended school activities during lunchtime and after school. Funding has also been allocated to maintain our nurture room.

We offer the services of the Inclusion Support Team who support families with attendance, welfare issues, Special Educational Needs, behaviour support and parental engagement.

At Weelsby Academy we greatly subsidise visits and visitors to the school. The teachers then encourage the children to use these experiences to develop their fiction and non-fiction writing. The progress in the children’s writing is visible, with children being more prepared to write about their experiences which have greatly improved the quality and quantity of writing. The academy is aware of the gap between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children and an action plan has been developed to further improve practice.

During the 2014-2015 academic year we employed a Learning Mentor to support children’s behaviours for learning. We also employed a Learning Mentor to support attendance and wellbeing. This improved the attendance of children and last year the academy met the national standard.

In 2015-2016 academic year is the allocation of class budgets to enhance the curriculum and further promote engagement and purposeful writing. We have support in year six to maintain small group targeted teaching, training for restorative practice, ICT enhancements, Big Read and Talk for Writing training.

New to 2016-2017 We also plan to enhance dining facilities allowing our disadvantaged children to participate in a more pleasurable dining experience. We will be introducing Same Day Intervention math and using Inspire Math in Key Stage 1. We plan to further develop a love of reading with the revamp of our library facilities.