At The Stockwood Park Academy, we feel strongly about guiding our young people to become happy, successful and healthy students who are well rounded learners ready for bright futures. We look to use every opportunity of our varied curriculum to develop the spirit of the students. As a multicultural Academy which serves families from a great number of different countries and cultures we value respect and awareness of the difference of others. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure, and we are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential.
Pupil Premium Strategy
In April 2011 the Government introduced the Pupil Premium. This additional funding was allocated to schools to spend on children (from Reception to Year 11). The Government believes that the Pupil Premium is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities to ensure that funding to tackle the disadvantaged reaches the students that need it most. The following groups of students and young people are eligible:
- Children and young people from low income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those who have been in receipt of Free School Meals at any time over the previous six years in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.
- Children and young people who are in Local Authority Care, from the first day of the care episode.
- Children and young people who have left care under a Residential Care order on or after 14/10/1991 as are those who have left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30/12/2005 (under The Children Act 1989).
- Children and young people who were adopted from care on or after 30/12/2005 (under The Adoption and Children Act 2002).
How are we spending the Pupil Premium at The Stockwood Park Academy?
As an organisation, we have established some clear overarching objectives that all pupil premium spending must contribute towards. We believe that working towards these objectives will improve the educational opportunities for our Pupil Premium students.
Pupil Premium Objectives 2018/19
- To improve the KS4 outcomes for pupil premium students in line with national average.
- To improve the KS3 & KS4 outcomes for pupil premium students in line with non-pupil premium students within the Academy.
- To improve the attendance and parental engagement of pupil premium students and families.
- To increase the number of aspirational opportunities and experiences for pupil premium students
Outlined below are just some of the interventions and initiatives that we have undertaken to realise our objectives, using this year’s Pupil Premium funding.
- Providing revision resources and other study support
- Coursework catch up and subject specific workshops
- Access to alternative provision
- A dedicated member of the Senior Team focused on Pupil Premium
- Providing enrichment activities that inspire and engage students
- Ensuring a smooth transition between Year 6 and Year 7 including Summer Academy
- Supporting students with attendance and behaviour needs
- Breakfast Club & Homework Club
If you have any queries about Pupil Premium, please contact our Pupil Premum Coordinator Mrs Sue Walker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Every child matters, every moment counts”
The Stockwood Park Academy is a mainstream secondary school with a Sixth Form.
At the Academy we believe in achievement, ambition and progress for all children. We aim to meet the needs of individual children through highly effective teaching and learning. There is an emphasis on early identification of needs through supportive and preventative strategies which reduce barriers to learning.
We work in a flexible way to develop effective partnerships with children and their parents/carers, the SENCO, specialist teaching staff both within the school and external professionals such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to ensure that the school can meet a broad range of special educational needs. We undertake a rigorous system of monitoring children’s progress, supporting academic achievement and personal achievement by removing barriers to learning and use a wide range of strategies to foster a culture of lifelong learning and independent living skills for all children.
The Academy’s ethos statement reflects the intention to provide a learning environment in which young people will be encouraged, supported and challenged to develop a ‘can do’ approach to all aspects of their lives.
Our SEN Information Report (School Offer) is information for parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and all those who support children with additional needs. This information outlines the support and provision they can expect to receive, if they choose The Stockwood Park Academy for their children.