Pupil Premium at Impington Village College
At IVC we are totally committed to ensuring that all disadvantaged students make accelerated progress through:
- Increasing the impact of quality first teaching and focused intervention to secure positive progress for our PP students, beyond that of all students nationally
- Clear and robust tracking of students, reinforced by rigorous accountability measures
- Rapid intervention where student attendance falls below 98% to ensure students are in college ready to succeed
- Active engagement of our PP students and their parents, promoting a positive mind-set and 'can-do' mentality, removing barriers to learning and ensuring our PP students demonstrate the excellent behaviour expected by the College
Our Pledge to all Pupil Premium students at IVC can be found at the bottom of this page.
IVC Pupil Premium Expenditure and Evaluation
For the 2016-17 academic year our funding allocation is £176,000 based on 188 students at £935 per pupil.
Please click here for our PP planning, expenditure and evaluation for 2016-17.
For the 2015-16 academic year our funding allocation was £177,000 based on 190 students at £935 per pupil.
Please click here for our PP planning, expenditure and evaluation for 2015-16.
For the 2014/15 academic year our funding allocation was £158,015 based on 169 students at £935 per pupil.
Please click here for our PP planning, expenditure and evaluation for 2014-15.
For the 2013/14 academic year our funding allocation was £152,100 based on 169 students at £900 per pupil.
Please click here for our evaluation and expenditure from 2013-14.
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is intended to tackle the achievement gap between students from disadvantaged families and their peers. After prior attainment, poverty has been identified as the most important factor in predicting a child’s future life chances. The chances of a student eligible for free school meals (FSM) achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including English and Mathematics are less than one-third those of a non-FSM student. The pupil premium is received in addition to main school funding and is intended to address the current national achievement gap between children eligible for free school meals and those from wealthier backgrounds.
The Government allocates funding to schools each year to cover the different aspects of the pupil premium. This money is not ascribed to individual students or ‘ring-fenced’, but schools should be using the funding to improve outcomes for the students in these cohorts. As well as funding for students who have been in receipt of free school meals at any point in the last six years, there are also allocations for Looked After Children, adopted children and children from service families. All schools are free to spend the pupil premium grant as they see fit, but will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding by measures in the performance tables.
At IVC, we make decisions on how to collectively spend the funding by carefully identifying the individual needs of our students, right from when they join us. We have also made use of educational research to help identify good practice.
Evidence shows that the most effective schools narrow the achievement gap by using a combination of quality teaching, strong leadership and monitoring, a relevant and coherent curriculum, and targeted catch-up and enrichment activities. We intend to use the pupil premium grant to help us succeed in these key areas. There is also a key focus on improving standards of literacy, which greatly benefits our pupil premium students. Ultimately, we will ensure that the pupil premium grant reaches the groups of students for whom it was intended and that it makes a significant impact on their education.
- All pupil premium students will make at least expected progress, in line with national averages for students who are not pupil premium.
- All pupil premium students will have good attendance and behaviour, in line with national averages for students who are not pupil premium.
- All pupil premium students will be successful learners, provided with timely and accurate feedback on their learning and given additional support where required, particularly to develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills
Ensuring effective use of the Pupil Premium
A Vice Principal has responsibility for the oversight of pupil premium to ensure we are carefully tracking and monitoring the progress of our students and any interventions that are in place. The Vice Principal has also raised the profile of these students in college, to ensure that all staff are aware of who these students are, and alongside teaching staff, has introduced new interventions and initiatives to boost the progress of these students. The Vice Principal will, with the Principal and Director of Finance and Resources, report to governors on the spending of pupil premium funding and, where relevant, provide an evaluation of the impact of the interventions. Each year, a report will also be published to parents via the school website on how the pupil premium grant has been spent.