The Thomas Alleyne Academy receives a Pupil Premium Grant for students who currently claim Free School Meals or have claimed FSM in the last six years, for any Looked After Children and for those children of armed service personnel.
For every child who takes a free school meal, we get £935. We use this money to invest in improvements in teaching and learning, in support programmes and in curriculum initiatives to ensure students who receive free school meals are making as good progress as any other students in the school.
Our pupil premium advocacy is via the pastoral team led by the Assistant Headteacher for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare. Pupil progress is monitored through analysis of the academy's progress data three times a year and is monitored by the Head of Year and the tutors. Teachers will report on a child’s progress at parents’ evenings. Parents may ask at any time what support is available or what strategies are being used if their child is not achieving their potential in a subject, by contacting the subject teacher or the Head of Year for their year group.
We are required to publish online information about how we have used the pupil premium. We guarantee parents that all matters regarding use of the Pupil Premium Fund are treated with discretion and in confidence.