How does Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy encourage parents to apply for a Free School Meal and therefore the Pupil Premium?
At Christ the King CVA, we adopt several practises in order to encourage parents to take up their entitlement to a Free School Meal, which in turn entitles them to the ‘Pupil Premium.’ These include:
- Each time a copy of the school newsletter (CTK News) is produced, a section of the newsletter is dedicated to reminding parents of the opportunity to apply for a free school meal and the benefits of doing so
- A half-termly email is sent to all parents to remind them to apply if they are entitled to a free school meal and the benefits of doing so
- Ensuring that we communicate with parents at our Transition Evening and reminding new parents of the benefits of applying for a free school meal and therefore the funding
How will we measure the impact of the funding?
We will measure the impact of the funding once per term, where there will be a variety of different forms of quality assurance to complete this task. For example, we will use student voice in the form of questionnaires to identify if students feel that they are being supported effectively, as well as allowing the students to identify what we could do to support them further. We will use data to see if reading ages have been improved through Maths and English intervention, as well as allowing us to track behaviour, attendance and rewards for the students in receipt of this funding. There are a variety of different forms of evidence that we will gather in order to measure the impact of the funding.
When will the Strategy be Reviewed?
The Pupil and Ethos Committee of the Governing Body hold Senior Leaders to account for the effective spending of Pupil Premium funding in half-termly meetings. The attainment and progress data of this cohort is regularly reviewed in these meetings and Governors ensure that disadvantaged students remain at the forefront of the minds of Senior Leaders in school.
Senior Leaders review the strategies employed by the school in termly meetings (three times per year), at the start of the year, setting out the plan for the forthcoming academic year, midway through the year to monitor the impact of the strategies and at the end of the year to complete the end-of-year review of the strategy. All Senior Leaders play their part in this, discussing the strategies employed in detail and analysing their impact. As well as this, ‘Pupil Premium students’ are regularly discussed in all elements of the life of the school. For example, they are regularly discussed in Achievement Leader Meetings regarding attendance and progress, when discussing Teaching and Learning Strategies and in work scrutiny, where there is often a focus on students who are disadvantaged. In all areas of the life of our school community, the impact of decisions and change on this particularly vulnerable group of students is always considered.
The dates for the review of the strategy are:
- Week commencing 16 November
- Week commencing 15 March
- Week commencing 21 June
Pupil Premium Strategy Plan 2022-2023
This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the
2022 to 2023 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our
It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this
academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our
Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2022-2023
Previous Pupil Premium Spending Plan Reviews
The documents below outline where the Pupil Premium funding was spent during the previous academic years:
Pupil Premium Spending Plan 2021-2022
Pupil Premium Spending Plan Review 2019-2020
For more information about pupil premium funding, please contact Ms Tyrrell (Assistant Principal).