COMPASS

The alternative provision school for Weymouth and Portland.

 

Email: office@compass.dorset.sch.uk

Phone: 01305 206530

Address: 307a Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0QU 

 

School Business Manager: Kerry Taylor

 

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium 

Guarantees

This guarantee will use the Pupil Premium to enhance and extend our current provision to make sure that students, whose parents or carers are on lower incomes, are not disadvantaged in any way. 

 

For every qualifying student we will;

Provide a free breakfast

Provide access, where appropriate, to vocational learning courses and individualised timetables

Provide access, where required, to 1:1 support or small group work for English and/or Maths

Provide access to a careers adviser for advice and guidance from year 10 to year 11

Provide access to interventions such as academic tutoring and mentoring

Carefully consider requests for equipment, trips and activities 

Headteacher Message

Please be rest assured that although the Learning Centre is investing in this provision, no student will be allowed to fall behind and not achieve their potential.

 

All students are consistently monitored and if anyone is under performing, they will also get the benefits listed above to improve their performance. The additional money has allowed the Learning Centre to add extra capacity to work that we are already doing so that we can help more students.

 

At Compass we support all our students. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.

 

The School Leadership Team and Management Committee monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

The Government provide funding for disadvantaged students; that is, students who are in receipt of free school meals, or Looked After Children (LAC) who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months or children of Service Personnel. These groups have been identified since research shows that nationally, students in these categories do significantly less well than other similar students so the funding is designed to bridge the gap.At Compass we have personalised provision and so students in these categories achievement is improving annually in comparison to similar students nationally.

 

This additional funding is called the Pupil Premium and is ring fenced from the Learning Centre’s general budget as a separate budget allocated on the basis of the number of students who qualify for Pupil Premium assistance. For all such students, the Learning Centre receives approximately £26400 in total overall. The Government has asked every school to make it clear where this money is being spent and the impact it is having on young people eligible for the Pupil Premium. In order for us to do this, we have our Pupil Premium Guarantee.

 

This guarantee will use the Pupil Premium to enhance and extend our current provision to make sure that students, whose parents or carers are on lower incomes, are not disadvantaged in any way. You can view our 2017/18 Pupil Premium Strategy adjacent.

If you feel you could be eligible for free school meals, it is very simple to apply and takes moments to do and as well as all the benefits listed above, your child will receive over £400 worth of lunches available from Creative Kitchen.

Apply now using the link below. You will be told immediately if you are eligible and the next steps in the process. We are not allowed to act on behalf of the parent or carer – it has to be done by you.