The Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the Academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals, have been eligible in the past (EVER6) or are children in service families. This money is used for additional support and resources to directly target these children or indirectly through releasing time for teachers to provide small group support. At Rowena Academy we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.
At Rowena we ensure that all our children are well supported with a Teaching Assistant attached to every class. In addition to this we deliver a wide range of focused, small group intervention sessions such as Time to Talk, NELI (Nuffield Early Language Intervention), Thrive, Lego Therapy, Nurture Groups and Speech and Language programmes during the Academy day. We also provide a wide range of extended school activities during lunchtime and after school.
Our creative curriculum includes opportunities for children to learn through first-hand experience. We have subsidised curriculum experience days and trips and developed a topic approach that is suited to the needs and interests of our children.
We also offer the services of a Welfare Officer who supports families with attendance, welfare issues, Special Educational Needs, behaviour support and parental engagement. She also has had training in Thrive, Mental Health and Well Being and can offer access to a range of Parenting Programmes.
More information on how Pupil Premium is utilised can be found on our Statutory Information page.