Please find a useful link for equipping people to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by the pandemic.


Great resources for students and parents.


Functional Skills Exams : English Speaking Monday 9.45am 22.2.21; Maths 9.00am Tuesday 23.2.21; English 9.00am Wednesday 24.2.21


National Apprenticeship Week - students learnt about apprenticeships, where to find them, how to apply, take a look at this website.


Today is Safer Internet Day. The Internet has brought significant benefits to our lives but there are also dangers that we as teachers and parents must be aware of to protect our children and students.


Very happy to receive the news that an ex Aspire student Kwadwo Baah has been signed up to Manchester City. What a talented young man - Well done!


Thanks Ms Miles, Director of Harris Federation Sixth Form and Ms Bhogal our Vice Principal for delivering an informative talk to Apollo House on how to apply to Harris Sixth Form schools. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Ogunseitan or Ms Bhogal


MS Teams has proved to be a great tool for delivering online teaching. For parents who would like to know more about how it works, here is a very clear guide which can be translated into different languages


Happy Friday to all HPS6F and Aspire students, staff and families. This week at school Summer, Jessica, Summer, Benito and Da’anah baked some delicious cookies. We hope you are all keeping safe. Have a lovely weekend.


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We're thrilled to announce that our design for – an innovative project converting a former police station into a school – is a finalist! 🤞 Fingers crossed… 🤞


Thematic Day at today


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'This has given me a second chance' - read about the amazing support for students at in today’s Times. The school, it says, is ‘proof that it is possible to take children who have failed in mainstream education and turn them around.'


The Academy is back to normal today, students are expected in by 8.30am in full uniform


Harris Aspire is OPEN until 12.30 today, Friday 2nd March


Harris Aspire is CLOSED today due to the adverse weather conditions, check website, Twitter & Facebook for updates


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Off for our Mental Health roadshow with our friends and

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Pupil Premium and Coronavirus Catch-up Premium


The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) provides funding for children who have been known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) since 2008. This funding is a national initiative, welcomed by Harris Aspire used to raise attainment of financially disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps in educational success that exist nationally.

Forecast Income for Academic Year 2020/2021 is £13,800.00


Focus of work


Date reviewed

Planned allocation

Teaching Assistants

Additional in-class support to personalise support, emotional support during lunchtime nurture and provide additional support after the Academy day in homework club/tuition.

To narrow the gap for Pupil Premium students, additional targeted support is provided in the classroom organised by the SENCO/Inclusion Panel. Students are identified and given the required support.





Dec 2020






Small group Tuition /Respite programme

Additional out of class support.

Additional out of class support and after Academy day.

Dec 2020


Behaviour Mentoring

Use of Behaviour Mentor to work with Pupil Premium students as part of role.

Use of Behaviour Mentor to work with Pupil Premium students as part of role.

Dec 2020


Life Skills Coach

Provide personalised  support for Pupil Premium students.

Provide personalised support for Pupil Premium students.

Dec 2020


Counsellor Support

Provide personalised emotional support for Pupil Premium students

Provide personalised emotional support for Pupil Premium students.

Dec 2020


Holiday Study Programmes and Intervention classes

Additional lessons and support provided over holidays and intervention catch up classes organised after school.

Additional lessons and support provided for holidays and intervention catch up classes organised after school.

Dec 2020


Extra-Curricular Trips/

Pupil Premium students subsidised or paid for on trips that support the programme of study.

To ensure that Pupil premium students can take full benefit of the extracurricular offer and are not disadvantaged through non-participation.

Dec 2020


Curriculum Resources

Pupil Premium students are given support in purchasing of text books or revision materials, stationary and equipment.

To ensure that Pupil premium students can access the curriculum both in and out of the classroom and are not disadvantaged by not having the required resources.

Dec 2020


Dress Code Support

Pupil Premium students are given support in purchasing clothes in order to enable them to meet dress code requirements

To ensure that students can maintain the standards of the Academy without feeling isolated or disadvantaged with their peers.

Dec 2020



Providing SALT to  develop language, communication and social skills.

To provide support for Pupil premium students who require this facility to overcome any barriers for learning and success at GCSE.

Dec 2020


Interventions in Literacy, Social skills, life skills, relationships, drugs workshop, anger management, emotional literacy etc.

Providing personalised support to increase literacy skills, social skills, life skills, better lifestyle choices, health and wellbeing, emotional and mental health.

To enable TA and Pastoral staff to support effectively those students designated Pupil Premium in their academic, emotional and mental health and development into young adults. 

Dec 2020




Progress of Pupil Premium Students

Progress for Harris Academy Aspire is measured against a baseline examination that all students undertake in their first week at the Academy. The strategies outlined above have proven to be highly effective in narrowing the gap. Last year PP students outperformed non PP students with 2 levels of progress in English and in Science, all students with PP made expected progress. The gaps between PP and non PP are small but the Academy recognises that it still needs to work further towards it. Expected progress in Maths last year was the largest gap at -12% and we have focused on ensuring this is addressed by deploying more funding into this subject area with graduate TA support and 1:1 support.

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