Policy for Pupil Premium Students and Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant 2023-2024
Budmouth Academy is committed to:
Ensuring every student eligible for the Pupil Premium benefits directly via this additional funding and is in no way disadvantaged when compared to their peers.
BUDMOUTH ACADEMY PUPIL PREMIUM GUARANTEE
Our guarantee will ensure each qualifying student has:
- Guaranteed help towards revision materials and necessary equipment.
- Guaranteed access to a Careers Advisor for advice and guidance.
- Guaranteed access, where appropriate, to bespoke individual tuition and support and intervention activities.
- Guaranteed financial support, where appropriate, to attend curriculum trips and activities to support learning.
- Guaranteed access to programmes such as, the PiXL Edge (programme to recognise and reward school and community involvement) and Duke of Edinburgh where appropriate.
- Guaranteed access to individual support from the Learning Support Centre, Student Support Centre, the appropriate Head of School, Counselling or ELSA, focusing on areas such as building self-confidence, improving attendance, anger management, mediation or emotional support and guidance if appropriate.
- Guaranteed access to after school homework club in the Resources Centre and support for time management, organisational skills or revision techniques if appropriate.
- Guaranteed SEND support where required.
- If a student is allocated Free School Meals and parents/carers contact the school regarding any help with purchasing school uniform, then the Student Admin Officer may post them a uniform grant request form (depending on circumstances). These will then be approved on a case by case basis. Dorset Council states that this is no longer a requirement for schools to supply a Uniform Grant, it is up to each individual school. Budmouth Academy have agreed to look at this based on individual circumstances. Please see DC link below for more information:
At Budmouth Academy, we aim to:
- Ensure all students eligible for the Pupil Premium make outstanding academic progress and achieve beyond expectations.
- Ensure there is transparency, through our reporting mechanism, to demonstrate how and why this funding has been spent.
- Ensure any differences made to the learning and progress of students eligible for the Pupil Premium are shown within performance data and inspection evidence.
- Ensure we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals and reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any students or groups of students the Academy has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
- Ensure parents/carers of disadvantaged children understand they can make a positive contribution to their children’s achievement in the Academy by engaging in relevant training and recognising that parent/carer’s involvement makes a difference.
SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM (SPP)
The amount of funding for children of service personnel is £310 per child. It is paid as an additional amount to the school in recognition that in some cases these children are more likely to have had to move between schools at different times (often more than once) due to family relocation and that there may be occasions where a parent might be stationed on service away from the family home, including overseas.
The SPP is there for schools to provide mainly pastoral support for service children, whereas the Pupil Premium was introduced to raise attainment and accelerate progress within disadvantaged groups. According to DfE Guidance schools should not combine SPP with the main PP funding.
The school Pupil Premium lead will liaise with the student, their family and other pastoral leaders to help determine the most appropriate avenues of support.
More information and how to access support can be found here: