Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2021 – 2022

Policy for Pupil Premium Students and Expenditure of Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium and Service Pupil Premium Policy 2021 – 2022

 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. Proportion of disadvantaged pupils at Budmouth Academy 2021 – 2022:

Year 7 – 72

Year 8 – 73

Year 9 – 71

Year 10 – 81

Year 11 – 77

Year 12 – 27

Year 13 – 31

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 belwo for more information:

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/at-school/school-uniform-and-financial-support

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.

The 2021/22 allocation of Pupil Premium funding for Budmouth Academy is £10, 200

 PRACTICE 

The Academy’s practice seeks to comply with the Department for Education’s recommendations which are in the best interest of the individual. The Academy will therefore review this policy on a systematic basis following the publication of examination outcomes each year.

PROVISION 

The range of provision Academy leaders may consider making for this group of learners may include:

  • Ensuring that all Pupil Premium students at risk of underperforming are provided with an Individual Support Plan.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • Specialist Maths and English intervention.
  • Additional weekend and holiday time learning sessions.
  • One to one support.
  • Additional teaching, learning and social development opportunities provided through teaching assistants, the pastoral team and external agencies.
  • Discrete literacy, reading and numeracy intervention. Ensuring parental/carer engagement is at the forefront of these interventions and that parents/carers understand how they can make a positive contribution to their child’s progress.
  • Financial support with equipment purchases, residential/daily trips, provision of revision resources and equipment where appropriate.
  • A dedicated SEND Co-ordinator for all of the faculties, led by the Director of Inclusion.

REPORTING 

We will report regularly on:

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for socially disadvantaged students.
  • An outline of the provision and an evaluation of the cost effectiveness, in terms of the progress made by the students receiving a particular provision, when compared to other forms of support.

The leaders of the Academy will ensure that there is an annual statement, published on the website, on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education.

MEASURING IMPACT 

The Academy will measure the impact of the Pupil Premium spending by:

  • Tracking the progress of Pupil Premium students in line with our assessment policy.
  • Assessing the success of students at the end of Key Stage 4 relative to their target grades and against threshold measures such as 5+ Grade 9-4 , 5+ Grade 9-4 including English and Maths, EBacc and expected progress in English and Maths combined.
  • Measuring the trends of attendance and behaviour indicators such as rewards and sanctions of Pupil Premium students and comparing to other Academy students

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:

 https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/at-school/free-school-meals

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