Burnt Mill Academy believes that every student should have an excellent education and we have the highest expectations for all, regardless of background or barriers for learning, All students at Burnt Mill Academy should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to working together to smash through the barriers that prevent our children from becoming confident, high achieving and independent individuals.
The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years. The Pupil Premium grant supports improved attainment, raised expectations and readiness for life and learning.
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.
In order to ensure the best possible provision for pupil premium and all students, we have recruited more outstanding teachers and made specific curriculum changes so that all pupils can access a curriculum that leads to success. We have extended the school day so that students are supported before and after the official curriculum hours. We have a highly developed CPD programme so that staff are able to share strategies that support and extend specific groups of learners. Our assessment system makes sure that interventions are early and are more effective when gaps begin to emerge.
- We want to ensure there is no gap between in the educational achievement of pupil premium pupils and their peers.
- Provide additional educational support to raise the achievement of our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium.
- Address underlying inequalities, as far as possible, between these pupils and others.
- Ensure that the Pupil Premium funds reach the pupils who need them most.
- Make a significant impact on the education and lives of these pupils and all pupils.
- Work in partnership with the parents of pupils to collectively ensure their success.
- To have a whole-school approach when addressing the ‘attainment’ gap experienced by these pupils.
- Employ external companies to provide maths and English revision for key pupils
- Provide study skills and advice for parents that enables increased support at home.
- Provide staff with essential T&L CPD.
- Provide individual pupils with key curriculum resources.
- Support pupil welfare.
- Cover the costs associated with participation in certain courses.
- Reduce trip costs where appropriate.
- Provide pupils with increased opportunity for social interaction and enjoyment.
- Support an active careers programme for our pupil premium cohort.
- Provide free breakfasts in the school canteen and also provide an after school study club.
- Raising attendance of students
- Raising wellbeing through uniform grants