We believe that every student at Burnt Mill Academy should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.
With the addition of the Pupil Premium Grant, Burnt Mill Academy has improved the provision for our most disadvantaged pupils. There has been a strong focus on academic attainment with staff training so that we are skilled to plan for the needs of all our students.
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.
The use of the additional funding has been highly effective as the gap between our disadvantaged students and others has narrowed, however, we are determined to ensure that poverty is no barrier to progress and high attainment. We believe there should be no gap between pupil premium pupils and their peers.
We look forward to building on this progress in the next academic year through the strategies outlined in this document.
- 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.