A funding agreement exists between the Department for Education and Paradigm Trust, which sets out the framework for the operation of Ipswich Academy. Under that funding agreement, Paradigm Trust is required to publish in each academy financial year information in relation to:
- the amount of pupil premium allocation that Ipswich Academy will receive during the academy financial year.
- on what it intends to spend the pupil premium allocation.
- on what it spent its pupil premium in the previous academy financial year.
- the impact in educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous academy financial year’s pupil premium.
For the academic year 2017–18, Ipswich Academy expects to receive £314, 452 in pupil premium. The academy plans to spend this or has already spent this as follows:
The academy plans to spend this or has already spent this as follows:
- £21000 to provide a high quality, independent careers guidance programme. Working in partnership with All Together (a social enterprise founded to tackle the underlying issues of youth unemployment), Ipswich Academy provides high quality co-ordination of provision around careers, work placements and NEET prevention. This offer benefits all students but is of particular relevance to many of our pupil premium students, who otherwise would struggle to access a personalised, proactive and responsive support framework.
- £42800 on additional staffing (graduate interns and lead teacher) within the English department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £58546 on additional staffing (graduate interns and teachers) within the mathematics department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £4270 on additional staffing (a graduate intern) within the history department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £9709 on additional staffing (a graduate intern and a native French speaking teaching assistant) within the French department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £88961 to staff a highly experienced pastoral support team, with a particular focus on the significant number of highly vulnerable students within the academy. The team comprises a student engagement manager and a number of learning mentors. The student engagement manager brings specific expertise from previous roles in social care.
- £9200 to provide a comprehensive attendance support package, focused on the most vulnerable students, particularly within Y11.
- £5872 to enable students to attend educational visits (particularly in terms of the Y11 achievement ‘boot camp’), regardless of family incomes.
- £4200 to enable students to attend the senior year breakfast club, regardless of family incomes.
- £1582 to provide GCSE revision guides for students across Y11. These are critical resources to support a step change in achievement across the academy. In many school contexts, parents/carers would contribute to these resources themselves but this was not happening for students at Ipswich Academy – so we have taken the initiative and bought them on behalf of Y11 students, where there was a need.
- £5000 to provide refreshments for students studying at evenings/weekends and during holiday periods.
- £7800 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in art and design, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
- £55512 in costs associated with alternative provision for students who attract the pupil premium. This will have very direct benefits to those students who access the alternative provision and will also ensure that learning is not disrupted for other students within Ipswich Academy.
A single PDF document with the information relevant to 2016-17 spending can be accessed by clicking here.