Current year – September 2018 to end August 2019

Ipswich Academy expects to receive £184 896 in pupil premium for the period September 2018 to end March 2019. The allocation for April 2019 to end August 2019 has yet to be confirmed. The school plans to spend this, or has already spent this, as follows:

[NB where the chosen services/spend benefit all pupils, the funding contribution has been pro-rated to reflect the proportion of pupil premium pupils within the target population. Salary costs have been pro-rated to 7/12 to reflect cost to the end of March.]

  • £60900 to provide staffing for small intervention groups and within class support (in mathematics, English and science) so that pupils can access tailored support at point of need
  • £31900 to provide key stage 3 and key stage 4 inclusion teams so that any pastoral issues can be addressed immediately
  • £12000 to provide pastoral support so families and pupils can be supported with their social and emotional needs ensuring that strong communication exists between home and school resulting in good attendance.
  • £14146 to provide funding for Saturday morning and holiday additional learning sessions for year 11 pupils.
  • £15000 to provide breakfast club for key stage 3 pupils and breakfast revision/after school revision for years 10 and 11 pupils so that all pupils have a safe and calm environment to study in
  • £12000 to provide revision guides and calculators to all year 11 pupils
  • £2500 to provide GCSE Pod online learning package to KS4 pupils to support their revision at home
  • £1000 to provide Hegarty Maths to years 7 – 11 pupils so that pupils and parents can access online mathmatics support from home
  • £1450 to provide information/study evenings for parents/carers (years 7-11) followed by family meal to help develop relationships with parents/carers in a relaxed and supportive environment
  • £5000 for year 11 pupils to attend ‘revision bootcamp’ residential to prepare them for study in year 11
  • £8700 to provide opportunity for all pupils to participate in educational visits regardless of family incomes so that pupils are able to experience learning beyond the classroom and relate to the wider world.
  • £8700 to provide and independent careers advice and guidance leader for 4 days a week so that pupils have regular access to support through 1 to 1 meetings and drop-in sessions
  • £11600 to provide extra curricular clubs and music to develop social skills through participation, enjoyment of the experiences so they are keen to come before/stay later to participate and develop self confidence.

Measuring the impact of the funding will be ongoing throughout the academic year.  The monitoring of attainment and progress is part of the formal assessment process which is undertaken every term.  This data collection is used to inform the academy of individual progress and the progress of groups of pupils as measured against their peers, enabling the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention.  Progress meetings take place every term and include a member of the Leadership team, teachers, and the Pupil Premium Lead as appropriate.

The academy pupil premium strategy is reviewed throughout the year.  In particular when the performance and progress of all groups of pupils, including pupil premium, is interrogated as part of the termly assessment process.  This informs any amendments which are required; an overall review of the year is undertaken in August once all of the national benchmarks and examination results have been received.

Last updated August 29, 2019