Spend – 2015-16

For the academic year 2015–16, Ipswich Academy received £171 700 in pupil premium (up to April) and a further £138 690 for the period April to end August. The funding was spent as follows:

  • £20 504 on additional staffing within the English department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly, particularly in terms of their performance in the speaking and listening GCSE assessment.
  • £25 841 on additional staffing within the mathematics department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly, particularly within Y11, through the provision of additional targeted teaching and pre- and post- school intervention.
  • £32 779 on additional staffing within the science department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly, particularly within Y11, through the provision of additional targeted teaching and pre- and post- school intervention.
  • £37 748 to staff a highly experienced pastoral support team, with a particular focus on the significant number of highly vulnerable students within the academy. The pastoral manager brings specific expertise from previous roles in social care.
  • £10 000 to provide a comprehensive attendance support package, focused on the most vulnerable students, particularly within Y11.
  • £14 875 to provide targeted home tutoring to students who are at risk of becoming persistently absent or permanently excluded.
  • £4730 to provide additional SEND leadership capacity (brokered from across Paradigm Trust).
  • £4822 to provide class reader resources across the academy, supporting pupil premium students (in particular) to access high challenge texts.
  • £7356 to provide GCSE revision guides and exam board approved calculators for students across Y10 and 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 Y10 and Y11 students, where there was a need.
  • £9055 to enable students to attend educational visits (particularly in terms of the Y11 achievement ‘boot camp’ and the Y7-9 military ethos project), regardless of family incomes.
  • £3240 to enable students to attend breakfast club, regardless of family incomes.
  • £750 to provide students with the resources they require for technology and catering lessons, regardless of family incomes.
  • £50 988 to provide a high quality, independent careers guidance programme.
  • £29 709 to enable students to complete the European Computer Driving Licence qualification, to enhance their employability.
  • £20 000 to open the senior year study zone during weekends and holiday periods.
  • £4800 to provide refreshments for students studying at evenings/weekends and during holiday periods.
  • £10 637 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in art and design, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
  • £9250 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in science, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
  • £11 440 in consultancy fees to thoroughly review and evaluate Y11 controlled assessments in science, in order to improve Y11 achievement.
  • £295 to provide specialist teaching to enable Y11 students to achieve a GCSE qualification in Bengali.
  • £571 to provide specialist teaching to enable a Y11 student to achieve a GCSE qualification in Dutch.
  • £1000 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in construction, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
Last updated September 12, 2016