For the period September 2016 until end March 2017, Ipswich Academy received £194 168 in pupil premium (7/12 of £332 860).
The academy spent this as follows:
[NB where the chosen services/spend benefit all students, the funding contribution has been pro rated to reflect the proportion of pupil premium students within the target population. Salary costs have been pro rated to 7/12 to reflect cost to the end of March.]
- £14 176 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.
- £14 160 to enable students to complete the European Computer Driving Licence qualification, to enhance their employability.
- £18 254 on additional staffing (graduate interns) within the English department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £12 584 on additional staffing (graduate interns) within the mathematics department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £5669 on additional staffing (a graduate intern) within the history department to support pupil premium students to achieve highly.
- £8160 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.
- £42 894 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.
- £8376 to provide a comprehensive attendance support package, focused on the most vulnerable students, particularly within Y11.
- £4332 to enable students to attend educational visits (particularly in terms of the Y11 achievement ‘boot camp’), regardless of family incomes.
- £2151 to enable students to attend the senior year breakfast club, regardless of family incomes.
- £1013 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.
- £5560 to open the senior year study zone during weekends and holiday periods.
- £1334 to provide refreshments for students studying at evenings/weekends and during holiday periods.
- £9962 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in art and design, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
- £13449 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in music, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
- £2303 in consultancy fees to enhance provision in science, particularly focused on improving Y11 achievement.
- £4884 in consultancy fees to thoroughly review and evaluate Y11 controlled assessments in science, in order to improve Y11 achievement.
- £24 907 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.