Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
The funding is used to support the students in the areas identified as requiring further support from the Raise Online report and Praising Stars (academy reporting system).
We estimate being allocated approximately £470,815 for the academic year 2020-2021. We will receive this money in regular instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).
At Outwood Academy Brumby we have developed many robust intervention strategies over a number of years, all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their full potential. We aim to ‘narrow the gaps’ between different groups of students and fulfil one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.
Below is a list of strategies that we use to support students and a link to the total cost of some of these strategies. The intervention strategies exceed by far the total amount we receive for the Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium is used to support all of these strategies.
Uniform has been provided for all students so that they are starting from the same point. This will continue in the future. Additional uniform is also provided to vulnerable students. Outwood Academy Brumby offers financial assistance for families and students wishing to attend school trips and excursions, this ensures that all students benefit from a variety of experiences designed to enhance life chances and removes what could be a financial barrier.
Careers education is embedded in our ‘Life’ programme and is delivered to all students. We have a Careers office based in the Academy which is run by our independent and impartial brokered company Careers Inc, who can support and advise students on all aspects of Careers guidance. We also have our careers library located in the Impact Zone. Within the Careers library students can also find out about Sixth form and College courses as well as other pathways including Apprenticeships, traineeships and vocational routes and be supported with applications and CVs. Students requiring support for choosing their options in Year 9 or after Year 11 are provided with access to Careers interviews. Students and Parents / carers can also request interviews by contacting the relevant Learning Manager. Presentations have been given by motivational speakers working in industry and from other local services linked to apprenticeships and further education.
Our Inclusion Manager works tirelessly to support our most vulnerable students through maintaining strong links with external agency support services.
The Bridge facility is used to provide one to one support for vulnerable students and is also open in a morning for social time and a breakfast club.
The Canteen also offers a free breakfast to all students who are in receipt of free school meals along with a free bagel for any student.
Additional schemes are run throughout the year:
There is planned additional literacy and numeracy intervention in Key Stage 3. Greater enrichment opportunities will also be provided in the field of literacy and numeracy.
An independent careers team (Careers Inc) have been employed for two days a week to work with students from years 9 – 11. All Year 11 students are offered a meeting with the adviser where independent advice and guidance is offered. Additional consultations are made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their post 16 transition route. Specific work takes place with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs (Not in education, employment or training). We hold bespoke Careers Fairs, which are open to students in all year groups.
A focus is adopted to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95% attendance in an academic year, through the employment of an Attendance Manager and Attendance Admin. These colleagues are highly skilled in supporting disadvantaged students in maintaining a high level of attendance, through quality home communication and meetings. We also work with an OGAT attendance director to ensure that we use best practice that has been developed across the trust. Students are rewarded for 100% attendance and for improved attendance. There is also an allocation for hardship fund to assist pupils who may struggle to attend school due to transport or uniform issues.
These students are amomng the top 5% of readers in the country and will be supporting our KS3 students with their reading skills. Peer Mentors are positive role models working closely with students, supporting them with a variety of issues.
A Key Stage 3 programmes to develop students’ proficiency and skillset within mathematics. These are completed at least once a fortnight, in Mathematics lessons for all students in Key Stage 3.
Animal therapy where students are encouraged to read to a specially trained dog. This intervention is for students who have been identified as needing extra support in their reading. Whilst reading to the Pat Dog student’s confidence in reading out loud is improved.
Year 11 students in 2018-2019 had a Key Stage 2 APS of 28.3. The Key Stage 2 APS for Pupil Premium students was 27.5 and for FSM students was 27.2.
Pupil Premium funding was used for the following strategies: