Use of Pupil Premium funding at IES Breckland
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
The Pupil Premium has a number of wider aims:
- to increase social mobility;
- to enable more students from disadvantaged backgrounds to get to the top universities;
- to reduce the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving students nationally.
In the 2015 to 2016 academic year we were allocated £90,695
In the 2016 to 2017 academic year we have been allocated £95,370
Pupil Premium funding is used to provide additional support for our students, including;
- Delivery of interventions in literacy and numeracy
- Core subject interventions both during and after the school day
- Access to the school counsellor, school nurse and student specialist centre manager
- Cognitive Abilities Tests
- Pupil Attitude to Self and School Tests
- Access to Vocational Curriculum Pathways
- Increased Senior Leadership Intervention
- Support Staff Intervention
- Funding for essential academic trips and activities
- Provision of revision guides
- Provision of equipment, calculators, laptops, memory sticks, etc.,
- Use of Art tests to identify reading and comprehension ability and to use this to provide teachers with data to differentiate lessons and put in place suitable intervention strategies
- Motivational workshops and speakers
- Music lessons and music therapy, particularly to support our GCSE and BTEC students
- Access to leadership opportunities
- Access to subject specific revision workshops
- Access to intensive ‘booster’ interventions provided by specialist external providers
- Study skills programme which includes Memory Techniques, Employability Skills, Critical Thinking, Stress Management, Exam Preparation, Effective Reading and Note-Taking Skills and Mindset and Motivation workshops
- A single point of contact with our Pupil Premium Administrator – due to start November 2016
- Access to a homework club.
- Uniform and IES Transport discount
In addition, all students will have regular 1-1 meetings with a dedicated member of staff to ensure bespoke actions are put in place for their individual circumstances.
Like the Pupil Premium, the Armed Forces Service Premium is not distributed to each family but is a pooled resource to support school services including (but not limited to) the school counsellor and school welfare manager.