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Pupil Premium

The Pupil premium grant is available to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to thrive. This includes those who are entitled to free school meals or who are in local authority care. 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

How successful schools raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils

  1. Promote an ethos of attainment for all students, rather than stereotyping disadvantaged students as a group with less potential to succeed.
  2. Have an individualised approach to addressing barriers to learning and emotional support, rather than providing access to generic support and focusing on students nearing their end-of-key-stage assessments
  3. Focus on high quality teaching first rather than on bolt-on strategies and activities outside school hours.
  4. Focus on outcomes for individual students rather than on providing strategies.
  5. Deploy the best staff to support disadvantaged students; develop skills and roles of teachers and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), rather than using additional staff who do not know the students well.
  6. Make decisions based on data and respond to evidence, using frequent, rather than one-off assessment and decision points.
  7. Have clear, responsive leadership: setting ever higher aspirations and devolving responsibility for raising attainment to all staff, rather than accepting low aspirations and variable performance
  8. Address behaviour and attendance and invest in individualised problem-solving and emotional support.

Our aim for the pupil premium funding

At Borough Academy we strive to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students as part of our commitment to raise academic standards of all our students.

We ensure the quality of teaching for all, ensure that students’ attendance is good and provide behaviour and emotional support to students - as necessary. We make every effort to understand every student as an individual and tailor intervention programmes accordingly. Additionally, we monitor attainment regularly and intervene to address individual learning needs.

Main barriers to achievement

Students entitled to free school meals encompass the full spectrum of needs and backgrounds in the school community, including white and minority pupils, looked after children, most able pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN).

Consequently, the barriers and challenges that disadvantaged pupils face can be complex and varied; there is no single difficulty faced by all. Barriers can lie within schools, with learners and their families. Therefore, it is important to analyse where pupils have multiple barriers to learning to ensure a good, deep understanding of children and their families.

Other barriers to achievement can be if students have suffered early trauma and experience on-going attachment issues- this includes students with behavioural development. Some students may have medical conditions which can impact on attendance and thus learning.

How are we planning to spend the money this year and why?

We have set out our plans for how the funding will be spent and the reasons for doing so, in our funding report. 

View our 2022-23 Pupil Premium Report

View our 2023-24 Pupil Premium Report

How will the impact be measured

At Borough Academy we monitor attainment and progress through student progress meetings which will inform next steps for learning, lesson observation, book looks and learning walks.

We then intervene as and when needed to address individual learning needs. The gap between our disadvantaged and all students is low and they are on track with the rest of their peers. Teachers use evidenced based interventions- before and after impact. At Borough Academy we also use end of year tests per subject to gather attainment and progress scores e.g. in Mathematics we use White Rose Assessments twice in the academic year to determine attainment and progress which can be used to further compare attainment and progress measure across the Trust using aligned assessments.

We aim to revise impact on an annual basis at the beginning of each academic year (next review date will be December 2025). 

Pupil Premium spend and impact over time

2020 - 2021

Amount Received: £114, 529

Pupils eligible:  158

2021 - 2022

Amount Received: £260,000

Pupils Eligible: 231

2022-2023 

Amount Received: £330,000

Pupils Eligible: 338 Pupils

2023-24

 Amount Received: £437,785

Pupils Eligible: 357 Pupils

 For further information, please contact our Pupil Premium Leader Ms. K Muraszko, Assistant Principal.  

 

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Privacy Notice for Parents and Pupils

Privacy Notice for Staff and Job Applicants

Privacy Notice for Governors and Volunteers

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