The ‘Pupil Premium’ funding was introduced by the the Government in April 2011 with the objective of narrowing the achievement gap between students from low income families and their peers. Pupil Premium is paid to the Academy based on the number of children eligible for free school meals now or in the previous 6 years, children in care and children with parents currently serving in the armed services.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit, however they are accountable for how they use the additional funding to support pupils from specific target groups.
Brinsworth Academy is committed to ensuring support and resources are in place to enable our disadvantaged students to improve their academic outcomes. We have responded to this challenge with the following initiatives:
- A range of examination courses with students being redireced to alternative routes when their curriculum path is not yielding the expected outcomes
- Expansion of the Inclusion Team which supports within classes and provides alternative programmes at KS3 and KS4 that are specifically designed to improve student engagement within lessons and around the Academy
- Attendance support
- Intervention programmes to support study beyond the timetabled day
- Transition literacy ‘summer school’
- Pupil Premium post holders who analyse data and put interventions in place
- Supplementing enrichment activities