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Impact - Closing the Gap Yearly Trend
The school, in line with national policy, aims to close the gap between the progress of Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged students. Students at The Burgate who are Disadvantaged are improving their academic performance and the gap between the Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged is narrowing year on year. The graph above demonstrates that the school has successfully closed the gap between Disadvantaged students and their non Disadvantaged peers nationally.
Statutory Information for Academic Year 2018-19
Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the Government to enhance the education of the most socio-economically deprived. These include children in care, adopted children, those students entitled to Free School meals (currently or within the last 6 years).
The amount of Pupil Premium allocated to The Burgate School and Sixth Form during the academy financial year 2018-2019 is £101.337.50 based upon pupils eligible for support under this framework.
The main barriers to educational achievement that the disadvantaged children in this school face:
- In some cases disadvantaged students may have low expectations of their ability to perform well in an educational setting based on poor experiences leading to underachievement . The school should strive to achieve high expectations for all especially disadvantaged students and ensure they can rapidly catch up.
- In some cases students do not have sufficient access to educational resources at home to support their learning. The school should ensure disadvantaged students are fully equipped for learning both in and outside of the classroom.
- Persistent low attendance of a small number of disadvantaged children. The school will endeavour to work with students and parents to improve attendance rates for those students some of whom face considerable barriers.
- The school should seek to encourage open communication with parents of disadvantaged students to help support the learning of students. Parents know their children best and are vital to the work of this school in working out the barriers which individual pupils may face.
How the school spends its pupil premium funding to address these barriers and the reasons for the approach chosen
The Pupil Premium funding is spent in the following areas to support Disadvantaged students:
- Leadership and Management
- Literacy and Numeracy Intervention
- Attendance, pastoral and home support
- Teaching and learning
- Extra Curricular and careers support
How the school measures the impact of the pupil premium
- The School is tracking the academic progress of every individual in receipt of the Pupil Premium with our collective focus being to personalise provision for each individual to maximize their potential. Any individual not making expected progress is identified with an action plan to move forward. This could involve any range of the strategies above as required by the student.
- We require the outcomes for all our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium to be in line with national benchmarking.
- Teachers are required to report on the progress of each disadvantaged student at least three times a year. This progress data is checked through book reviews, student interviews and in-lesson monitoring.
- The Pupil Premium strategy for the school is overseen by an allocated member of the schools’ Leadership Team, whose responsibility it is to plan for, carry out and review the needs of the individual students in the school’s care.
Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2018/2019
For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2018/2019 allocation, please click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy Overview and click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy, Income & Expenditure Breakdown.
Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2017/2018
For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2017/2018 allocation, please click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy Overview and click here to see the Pupil Premium Strategy, Income & Expenditure Breakdown. For our 2017/2018 Impact Statement click here.
Pupil Premium Allocation Information for Academic Year 2016/2017
For a comprehensive breakdown of the 2016/2017 allocation, please click here to see the Income & Expenditure Breakdown and click here to see the Impact Statement.
A survey of 300 Disadvantaged and Non Disadvantaged students was carried out in 2018. The results, shown here, demonstrate there is little by the way of a gap with regards to the aspirations of both groups of students.