Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received:
Pupil Premium is an additional grant given to students who:
At Outwood Academy Adwick 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 potential. Our aim is to ‘narrow the gap’ between different groups of students and fulfill one of our core aims “to raise standards for all students by sustaining and enhancing performance and to develop the whole child”.
The Academy has been allocated £365,585.00 for the academic year 2019/20. We receive this money in quarterly instalments and these funds are in addition to the main school budget (the General Annual Grant).
Current barriers to education at Outwood Academy Adwick are listed below:
These barriers are unique to each student and are addressed through a bespoke programme of interventions and support which are covered in the section below.
The aim at Outwood Academy Adwick is to develop many robust intervention strategies, all of which are designed to support each individual student to achieve their full potential. Our aim is to ‘narrow the gap’ 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”.
Plans for 2019/2020 include:
Uniform has been provided for all Year 6 students who are awarded a place at Outwood Academy Adwick so that all students are starting from the same point. This will continue in the future. Additional uniform is also provided to vulnerable students.
Outwood Academy Adwick 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.
An independent careers team (Careers Inc) have been employed for one day per week to work with students from years 9-13. Presently, all Year 11 students receive an individual ‘interview’ with the Senior Leadership Team to support them with their Post 16 applications, but are also offered the opportunity for independent advice and guidance with the Careers Inc service. Additional consultations have been made available to any student who wishes to receive further support with their Post-16 transition routes. Work is taking place with years 9-11 students, in particular with those students who are at risk of becoming NEETs (Not in Employment Education or Training). Students who are identified by the above criteria are all given time with the advisors with a particular focus on their future and choices.
The Academy employs its own Education Welfare Officer. Our Education Welfare Officer is a specialist in the area of Safeguarding; working tirelessly to support our most vulnerable students maintaining strong links with external agency support services. Both are an extremely valuable resource and greatly appreciated by the students. The Inclusion Manager, Learning Managers, Teaching Assistants, Regional SEND Directors, Bridge Manager and PLC Manager make up a highly skilled and experienced team whose focus is the achievement of all students. Weekly meetings ensure that vulnerable students are making the progress they should and any form of intervention that is needed is in place.
The Bridge is the Academy’s Social Inclusion Centre, coordinated by the Bridge Manager. Within the Bridge support is given to students with more complex social, emotional, behavioural and medical issues. It provides a safe and supportive environment for the Academy’s most vulnerable students whilst maintaining the links with academic and curriculum areas to support a seamless re-integration. The Bridge proactive intervention programme offers a varied and wide ranging programme of workshops and courses throughout the year including ABC (Actions Behaviour and Consequences programme), Anger Management, Self-esteem groups, Personal Safety and the STOP programme, a behaviour modification programme designed to support the most difficult to reach and disengaged students and prepare them for life.
The Progress Learning Centre is coordinated by the PLC Manager and provides students with personalised learning packages designed to meet individual need. Focused intervention is also provided to support and raise attainment and deliver alternative GCSE equivalent qualifications.
A member of staff trained to assess students for exam access arrangements following JCQ guidelines. This ensures all students receive the support they are entitled to enabling them to reach their potential and beyond.
There is planned additional literacy and numeracy intervention in Key Stage 3 including a Literacy Teaching Assistant fully trained on our new literacy programme Ruth Miskin. Greater enrichment opportunities will also be provided in the field of literacy and numeracy. There will also be a focus on literacy and numeracy through VMG time.
Students will receive specialised dyslexia support from qualified staff, with strategies shared with all staff and parents. Staff and students will have greater understanding of personal need and parent’s confidence in school actions will increase.
After a successful trial with attendance incentives, an even greater focus will be adopted to support all students in meeting the minimum requirement of 95% attendance in an academic year, including the employment of an Attendance Manager, Attendance Officer and Attendance Assistant.
Additional schemes run throughout the year:
Use the links below to view the Pupil Premium tracker for Outwood Academy Adwick.