Pupil Premium

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The Pupil Premium is allocated to local authorities and schools with pupils, on roll, that are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any time in the last 6 years. Schools have the freedom to spend the premium, which is additional to the underlying school budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. Schools have a responsibility to report on their use of the Pupil Premium grant.

To see the full report please view or download the PDF Report.

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll KS1-5119
Number of pupils benefitting from PPG
FSM
CIC
HMF
Yr 7
PE
37 (19P, 18S)
11
1
6
Whole school
Total amount of PPG received (£)£88,735

Summary of PPG spending 2016-2017

Objectives in spending PPG:
To develop communication
To promote social and emotional well being
To raise standards and understanding in reading and phonics
To promote physical well being and development

Summary of spending and actions taken for 2016-2017 academic year:

Drama: £19,000

  • To develop communication, social interaction and emotional well being
  • External provider bought in for 1 day per week.

Impact:  Drama sessions build in opportunities to develop pupils’ self esteem and their communication to express emotion, make choices and understand/follow instructions.

Wave 3: £6,000

  • To raise standards in reading and understanding of phonics
  • TA to support across key stage 2 and 3.

Impact: The majority of pupils in receipt of pupil premium are making accelerated progress in reading, above expected through specialist TA support leading 1:1 programmes.

Music: £16,000

  • To develop communication, social interaction and emotional well being
  • External provider bought in for 1 day per week

Impact: Target cohort pupils with PMLD to support emergent communication and engagement in small group sessions. Pupils show good levels of engagement and where health needs have impacted on accessing learning, skills have been maintained, and in some cases a higher rate of progress achieved. 

TA support: £17,500

  • To promote engagement in learning through 1:1 support and small group working.
  • To support SEMH for identified pupils.

Impact: Pupils working 1:1 on targeted programmes to minimise disengagement and develop purposeful and positive communication. 1 further pupil has already successfully transitioned back into a "mainstream" class and is continuing to engage positively  with their learning. Thrive assessments show pupils making progress in early developmental skills, support self-regulation of behaviour and enhance partnership working with families. Focus on Yr 7  support to improve Literacy skills has seen most pupils make accelerated learning in English with a particular focus on Reading & Writing. 

Music therapy: £5,000

  • To develop communication and interaction
  • ½ day per week to match fund provision from charity to provide 1 day per week of music therapy.

Impact: Target cohort pupils with PMLD to support emergent communication and engagement. Provided emotional resilience for pupils where a traumatic event has occurred to enable pupil to express emotions and manage the impact of this. 

PE teacher: £8,200

  • To promote physical well being and development

Impact: Pupil premium match funds an additional day to employ a sports specialist to work across the school. Pupils have competed at and been successful in county competitions, allowing them to improve physical skills, work as part of a team, manage their behaviour and use their communication in a wide range of community settings.

For more information please see the PDF Report.