What is Pupil Premium?
The Pupil Premium is a type of funding which the school receives each year from the Government. The extra money is allocated to every school and it is expected that it is used to:
- Raise the attainment of children and young people who are entitled to Free School Meals (FSM)
- Raise the attainment of children and young people have been entitled to FSM in the previous 6 years (Ever 6)
- Raise the attainment of children and young people who are “looked after"
- Raise the attainment of children and young people of service forces personnel.
- To "close the gap" between the attainment of these children and young people who do not qualify for Pupil Premium.
2015 – 2016
The grant received for 2015-2016 was £51,591.
The planned activities were:
- To continue to support additional science lessons.
- To purchase additional I-pads and communication aids.
- To enhance the music provision using “Soundwave”.
- To provide additional staffing to increase ratio in specific classes.
- To continue with effective support work for Looked after Children (co-ordinator time and specific resources).
- To provide 1:1 sessions for specific pupils.
- Purchase Acheeva bed to allow access to learning for students with complex needs.
- 1 pupil accesses St Benedicts School for science lessons and will continue to do this, his progress is demonstrated in achievement within Level 4 working towards GCSE.
- Six additional pupils have personalised I-pads with Proloquo to demonstrate their understanding and are able to effectively communicate their needs and preferences.
- Soundwave sessions have significantly enhanced provision in KS2 and Vocational Education.
- Additional staffing enabled good and outstanding outcomes to continue.
- Looked After Children were given additional support to enhance their learning:
o 1:1 sessions with specialists (brain injury teacher)
o Science session supported
o Eye Gaze sessions.
- The Acheeva bed allowed two students to return to school quickly following surgery (impact continuing 2016-2017 – additional 2 pupils). Pupils are able to access curriculum in positions suitable for learning.
Note – Reference - Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016 – 2017 for data progress and attainment of pupils.
2015-2016 Data Review - Year 7 Catch Up Literacy - £3000
Additional Reading scheme books were purchased and together with a Class focus on reading strategies which enabled three out of four pupils to make outstanding progress in reading. Assessment schemes were purchased to support this.
The remaining pupil made good progress but had a lower attendance which limited this.
This will be addressed September 2016 by 1-1 interventions based on pupils preferred topics. The expectation is that attendance will improve and therefore outcomes.