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The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’.  You can see how we spent our pupil premium last year by looking under specialist support in the about us tab.

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                       Pupil Premium Grant: Annual Impact Statement 2015 - 2016

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 - 2016

School Strategic Lead:

Kieran Welsh (HT)

Governor Strategic Lead:

Wendy Blundell (COG)

Date:

Autumn 2016

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 - 2016

Total Number of pupils

59 (16 Primary & 43 Secondary)

16 Primary X £1320

43 Secondary  X £935

£21,120.00

£40,205.00

Total £61,325

 

Pupil Premium Grant 2015 - 2016 Objectives

1

Improve pupils speech, language and communication skills

 

2

To enable pupils to develop social & emotional skills

 

3

To ensure pupils are able to take a full and active part  in all aspects of  school life

4

To provide families with support to enable pupils to develop a positive attitude towards learning

 

 

Summary of Impact

 

  1. Improve pupil’s speech language and communication skills.

All PPG pupils have been assessed by SaLT and now have a comprehensive Speech and Language Therapy Assessment giving a baseline in the following areas: Understanding Vocabulary, Expressive Vocabulary, Expressive Information, and Expressive grammar Understanding of spoken language.

 

All of PPG pupils have an individualised Communication Profile, clearly identifying their communication needs in the following areas

Attention, listening  and Understanding of language

Speech and Conversation skills

Expressive Language

Social Communication Skills

What was the impact?  

All pupils have a SMART Communication & Interaction target identified on their Education Plan. 

 

Positive feedback received from both parents and class staff who have seen improvements in pupil’s communication skills, due to detailed assessment information and the practical strategies to develop and promote pupils skills both in school and at home.

 

  1. To enable pupils to develop social & emotional skills

All PPG pupils have been assessed by the Behaviour For Leaning Manager using SEAL and now have a comprehensive Assessment giving a baseline in the following areas: Social awareness, managing their feelings, motivation, empathy and social interactions.

Pupils have had a range of 1:1 and small group intervention sessions with the Behaviour Learning Manager addressing the needs identified in the assessment.

Behaviour For Learning Manager has supported class teacher, pupils to devise a Learner Support Plan to identify how best to support the pupil.

What was the impact?  

Positive feedback received from both parents and class staff who have seen improvements in pupils social and emotional, due to detailed assessment information and the practical strategies to develop and promote pupils skills both in school and at home.

 

There has been a significant reduction in the number of incidents relating to social & emotional issues.

 

  1. To ensure pupils are able to take a full and active part  in all aspects of  school life

All PPG pupils have had the opportunity to participate in all curricular and extra-curricular Visits, including the annual Outdoor and Adventurous activity residential holiday

All pupils have been offered complimentary uniform 

All pupils have been offered complimentary breakfast and snacks

What was the impact?  

Positive feedback received from parents regards financial support.

 

Positive feedback from staff regards the pupils who have shown increased concentration levels and improved ability to remain on task and engaged in learning activities. Teachers feel this is directly related to having breakfast and snacks.

 

  1. To provide families with support to enable pupils to develop a positive attitude towards learning

 

All families have been offered an initial home visit to identify areas of support; many families have had several follow-up support visits.

All families have been signposted to a range of support services.

All families have been offered support to attend school based meetings & medical appointments and meetings with other multi-agency professionals.

All families have been offered opportunity to attend Family Learning events.

What was the impact?  

Positive feedback received from parents who report an increased confidence, increased awareness of their son/daughters educational needs and how they can help and support them.