Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2018-2019

  2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19  
No of Eligible Pupils 17 14 14 10 10  
Funding Received £18210 £17520 £17875 £11470 £11870  

Allocation of Pupil Premium

Baytree has a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:

Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

 

The PPG per pupil for 2018-2019 is as follows: Disadvantaged pupils Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM  
Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM  
Looked After Children (LAC)  
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order  
Service children
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence.  

 

Ever 6 FSM

The Pupil Premium for 2018-2019 will include pupils on the January 2018 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2018.

For the purposes of these grants conditions, “Ever 6 FSM” means those pupils recorded on the January 2018 School Census who were recorded as known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) on any of the termly censuses since Summer 2011, including the January 2018 School Census.

 

Children adopted from care

The Pupil Premium for 2018-2019 will include pupils recorded on the January 2018 School Census and Alternative Provision Census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

 

Ever 5 Service Child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, “Ever 5 Service Child” means a pupil recorded on the January 2018 census who was eligible for the Service Child premium in any of the previous 4 years (i.e. since the January 2013 School Census) as well as those recorded as a Service Child for the first time on the January 2018 Census.

Terms on which Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools

The grant may be spent in the following ways for the purposes of the school; i.e.

for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school

for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies

on community facilities, e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated

The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2018; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

 

Planned Expenditure for 2018-19

Contribution towards further developing the specialist sensory integration environment.  Which enables pupils to develop increased sensory regulation.

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remain the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Examples of work started and planned include:

Continue to expand Baytree Orchestra. Purchase of technological equipment to enable pupils to continue to access independent music making via technology.

Children’s World Puppet workshops (x 2) – inclusive project over two separate weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy, Mendip Green Primary School and Westhaven School.

Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service – these are incorporated within our SMSC annual programme.

Forest School – outdoor learning curriculum for ASD Class to develop pupil independence.

Specialist toys and equipment including larger outside toys / play equipment targeting specific skills to enable pupils to develop skills and make progress in their development.

Lions of Zululand – Music Workshop and Concert

 

Pupil Premium Report 2017-2018

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No of Eligible Pupils 16 22 17 17 14 14 10
Funding Received £7808 £13200 £15565 £18210 £17520 £17875 £11470

 

Ever 6 FSM

The Pupil Premium for 2017-2018 will include pupils on the January 2017 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.

For the purposes of these grants conditions, “Ever 6 FSM” means those pupils recorded on the January 2017 School Census who were recorded as known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) on any of the termly censuses since Summer 2011, including the January 2017 School Census.

 

Children adopted from care

The Pupil Premium for 2017-2018 will include pupils recorded on the January 2017 School Census and Alternative Provision Census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

 

Ever 5 Service Child

Planned Expenditure for 2017-18

Contribution towards further developing the specialist sensory integration environment.  Which enables pupils to develop increased sensory regulation.

Specialist Sensory OT to develop and evaluate personalised sensory diets to develop self-regulation and increase readiness to learn.

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remain the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Examples of work started and planned include:

Creating a safe padded area within a primary classroom to enable pupils to explore their environment  independently.

Continue to expand Baytree Orchestra. Purchase of technological equipment to enable pupils to continue to access independent music making via technology.

Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two separate weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy, Mendip Green Primary School and Westhaven School.

Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service – these are incorporated within our SMSC annual programme.

Resources which enable pupils to experience a reduction in anxiety and an increase in readiness to attend or engage and develop self – regulating behaviours / routines etc.

Specialist balance seating for individual pupils, enabling pupils to better manage their anxiety / concentration and self-regulation.

Specialist toys and equipment including larger outside toys / play equipment targeting specific skills to enable pupils to develop skills and make progress in their development.

Specialist software to enable pupils to develop skills in accessing eye-gaze technology as part of their communication pathway.

Specialist equipment to support positioning and physical skills enabling children to increase their mobility and core strength.

 

Analysis Attainment for Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

 

Overall progress of all pupils in 2016-17, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 pupils compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals (Data from CASPA analysis June 17)

 

Core Subjects

2016-17

Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
 

Eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6

12 1
 

Not eligible for Free School Meals

1 35 2

 

We consider that taking the variance of pupil within these groups that this shows pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium perform comparably with other pupils in school. 

 

Pupil Premium Report 2016-17          

       ‘Making the most of every day’

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
No of Eligible Pupils 16 22 17 17 14 14
Funding Received £7808 £13200 £15565 £18210 £17520 £17875

Allocation of Pupil Premium

Baytree has a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

 

Expenditure for 2015-16

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remained the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Expenditure included:

  • Creation of a soft space low arousal area for a class of pupils to have direct access from their classroom to a bespoke environment which enables them to calm, energise, relax etc. This room can also be accessed from the corridor so that other pupils can use the area.
  • Creating a safe padded area to enable Early Years pupils to explore their environment
  • Open Up Music performance in Colston Hall – purchase of commemorative T-Shirts for all performers to wear for the performance and to keep as part of the recognition of this spectacular event and individual/group achievement.
  • Extension of Accessible Orchestra Project. Purchase of technological equipment to enable pupils to continue to access independent music making via technology including: individual speakers for each musician enabling them to hear more clearly their individual sound.
  • Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two separate weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy, Mendip Green Primary School and Westhaven School.
  • Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service – these are incorporated within our SMSC annual programme.
  • Expansion of musical instruments that enable pupils to develop music making and fine motor skills and control.
  • Resources (e.g. weighted scarf, vibrating pillow, peanut ball, and mini trampoline) which enable pupils to experience a reduction in anxiety / alertness / increased readiness to attend or engage and develop self – regulating behaviours / routines etc.
  • Specialist balance seating for individual pupils, enabling pupils to better manage their anxiety / concentration and self-regulation.
  • Specialist toys and equipment including larger outside toys / play equipment targeting specific skills to enable pupils to develop skills and make progress in their development.
  • Specialist software to enable pupils to develop skills in accessing eye-gaze technology as part of their communication pathway.
  • Specialist equipment to support positioning and physical skills enabling children to increase their mobility and core strength.

 

Initial Analysis Attainment for Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

Progress of all pupils in Core Subjects 2015-16, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 pupils compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals (Data from CASPA analysis June 16 – not complete)

 

Core Subjects

2015-16

Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 10% 90%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 90% 10%

 

Progress of all pupils in English 2013-16, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals

 

English

2013-16

Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever6 35.7% 35.7% 25%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 26% 61% 13%

 

Progress of all pupils in Maths 2013-16, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals.

 

Maths

2013-16

Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals inc Ever 6 25% 75%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 35% 52% 13%

                                                                                                                                                

                                         Pupil Premium Report 2014-15      

Extract from Learning Adviser Report on Pupil Progress September 2015:

Analysis of the progress of different groups of pupils indicates that pupils in receipt of FSMs progress at a slightly faster rate than the cohort as a whole. This is very positive.

Ofsted

Extract from our Ofsted Report October 2012 – “all groups of pupils, including those with profound and multiple learning difficulties and those with autistic spectrum disorders, make good progress.  Those whose circumstances make them potentially more vulnerable also make good progress, the result of well-targeted support provided through premium funding.”

Planned Expenditure for 2016-17

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remain the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Examples of work started and planned include:

  • Contribution towards creating of soft surfaces within Sensory Den enabling pupils to develop increased sensory regulation.
  • Continue to expand Baytree Orchestra. Purchase of technological equipment to enable pupils to continue to access independent music making via technology. Payment of staff to lead the project (0.5 day a week)
  • Specialist Sensory OT to develop personalised sensory diets to develop self regulation and increase readiness to learn.
  • Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two separate weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy, Mendip Green Primary School and Westhaven School.
  • Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service – these are incorporated within our SMSC annual programme.
  • Resources (e.g. specialist swings, peanut ball) which enable pupils to experience a reduction in anxiety / alertness / increased readiness to attend or engage and develop self – regulating behaviours / routines etc.
  • Specialist balance seating for individual pupils, enabling pupils to better manage their anxiety / concentration and self-regulation.

Sensory Hands-on experience for pupils visiting Bristol Zoo.

Pupil Premium Report 2015-16

Allocation of Pupil Premium

Baytree has a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

 

  2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
No of Eligible Pupils 16 22 17 17 14
Funding Received £7808 £13200 £15565 £18210 £17520

Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

 

The PPG per pupil for 2015-2016 is as follows: Disadvantaged pupils Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,320
Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked After Children (LAC) £1,900
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order £1,900
Service children
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. £300

 

Ever 6 FSM

The Pupil Premium for 2015-2016 will include pupils on the January 2015 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2015.

For the purposes of these grants conditions, “Ever 6 FSM” means those pupils recorded on the January 2015 School Census who were recorded as known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) on any of the termly censuses since Summer 2009, including the January 2015 School Census.

Children adopted from care

The Pupil Premium for 2015-2016 will include pupils recorded on the January 2015 School Census and Alternative Provision Census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangement order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

Ever 5 Service Child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, “Ever 5 Service Child” means a pupil recorded on the January 2015 census who was eligible for the Service Child premium in any of the previous 4 years (i.e. since the January 2011 School Census) as well as those recorded as a Service Child for the first time on the January 2015 Census.

Terms on which Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools

The grant may be spent in the following ways for the purposes of the school; i.e.

  • for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school
  • for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools or academies
  • on community facilities, e.g. services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated
  • The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2015; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

Planned Expenditure for 2015-16

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remain the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Examples of work started and planned include:

  • Creation of a soft space low arousal area for a class of pupils to have direct access from their classroom to a bespoke environment which enables them to calm, energise, relax etc. This room can also be accessed from the corridor so that other pupils can use the area.
  • Creating a safe padded area to enable Early Years pupils to explore their environment  independently.
  • Open Up Music performance in Colston Hall – purchase of commemorative T-Shirts for all performers to wear for the performance and to keep as part of the recognition of this spectacular event and individual/group achievement.
  • Extension of Accessible Orchestra Project. Purchase of technological equipment to enable pupils to continue to access independent music making via technology including: individual speakers for each musician enabling them to hear more clearly their individual sound.
  • Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two separate weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy, Mendip Green Primary School and Westhaven School.
  • Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service – these are incorporated within our SMSC annual programme.
  • Expansion of musical instruments that enable pupils to develop music making and fine motor skills and control.
  • Resources (e.g. weighted scarf, vibrating pillow, peanut ball, and mini trampoline) which enable pupils to experience a reduction in anxiety / alertness / increased readiness to attend or engage and develop self – regulating behaviours / routines etc.
  • Specialist balance seating for individual pupils, enabling pupils to better manage their anxiety / concentration and self-regulation.
  • Specialist toys and equipment including larger outside toys / play equipment targeting specific skills to enable pupils to develop skills and make progress in their development.
  • Specialist software to enable pupils to develop skills in accessing eye-gaze technology as part of their communication pathway.
  • Specialist equipment to support positioning and physical skills enabling children to increase their mobility and core strength.

 

Pupil Premium Report 2014-15

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

No of Eligible Pupils

16

22

17

17

Funding Allocated

£7808

£13200

£15565

£18210

Pupil Premium Report 2014-15

Pupil Premium Grant provides funding for two policies:

  • Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and closing the gap with their peers; and
  • Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

 

The PPG per pupil for 2014-2015 is as follows: Disadvantaged pupils Pupil Premium per pupil
Pupils in Year Groups R to 6 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £1,300
Pupils in Year Groups 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £935
Looked After Children (LAC) £1,900
Children adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 1 and children who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order £1,900
Service children
Pupils in Year Groups R to 11 recorded as Ever 4 Service Child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence. £300

 

Ever 6 FSM

The Pupil Premium for 2014-2015 will include pupils on the January 2014 School Census known to have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in any of the previous six years, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2014.

For the purposes of these grants conditions, “Ever 6 FSM” means those pupils recorded on the January 2014 School Census who were recorded as known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) on any of the termly censuses since Summer 2008, including the January 2014 School Census.

Children adopted from care

Eligible children are those adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, which is the date, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 was implemented.

The Pupil Premium for 2014-2015 will include those pupils recorded on the January 2014 School Census who were looked after immediately before being adopted on or after 30 December 20053, or were placed on a Special Guardianship or Residence Order immediately after being looked after (known as post-LAC for the remainder of this document).

Ever 4 Service Child

For the purposes of these grant conditions, “Ever 4 Service Child” means a pupil recorded on the January 2014 census who was eligible for the Service Child premium in 2011-2012, 2012-2013 or 2013-2014, as well as those recorded as a Service Child for the first time on the January 2014 Census.

Terms on which Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools

  • The grant may be spent by maintained schools for the purposes of the school; that is to say for the educational benefit of pupils registered at that school, or for the benefit of pupils registered at other maintained schools; and on community facilities, for example services whose provision furthers any charitable purpose for the benefit of pupils at the school or their families, or people who live or work in the locality in which the school is situated.
  • The grant does not have to be completely spent by schools in the financial year beginning 1 April 2014; some or all of it may be carried forward to future financial years.

 

Planned Expenditure for 2014-15

Personalisation and supporting pupils to make best progress in their learning through differentiation remain the key priorities for the spending of this grant. Examples of work started and planned include:

  • Accessible Orchestra Project culminating in a performance in the Colston Hall, Bristol July 2015.
  • Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy.
  • Enrichment music workshops provided by North Somerset music service.
  • Resources to support pupils with reading e.g. Phonics Play software and magnetic letters.
  • Gross Motor development – mobility resource that enables a pupil to be motivated to practise independent walking which increases their alertness, interaction and readiness to engage in learning.
  • Black pop-up tent to enable pupils to have ‘instant’ black out for sensory and visual work, increasing pupils access to learning.
  • Specialist toys and equipment targeting specific skills to enable pupils to develop skills and make progress in their development
  • Adjustable seating for staff to enable them to be at correct height to engage and support learning for children who have specialist posture seating.
  • Specialist Hydrotherapy support providing personalised programmes for pupils and training for staff to implement these.
  • Tai Chi – specialist teacher leading sessions and working in all classes over the school year – developing self control, independence and self confidence.

 

Pupil Premium Report 2013-14

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

No of Eligible Pupils

16

22

17

Funding Allocated

£7808

£13200

£15565

Pupil Premium Report 2013-14

We have used our Pupil Premium funding to provide activities, enrichment experiences, enhanced curriculum opportunities appropriate for different age groups and disabilities, access to resources which promote self-confidence, raise self-esteem, develop independence and increase engagement in learning in its widest sense.  We believe that developing social and emotional skills that give our pupils the resilience, persistence and motivation to deal with the stresses and the rebuffs of everyday life will help them to see themselves as independently able to make a difference to their own lives and those of others.  We strongly promote the ‘have a go’ attitude on a daily basis.

 

 

Summary of Expenditure

2013-14

  • Specialist Hydrotherapy continuing the support that provides personalised programmes for pupils and training for staff to implement these.
  • Tai Chi – specialist teacher leading sessions and working in all classes over the school year – developing self control, independence and self confidence.
  • Children’s World Puppet workshops – inclusive project over two weeks with Herons’ Moor Academy – this project supports inclusion, integration, develops interaction and communication, co-operation and is lots of fun!
  • Purchase of a wide range of personalised equipment, games and toys that promote and support the development of: levels of engagement, shared attention, turn taking, cooperative play and social interaction, concentration, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, sensory integration and independence.
  • Specialist cutlery and tableware that increases the lunchtime experience and enables children to develop self help skills and increase their self-esteem, independence etc.
  • Sensory equipment that supports and enables pupils to manage / meet sensory needs, increase levels of self-regulation, increase alertness and reduce anxiety.
  • Range of visual timers that enable pupils to develop self-regulation strategies, increase levels of concentration, and reduce levels of anxiety.
  • A wide range of reading resources and books have been purchased, we took advantage of the match funding available to ‘double’ our purchase. We commissioned (from separate funding) specialist bespoke INSET training to further improve the quality of the provision of reading.
  • Contribution towards the cost of the Prom – a very special occasion that impacts hugely on self-confidence, interaction, socialization and friendships.
  • Visiting theatre group from Bristol Old Vic – this production of the Nativity included music, makaton signing and many sensory experiences, which support increased engagement and an appreciation of live performance – a joy to behold.
  • Tablet computers – motivation, reward for on task and completion of work, and increase independent access and use of technology.

 

Attainment for Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

 

Progress of all pupils in Core Subjects 2013-14, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals

 

Core Subjects2013-14 Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals 100%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 7% 88% 5%

 

Progress of all pupils in English 2011-14, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals

 

English2011-14 Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals 41% 47% 12%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 39% 45% 15%

 

Progress of all pupils in Maths 2011-14, shown as those eligible for Free School Meals compared with those not eligible for Free School Meals

 

Maths2011-14 Above Expected Progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
Eligible for Free School Meals 41% 47% 12%
Not eligible for Free School Meals 27% 64% 9%

 

Progress of “Ever 6 “ pupils 2011-14

 

2011 – 2014
Subject / Strand Above Expected progress Expected Progress Below Expected Progress
English 40% 60%
Reading 20% 80%
Writing 40% 60%
Speaking 40% 60%
Listening 60% 40%
       
Maths 20% 80%
Number 40% 60%
U&A 20% 80%
SS&M 20% 80%

Cohort = 5 pupils

 

We received Pupil Premium for a Pupil who has been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years or who has been a Child Looked After in the last 6 years. This cohort of 5 pupils are no longer eligible for Free School Meals and there don’t show up in the groups analysis above.

Pupil Premium Report 2011-12 & 2012-13

Introduction

The Pupil Premium, which was introduced in April 2011, is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

The Pupil Premium is primarily aimed at Reception to Year 11 pupils who are from low-income families and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM).  This category now includes any child that has been registered as eligible for FSM in the past 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).  The funding also covers children in care aged 4-15 who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months.  A service premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

In 2012-13, the Pupil Premium was allocated as:

  • £600 per child eligible for FSM and per child identified as ‘Ever 6 FSM’
  • £600 per child who is looked after
  • £250 per child of a service family

Schools have the freedom to choose how to spend the Pupil Premium, however they are accountable for how they use this additional funding and reporting on the impact on the attainment of the pupils who attract the Pupil Premium.

 

Allocation of Pupil Premium

Baytree has a higher than average proportion of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

 

2011-2012

2012-2013

No of Eligible Pupils

16

22

Funding Received

£7808

£13200

 

We have used our Pupil Premium funding to provide activities, enrichment experiences, enhanced curriculum opportunities appropriate for different age groups and disabilities, access to resources which promote self-confidence, raise self-esteem, develop independence and increase engagement in learning in its widest sense.  We believe that developing social and emotional skills that give our pupils the resilience, persistence and motivation to deal with the stresses and the rebuffs of everyday life will help them to see themselves as independently able to make a difference to their own lives and those of others.  We strongly promote the ‘have a go’ attitude on a daily basis.

Summary of Expenditure

2011-12

  • Additional specialist music therapy accessed by all classes
  • Hydrotherapy provision enhanced through specialist accessing individual pupils’ needs, creating bespoke intervention programmes, training staff to deliver programmes.  Termly assessment to monitor effectiveness of programme and update to ensure matches current pupil needs
  • Purchase of specialist communication aids and mounting brackets to increase pupils interaction, communication and participation
  • External speech and language therapist employed to audit and report on Total Communication Environment
  • Outdoor play equipment packs for all classes to promote greater interaction between pupils, social skills and cooperative / team working.
  • Specialist Sensory Integration Assessment, report and recommendations for two pupils needing specialist advice to support their anxiety levels, engagement in learning and social skills.

 

2012-2013

  • Drake Music Project – communication through music and technology
  • Hydrotherapist – continuing to develop specialist, personalised intervention programmes and staff expertise
  • Rebound Therapy – additional sports specialist to facilitate increased access to rebound therapy
  • Additional music therapist providing South African music and dance enrichment across all classes for two terms
  • Dell’s deliveries – Professional Theatre Company providing interactive drama sessions for Primary classes and some pupils from Herons’ MoorAcademy
  • ICT Software – interactive software targeting English, Maths, Science and French.  Pupils work independently achieving certificates of progress and attainment
  • Tai Chi – specialist teacher leading sessions and working in all classes over the school year – developing self control, independence and self confidence
  • Play equipment for pupils with ASD – encouraging pupils to broaden their interests, play alongside peers and joint play activities and increase physical activity
  • Purchase of 3 laptops – increase pupil access to interactive and independent living
  • Children’s World Theatre Company – joint venture with Herons’ MoorAcademy.  Intensive week of Inclusion and Interaction between both schools – skilled practitioners led a week of games, song, creative arts, social and emotional diversity culminating in an integrated performance using puppets made by all the children

 

Attainment of Pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium

In addition to tracking progress in the short and medium terms we also track trends over time in comparing progress of pupils in vulnerable groups against that of their peers.

English

The percentage of pupils eligible for FSM making better than or expected progress rose to 100% in 2009-12 from 94% in 2008-11.

The percentage of pupils not eligible for FSM making better than or expected progress rose to 94% in 2009-12 from 93% in 2008-11.

 

Maths

The percentage of pupils eligible for FSM making better than or expected progress rose to 95% in 2009-12 from 88% in 2008-11.

The percentage of pupils not eligible for FSM making better than or expected progress decreased from 89% in 2008-11 to 87% in 2009-12.

 

Looking at attainment the individual strands with English and Maths:

Over 2008-11 pupils who were eligible for FSM ‘out performed’ those who were not eligible in English, Reading, Speaking and Number.

Over 2009-12 pupils who were eligible for FSM ‘out performed’ those who were not eligible in English, Reading, Speaking, Listening, Maths, Number, using and applying (Maths), Shape, Space and Measure.  In writing both groups performed equally however the percentage rise was higher for those eligible for FSM i.e. 7% increase vs. 5% increase.

 

Ofsted

Extract from our Ofsted Report October 2012 – ‘all groups of pupils, including those with profound and multiple learning difficulties and those with autistic spectrum disorders, make good progress.  Those whose circumstances make them potentially more vulnerable also make good progress, the result of well-targeted support provided through premium funding’.