Pupil premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities between children who have (or have had) free school meals (FSM), children of service families, Looked After Children (LAC), children adopted from care and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches pupils that need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated straight to us and is clearly identifiable in our budget. It is up to the school to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent.

How does Norfolk Park use Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is used to promote learning for all pupils. High staffing ratios in classes and a flexible approach to deploying staff enables appropriate individual support to be targeted to specific pupil’s needs, so that all pupils make at least good progress.

Key developmental areas for pupils at Norfolk Park are communication, physical development and social emotional skills. Pupil Premium is used to ensure that these areas are funded appropriately so as to help maximise the learning potential of all pupils.

Pupil Premium for 2016/17 will be spent as follows:

Total amount for the year £37,280

Activity/Resource

Objective 

Cost

TA 3, 4 days per week for communication To develop communication strategies; PEC’s, signing and AAC. £20,135
HLTA, 1.5 days per week for support and challenge sessions To develop communication strategies within a social setting. £4,494
Contribution towards educational visits (admission and transport costs) To enable all students to experience an enriched curriculum through access to off-site learning opportunities. £3,000
Musicians to perform in school To give students the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate different music genres in a social setting. £700
Contribution towards Hydrotherapy To develop coordination, flexibility, body awareness and self-confidence. £6,951
Food items for snack To promote the development of communication skills with students across the school. £2,000

 

 

 September 2015 to August 2016

How much received

How funds were allocated?

Reasons we spent funds this way. Evidence for this.

How using the funds made a difference to the attainment of  pupils elligible for Pupil Premium.

£54,700 Part funding an additional TA in each class.
Additional targeted support

-Pupil Premium children are spread across school and are in all classes

- 32% of children in school receive Pupil Premium funding

-Enabled additional support to be given all day in all areas of learning.

Assessment results

English
All school- 78%
PP- 72%
Maths
All school- 82%
PP- 81%
PSHE
All school- 81%
PP- 88%
Self Help
All school- 77%
PP- 80%

Summary - September 2015 to April 2016
Pupil Premium children performed marginally below the whole school in English and Maths. In PSHE and self-help they exceeded the rest of school.
Of the 25 PP children 7 were involved in challenge groups. Four children were taking part in PSHE type activities and all exceeded their PSHE and self-help targets by between 10% and 80% of a p-level. One child exceeded his PSHE target by 200%. The remaining three children were in communication groups. Two of these children exceeded their target by 40%; An iPad app is also being used to enhance communication skills.
Although in English, fewer PP children achieved the target set than the rest of the school, children that did meet targets often exceeding them by an average of 20%. The area most children did not meet the expected level of progress in English was speaking and writing which is consistent with whole school trends, 6 of these 8 children have a primary need of ASD

September 2014 to July 2015

How much received

How funds were allocated?

Reasons we spent funds this way. Evidence for this.

How using the funds made a difference to the attainment of  pupils elligible for Pupil Premium.

£46,159 Part funding an additional TA in each class

-Pupil Premium children are spread across school and are in all classes

- 37 % of children recieve Pupil Premium funding

-Enabled additional support to be given all day in all areas of learning.

Assessment results

English
All school- 95%
PP- 92%

Maths
All school- 92%
PP- 94%

 

 

Summary - September 2014 to July 2015

Pupil Premium children performed marginally below the whole school in English and marginally better in Maths.