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 2017 / 18 will be spent as follows:

Total amount for the year £51,980

Activity/Resource

Objective

Cost
TA 3, 4 days per week for communication To develop communication strategies; PEC’s, signing and AAC. £20,494
HLTA, 1.5 days per week for support and challenge sessions To develop communication strategies within a social setting £10,112
Professional musician 0.5 days per week To provide music therapy, helping children to engage and communicate £4,370
TA 3, 1 days per week To enable students to experience an enriched curriculum through the provision of dance lessons, nature club £4,700
Contribution towards educational visits (admission and transport costs) To enable students to experience an enriched curriculum through access to off-site learning opportunities. £3,000
Performance 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. £6,604
Food items for snack To promote the development of communication skills with students across the school. £2,000

Pupil Premium for 2016/17 was 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
Academic Year Pupils on roll % pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Pupil Premium received
2015 - 16 82 39% £45,700
2014 - 15 79 39% £45,159