Pupil Premium 2016-17

Pupil premium grant expenditure:
Report to parents – 2016/17

 


Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll (July 2017)

167

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

  

66

 

 

Total amount of PPG received

£84,155

 

Objectives in Spending Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

Whilst we acknowledge that the focus of Pupil Premium funding is to raise attainment and achievement, we also appreciate the diverse needs of our students and the holistic approach that is needed in order for them to reach their targets. We use Pupil Premium to tackle some of the broader aspects of well-being associated with our young people. Emphasis has therefore been placed on:

  • Provision to raise English and Maths levels in particular reading and speaking
  • The development of independent skills.
  • Pupil’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
  • Addressing pupil’s sensory needs
  • Ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils.
  • Ensuring that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it will make an impact on their education and lives.

 

Summary of  PPG spending in 2016/17

  • Hirstwood Sensory training for all staff.
  • Accelerated reading licence and resources
  • Additional physiotherapy input
  • The employment of a speech therapy assistant for two days a week.
  • Additional math resources
  • College placement and transport for Year 10/11 pupils
  • Whole school enrichment – visiting artists
  • Occupational therapist assessments and associated resources for pupils who require sensory integration programmes
  • Whole school ‘sensory diet’ training
  • Additional resource to support curriculum subjects
  • Funding to release rebound therapy staff so that more pupils can undertake this package of support.
  • The purchase of school ties for all secondary aged pupils
  • Additional class set of laptops and class set of iPads
  • 3 ‘green screens’ to support both drama and speaking and listening

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

Outcomes to date:

Whilst the effect of Pupil Premium spending impacts on a young person’s readiness to learn and progress, it can be difficult to directly measure.

Pupil who met or exceeded their end of year targets across all areas of English and maths either in line or surpass the achievement of pupils who do not receive pupil premium funding.

Speaking- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Listening- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Reading- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Writing- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

85%

 87%

 85%

 86%

 97%

 82%

 88%

 85%

Number- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Measurement- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Geometry- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

Pupil premium

Non pupil premium

 78%

 82%

 88%

 78%

 89%

 84%

 

Pupils accessing Accelerated Reading continue to build on reading confidence, fluency and comprehension skills. 85% of pupils who undertake accelerated reading have met or exceeded their end of year targets. 

Hirstwood training has enabled staff to enhance the use of our sensory rooms and develop them as a multi-functional learning space.

Increasing speech therapy input to two day a week has had an impact on speech and language development.  Pupils meeting speaking targets has increased from 63% last year to 87% this year.  Next year's focus will be on the social use of language (SULP).  Targeted groups will run from the autumn term 2017.  The purchase of green screens has also given pupils the opportunity to develop speech and language skills.

Six year 10/11 pupils attended a college placement, at Stoke-on-Trent College, for a day a week, studying either catering, health and beauty or construction.  This experience assisted in them becoming college ready and raised their aspirations for the future. They will continue onto the second year of their course in September 2017. 2017-18 year 10 pupils will begin their college courses in the new academic year.

60-100% of pupils who have received a sensory assessment over the last 2 years achieved end of year targets in English and Maths. A permanent sensory diet room has been located in school. Resources are now available constantly for pupils, who require this input, to access.  If necessary additional pupils will be identified and commence assessments during the next academic year.

Eligible pupils now have more opportunity to access Rebound Therapy during each school year – at least one session per week.  In addition all pupils had the opportunity to have a block of trampolining sessions coached by our rebound therapists.

Having an additional set of iPads/laptops has further enhanced teaching and learning by enabling staff to apply the training they have received from our RM consultant. They have also assisted in developing computing skills and independent work.