Pupil Premium 2017-18

Pupil premium grant expenditure:
Report to parents – 2017/18

 


Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll (September 2017)

186

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

85

 

 

 

Total amount of PPG received

£94,245.00

 

Objectives in Spending Pupil Premium Grant 2017-18

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 recognise that there are many barriers to educational achievement for all our learners as well as all those in receipt of pupil premium. Many of these barriers relate to a specific Special Educational Need, physical barriers, communication and interaction difficulties, social and emotional health, sensory and processing skills. We also 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
  • The development of independent skills.
  • Pupils physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
  • Broadening extra curriculum provision
  • 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 2017/8

  • Numicon training for all teachers and additional resources
  • Accelerated reading licence and resources
  • Additional physiotherapy input/additional Rebound Therapy time (1 day per week)
  • The employment of two speech therapy assistants, each for one day a week.  Purchase of Social Use of Language Programme and associated resources
  • The employment of a CAMHS disability nurse for ½ a day a week
  • Sensory assessments for identified pupils and additional sensory resources
  • Whole school Hirstwood sensory room training
  • The purchase of Behaviour Watch which will enable us to track and monitor our most vulnerable pupils (safeguarding and behaviour)
  • Weekly college placement for identified Year 10/11 students
  • Enrichment activities – cultural studies art week, Critterish Allsorts (Animal man)

 

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

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

2017-18 End of year results 

 

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 

81% 

 66% 

 87% 

 72% 

 87% 

 70% 

 75% 

 65% 

 

 

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 

 67% 

 54% 

 87% 

 62% 

 86% 

 62% 

 

PHSE- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets 

Citizenship- percentage of pupils meeting/exceeding targets 

Pupil premium 

Non pupil premium 

Pupil premium 

Non pupil premium 

 94% 

 80% 

 92% 

 75% 

 

 

Pupils accessing Accelerated Reading continue to build on reading confidence, fluency and comprehension skills

Speech therapy input has continued to have an impact on communication development.  The social use of language programme has given identified pupils the opportunity to extend their use of language and learn how to communicate within a range of different situations.  

9 year 10/11 pupils attended a college placement at Stoke-on-Trent college for a day a week, studying either catering, building/construction or computer studies.  This experience assisted them in becoming college ready and raised their aspirations for the future.  2018-19, 14 Kemball students will study at college.

This year 3 pupils have recieved sensory assessements and additional resources have been purchased to support pupils within classrooms, including a range of sensory seating.  The sensory diet room is used throughout the day for pupils who require this intervention.  Staff report that pupils are more ready to settle, participate and learn after sensory diet input. 

Eligible pupils continue to have more opportunity to access Rebound Therapy during each school year.  In addition identified pupils have had the opportunity to have a block of trampolining sessions coached by our rebound therapists.

The employment of a CAMHS disability nurse has proved very successful.  She has supported pupils, staff and parents. This has included, behaviour support, organising parent workshops, supporting with sleep problems and toileting issues.  Due to the positive impact the half day will increase to a full day from September 2018.

As the result of the increased and consistent use of Numicon to support teaching and learning in maths, Kemball is now a Numicon Advocate School.  Other schools will visit to look at good practice. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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