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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium - 2017 Statement

 

 

Pupil Premium is the name given by the government to additional funding for schools to support enhanced progress for children from vulnerable groups. It is used to provide resources or support for pupils who currently (or within the last six years) receive free school meals or who are in the care of the Local Authority. A smaller grant has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have done so in the last two years.

 

 

The amounts received by the school in 2016-2017 total: £32,525

 

The amount for the school in 2017 – 2018 is expected to be £39,410

 

 

The list of spending below details the broad range of activities we have in place to support the further learning and development of children from vulnerable groups but it should also be noted that the Pupil Premium is also used to establish a higher rate or staffing for our children than the Hampshire Special School funding formula provides.

 

Mainstream schools are able to access a research document provided by the DfE which details a variety of strategies and approaches and considers the research in relation to their effectiveness. Similar evidence for effective research is not available for special schools so we have considered practice by colleagues’ schools and looked at our own evidence of achievement. In addition the Head teacher has studied Pupil Premium spending with advisers from the National College of Teaching and Learning. The key principle here is that schools should use the finance to ensure there is no gap between the progress of children from vulnerable groups compared nationally to those not from these groups.

 

We are very pleased to report that at Henry Tyndale puils from vulnerable groups typically make or indeed exceed the progress scores achieved nationally for those without such additional disadvantages.

 

The success of our work can be seen in the document below.

 

 

 

The funding is used by the school to support children in a range of ways including:-

 

Emotional Learning Support Assistant work

Information Technology Support for Learning

Specialist Language devices and communication aids

Additional LSA support for Physiotherapy

Massage Therapy

Music Therapy

Additional liaison and family support time

 

If you would like any further individual information in relation to Pupil Premium please contact the school office.

 

Analysis focussing on potentially vulnerable groups

 

PLEASE SEE P Levels data for further details updated each summer

 

Looked After Children:

Using CASPA analysis all of the children between 7 and 19 years who qualify as ‘Looked After’ were seen as making appropriate progress considering SEN in line with National Expectations for all pupils. (4 children out of 4). Nationally children who are in Care are not achieving at expected rates – at Henry Tyndale, all are.

 

 

Ethnicity:

Using CASPA analysis all of the children between 7 and 19 years who were not ‘White British’ were seen as making appropriate progress, or better, considering SEN in line with National Expectations for all pupils. CASPA is used to examine pupil progress in the National Curriculum and beyond so focusses on children from 7 to 19 years. In addition we do as a school examine progress rates for children below seven and results in this age group at least meet national expectations.

 

First language:

Using CASPA analysis all of the children between 7 and 19 years who qualify as ‘Having English as an additional Language’ were seen as making appropriate progress, or better, considering SEN in line with national expectations for all pupils.  CASPA is used to examine pupil progress in the National Curriculum and beyond so focusses on children from 7 to 19 years. In addition we do as a school examine progress rates for children below seven and results in this age group at least meet national expectations

 

 

Free school Meals:

Using CASPA analysis all of the children between 7 and 19 years who qualify as deserving Free School Meals’ we see a range of progress scores which can only be described as very positive. Nationally data suggests that children from less affluent homes achieve less well from their education – at Henry Tyndale School evidence here suggests that children from poorer backgrounds are not suffering educationally as a result of this.

 

 

 

Gender:

Using CASPA analysis for all of the children between 7 and 19 years, the summary for progress for children of either sex showed a greater number of children exceeding expectations than failing to meet them. CASPA is used to examine pupil progress in the National Curriculum and beyond so focusses on children from 7 to 19 years. In addition we do as a school examine progress rates for children below seven and results in this age group at least meet national expectations.

 

 

 

 

Rob Thompson, 2017.

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy catch up

 

All our Year 7 pupils attract a ‘catch up’ payment as they have not achieved age related norms at the end of primary education. In a special school like our pupils never will or can reach such norms as a result of his severe and comple needs. What we can and must do instead is to ensure progress for all at the highest rate the child can manage. The Year 7 catch up money is used to bolster staffing rates for that particular group to nurture higher progress rates. P Level progress scores as detailed elsewhere on the website show the success of this approach.

the allocations for 2016 / 17 and for 2017/18 are £4,000 per annum.

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