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Pupil Premium Projection 2021 2022 - £44,040 plus £2123 from 20/21 Total - £46,163       

31 eligible pupils - funding received for 22% of pupils

 

The barriers to educational progress faced by eligible pupils are having profound and multiple learning difficulties. poor well-being, complex and challenging behaviour and life altering medical conditions, homes with English as a second a language (therefore difficulties in accessing services. Erratic attendance due to difficult home circumstances can also impact outcomes. The allocation for academic year 2021/22 will be used in the following ways.

 

AllocatedIntentImplementationEvidence of Impact

£4,750

 

£13,680

Enhancing the provision of music in the school and therefore improving the culture capital within the school. Music is a medium that offers opportunities to communicate with their world around them. To make choices to communicate their needs. To offer pupils with complex behaviour de-escalation spaces. Development of group skills - turn taking, sharing and listening.

To employ a musician for 1 day for 3 half terms over the year.

To employ a music therapist 1 day a week for 30 weeks a year.

 
£26,050To maintain effective links with families, supporting vulnerable and chaotic home situations building greater understanding between home and school to improve attendance and engagement in pupils learning. Supporting for families to access services to improve family opportunities. For families to meet and exchange ideas and support each other. To support families with medical appointments improving pupil health and well-being. Work in partnership with professionals to provide multi-agency support creating effective teams around the family thus improving pupil outcomes.

To pay up to 40% of the Family Workers salary. 

Set up and run monthly parent coffee morning, inviting professionals to attend as appropriate. Family Workers attend safeguarding meetings and training updates. Regular home visits to pupils missing in education, working in conjunction with the EWO team.

Provide interpretation.

Liaison with multi agencies.

 
£1,683Using the newly refurbished specialised rooms, to aide delivery of quality of teaching and learning sessions of a creative nature, promoting communication, literacy, expression and engagement of pupils at all levels of learning.Purchasing of resources and furniture for story boxes/ bag, storage, reading material and musical instruments. 

 

Due to the COVID pandemic the Bamboozle event has carried over from the 20/21 Pupil Premium allocation and will be delivered in the academic year 21/22.

 

£6,900

To demonstrate a variety of practical, creative learning sessions for students to participate in and staff to observe initially and then feel empowered to take an active role in.

To spend time looking in depth at different aspects of Bamboozle's Approach and analysing the effect on students and on the learning environment. To create a safe space in which to experiment with different techniques and ideas and explore how they might be applied to every day practice.

To spend time discussing techniques, sharing ideas, looking at how strategies can be implemented and how learning sessions can be developed for further work.

At the end of each consultancy session we will look at work that can be explored before the next session.

The project involves 10 days of contact time with students and staff - in 5, 2 day rounds of sessions throughout the year.  

 

Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Review: December 2022

Pupil Premium Final Allocation - £40,350                                                 31 eligible pupils - funding received for 22% of pupils

 

The barriers to educational progress faced by eligible pupils are having profound and multiple learning difficulties, poor well-being, complex and challenging behaviour and life altering medical conditions, homes with English as a second language (therefore difficulties in accessing services). Erratic behaviour due to difficult home circumstances can also impact outcomes. The allocation for the academic year was used in the following ways.

AllocatedIntentImplementationEvidence of Impact

£2.941

 

 

£3,724

Enhancing the provision of music within the school, therefore improving the culture capital within the school. Music is a medium that offers opportunities to communicate with their world around them. To make choices to communicate their needs. To offer pupils with complex behaviour de-escalation spaces. Development of group skills - turn taking, sharing and listening.

 

To employ a musician for 1 day a week for 3 half terms over the year.

To employ a music therapist 1 day a week for 30 weeks a year.

Sessions delivered: Each term approximately 60 pupils participate in a music therapy session. The sessions are delivered in small groups or individually. Pupils continue to gain self-confidence, and find ways of expressing themselves through creative delivery of the therapist. Progress is individual and varies, positive engagement levels of pupils remains high.

£24,662To maintain effective links with families, supporting vulnerable children and chaotic home situations building greater understanding between home and school to improve attendance and engagements in pupils learning. Supporting families to access services to improve family opportunities. For families to meet and exchange ideas and support each other. To support families with medical appointments improving pupil health and well-being. Work in partnership with professionals to provide multi-agency support creating effective teams around the family thus improving pupil outcomes.

To contribute up to 40% of the Family Workers salary.

Set up and run monthly parent coffee mornings, inviting professionals to attend safeguarding meetings and training updates. regular home visits to pupils missing education, working in conjunction with the EWO team.

Family Workers respond daily to requests of support from classes and families. A summary of specific interventions are:

Over the past year - 8 home visit (reduced due to COVID restrictions), additional work of 4 food bank deliveries. 15 early Help Assessments, 12 Disability Allowance applications and assistance in 22 transport applications. Weekly - approximately 4 professional/ pupil meetings (including interpretation).

Daily - approximately 25-30 phone calls, 20 safeguarding inquiries to triage and follow up.

£6,900

To demonstrate a variety of practical, creative learning sessions for students to participate in and staff to observe initially and then feel empowered to take an active role in. To spend time looking in depth at different aspects of Bamboozle's approach and analysing the effect on students and on the learning environment.

To create a safe space in which to experiment with different techniques and ideas and explore how they might be applied to every day practice.

To spend time discussing techniques and sharing ideas, looking at how strategies can be implemented and how learning sessions can be developed for further work. 

At the end of each consultancy session we will look at work that can be explored before the next session.

The project involves 10 days of contact time with students and staff - in 5,  2 day rounds of sessions throughout the year.Postponed to 21/22 academic year due to the COVID pandemic.

 

Date of Next Pupil Premium Strategy Review: December 2021

Due to the COVID pandemic, the Bamboozle event has been postponed and will be delivered in the academic year 21/22. Further, an underspend of £2,123 has been carried forward to the 21/22 Pupil Premium allocation.

Pupil Premium Final Allocation 2019/2020 - £39,600

 

30 eligible pupils - funding received for 26.5% of pupils

 

The barriers to educational progress faced by eligible pupils are having profound and multiple learning difficulties, poor well-being, complex and challenging behaviour and life altering medical conditions, homes with English as a second language (therefore difficulties in accessing services). Erratic attendance due to difficult home circumstances can also impact outcomes. The allocation for the academic year 2019/20 will be used in the following ways:

 

AllocatedIntentImplementationEvidence of Impact

£3,750

 

 

 

£9,800

Enhancing the provision of music in the school therefore improving the culture capital within the school. Music is a medium that offers opportunities to communicate with their world around them. To make choices to communicate their needs. To offer pupils with complex behaviour de-escalation spaces. Development of group skills - turn taking, sharing and listening.

To employ a musician for one day a week for 3 half terms over the year.

To employ a music therapist 1 day a week - 30 weeks a year.

Sessions delivered:

Summer since half term: 60 (all face to face)

Summer before half term: 66 (all face to face)

Spring after half term: 20 (all on zoom)

Spring before half term: 8 (on zoom)

The sessions are a mix of groups and individuals.

Visiting School Improvement Adviser comment: Additional therapies such as Music Therapy supports pupils enjoyment and engagement

£24,500To maintain effective links with families, supporting vulnerable and chaotic home situations building greater understanding between home and school to improve attendance and engagement in pupil's learning. Supporting families to access services to improve family opportunities. For families to meet and exchange ideas and support each other. To support families with medical appointments improving pupil health and well being. To work in partnership with professionals to provide multi-agency support creating effective teams around the family thus improving pupil outcomes.

To pay 40% of the Family Workers salary.

Set up and run monthly parent coffee mornings, inviting professionals to attend as appropriate.

Family workers attending safeguarding meetings and training updates.

Regular home visits to pupils missing in education, working in conjunction with the EWO team.

Provide interpretation.

Liaison with multi agencies.

Family workers respond daily to requests of support from classes and families. A summary of specific interventions are:

Over 9mons - 10 home visits. 8 Early Help Assessments, 10 Disability Allowance applications & 22 transport applications.

Weekly - 4 professional/ parents meetings (including interpretation)

Daily - 25-30 phone calls, 20 safeguarding inquiries to triage and follow up on

£200To provide children with resources to explore dynamic and stimulating learning zones. Improve communication, engagement and independent choosing.Provide resources within summer term Creative Week.

Special objects and art materials purchased in order to create stimulating learning zones using approaches such as ritual and 'Bamboozle' style drama.

Novel experiences such as those on offer during Creative Weeks highlight unique responses in pupils, informing future planning and approaches to teaching and learning. 

Creative weeks draw the whole school together to celebrate the collective wok of the whole school on a collaborative project.

£1,500A space to create a more effective learning environment. To increase opportunities for effective communication in the hall. To build well being by sharing & celebrating achievement together, improvement in concentration and attention by "sharing on microphone".Replacement sound and lighting system in hall.Dance and PE lessons were improved in quality of provision. S=De to COVID school was not delivering assemblies as previously. But use of microphones were effective in classroom sessions. Children were enthraled by hearing their voice loud and clear. 

 

Date of next Pupil Premium Strategy Review: December 2020

Pupil Premium Final  Allocation 2018/2019 - £40,920

 

31 eligible pupils - funding received for 29% of pupils

 

The allocation for academic year 2018/2019 was used in the following ways:

 

AllocatedProvisionAimAnticipated impact on achievementEvaluation

£4,000

 

 

 

£7,057

Enhancing the provision of music in the school. 6 x 1 day = half a term. 3 half term blocks a year. 1 day a week - 30 weeks a year.

To employ a musician for one day a week in the Spring Term to work with ASD classes.

 

To pay the salary of the music therapist.

  • Increased engagement in music lessons
  • Development of group skills - turn taking, sharing and listening
  • Development of performance skills - assemblies/ concerts
  • Opportunities for choice making in lessons
  • Opportunities to develop call and response activities
  • Creation of opportunities to communicate likes and dislikes

5 pupils have accessed individual music therapy sessions, enabling positive engagement and promoting communication skills. 2 classes fully participate in class music lessons. Pupils have been able to use this media to work on EHCP targets such as communication and concentration.

Drumming sessions have been provided for all classes over the school year.

£28,500Part fund the salaries of the Family WorkersTo pay 50% of the Family Workers to ensure maximum support for children in school and their parents.
  • Stronger links with families
  • Greater continuity between home and school
  • Support for families to access services
  • Provide opportunities for families to meet and exchange ideas and support each other
  • Support families with medical appointments
  • Completion of Early Help Referrals
  • Completion of Graded Care Profiles

A new transport assistance application process was put in place, the Family Workers enabled the majority of parents to apply successfully. Improving pupil attendance. Provided parents with interpretation to access medical meetings and consultations.

Support with EHR enabled families to access more benefits and respite support. Creating a more financially viable home life. Pupil gains through parents gain. Reducing safeguarding risks.

£1,375Theatre PerformanceTo provide children with a theatre production experience.
  • An all-around learning experience for pupils with profound learning difficulties
  • Staff will witness in excellent practice and use as CPD opportunities to impact own teaching and learning

Down to Earth was provided and pupils with PMLD and receiving PP all attended sessions. The session was very successful. High pupil engagement and participation.

Teachers have discussed activities, presented and incorporated, in several of the school 's  creatives weeks later in the year.

 

 

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