Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is a grant given to schools to close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and to support pupils with parents in the armed forces.

Schools receive money for each pupil of compulsory school age who fit the eligibility criteria.

The grant is allocated in line with the financial year, which begins in April. Allocations are based on data from the previous January census. If an eligible pupil joins after this census, the school will not receive their allocation until the following year.

Maintained schools receive the grant through their local authority (LA).

Schools can spend the grant as they see fit, if it is to demonstrably improve the attainment of eligible pupils. Schools do not need to spend an equal amount on each pupil, or fund interventions that benefit only eligible pupils. However, the grant should not fund free school meals.

For the previous academic year, the school set out how the pupil premium allocation was spent and its impact on eligible and other pupils as outlined below.

For the current academic year, they must publish a strategy setting out:

  • The amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation

  • The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils, how the grant will be spent to address these barriers, the reasons for this approach and how impact will be measured

  • The date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy 2017/2018

 

pdfPupil Premium 2016 - 2017

 

During the 2018 - 2019 period we aim to:

Provide further Music Therapy

Provide additional TA support

Provide Educational Psychology Support

Provide additional Speech and Language Therapy Input

Provide additional Occupational Therapy Support

Provide Staff Training on Pupil Premium and topics relevant to those pupils 

 

Funding estimated at £16,409

 

Pupil Premium for the period April 2017 - March 2018

 

Total PPG received

 

£10952

 

Total PPG expenditure

 

£10952

 

PPG remaining

 

£0

 

Record of PPG spending by item/project 2017/2018

Item/Project 

Cost

Objective

Outcome

Education Psychology input

£510

To observe pupils and suggest support strategies for behaviour for learning and emotional regulation.

· Year 8 (female) exceeded all targets in Literacy, Language and PSHCE.

iTunes App

£30

To provide a pupil with My Choice IPad Pro App in order to assist the pupil to develop the accuracy of her signing and to support her in developing a more standardised signing system. The intention being to enable her to communicate more effectively with a wider / less familiar audience.

A Year 11 pupil met the standards for an assessment of her communication needs – resulting in her being approved for a dedicated device to be purchased for her specific needs. She also exceeded her targets in speaking and listening.

Music Therapy

£8569

To engage pupil in activities which develop attention, engagement, curiosity and communication though weekly music sessions.

·       Year 3 pupil (female) exceeding targets for listening, speaking and attention.

·       Year 3 (male) met expected targets in speaking, writing and reading

·       Year 7 pupil (male) exceeding targets in speaking, listening and attention. He has also exceeded the targets for interacting and working with others by an even greater margin.

·       Year 4 pupil (male) working on personalised targets evidenced through Mapping & Assessing Personal Progress (MAPP) improvement gains in the region of 44 to 66%. Personalised targets relate to clarity of speech and initiating untried activities where a 66% gain has been achieved.

·       Year 7 (male exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening. MAPP assessment demonstrates an 11% gain across all relevant targets.

·       Year 6 (female) exceeded expected progress in all PSHCE targets.

·       Year 8 (female) exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening.

1:1 support during music therapy sessions

£1843   

To provide a member of staff who knows the pupil well to support the engagement in music therapy sessions thereby enabling strategies and techniques to be developed in the classroom throughout the week.

·       MAPP outcomes relate to expected outcomes for pupils and achievements which are identified in MAPP demonstrate that all staff know the pupil targets well and can promote pupil achievement within and transfer such expectation into the personalised music therapy sessions.

All pupils have been assessed against July 2017 end of year data using either – Comparison & Analysis of Special Pupil Attainment (CASPA) / Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting (PIVATS) or MAPP expectations.

Where there are examples of newly arrived pupils, their outcomes are assessed by the teacher and music therapist based on predicted outcomes set in April 2017

 

Summary Breakdown of Pupil achievement

Year 3 – female

Meeting expected targets for speaking, writing and reading

Year 3 - male

Exceeding targets for listening, speaking and attention

Year 4 - male

Worked on personalised targets evidenced through MAPP where substantial improvement has been achieved

Year 6- female

Has exceeded expected progress in all PHSE targets

Year 7 - male

Has exceeded all targets in speaking, listening and attention. Has also exceeded targets for interacting and working with others by an even greater margin

Year 7 - male

Expected progress has been exceeded in speaking and listening. MAPP assessment demonstrates an 11% gain across all relevant targets

Year 8 - male

Achieved a gain from P7c to P7b on the objective ‘To participate in small group work or play with minimal support’

Year 8 - female

Has exceeded expected progress in speaking and listening.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

70

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

10

Amount of PPG received per pupil

Varies dependant on reason for allocation.

E.g. FSM - £1320; LAC - £1900

Total amount of PPG received

£10952

 

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

 

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support year 7 pupils who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2). Schools receive £500 for each pupil in year 7 who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading or maths at the end of KS2.

For the acadmeic year 2018-19, Springwater School have five year 7's who are in receipt of the catch-up premium, totalling £2500. This money is being used on additional Speech and Language Therapy input for these five young people, as all were identified as having significant speech, language and communication difficulties.

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Starbeck
Harrogate
HG2 7LW

About Us

Springwater is a vibrant and progressive day school catering for students ranging from two to nineteen years. Offering places to students who may have profound and multiple, severe or physical difficulties, the majority of our current students have co-existing or multiple needs. We also cater for students with autistic spectrum condition and elements of challenging behaviour.