Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It's designed to help disadvantaged pupils of all abilities perform better and close the gap between them and their peers.

In the 2018 to 2019 academic year, school will receive the following funding for each pupil registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in reception to year 6
  • £935 for pupils in year 7 to year 11

School will receive £2,300 for any pupil:

  • identified in the January 2018 school census as having left local authority care as a result of:
    • adoption
    • a special guardianship order
    • a child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order)
  • who has been in local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left local authority care)

Service Pupil Premium (SPP)

Pupils attract the SPP (£300 per pupil) if they meet the following criteria:

  • one of their parents is serving in the regular armed forces
  • they have been registered as a ‘service child’ in the school census at any point since 2011
  • one of their parents died whilst serving in the armed forces and the pupil receives a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme
  • pupils with a parent who is on full commitment as part of the full time reserve service are classed as service children

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) 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 school after this census, we will not receive their allocation until the following financial year.

Schools can spend the PPG 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.

For the current academic and financial year (2018-19) based on January 2018 census data:

  • Our school’s PPG allocation is estimated at £17,729
  • Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils: 
    • Cognition and Learning Needs
    • Communication and Interaction Needs
    • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (including challenging behaviour)
    • Sensory and/or Physical Needs
  • How we'll spend the PPG to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach: 
    • Through Music Therapy input (to address cognition and learning needs)
    • Through additional Speech and Language Therapy support (to address communication and interaction needs)
    • Through Educational Psychology support (to address challenging behaviour needs)
    • Through additional Occupational Therapy support (to address sensory needs)
    • Through additional staffing support for pupils and staff training
  • How we’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium: 
    • Through assessment of pupil data at the end of April 2019 using Comparison & Analysis of Special Pupil Attainment (CASPA) / Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting (PIVATS) or MAPP expectations.
    • Through an end of year report (May 2019) by the music therapist (for pupils in receipt of this intervention)
    • Through assessment against pupil outcomes within their Education, Health and Care Plans.
  • The date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy: (April 2019 based on January 2019 census data)

For the previous academic and financial year (2017-18) based on January 2017 census data:

  • Please see the table and report below for information on how we spent the PPG and the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

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 dependent 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 academic 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.