Pupil premium

Update September 2014:

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011/12 and is a sum of money given to schools by the Government. It is allocated to schools on the basis of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM), children who have been "looked after" continuously for more than 6 months and service children.

Area of Focus

Pupil Premium is designed to address inequalities between children from low-income/vulnerable families and their wealthier/non-vulnerable peers. This additional funding aims to tackle disadvantage by reaching those pupils who need it most.

Although these sre small numbers there is no gap in the progress of the two groups.

How much do we receive?

For the 2011 – 2012 Financial Year, the school received £3291

For the 2012 – 2013 Financial Year, the school received £3575

For the 2013 – 2014 Financial Year, the school received £3300

For the 2014 - 2015 Financial Year the school has received £7,740 so far.

What did we spend it on in 2011/2012?

    • We employed a part time Music Therapist to work with those pupils who were in receipt of the funds.

What did we spend it on in 2012/2013?

    • We employed a part time Music Therapist to work with those pupils who were in receipt of the funds.

What did we spend it on in 2013/2014?

    • We employed a part time Music Therapist to work with those pupils who were in receipt of these funds.
    • We purchased additional musical instruments to augment the work carried out above. 

How will we know whether Pupil Premium is having a positive impact on our pupils' achievements?

We closely monitor the progress made by those very few pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to ensure that they are making good progress and if they are not, we analyse why not and put in additional support if appropriate.

During 2014/2015 we are going to:

  • Provide curriculum enrichment opportunities through 1:1 music therapy to promote increased attention, focus, self-esteem and well-being.

  • Provide 1:1 Derbyshire Language opportunities to further promote pupil progress in Literacy/PHSE

School PE and Sport Funding

What it is

The PE and Sport funding was introduced in September 2013 and is a sum of money given to schools by the Government, jointly funded by the Department of Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. It is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils aged 5-11 at the annual census in January.

How much do we receive?

For the period September 2013 - August 2014 the school received £7,500

Area of focus

To increase opportunities for physical development for all eligible pupils within the school environment.  To increase pupils access to, and participation in, out of school physical development opportunities, including competitive sports where appropriate. To improve staff sports' skills and for this knowledge to be cascaded across the staff team.

What we have spent it on?

During 2013 - 2014 we:

  • Put in place specific staff development to deliver PE and sport for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties - £110.00

  • Agreed a planned program of competitions arranged with other special schools in the region.

  • Enabled pupils to attend and participate in a variety of dance and PE workshops and events held at other schools.  The support of our estabished relationship with the Special Schools Sports Partnership has assisted us in providing quality and diversity within our PE currriculum.  £618.00

  • Developed a safe area to aid physical development opportunities within school (Interaction Zone and outside space) £6,000.00

  • Enabled Pupils to attend out of school activities ie RDA £925.00

At the end of this academic year (2013/14) we knew the School PE and Sport Funding had created improved provision by:

  • Measuring the improved competence and confidence of the staff delivering PE and Sport through our performance management.
  • Establishing a new area for physical development within the school (Interaction Zone).
  • Identifying whether an increasing number of pupils are able to access competitions.
  • Monitoring pupil progress through small steps P level data.

2014 - 2015

Area of Focus

Will be: Rebound Therapy; outdoor physical activities at school; physical development provision within school (Interaction zone); out of school physical development opportunities. 

How much will we receive

£8,000 for our 16 primary aged pupils at £500 each.

Action Plan

  • To purchase a new trampoline which meets our needs.

  • To train staff in rebound therapy / trampoline skills

  • Buy resources to improve physical development provision for our outdoor area at school.

  • To further develop the Interaction Zone to offer engaging opportunities for PE, dance and physical development.

  • To buy into the SSSP scheme so we can continue to offer diversity and quality experiences through PE and sport.

Estimate of funding breakdown

  1. Trampoline - £5,000

  2. Rebound Training £500

  3. Outdoor resources/developments £800

  4. Interaction Zone resources/developments £800

  5. SSSP buy-in agreement £600

  6. RDA costs (including staff and transport) £800

Evidence

Staff will keep a checklist of pupils attending out of school events

Staff will highlight on their planning when individual pupils access the Interaction Zone for physical development opportunities.

PE students will make progress in PE as seen on P-level assessment and through end of term Schemes of Work evidencing.

Evidence of progression will be seen in MOVE assessments for appropriate pupils.

Impact

All primary students will access a highly motivating, safe and exciting environment for physical development (interaction zone).

All primary students will access at least 2 physical development opportunities out of school.

All primary students will be able to access physical development activities in the outdoor area at school, regardless of level of need.

All primary students will have access to rebound therapy or trampolining dependent on their needs.

Appropriate staff will be trained to support rebound therapy/trampoline sessions and this will be cascaded through the school.

16-19 Bursary Fund

This fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education post 16. The fund has two elements: the Discretionary Bursary and the Vulnerable Bursary. These funds can be used by students to help towards the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as transport, meals, activities, books and equipment.

Age of Applicants

To be eligible to receive a 16-19 Bursary in the 2014-15 academic year, the student must be aged 16 or over and under 19 on 31 August 2014. Where a student turns 19 during their programme of study, they can be supported to the end of the academic year in which they turn 19, or to the end of the programme of study, whichever is sooner.

Discretionary Bursary

In the academic year 2014-2015 this bursary is available to Springwater School students who qualify for a free school meal.

This fund is administered by school and is available to contribute towards items such as books, school clothing, school trips and activities. 

Vulnerable Bursary

Students in the following defined vulnerable groups will be eligible for a bursary of £1,200 per year: 

• students who are in care 

• care leavers 

• those in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit 

• disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments 

This fund is administered centrally by the Learner Support Service. Once an application has been approved by school, BACS payments of £30.00 per week will be made directly into a student’s bank account (or into the account of a parent or carer if the student does not have a bank account).

More information and application forms for both of these bursaries are available from Springwater School.

 

 

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