Use Of Pupil Premium

 

The use of Pupil Premium funding at Springfield School. 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months or who has a parent in the Armed Forces.
Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils.  Schools are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support or provision they receive.

Springfield school closely monitors the progress and development of all pupils and we are pleased to report that “Pupils in receipt of the pupil premium generally achieve at comparative levels to their peers and many exceed their peers.”

 

At Springfield School:

For 2015 -2016 we have received £29,055 in Pupil Premium funding. Following our usual practice, if required, we will add additional funding to ensure levels of support and pupil interventions.

 

For 2014-2015 we received £30,925 in Pupil Premium funding.  Please see below for details of how the funding was spent and the difference it made.

 

For 2013-2014 we received £26,475 in Pupil Premium funding.  . We also added other funding to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils. Please see below for details of how the funding was spent and the difference it made.

 

In 2012-2013 Springfield School received £17,650 in Pupil Premium funding. We also added other funding to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils. Please see below for details of how this was spent and the difference it made.

 

In 2011-2012 Springfield School received £8370 in Pupil Premium funding. Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our disadvantaged pupils. Please see below for details of how this was spent and the improvements it made.



Springfield School- Use of Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

 

Number on Roll (NOR):                                                                                                       132

Age range:                                                                                                                          4 – 19

Pupil Premium funding – number of eligible pupils.                                                               31

Pupils receiving Free School Meals (FSM):                                                                          37

Pupils who are Looked After Children & children from Services families:                           10

Pupil Premium Funding for 2015 / 2016:                                                                       £29,005

 

Overview of how we used the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

Activities selected.

What this does?

Targeted Pupils.

 

Impact

 

Additional Speech Therapy & Speech Therapy Assistant sessions.

Provides therapy to encourage /develop communication skills.

All key stages depending

upon need

£3000

 

Pupils have increased opportunities to access services to promote communication skills.

Additional CAMHS worker 1 day per week

To support pupils with behavioural difficulties both in school and at home.

All key stages depending

upon need

£3000

High Impact

Pupils further engagement in lessons and improved behaviour in the home environment

 

Using  iPad & other assisted technology to aid pupil communication and motivation

 

To provide alternative ways of communication & promoting pupil learning & engagement.

All key stages and targeted to specific pupils

£2000

High impact

Greater access and opportunity to use information communication technology to promote communication and enhance motivation & engagement.

Support to parents / carers by providing the services of a Parent Support Worker.

A service offering advice, training, guidance to families who may require support.

 

All key stages depending upon need and targeted intervention.

£2500

 

High impact

Specific support to parents/carers in order for families to further support their children. Supports engagement of parents/carers.

Additional staffing support

 

The provision of additional support to develop pupils’ basic skills.

 

All key stages depending

upon need

£6225

High impact

Pupils have more opportunities to work 1:1 and in small groups.

Specialist equipment to support physical access / participation.

 

To help with personalised / specialist equipment in order to promote pupil care /comfort & learning.

All key stages and targeted to specific pupils

£5000

Improve access and provision of highly specialist equipment in order to aid access to the curriculum and maintain pupil wellbeing.

Educational visits & ‘away from home’ residential experiences

 

To provide away from home experiences offering a range of new &  challenging activities.

 

Educational visits in the Primary and Secondary departments.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£2500

 

High impact

Pupils further develop their independence, literacy, communication and opportunities to learn outside the classroom and apply skills in a functional way.

Instrumental tuition including training for sound beam

 

To provide access to instrumental sessions and contributions to providing the equipment.

 

Key stages 3, 4 & 5 and  targeted to specific pupils

£1500

Maintaining specialist instrumental tuition for those pupils who show a flare and interest in playing an instrument.

Supporting participation & access to our Sport Club & termly After School Clubs.

 

 

Supports the provision of 6 termly After School Clubs and a sports club. Provide transport to & from home from Clubs.

Key stage 2 and above. Targeted to specific pupils.

£1500

Giving opportunity for pupils to engage and enjoy a range of out of school interests and activity clubs.

Supporting the work of two Behaviour Co-ordinators. Plus providing pupil rewards / motivators.

To provide weekly sessions for advice / guidance & support to class teams regarding managing pupils with challenging behaviour.

All year groups and targeted intervention.

£1200

The provision of specific advice and support including the provision of individual behaviour programmes.

Work / independence placements for key stage 4 & 5 students

To support personalised work experience placements & related equipment / transport costs, including introducing AIM accreditation.

Targeted intervention

£5000

High impact

Pupils to have access to a range of work placements which promote a range of personal skills which promote and independence.  Plus increase the range of accreditation routes.

Support for students on the Bridging the Gap (BTG) pre vocational course.

Light touch support for students while on placement & on independent travel to and from work, including providing work related equipment.

Key stage 5 targeted interventions.

£500

Ensuring students on the BTG programme are suitably equipped for their work roles and where possible able to travel with greater independence.

           TOTAL              £33,925

 

 

 

Springfield School- Use of Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015

 

 

Number on Roll (NOR): 124

Age range: 4 – 19

Pupil Premium funding – number of eligible pupils.  31

Pupils receiving Free School Meals (FSM):   30

Pupils who are Looked After Children & children from Services families:    11

Pupil Premium Funding for 2014 / 15:   £30,925

 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children whoare currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools have an element of freedom to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the funding.

 

Overview of how we used the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

Activities selected

What this does?

Targeted Pupils

 

Impact

Additional Speech Therapy & Speech Therapy Assistant sessions.

 

Provides therapy to encourage /develop communication skills.

All key stages depending

upon need

£3000

 

Pupils have increased opportunities to access services to promote communication skills.

Using  iPad & other assisted technology to aid pupil communication and motivation

 

 

To provide alternative ways of communication & promoting pupil learning & engagement.

All key stages and targeted to specific pupils

£2000

High impact

Greater access and opportunity to use information communication technology to promote communication and enhance motivation & engagement.

Support to parents / carers by providing the services of a Parent Support Worker.

 

A service offering advice, training, guidance to families who may require support.

 

All key stages depending upon need and targeted intervention.

£2500

 

High impact

Specific support to parents/carers in order for families to further support their children. Supports engagement of parents/carers.

Additional staffing support

 

 

The provision of additional support to develop pupils’ basic skills.

 

All key stages depending

upon need

£6225

High impact

Pupils have more opportunities to work 1:1 and in small groups.

Specialist equipment to support physical access / participation.

 

 

To help with personalised / specialist equipment in order to promote pupil care /comfort & learning.

All key stages and targeted to specific pupils

£5000

Improve access and provision of highly specialist equipment in order to aid access to the curriculum and maintain pupil wellbeing.

Educational visits & ‘away from home’ residential experiences

 

 

To provide away from home experiences offering a range of new &  challenging activities.

 

Educational visits in the Primary and Secondary departments.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£2500

 

High impact

Pupils further develop their independence, literacy, communication and opportunities to learn outside the classroom and apply skills in a functional way.

Instrumental tuition

 

To provide access to instrumental sessions and contributions to providing the equipment.

 

Key stages 3, 4 & 5 and  targeted to specific pupils

£1500

Maintaining specialist instrumental tuition for those pupils who show a flare and interest in playing an instrument.

Supporting participation & access to our Sport Club & termly After School Clubs.

 

 

Supports the provision of 6 termly After School Clubs and a sports club. Provide transport to & from home from Clubs.

Key stage 2 and above. Targeted to specific pupils.

£1500

Giving opportunity for pupils to engage and enjoy a range of out of school interests and activity clubs.

 

Supporting the work of two Behaviour Co-ordinators. Plus providing pupil rewards / motivators.

 

To provide weekly sessions for advice / guidance & support to class teams regarding managing pupils with challenging behaviour.

All year groups and targeted intervention.

£1200

The provision of specific advice and support including the provision of individual behaviour programmes.

Work / independence placements for key stage 4 & 5 students

To support personalised work experience placements & related equipment / transport costs, including introducing AIM accreditation.

Targeted intervention

£5000

High impact

Pupils to have access to a range of work placements which promote a range of personal skills which promote and independence.  Plus increase the range of accreditation routes.

Support for students on the Bridging the Gap (BTG) pre vocational course.

Light touch support for students while on placement & on independent travel to and from work, including providing work related equipment.

Key stage 5 targeted interventions.

£500

Ensuring students on the BTG programme are suitably equipped for their work roles and where possible able to travel with greater independence.

             TOTAL                 £30,925

 

 

 

Springfield School- Use of Pupil Premium 2013 – 2014

 

Number on Roll (NOR): 117.4 (FTE)

Age range: 4–19

Pupil Premium funding based on eligible pupils.  35

Pupils receiving Free School Meals (FSM):  27

Pupils who are Looked After Children & children from Services families:  8

Pupil Premium Funding for 2013/14:  £26,475

 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the funding.

 

Overview of how we used the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

Activities selected

What this does?

Targeted Pupils

Cost

Additional 1:1 reading support

 

The provision of additional support to develop student’s  reading skills.

Targeted pupils in key stage 3 and 4

£1500

Additional Speech therapy & Speech Therapy Assistant sessions.

 

Provides therapy to those harder to reach

pupils to encourage communication skills.

All key stages depending

upon need

£3000

 

 

Using  iPad & other assisted technology to aid pupil communication and motivation

 

A phase 3 project ,to provide alternative ways of communication

and different ways of learning

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£2500

Support to parents / carers from Parent support Worker.

The provision of a  offering  advice, training, guidance to families.

All years depending upon need and targeted intervention.

£2500

 

Specialist equipment to support physical access / participation.

To help with personalised /  specialist equipment

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£4000

Educational visits & ‘away from home’ residential experiences

 

Away from home experiences offering a range of challenging activities.

 

Educational visits in the Primary and Secondary departments.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£2500

 

Instrumental tuition

 

To provide access to instrumental sessions and contributions to equipment.

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£2000

 

Supporting participation & access to After School Clubs & summer holiday clubs

 

Provide transport to & from home from After School and Holiday Clubs.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£ 3475

Work / independence placements for key stage 4 & 5 students

To support personalised work experience placements & related equipment / transport costs.

 

 

Targeted intervention

£3000

Support for student on pre vocational courses (BTG)

Light touch support for students while on placement & on independent travel to and from work, & providing  work related equipment.

 

£2000

  TOTAL                  £ 26,475

 

Please note, other funding was also used to support these activities.

 

 

 

Springfield School- Use of Pupil Premium 2012 – 2013

 

Number on Roll (NOR): 116

Age range: 4–19

Pupil Premium funding based on eligible pupils. 30

Pupils receiving Free School Meals (FSM): 24

Pupils who are Looked After Children and children from Services families: 6

Pupil Premium Funding for 2012/13£17,650

 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the funding.

 

Overview of how we used the Pupil Premium Grant.

 

Activities selected

What this does?

Targeted Pupils

Cost

Additional 1:1 reading support

 

The provision of additional support to develop student’s  reading skills.

Targeted pupils in key stage 3 and 4

£2000

Additional Speech therapy & Speech Therapy Assistant sessions.

Provides therapy to those harder to reach

pupils to encourage communication skills.

All key stages depending

upon need

£4300

 

Using  iPad & other assisted technology to aid pupil communication and motivation

A phase 2 project ,to provide alternative ways of communication

and different ways of learning

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£1500+

Support to parents / carers from Parent support Worker.

The provision of a  offering  advice, training, guidance to families.

All years depending upon need and targeted intervention.

£2000

 

Specialist equipment to support physical access / participation.

To help with personalised /  specialist equipment

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£2500

Educational visits & ‘away from home’ residential experiences

 

Away from home experiences offering a range of challenging activities.

 

Educational visits in the Primary and Secondary departments.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£2500

 

Instrumental tuition

 

To provide access to instrumental sessions and contributions to equipment.

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£1000

Supporting participation & access to After School Clubs & summer holiday clubs

Provide transport to & from home from After School and Holiday Clubs.

Targeted to specific pupils.

£ 3700

Work / independence placements for key stage 4 & 5 students

To support personalised work experience placements & related equipment / transport costs.

 

 

Targeted intervention

£3000

Support for student on pre vocational courses (BTG)

Light touch support for students while on placement & on independent travel to and from work, & providing work related equipment.

 

£1500

  TOTAL                  £ 24,000

 

Please note, other funding was also used to support these activities.

 

 

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Springfield School- Use of Pupil Premium 2011 – 2012

 

Number on Roll (NOR):  115

Age range: 4–19

Free School Meals (FSM): 14%

Pupil Premium Funding for 2011/12: £8370

 

Background

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils. From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium.

 

Our School

In 2011-2012 Springfield School received £8370 for Pupil Premium. Other funding was added to this to ensure that we could support all of our most disadvantaged pupils.

 

Overview of use of Pupil Premium

 

Activities selected

What this does?

Targeted Pupils

Cost

1. Work / independence placements & experience

Personalised work experience placements

 

Targeted intervention

£3000

2. Support to parents / carers from Parent support worker.

Employment of the parent support worker

has taken place this year offering

advice, training, guidance to families

All years depending upon need

and targeted intervention

£3000

 

3. Additional Speech therapy sessions.

 

Provides therapy to those harder to reach

pupils to encourage communication

All years depending

upon need

£3300

 

4. Using  iPad technology

Phase 1 of providing alternative ways of communication

and different ways of learning

All years and targeted to specific pupils

£1500

5. Educational visits & residential experiences

 

Away from home experiences offering a range of challenging activities.

 

Educational visits Primary and Secondary departments.

Targeted to specific pupil residential events - year 6 and above.

£2500

 

6. Additional 1:1 reading support

 

The provision of addition support to develop student’s  reading skills / attainments

 

Targeted pupils at key stage 3 and 4

£1000

  TOTAL                  £14,300

 

Please note, other funding was also used to support these activities.