Pupil Premium Allocation

 

Report on Hazel Court School Pupil Premium expenditure and use to support pupils.

Academic Year 2015/2016

Key purpose of Pupil Premium allocation

To narrow the gap between pupils considered to be disadvantaged through low-income, and all other pupils, by addressing inequalities and targeting support for these pupils.

From April 2012 any pupil eligible for FSM at any time in the preceding 6 years also attracts Pupil Premium funding, as deprivation at earlier stages of education is perceived to impact upon learning and prior attainment, regardless of current parental income situation.

All the pupils at Hazel Court School are considered to be disadvantaged due to their special educational needs. At Hazel Court whatever the barriers to achievement our pupils face the school is committed to providing an education where every child achieves to their maximum capability and are well equipped to take them on into their adult lives.

Though the attainment gap between those on FSM and others is negligible the Pupil Premium funding has been used with this group very much in mind as well as providing benefits for all pupils/students.

Pupil premium total allocation 15/16 = £18,700

Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months. For the year 2015/16 the East Sussex pupil premium was managed by the Virtual School for Children in care.

 

 

Impact of Pupil Premium funding on narrowing the gap between FSM and other pupils is demonstrated by:

Children on FSM achieve as well as other pupils at Hazel Court School and as well as similar pupils nationally. Analysis shows:

 

Above Expected

Expected

Below Expected

Key Stage 3 & 4 English FSM

29%

65%

6%

Key Stage 3 & 4

English Non FSM

34%

58%

8%

 

 

Above Expected

Expected

Below Expected

Key Stage 3 & 4 Maths FSM

18%

70%

12%

Key Stage 3 & 4

Maths Non FSM

21%

72%

7%

 

Children on FSM have access to all school educational visits regardless of family ability to contribute.

  • The attendance of FSM pupils is in line with all other pupils.
  • Parental participation and satisfaction of FSM pupils is in line with all other parents. (Parental questionnaire)

Pupil Premium Expenditure in academic year 15/16

There are 17 pupils at the Secondary school eligible for Pupil Premium

The school received a total of £ 18,700 for the year

Class

Intervention identified

Impact

1

Touch screen computer;

Buggy

sensory chewy tubes and physio ball

trampette

Personal development

Community access

Sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning

2

Eye gaze in class (£900) or increase EG sessions?

Switching sessions

Progress in communication

2

Cause / effect toys

Increase in motivation / engagement / learning

3

Level appropriate Phonic sound and Letter names card games and resources

Progress in literacy.

3

Literacy intervention project

Handwriting apps for iPad

Progress in literacy

Independent learning

3

WRAT assessment / literacy intervention project

Rest room modifications

High Staff ratio in class (1:1 and 2:1) to facilitate access to learning

 

Progress in literacy

Managing of pupils own behaviour more effectively

Increased access to opportunities outside the class room = progress in learning.

3

Literacy intervention project;

increase Inclusion at Causeway

Progress in literacy

Improved academic and personal (PSHE) learning

4

Intensive communication support to progress to low-tech AAC system (KL)

Role play equipment and scooter board

Progress in communication

4

Communication: additional Eye Gaze sessions

Progress in communication

5

Weighted jacket; massage (sensory strategies), 1:1 literacy support; I Pad

Sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning

5

1:1 literacy support; scooter board. Ipad.

Touch screen computer and lo tech communication system AAC. (KL)

Sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning.

Progress in communication

6

Sensory processing (Diet) input

sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning

6

Literacy Intervention Project

Lap top

Progress in reading

progress in literacy and independent working

6

Literacy Intervention Project

increase inclusion at the Causeway

 

Progress in reading

progress in academic learning and personal development / confidence

6

Literacy Intervention Project

increase inclusion at Causeway

Progress in reading

progress in academic learning and personal development / confidence

 

Additional funding – LAC and adopted (see pupils below)

 

4

Attachment Disorder assessment

Communication support to progress to low tech AAC (KL)

Year 11 residential (to support transition to FE)

social and emotional benefits

improved communication

 

confidence / personal development

4

VI equipment

Intensive PECs support to progress from phase 2 to Phase 4 (KL)

Role play equipment

increased   access to learning

progress in communication

6

Lap top with communicate in print

literacy apps for I Pad

Sensory equipment: scooter board

progress in literacy and independent working

sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning

3

Ipad and handwriting apps

progress in hand writing

2

Rollator / walker

Increased independence

5

Weighted jacket; massage (sensory strategies), 1:1 literacy support; I Pad

Sensory support strategies improved concentration and learning

Future Planning

At Hazel Court School the Pupil Premium has and will continue to be used to support priority initiatives and raise attainment and narrow the gap with a range of interventions including, curriculum delivery and support, communication and OT, PSHE and SMSC education.

From the available funds for the academic year 2016/17 we plan to provide:

  • A continuation of the specialist communication input already established to include any new FSM year 7s
  • Continued inclusion and integration opportunities both with the Causeway school and in the wider community
  • Continue literacy support and interventions through initial specialist assessment for year 7’s and re-evaluation for those already benefitting from the literacy project.
  • Equipment to support VI pupils in independent living skills e.g. to support in food technology lessons.

 

Pupil Premium funding will be supported by the school budget to deliver these priority strategies and to monitor their effectiveness.