Pupil Premium Allocation 

 

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

Academic Year 2016/2017

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.

The individual amount we received per pupil in 2016/2017 was £935 (19 pupils) = £17,765

Adoption Premium at £1900 per pupil (2 pupils) = £3800

Year 7 Catch up premium = £5000

Pupil premium total allocation 16/17 = £26,565

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 2016/17 the East Sussex pupil premium was managed by the Virtual School for Children in care and monitored/allocated via the PEP meetings 3 x a year.

 

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

Children on FSM achieve as well if not slightly better 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

37%

63%

0%

Key Stage 3 & 4

English Non FSM

19%

79%

2%

 

 

Above Expected

Expected

Below Expected

Key Stage 3 & 4 Maths FSM

21%

79%

0%

Key Stage 3 & 4

Maths Non FSM

17%

83%

0%

 

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 16/17

There were 18 pupils at the Secondary school eligible for Pupil Premium

There were 2 pupils who are children in care

The school received a total of £ £26,565 for the year

Class

Interventions

1

Sensory Equipment

Lunchtime communication support 3x weekly KL

1

Lunchtime communication support 3x weekly KL

2

Joint work with CITS therapist re switch work. Switch support in class. Technical support in class for switching and Eye Gaze.KL

2

Joint work with CITS therapist re switch work. Switch support in class. Technical support in class for switching. Liaison with home re switches. KL

2A

Touch Screen computer

2A

Touch screen computer

Walkie Talkies (linked to Risk Assessment)

2A

Touch screen computer

Eye Gaze KL

Pupil voice EHCP document KL

3

Eye Gaze session reward activity KL

3

Eye Gaze sessions for Attention and Listening KL

Talking Mats work for pupil voice EHCP document KL

3

Real Learning Week inclusion

4

Intensive communication support for pupils and training for staff

5

Joint working with CITS SALT for symbol resources for home.KL

Talking Mats work for pupil voice EHCP document KL

5

Symbolated text information story resources for home KL

6

Inclusion support (planned): J V

6

Inclusion support (PE / library?) – J V

Development of peer leadership role in activities afternoon KL

Talking Mats work for pupil voice EHCP document KL

Contribution towards residential at Hindleap Warren. May 2017

6

Inclusion support – J V

Accessing 3 subjects (English, History, Science)

6

Contribution towards residential residential at Hindleap Warren. May 2017

1

Sensory equipment

1

Lunchtime  communication support 3x weekly KL

6

Thrive support

Inclusion Support – J V

(Science)

Talking Mats work for pupil voice EHCP document KL

iPad

sling for use in toilet (Jan 2017) £130

Powered wheelchair adaptations

1/3 of costs for residential (£60) May 2017

5

Funding for after school club

2

Eye Gaze and Discovery room support – K L

3

Real Learning week (JV)

 

 

 

Future Planning 2017-2018

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.

Pupil Premium allocated based on school census January 2017

19 pupils = £17,765

Adoption Premium received = £9500

Year 7 catch up received Feb. 2017 = £5,000

At the time 19 pupils of our total of 87 were eligible for FSM at £935 per pupil including the ‘ever 6’

Therefore 16% of total pupils entitled to FSM

Total for 2017 / 2018 = 32,265

In addition to this we can apply to the Virtual School for additional funding for the CIC

 

From the available funds for the academic year 2017/18 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.