We will publish specific information that supports learning for cohorts of individuals, including information on Pupil Premium, Sports funding, Year 7 catch up funding and annual accounts reports on this page.

Pupil Premium

Amount of Pupil Premium funding received 2016/2017

Pupil Numbers 2016/2017 The Beacon, Folkestone Budget Allocation 2016/2017
Total No. of Pupils 343 (119 exc. Post 16) £ £ £ £ £
2016/2017 2017/2018 2016/2017
 Includes: 01/09/2016  % of Total  Financial Year Actual 7/12 Financial Year Actual 5/12 Academic Year
 FSM  105 31  £107,710 £74,642 £53,315 £127,957
LACs-Kent 15 4  Actual £9,000 Actual YTD £4,500 £13,500
Service Children 3 1  £1,250 £875 £1,200 £500 £1,375
Adopted (Post LAC) 8 2  £15,517 £9,975 Actual YTD £7,125 £17,100
Total 131 38  £81,805 £60,828  £80,265  £43,385 £159,932

Identified barriers to educational achievement

The Beacon has identified the following as barriers for some of the pupils currently in receipt of Pupil Premium:

  • Access to equipment
  • Extending the ‘most’ able
  • Access to language and communication
  • Access to curriculum and readiness to learn
  • Life Skills and peer expectations
  • Social and Emotional understanding and resilience
  • Access to extra-curricular activities – educational experiences such as trips, after-school clubs, music lessons and participation in physical activities
  • Parental engagement with school – especially regarding attendance and access to information and training
  • Behaviour – pupils with specific social and emotional needs which affect their learning.

How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

At The Beacon School, the usual cycle of data collection and the monitoring and tracking of the cohort’s attainment, will be used to inform pupil progress and enable the early identification of need, support and appropriate intervention. Review meetings will take place every two terms and will include a member of Senior Management and the class teachers.

Soft play in Zone 1
A pupil enjoys a lesson in the soft play area of Zone 1

Key expenditure – how the allocation will be spent for 2016-2017

Area of spend Focus Intended outcomes – why these approaches were taken  Total allocation
Two Dedicated Full-time PP HLTA for English and Maths Curriculum Consolidation of learning completed in classes – time for practice and application of skills improve learning outcomes in reading, writing and maths £             38,520
4 x One to One TA Support (ABA etc.) Curriculum To provide 1:1 support for Access to Personalised curriculum £               14,016
Horse riding Physical Development Enhanced curriculum opportunities for PMLD £                 4,956
HLTA Intervention Social, Emotional and Mental Health Behaviour and Social Skills Time for Practice and allocation of skills £                2,039
 Reading recovery toe by toe Curriculum Pre-teaching in order to build confidence and give a higher level starting point £                 5,932
EAL enrichment Programme Curriculum Intervention to pre teach key vocabulary £                 5,932
Play Therapy Social and Life skills To provide dedicated time and support (1:1 and group) to help build pupils emotional development £                 3,793
After School Clubs Social and Life skills Participate in a range of clubs provided by the school or external providers to increase social inclusion £              12,040
Transport Participation in community life to either attend clubs or meetings £                2,200
Enrichment visits and activities Curriculum Pupils are able to participate fully in school trips and residential trips.  Learning is supported by trips that are carefully planned to enhance the school’s curriculum.  Social skills, independence, perseverance and teamwork are developed through participation in group activities and overnight stays on residentials.  £               2,000
HLTA  Intervention SALT Curriculum Access to language and Communication  £                5,932
Nessy English – HLTA Curriculum Phonics support for dyslexia  £                6,293
Social Use of Language intervention – HLTA Life and Social Skills To support social and emotional understanding closing gaps in understanding  £                6,293
Social Skills -HLTA Behaviour/life and social skills Social skills are developed through participation in set criteria  £                6,293
Personal independence programme – HLTA Life skills To support pupils become more independent and self-sufficient  £                1,858
Additional learning resources (Kindles, spell-checkers, iPads) Pupils enjoy using resources such as iPads to complete games/tasks that consolidate learning.  A range of learning styles can be catered for.  Teachers and TAs made aware of apps available to support different areas of need (i.e. spelling, memory, times tables)  £                1,708
Parent workshops run by MAST To support regular communication between parents and School focusing on individual pupils’ needs, pre-teaching materials, learning to consolidate, sharing of resources.  £               3,000
Head of School x 38 teachers three hours. Curriculum HT meet with pupil premium tutor and teachers at each milestone (Nov, Feb, Apr, Jul) for pupil progress meetings – discussion regarding individual pupils including those in receipt of PP and how booster sessions could improve outcomes. Data analysis at each milestone to identify pupils whose progress is causing concern and to review successes  £               5,640
Funding for extracurricular music lessons/clubs Curriculum Talent, skills and efforts in non-academic subjects are celebrated and develop self-confidence  £                   360
Funding for before school ‘breakfast club’ Social Skills To improve the self-esteem, social skills and behaviour of identified pupils leading to increased confidence and attainment in the classroom. To ensure children are ready to learn.  £                7,700
Occupational Therapy – two days therapist Physical 1:1  to support physical and sensory needs of pupils.  To upskill teachers and to focus on high-tech equipment  £              16,320
Matrix Intervention  £                7,420
Total budget  £           160,244
Allocated  £           159,932
A session in the pool
A pupil enjoys a swimming session in the Zone 2 pool

Governors allocate pupil premium funding in the best interests of the pupils concerned. Consequently, these pupils make excellent progress from their starting points.

Ofsted 2014
A student on work experience
A student on work experience in the Café

Year 7 Catch Up Funding

The Department for Education (DfE) has made available additional funds for improving the attainment of pupils in Year 7 who may be at risk of underachieving. This is known as the Year 7 Catch-Up Premium. The funds are primarily aimed at improving Maths and English levels.

Please see our summary and impact reports.