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.
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|
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
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.
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