Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
We use our Pupil Premium to enable the most disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils within the Borough to access elements of the curriculum that they may have missed due to exclusion or poverty.
We look at individual interests and tailor our provision accordingly. Our rationale for this is simple - our pupils have arrived from a wide variety of settings and may have been excluded from education for long periods - and so we try to find in-roads to allow them to trust and most importantly, try new things.
The main barriers to learning for our pupils are both their extreme behaviours and low self esteem. Our pupils will have extensive breaks within their early education, which results in heightened anxieties in all areas of learning.
|Funding Allocation £19,965 (2019)||Cost £|
Our commitment to our pupils has resulted in an overspend of Pupil Premium - but this will be covered by the main budget allocation.
We are focusing on the following:
- a continued improvement in attendance. We will be working with parents closely to ensure that pupils attend school regularly so that we can improve both their behaviours and their academic attainment. This will include use of the EWO, home visits and parental workshops.
- a continued reduction in behavioural incidents. We will continue to use strategies and therapies to reduce the number of incidents further and monitor this with our daily briefing and tracking systems. This will enable our pupils to return to mainstream provisions (where appropriate). We will continue to improve our therapeutic provisions and ensure that pupils gain the support they need.
- a continued improvement in behaviour. Using our tracking systems and continued development of home/school partnership and parental workshops, we want to reduce the amount of behavioural incidents at home and on school journey.
- return to mainstream settings. We want to build upon our current success and return more pupils to mainstream settings - with settled behaviours and strategies for schools to ensure that they can succeed. We will develop stronger transitional links between mainstream and further educational settings and for those pupils identified to access mainstream secondary provision, we aim to work with their intended schools closely so that the transfer can be a success.