The pupil premium gives schools extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. It is paid to schools as they are best placed to assess what additional provision their pupils need.
£935 per pupil of secondary-school age and £1,900 per pupil for looked-after children who:
• have been looked after for 1 day or more
• are adopted
• leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a Residence Order
The amount of funding which will be received for 2014/15 is yet to be ascertained, however on receipt of the funding Tottenham UTC will use the money in a variety of ways to support the learning, progress and achievement of its pupils.
Pupil Premium Income in 2016-2017 is estimated to be £13,090.
Key barriers to our pupil premium cohort include the following barriers: difficulties with communication, mental health problems, low level of trust in authority figures, poor attendance, ill health, poor levels of literacy, poor levels of numeracy, issues with impulse control, a lack of respect for boundaries, previous permanent exclusions and low self esteem.
The plan for 2016-2016 is as follows:
- Continue to partially fund the Speech and Language therapist who provides specific support to a number of PP students and will also provide assessments for PP students where the school is looking to secure an Education Healthcare Plan. (approx £2,000 of £7,500 for the year)
- Continue to partially fund a breakfast club to target students with poor attendance and punctuality. There will also be a homework club beginning in September 2016 to assist students who struggle to study indpendently. (approx £250 of £500 for the supplies)
- Continue to partially fund the African Drumming behaviour intervention which includes several PP students. (approx £2,000 of £5,000)
- Paritial funding of alternative provision placements, when it is clear these placements are in the best interest of the PP student. (£5,000 of approx £25,000)
- Additional funding for the role of student achievement manager in order to provide 1:1 and small group support to vulnerable students, including PP students at risk of significant underachievement and/or permanent exclusion. (£3840 of Student Achievement Manager salary)
Pupil Premium expenditure will be reviewed termly looking at interventions received against students’ key barriers. The review will take into accound key performance indicators such as attendance, punctuality, behaviour and achievement points and staff feedback. Any further interventions can then be planned for the following term.
A review of the current pupil premium strategy will take place in w/c 16/12/16.
Pupil Premium income for 2015-2016 was £23,679. This money was spent on:
– Partial funding for the role of a higher level teaching assistant in order to assist students in receipt of pupil premium as well as other students. This role provided pastoral support for vulnerable students in class and on a 1:1 basis. (£8,419 of HLTA salary)
– Partial funding for the role of an art therapist to work 1:1 with students, inlcuding PP students. (£5,000 out of approx £7,500)
– Partial funding for the role of a student mentor to work 1:1 and in small groups with underachieving students, including PP students. (£6,000 out of Student Mentor salary)
– Various items to facilitate improved attendance at school for example, alarm clocks, school shoes and clothes and a season train ticket. (approx £200.00)
– Partial funding for the African Drumming behaviour intervention for students, including PP students. (approx £2,000 of £5,000)
– Partial funding for a breakfast club targeting students with attendance and punctuality difficulties, including PP students. (£60.00)
– Partial funding of an independent Speech and Language Therapist for PP students with speech and language impairments. Students have either 1:1 or small group therapy weekly. (approx £2,000 of £7,500)
Some of these interventions were successful in improving attendance, punctuality, wellbeing and attainment of pupil premium students and have been continued into 2016-2017. However, some interventions did not have the desired impact and have been discontinued. Better evaluation of impact of pupil premium spending should be a focus for 2016-2017.
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