Manor Mead School

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding available to schools maintained by the local authority, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is allocated to schools for children who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those who are in Local Authority care – ‘Looked After Children’ (LAC).

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families.

Amount received

For the 2016-17 financial year, Manor Mead has been allocated £27,720 for FSM pupils and £651 for LAC pupils.

Main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils:

The main barrier to educational achievement for all of the children at Manor Mead, including those eligible for pupil premium, comes from their severe and complex learning difficulties. There is a focus on supporting progress for those pupils eligible for pupil premium funding, however ‘non-eligible’ pupils also benefit from the interventions introduced.

How we intend to use Pupil Premium to address those barriers:

We provide a personalised learning programme for all pupils to help them achieve their maximum potential.  To do this we enrich the curriculum with additional activities and provide a wide variety of opportunities for development.  The pupil premium allocation will be put towards funding the Home School Link Worker, providing specialist teaching support and additional input from therapy professionals. A broad range of children benefit from this provision, including those students with disadvantaged circumstances.

Summary of planned provision

Home School Link Worker

Employed 5 days per week to support families by signposting services, giving support at meetings, provide guidance re: transitions, liaising with other professionals. To support families in accessing allowances etc. To attend reviews, make referrals, liaise with other provisions. To maintain clear communication links between home and school and to resolve queries. To make home/ hospital visits if students absent due to long term illness.

 

Specialist Teaching Support

We employ specialist teachers/staff with considerable skills and expertise who undertake work specific to the needs of the child e.g. individual ‘Intensive Interaction’ sessions to develop communication, Music to develop interaction, Reading to support literacy/ communication development.

 

Drama Therapy

Provision of therapeutic Drama therapy. Sessions include the use of play, stories, touch, song, music and movement to help children express, communicate, relate and explore any personal themes.

 

 Occupational Therapy

 Additional OT advice is sought from a private therapist, who specialises in sensory processing difficulties and recommends strategies specific to the child’s individual circumstances.

 

How we’ll measure the impact of Pupil Premium.

We use a range of approaches to collect, collate and analyse data on pupil progress, including measuring the impact of pupil premium interventions on attainment for disadvantaged pupils and we are able to evidence the impact through Annual Reviews and P Level progress.

The next review of the our pupil premium strategy will take place at the start of the new academic year, i.e. September 2017.

  

Manor Mead School: Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Money allocated:                            £30,360

This money was spent on:

 

For further detail about how the funding has been used and the impact it has had, please click on the attached document: Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16