The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
Further details regarding the Pupil Premium can be found at https://www.gov.uk/pupil-premium-information-for-schools-and-alternative-provision-settings
The amount of Pupil Premium money received by Skilts School 2016/17 was £88,400 for 62 students. The school also received £15, 00 for our 10 Looked after Children (LAC).
Schools are held accountable for how they spend the money. The outcomes for pupils supported through use of the funding is scrutinised to ensure that the money has been spent wisely with positive results.
Identifying Pupils Meeting Pupil Premium Criteria
Pupils falling into any of the Pupil Premium categories are identified on referral to the school. Their status is indicated on formal paperwork relating to the referral and induction process and clearly stated on the Pupil Progress Database. This Database forms the basis of the school’s ability to set challenging targets, track pupil progress and put in place interventions to address any factors affecting progress.
Spending the Pupil Premium
We use the Pupil Premium funding to enhance the offer we make to all of the students within City of Birmingham School; therefore we would not expect to see large differences in the outcomes data for this group of students. Within the activities we fund we focus upon those students who meet the criteria to receive Pupil Premium funding and aim to ensure that their attainment and achievement is, at least, in line with their peers.
LAC Pupil Premium funding is used to ensure all looked after pupils are able to access the offer we make to all students receiving the Pupil Premium and is linked to their Personal Education Plans.
Accounting for Expenditure
All of the pupils referred to Skilts School are complex and vulnerable, with around 75% meeting the criteria for Pupil Premium funding. All interventions paid for by this funding are prioritised by the school and outcomes are rigorously monitored and evaluated. The school’s Management Committee takes a keen interest in how this funding is spent, with the Head Teacher held to account for the resulting outcomes.
What support do we offer?
Enriching the Curriculum
• Subsidised class trips
• Workshop and Theatre performances
• Forest Schools
• Use of specialist staff: PE coach, Music
• Tailoring each intervention to suit each child
• Reading Support teacher (reading recovery style)
• Small group support
• Booster groups
• 1:1 tuition for less able and underperforming pupils
• Speech and Language support
• English as an additional language
• Use of high quality IT hardware and software
• Big Community
• Parent Family worker
• Learning Mentors
• Protective Behaviours
• Weekly training for Support Staff
• Regular staff training e.g. ICT programmes
Extending School Support
• Residential provision
• Subsidised external activities
• Free school meals – breakfast/lunch and snack
• Inspire Workshops
• Autism coffee mornings
• Internet safety workshops
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