Pupil Premium Evaluation 2014/15
The school received £68,375.00 Pupil Premium funding. This amount enabled targeted support to be given to pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium via the activities and provision detailed below;
- After school music club £2,476.00
- Whole school access to iPads and App technology £32,053.00
- Rise & fall interactive whiteboard & associated technology £3,860.00
- Increased TA support for teaching & learning £29,986.00
Impact of provision
After School Music Club & Attendance
After School Music Club has enabled pupils to continue to explore and develop music and cutting edge technology with the support of experienced creative practitioners. The club has promoted pupils independence, confidence and creativity evidenced by an outstanding musical performance at the end of year celebration 2014 remembering World War 1 “One Night in No Man’s Land”.
63% of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium accessing music club improved their attendance by 2%.
In addition 61% of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium have improved their overall attendance by 4% on average. Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved an average attendance figure of 93%. Pupils not in receipt of Pupil Premium achieved an average attendance figure of 92.9%.
Whole school access to iPads and App technology
Key Stage 3 pupils took part in a project to implement the use of iPads during Tutor Group lessons in order to improve their communication skills. 67% of pupils in the project were in receipt of Pupil Premium. Of these pupils 66% achieved their end of key stage target in English; speaking & listening and 33% exceeded their target.
The Speech & Language Therapist (SaLT) delivered individual iPad training including the use of the Proploquo2go App to a small group of pupils 75% of whom were in receipt of Pupil Premium. Outcomes included an improvement in attention skills, increased accuracy in writing and the use and understanding of a broader range of vocabulary.
The impact of the increased use of App technology across the curriculum is measured using the End of Key Stage 2015 data in English, maths and ICT. Analysis demonstrates a slight difference in achievement between those pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and those not.
A lunchtime club for pupils with profound and complex needs has been enhanced through the use of the specialist interactive whiteboard. Targeted pupils have been able to take a more active role within this inclusive environment, make active choices using improved communication, problem solving and motor skills. The impact of the increased use of the additional technology for pupils with PCLD has been measured using the End of Key Stage 2015 data in English/communication and maths/problem solving which demonstrates there is no discernible difference in achievement between those pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and those not.
Increased TA support for teaching & learning
Increased TA support has been successfully implemented to support targeted pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Complex Needs. This 1 to 1 personalised learning has improved access to a very specific, relevant and meaningful curriculum for pupils which is delivered through for example, interactive hydro, rebound room and sensory suite activities.
The impact of this provision is evidenced by the Quality Assurance Consultant’s 2014 report when lesson observations of this group of pupils were judged as good/outstanding; National Challenge Partner Review 2014 also acknowledged the “appropriate and effective curriculum provision” for this group of pupils.
Similarly the QAC Summer 2015 report comments that “termly meetings with teachers, TA’s and TLA’s have emphasised the importance of consistency of approach, providing opportunities for them to evaluate what has worked well”
On-going tracking, monitoring and evaluation of individual targets evidences there is no discernible difference in achievement between pupils with ASD/Complex Needs in receipt of Pupil Premium and those not.
Challenge Partner Review report Spring 2015 confirmed “The school has a robust system of monitoring student progress that ensures that personalised targets are adjusted in a timely manner in order to maintain progress that is at least good.
Data indicates that “the great majority of pupils in all groups and cohorts make at least good progress and much of this is outstanding. There are no significant gaps between groups.”
Pupil Premium 2013/14
The school received £70.372.75 Pupil Premium funding. This amount continued to fund a Teaching & Learning Assistant and a creative practitioner to sustain focused support and resources through the delivery of key initiatives.
- Rawchestra After School Club
- The extension of specialist hydrotherapy activities for a wide range of abilities
- The appointment of an attendance support assistant.
- The provision of Mindfulness training for identified pupils
The impact of these initiatives has been measured using achievement and attendance data.
- 3 pupils achieved the Bronze Arts Award
- Use of integral interactive technology within hydrotherapy has impacted on pupils achievement in communication and problem solving
- On-going impact of attendance interventions
- The introduction of ‘Mindfulness’ has had a positive effect on progress with 80% of the group making accelerated progress in Speaking and Listening
Mindfulness Group – 2013/14
Achievement points in Speaking & Listening
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