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Pupil Premium / Disadvantaged Children

 

Hatton School pupil premium strategy statement

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils last academic year.

School overview

Detail

Data

Number of pupils in school

191

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

42.6%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers

2023-2025

Date this statement was published

2nd October 2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

April 2025

Statement authorised by

Chris Smaling

Pupil premium lead

Manuela Mansfield

Governor / Trustee lead

Hema Patel

 

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£117,855

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

£55,100 (current estimation by DfE)

Pupil premium (and recovery premium*) funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

*Recovery premium received in academic year 2021 to 2022 can be carried forward to academic year 2022 to 2023. Recovery premium received in academic year 2022 to 2023 cannot be carried forward to 2023 to 2024.

£0

Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£172,955

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

  • Ultimate objectives for your disadvantaged pupils?

-       To ensure all pupils meet their potential by identifying and addressing any gaps in access or educational opportunity. 

-       To provide enrichment in the curriculum and through extra-curricular activities   

  • How does our current pupil premium strategy plan work towards achieving those objectives?

-       Providing  support for families through parent support advisor and behaviour support staff/strategies 

-       Supporting nutrition to ensure pupils are ready for learning

-       Providing home-learning resources and uniform

-       Enriching curriculum by providing free educational visits and residential opportunities

  • What are the key principles of our strategy plan?

-       Being proactive in supporting pupils and their families to ensure equal access to education within and beyond the classroom. 

Challenges

Challenge number

Detail of challenge

1

Providing resources and nutrition

2

Accessing services within and beyond school

3

Access to enrichment activities

4

Access to education and social interaction

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Pupils have resources they need and are ready for learning

Parents take up uniform and book grants.  Pupils have snacks and breakfast provided in school 

Parents are supported to access services within and beyond school

All families have access to parents support

Pupils are supported to access education and social interaction in school 

Behaviour and sensory support team and midday supervisors support target pupils

All pupils have access to enrichment activities and residential trips

Barriers to activities removed through supported funding

 

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support, structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £ 83,455

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Additional items to support individual pupils e.g. communication aid, resources for home learning

Pupils have AAC commination resources in place and access to home learning activities.

4, 1

Funding for residential and day trips

Pupils able to attend residential and day trips that enrich the curriculum offer

3, 4

Behaviour and sensory support Specialists

Targeted interventions from specialist staff improve access to learning

2, 4

Free school uniform grants

Families take up offer of uniform grants

1

 

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £ 89,500

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Parent Support Advisors

All pupils have contact with and support from parent advisor.

2, 3, 4

Book grants to support home learning

Pupils have resources at home to engage in reading and activities related to curriculum themes

2, 4

Midday support to support  social interaction and play

Targeted support for pupils to engage in communication and interaction with peers during leisure time

3, 4

Breakfast & snacks in school

Pupils’ nutrition a needs are supported so they are ready for learning

1, 4

Training for parents

Parents are invited to a range of training and information opportunities

2, 4

Total budgeted cost: £ 172,955

Part B: Review of the previous academic year

Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

The school had a one year pupil premium strategy for the academic year 2022-2023. Data consistently shows that our pupils’ barriers to learning and progression are not linked to their families’ socio-economic context. Our pupils have complex learning difficulties which presents significant barriers to educational achievement.  Our strategy was therefore designed to reduce the impact of these barriers.  We also sought to raise self-esteem whilst improving behaviour as well as enhancing pupils’ social activities and experiences and providing support to families. This ensured that pupils were supported to have positive wellbeing and to be ready and equipped to access both the formal curriculum and extra-curricular activities and this was achieved for all individuals taking into account their complex needs and starting point.

Type of support

Actual spend

Description

Impact

Family Support Advisors

£33,930

Dedicated FSAs available to support families.

Increase in  / support for / generalisation to the home of;

-  communication skills

- positive behaviour

- sensory regulation

- social interaction

- good sleep hygiene

- access to benefits and other means of financial and practical support

- support with housing issues

- support with immigration issues

- transport applications / appeal

- secondary transfer

Behaviour and sensory support Specialists

 

£19,114

Enhanced specialist support for children to support their access to the curriculum

To enable pupils to progress against individual learning outcomes.

Additional Midday Support

£22,818

Enhanced staffing  / 1:1 support for those children in receipt of pupil premium funding who require it

Support for feeding programmes and increase in engagement, social interaction and positive behaviour during lunch times.

Extended Schools and Trips

£4, 187

40% Subsidy for After School Club

 

 

 

75% Subsidy for the school’s Holiday Play Schemes.

 

 

 

 

75% Subsidy for residential trips. To access / participate in a range of team building, confidence and leadership activities.

 

 

100% Free access to day Educational Visits.

 

Subjective and objective increase in PSHE skills and increase in life experiences. Increase in the range of inclusive social experiences and activities that pupils access.

 

Subjective and objective increase in PSHE skills and increase in life experiences. Increase in the range of inclusive social experiences and activities that pupils access.

 

 

 

 

Subjective and objective increase in PSHE skills and increase in life experiences and for many pupils the first opportunity to stay away from home without their parents.

 

Increase in the range of inclusive educational, social experiences and activities that pupils access.

School Uniform Subsidy

£75 of free uniform per child +  50% discount above £75 of uniform

 

£1,080

Children in receipt of Pupil Premium will receive 50% discount on all school uniform items

Increase in wearing and having enough sets of the school uniform

Individual Items for individual children

£45

Specific items purchased in response to recommendations by Social Workers or Therapists.

This will be specific to the individual.

Additional OT hours above EHCP quantification

 

£9,680

Additional specialist support above EHCP quantification to ensure best outcomes

This will be specific to the individual.

Breakfast & Snacks

 

£3,400

Offering breakfast and mid-morning snacks to all pupil premium children

To ensure that children are not hungry and can be ready to learn

 

In addition we have recognised that due to the specific needs of our pupil cohort (the majority of whom are not yet verbal or with emerging verbal skills) one of the main keys to their ability to access the curriculum and all teaching and learning opportunities is their receptive and expressive communication skills / ability. Over the period of the recent pandemic children missed out on access to vital therapies both within school and the community. Therefore our strategy for supporting all pupils in their recovery from the pandemic has been to utilise additional funding to fund speech and language therapy & Occupational Therapy

Speech therapy – Additional speech therapy was provided to individual children through an additional speech therapist funded through the recovery premium. In addition the therapist provided training in strategies and programmes of work to enable staff class to deliver ongoing programmes.

Occupational Therapy – Additional Occupational Therapy hours were funded to enable initial observation of pupils to identify needs for assessment for OT input and additional quantification to be requested through the local authority system to get new quantifications added to pupils EHCPs

 

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