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Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 

Total number of pupils on role 147
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  72
Total amount of PPG received  £66,246

Summary of PPG spending 

Objectives in spending PPG:

Raising attainment and achievement of students to at least expected progress through:

  • Raising literacy and numeracy levels
  • Providing social and emotional support and interventions to improve attendance and behaviour
  • Work with individual students and their families to reduce the number of persistent absentees.
  • Enhanced/improved opportunities to access trips, residentials, extra-curricular activities including after school clubs and activity days
  • Improve employability skills and access to world of work
Summary of spending and actions taken:
  • Maths tutor employed to work with targeted KS4 SEMHD students
  • Investment in web based maths resources
  • An investment in reading books and iPads
Family Liaison
  • A dedicated Student Family Support Assistant targets persistent absentees, and hard to reach families
Behaviour for Learning
  • Behaviour for Learning Coordinator to enable a more detailed analysis of the behaviour of students and produce behaviour plans and whole school systems
  • Investment in Thrive training to enable children to become more self-assured and ready to engage with life and learning.
  • School reward system is designed to motivate students by recognising pupils achievements

Vocational Skills

  • Appointment of CIAG/Job Coach to support students in their preparation for adulthood and provide work placement opportunities
  • Employ a Teaching Assistant to support students during internships and work placements

Residential trips and educational visits:

  • Trips include Carlton Camp, Calvert Trust, Flamingo land, Faramir Sailing, Blackpool, London and the Lake District


  • To provide the opportunity for all students to have toast, fruit, milk or fruit juice on arrival each morning.

After school and holiday clubs, activity days

  • After school activities take place one night per week with a variety of activities on offer


  • Access to an occupational therapist

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Intentions for 2016 – 2017

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) anticipated

Total number of pupils on role 149
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG  87
Total amount of PPG anticipated  £76620
Intentions for 2016/17
  • There will be a continuation of the activities of 2015/16 including residential trips, family/student liaison, behaviour for learning coordination, prizes and rewards, after school clubs and access to therapist.
  • A key focus this year will be the use of Thrive Approach to provide targeted strategies and activities to help students re-engage.