Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Allocation – 2016/17

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 33

Amount per pupil: £935

Total amount allocated: £30,855

Record of spending: April 16 – Mar 17: £16,000 intervention & mentoring programme across both sites, April 16 – Mar 17: £8,235 Alternative Provision placements for identified students, Sept 16 – Dec 16: £4,032 child psychotherapist, Annual Lexia subscription £1,460 and Annual My Maths subscription £185. Materials to support activities £943.

Impact:

  • Average improvement of 1.4 on SDQ scale (KS3 students)
  • Whole school attendance improved by 5%
  • 80% of students using Lexia made progress with their reading with 60% making sufficient progress to Narrow the Gap with higher achieving peers.
  • 46% of students matched or exceeded expected national progress in mathematics.

 

Overall Analysis

Whilst all the interventions funded by Pupil Premium monies contributed to improved student achievement last year, we will review all the packages on an annual basis to ensure they are still offering good value for money. The Psychotherapy Intervention was particularly popular with both students and parents but, due to circumstances beyond our control, was curtailed in the middle of the year meaning that programmes were not followed through to completion. This meant that a substantial initial financial investment was, to some extent, wasted (although those students who followed even the partially completed course reported that they felt they had gained from the opportunity).

This experience means that Windlehurst will try to ensure that any PP spending this year is “future proofed” – ie guaranteed to run the full course or planned so that, should the provision or the funding be unavailable at any time in the future, students can still benefit from partial input.

 

 

Pupil Premium Allocation – 2015/16

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 30

Amount per pupil: £935

Total amount allocated: £28,050 (estimated PPG)

Record of spending: April 15 – Aug 15 :  £18,513 intervention teacher , Sept 15 – Mar 16: £10,800 child psychotherapist and Annual My Maths subscription £165

Impact: Over many years, parents have repeatedly requested counselling and psychotherapy support for their children. Staff at Windlehurst School have worked closely in partnership with parents to broker such support but it has been very difficult to commission this help consistently. As a consequence we have chosen to pay directly for this service ourselves.  It is recognised that psychotherapeutic input and counselling can be a long term matter and we would not necessarily be able to identify material improvements in the short term. In order to determine the effectiveness of this expenditure, the Family Engagement Team carried out a short survey with parents.

Overall Analysis

Parents who responded were all positive about the psychotherapy programme and all felt that it was a suitable use of the Pupil Premium funding. None identified a greater priority for spending. 50% of parents had seen an improvement in behaviour or demeanour of their son/daughter which they attributed to this service. Parents felt that this service was of benefit to the whole school, not just their son/daughter.

 

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Pupil Premium Allocation – 2014/15

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 33

Amount per pupil: £935

Total amount allocated: £30,855 (estimated PPG)

Record of spending: This will be used to recruit and pay for a Lead Learning Support Teacher and the implementation of a robust intervention programme to assist in the raising of attainment levels across the whole school.

Impact:

Pupils were asked at the start of term to evaluate how they felt about aspects of their behaviour. As a result of this questionnaire, pupils were offered a course of 1:1 or 1:2 intervention throughout the autumn term. They were then asked again to rate their own behaviour.

They were asked to grade themselves in 5 categories:

  1. Emotional behaviour
  2. Conduct behaviour
  3. Hyperactivity
  4. Peer relationships
  5. Social score

 

Overall Analysis

9 out of 13 pupils felt that they had made overall progress through the term.

2 out of 13 pupils felt that they had made progress in all of the 5 categories.

4/13 felt they had improved in the category of Emotional Behaviour

6/13 felt they had improved in the category of Conduct behaviour

3/13 felt they had improved in the category of Hyperactivity

7/13 felt they had improved in the category of Peer relationships

10/13 felt they had improved in the category of Social skills

 

Across all categories, the average improvement per pupil was +1.5(out of 10). When asked at Annual review all students asked stated that they felt they benefited from the intervention programme. Parents have consistently requested this type of work or more of this type of work and recognise it as being important for their son / daughter.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation 2013/14

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 36

Amount per pupil: £900

Total amount allocated: £32,400

Record of spending: Our priorities remain as they were for 2012/13, to maintain and further develop the Family Engagement Team role with a focus on the attendance of pupils and building positive relationships with families.

 

Pupil Premium Allocation 2012/13

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 33 based on pupils numbers eligible for FSM during last 6 years

Amount per pupil: £600

Total amount allocated: £19800

Record of spending: The sum will be used to advertise for, recruit and pay for a Family Engagement Team member to support our young people and their families to access community based activities and agencies. The appointed individual will be available to support families outside of regular school hours and term times. This will be a temporary appointment in the first instance due to the nature of the funding but if the role is valued by parents and deemed to be successful, Governors will consider building these costs into future budgets.                                                                              

 

Statement of use  (Pupil Premium) 2011/2012

Number of pupils qualifying for PP: 21 pupils based on FSM Summer Census 2011

Amount per pupil: £430.00

Total amount allocated: £9030

 Record of spending:  £8991 – used to purchase Learning Support Service, teacher two days per week, 1 day at KS4 1 day at KS3 to provide additional specialised support in literacy and numeracy for identified pupils.