Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium Report 2019-2020...

Pupil premium funds are for children who are entitled to free school meals. There are also payments for looked after and previously looked after children and for those whose parents are in the Armed Forces. This Government grant is released to Schools in the April, and the school makes plans on how it is to be allocated to promote the well being and attainment of this group of children. Within St Francis we have the following number of students eligible

 

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received Number
Total number of pupils on role 157
Total number of pupils eligible for free school meals 40
Total number of service children 4
Total number of Looked after children 6
Total number of previously looked after children 3
Total number of students eligible for pupil premium 53
Type of pupil premium Allocation per student
Deprivation Pupil Premium (DPP)- Primary £1320
Deprivation Pupil Premium (DPP)- Secondary £935
Service Child Premium (SCP) £300
Previously Looked After Children £2,300
Looked after children(LAC) £302 term > 3yrs > 5yrs £1000+up to further £1300

In 2019 – 2020 St Francis were allocated the following funding

Pupil premium government grant
Amount
Total amount of PPG received £45,485
Pupil premium Looked after £3,302
Pupil premium Previously Looked after £6,900
Pupil premium Year 7 catch up £3,000
Pupil premium Service children £1,200
Pupil premium sports grant £16,361

All pupils in a special school like St.Francis, face particular challenges; because for the majority of our pupils, lower attainment is related to their complex physical, sensory, medical and learning needs. At St.Francis, pupils who receive pupil premium do not stand out as low attaining as they often do in mainstream settings, as socio economic factors are not their main barrier to learning. Our pupils have complex profiles and have a high level of personalisation in their curriculum and provision to meet these needs.

 

Pupil premium funding is used to support a range of opportunities that enhance learning opportunities across the school. Some of these are for all pupils, with activities being subsidised by pupil premium funding, and some activities/resources are exclusively for pupils who qualify for pupil premium. Examples of how we plan to spend this are listed below:

 

2019 – 2020 Key objectives...

  • Individualised lesson resources (Lower and Middle)
  • iPads (Lower and Middle)
  • Staff Training/Reference books for Sensory Processing Disorder etc.
  • Rebound training for staff
  • Rebound bed
  • Appropriate communication and app
  • Sensory equipment e.g. mood lights
  • Toys to encourage social play, turn-taking and problem solving e.g. board games, lock boxes
  • Increased number of students participating in individualised music lessons
  • Trauma assessment
  • Staffing for intervention
  • Rhubarb Theatre Performance - Henry Moon and the Greasy Spoon
  • Equipment for enhanced outdoor learning opportunities

Pupil Premium Report 2018/19...

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received Number
Total number of pupils on role 146
Total number of pupils eligible for free school meals 46
Total number of service children 3
Total number of Looked after children 7
Total number of Previosuly looked after children 2
Total number of students eligible for pupil premium 58
Type of pupil premium Allocation per student
Deprivation Pupil Premium (DPP)- Primary £1320
Deprivation Pupil Premium (DPP)- Secondary £935
Service Child Premium (SCP) £300
Previously Looked After Children £2300
Looked after children(LAC) >3yrs £302 >5yrs £1000+up to further £1300

In 2018 – 2019 St Francis were allocated the following funding

Pupil premium government grant
Amount
Total amount of PPG received £49,415
Pupil premium Looked after £3,300
Pupil premium Previously Looked after £4,600
Pupil premium Year 7 catch up £3,000
Pupil premium Service children £900
Pupil premium sports grant £16,800

Purchased 2018-19

Upgraded SeeSaw account Specialist cutlery
Numicon Maths resources Resources for movement and dance
Age appropriate decodable reading books Specialist ACC equipment – crick box, iPad, recordable buzzer,
1:1 keyboard, guitar and drumming lessons Apple vouchers for supportive education apps
Student individual iPads and protective cases and fixing arms Individualised resources to support individual learning intentions and EHCP education targets
Cause and effect switch toy Resources to support sensory diet
Middle School theme days – RE day, Geography Challenge morning Story books to support rolling programme of termly learning questions
Protective swimwear Class trips
Outdoor nest swing Sensory Processing disorder assessment
West End in Schools theatre production of Aladdin (whole School) Oily Cart theatre company production of Splish Splash (in the pool) (Lower and Middle)