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There are a variety of barriers to learning at Park Primary PRU that we aim to help overcome through support from our Pupil Premium objectives. Some pupils have spent time out of education or have been isolated out of a class base in their last school setting. Other pupils have barriers that may occur due to a medical condition or diagnosis. There are also children who have unsettled home lives or have been through a form of trauma which has caused anxiety or a lack of confidence, self esteem or self worth.

Due to the fluctuation in the number of pupils over the academic year and pupils joining our school at different ages, with different needs and barriers to learning our overall objectives can sometimes be similar to the previous year. This is due to up to 50% of the pupils that are eligible for pupil premium funding leaving at the end of each academic year. This in turn means that the objectives are still relevant to the particular pupil premium cohort at any time. 

Our objectives are focused on raising attainment through reaching specific individualised SEMH targets. This process also involves re-engaging children with education and actually being in a classroom with other children which, in itself, can be an unsettling experience initially for some pupils.
By enhancing our curriculum we are allowing children to learn in a variety of ways. This allows pupils who may find the more formalised class based learning opportunites to gain access to learning which will help them develop in a social and personal way. 

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
  •  local authority maintained schools, including special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs)
  •  voluntary-sector alternative provision (AP), with local authority agreement
  •  special schools not maintained by the local authority (NMSS)
  •  academies and free schools, including special and AP academies
The amount of money that is made available is as follows:-

£1320 for pupils entitled to pupil premium
£1900 for out of authority children who have a guardianship or residence order.
 
Pupil Premium 2018/19
The total amount received in 2018/19 was £57,997
The main objectives we focused on during this time were:-
  • To increase the percentage of pupils reaching SEMH target over a 12 month period progress to be monitored by the SLT 
  • To enhance the creative curriculum by offering enhancement through trips, visitors and a residential trip focusing on developing pupils in all areas (social, emotional, behavioural and academic)
  • To improve social and emotional attributes of pupils through specific teaching and therapy sessions.
Overview and end of year review 18/19
Pupil Premium 2019/20
The total amount received for 2019/20 is £52,672
The main objectives we will be focusing on during this time are:-
  • To increase the percentage of pupils reaching SEMH target over a 12 month period progress to be monitored by the SLT 
  • To enhance the creative curriculum by offering enhancement through trips, visitors and a residential trip focusing on developing pupils in all areas (social, emotional, behavioural and academic)
  • To improve social and emotional attributes of pupils through specific teaching and therapy sessions.