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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.


The total amount received in 2016/17 was £45,746
 

Outcomes from 2016/17 targets:

  • Pupil’s life skills and experiences are continuing to improve.
Through a 3 day residential trip and a variety of specific workshops
  • Data shows Pupil Premium children have had more academic success in areas of reading, writing and maths. 
Through targeted pupils receiving 1:1 support for reading, writing and maths they were able to make more academic progress.
Speech and Language Therapy sessions have also addressed 
55% of pupils reached at least 2 of their 3 set targets.
83% of pupil premium pupils attended Park Primary for the full academic year. 
SEN targets are set based on data from CASPA  which takes account for specific needs that pupils may have. This means that the targets are achieveable yet challenging for each individual. 
Pupils at Park Primary have a variety of barriers to learning and many external factors that can impact on their everyday lives. 
Also, through specific and individualised interventions, we have been able to address areas of social and emotional development. This has included educational psychologist involvement with targeted individuals and groups and play therapy sessions for specific pupils. 

The total amount received in 2017/18 is £59,402
The main objectives we are 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.
There are a variety of barriers to learning at Park Primary PRU that we aim to overcome through 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.
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.