Pupil Premium

 

From April 2015-April 2016, Chadsgrove received £49,220 in Pupil Premium Funding.

The funding was used to support a variety of interventions both during school time and out of school. The interventions are described below, along with their potential impacts

Our analysis of pupil results in July 2015 indicated that 100% of pupils in receipt of pupil premium either met or exceeded their individual targets in the core subject areas. This compares with 98.2% for all pupils across the school

 

 

Intervention

 

Potential Impact

After School Programmes

Pupils have the opportunity to take part in the following after schools programmes:

  • Wheelchair Basket Ball
  • Multi Skills
  • Saturday Club

Programmes are heavily subsidised, highly structured and run by well trained / specialised staff

 

 

 

Continued opportunities to develop skills in structured opportunities after school help to promote achievement in school

 

Pupils have the opportunity to work on relationship building and develop their ability to work in teams whilst taking part in highly motivating activities. This in turn will help to promote effective learning styles in school and, as such, raise achievement

 

 

Arts Participation

Pupils have the opportunity to take part in the following arts based activities:

  • Choir
  • Shared cultural/arts experiences with other schools/members of the community

 

 

 

These experiences have helped to build confidence and self esteem as well as promote effective social and communication skills – all important learning and life skills that can help to raise achievement

Chestnut Centre Short Breaks Provision

Pupils are able to take part in short breaks sessions in the Chestnut Centre, organised and run by school staff. Whilst at the Chestnut Centre they contribute to the preparation of the evening meal, develop their social / play skills and have the opportunity to access school resources such as the iPads.

Chestnut Centre sessions are heavily subsidised where necessary in order to ensure pupils in receipt of pupil premium are able to attend

 

 

 

Pupils are able to access extended learning opportunities, both academic and social and, as a result, promote further achievement in school

Counselling/Chat Time

School has a trained counsellor who is able to work with pupils in order to explore any emotional issues that they have

 

 

Helping pupils to explore and address any emotional issues that they have enables them to overcome potential barriers to their learning and, as such, raise achievements

Enriched Curriculum Opportunities

Pupils are able to engage in experiences such as:

  • Sensory Yoga (member of staff specially trained)
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Photography
  • Rebound therapy
  • Dance
  • Busking

 

 

The aim of these sessions is to motivate pupils and promote emotional well being so that they are able to engage more readily with learning and raise their achievement

 

Extra Learning Resources

Specfic resources such as communication aids have been developed by trained staff or purchased where necessary

 

 

 

 

The provision of appropriate communication strategies and resources helps to ensure that pupils have a voice, are able to communicate effectively, engage fully with learning opportunities and hence raise achievement

 

ICT

Where appropriate, pupils have been provided with appropriate specialist access technology in order for them to be able to use ICT effectively. Specialist access technology has also been loaned to parents so that pupils can continue to engage with learning at home. 

 

 

 

The provision of appropriate specialist access technology helps to ensure that pupils are able to engage fully with learning opportunities and hence raise achievement

1:1 Support/ Tutoring

Some pupils are offered 1:1 support in specific educational activities with the aim of overcoming potential barriers to learning, raising levels of engagement or promoting health/wellbeing

 

 

Overcoming potential barriers to learning, raising levels of engagement and promoting health/wellbeing help pupils to engage with learning opportunities and raise achievement

Parent Involvement including training

Families have been offered the opportunity to attend support parent workshops and professional training opportunities. These events are free or heavily subsidised for parents to ensure that all parents are able to attend if they want to

 

Families have also had the opportunity to swim with their children in the Chadsgrove Pool on Saturdays. This has enabled children to further develop their physical skills as well as build upon positive family experiences. Sessions are subsidised in order to ensure that families of pupils who receive pupil premium are able to attend

 

 

Parent workshops and professional training opportunities help parents to further develop their child’s learning within the home environment as well as offer a source of emotional / practical support

 

Parents’ active encouragement and support for children’s learning helps to raise achievement

Residential Experiences

Some pupils have had the opportunity to attend subsidised residential experiences to the Isle of Man and adventure centres. Pupils receiving pupil premium were offered subsidised places in order to ensure that they were able to attend and benefit from the experience

 

 

 

These experiences have helped to build confidence and self esteem as well as promote effective social and communication skills – all important learning and life skills that can help to raise achievement

Small Class Sizes

Pupils are able to work in very small class groups with ratios of approximately 2 teachers and 3 teaching assistants to 9 pupils.

 

 

Small class sizes facilitate appropriate differentiation and personalisation as well as effective assessment and focused learning opportunities, thus raising achievement

Sports Participation

Pupils have the opportunity to take part in the following activities:

  • Rebound Therapy
  • Fitness groups
  • Fine and gross motor activity groups
  • Smart Moves
  • Specialist Outdoor Adventurous Activities such as adapted skiing/sailing
  • Specialist bikes and trikes
  • Horse Riding and Carriage Driving

Where necessary, sessions are subsidised for pupils who receive pupil premium

 

 

 

Opportunities to develop skills in focused opportunities aimed at meeting identified individual needs helps to motivate, improve health / wellbeing, improve confidence and, as such, raise achievement

 

 

Summer School

Chadsgrove runs its own summer play scheme that offers subsidised places, where necessary, for pupils who receive pupil premium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the play scheme pupils are able to access all of the specialist facilities that Chadsgrove has to offer as well as develop their social skills. Continued opportunities to develop skills during holiday times helps to promote achievement in school

Teaching Assistants

There are either 2 or 3 teaching assistants in each class, many of whom have been specifically trained to meet the needs of pupils with physical disabilities and complex health needs.

 

A specialist leader in education has been specifically appointed to provide assessments and interventions for pupils with complex learning difficulties and disabilities who are not making the progress that we are expecting them to make or who teachers feel are not engaging well in their learning. She has been allocated time to work specifically with pupils who are in receipt of pupil premium

 

Focused interventions as a result of accurate observations / assessment of pupils will help to improve levels of engagement and, as a result, raise achievement