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Annual Report of the use of the Pupil Premium funds 2019 / 2020

The Children’s Hospital School (CHS) get additional funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

Pupil Premium (PP) funding is designed to allow the school to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. CHS receives Pupil Premium funding allocated by the number of pupils on the January School Census, which is then received quarterly, based on the number of pupils from the following groups:

  • Free School Meals: for every child who claims free school meals, or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years (Ever6 FSM)
  • Pupil Premium funding is also provided in respect of children of Parents serving in HM Forces or has retired on a pension from the Ministry of Defence. This funding is to help with pastoral support

Pupil Premium Plus (PP+) funding is provided for students identified in the January school census (of the previous academic year) or the alternative provision census as having left local authority care as a result of: Looked-after children (LAC) and Previous Looked-after children which includes children in local authority care, those who left local authority care through adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order.

For LAC PP+ is managed via ‘The Virtual School’. Here an allocated allowance is attached to targets through students’ PEP meetings. For new LAC PP+ is monitored through progress review meetings and school-based quality assurance procedures. This is monitored by Stewart Scragg, Designated Teacher.

There has been a statutory requirement since September 2012 for all schools to report on their Pupil Premium allocation, spend and impact by academic year which you can find below.

How does this affect a child whilst they are at CHS?

During the time a child is attending CHS the home school continues to receive the allocation of Pupil Premium, as the student remains on roll at their home school. CHS receives Pupil Premium funding allocated by Ever6 FSM pupils on the January School Census, which is then received quarterly.

Identifying Pupils who meet the Pupil Premium Criteria

All admissions are required to complete the schools own Pupil Registration Forms alongside those of the Local Authority. CHS support Parents/Carers to complete paperwork identifying if they are or have been entitled to free school meals and liaise with the student’s mainstream school to collate information. We also collect information on adopted and previously looked after children on our admission paperwork.

CHS KEY PRIORITIES 

 To consistently improve outcomes and life chances of all Pupil Premium students

 As a school we expect to see:

  • High quality education with personalised interventions
  • Raised levels of participation in extra-curricular activities
  • Improved opportunities to access education at home
  • All Pupil Premium students experience a wide variety of enrichment activities (Sports, Arts and Culture)
  • No gaps between Pupil Premium learners and non - Pupil Premium learners (gaps remain closed/ diminishes)
  • Effective transitions for Pupil Premium students and their families

Due to the mobile nature of our student population we adopt a flexible approach to supporting our most deprived students to enable them to reach their full potential whilst being a student at CHS.

For Pupil Premium students staff identify areas of underachievement, expected progress, areas of over achievement and how to help students further across the curriculum. This is done alongside continual assessment, tracking and monitoring of students in all faculty areas.

All bases of the school start with a morning briefing and end with a debrief. Any concerns of Pupil Premium learners are flagged up immediately and necessary interventions are swiftly put into place. All Pupil Premium learners are tracked and monitored by the Pupil Premium Champion (Nikki Cole, Deputy Head Teacher). The SENCo (Stewart Scragg) tracks and monitors LAC students.

Overviews of ways in which the funding has been used:

Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received:

 £23,375

Intervention

Cost

Purpose

Impact

Private educational psychology assessment

£450.00

Support to EHCP Assessment and appropriate interventions to be in place

Pupil made good progress and supported with recommendations from assessment

Horses for Causes

£941.80

Provide appropriate therapy and curriculum for targeted pupils.

Improve access to learning at school and in the home.

Purchase of technology including Laptop and MS Office Kindle Paperwhite, case with £50 Amazon voucher to purchase books

£531.50

Provide appropriate technology for targeted pupils.

Improve access to learning at school and in the home.

Forward Thinking Movement and Dance

£1350.00

Provide appropriate therapy and curriculum for targeted pupils.

Improve access to learning at school and in the home.

Resources for engagement in learning through STEM including, circuit kit, robotics kit and Lego Technics kit

£200.00

Provide appropriate engagement with technology for targeted pupils.

Improve access to learning at school and in the home.

Additional 1-2-1 English Lessons and Korean Lessons at Leicester University

£1340.00

Individual mentoring and support for identified pupils (English subject specific to meet learners’ individual needs)

Personal focused teaching developing identified weaknesses.

Nourishment

£5000.00

Breakfast club for all pupils and snacks for targeted pupils.

Increased energy and alertness. Promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Transition Support for College

£3300.00

Additional hours to support effective transitions.

Successful transitions and future planning by pupils.

Family Support

£3300.00

Additional hours to support families.

Successful intervention to support to students into school and families.

CAMHS Primary Mental Health Worker

£7000.00

Additional hours of CAMHS support within school.

Increased confidence, attendance and resilience having a positive impact on pupils’ wellbeing and academic progress.

 

How will impact be measured?

Effective planning and delivery

Teaching staff (Teachers and HLTAs) will consistently deliver high quality personalised lessons to Pupil Premium learners. Staff are held to account for the progress Pupil Premium students make and are tracked and monitored by every subject teacher and all staff leading intervention/enrichment sessions overlooked by the Pupil Premium Champion (Nikki Cole, Deputy Head Teacher).

Pupils will work towards targets in all curriculum areas and have personalised revision packs and support online through learning platforms (Year 10 and Year 11).

All Base leaders are held to account for the progress of Pupil Premium learners. They monitor data after every data collection (half termly) to track progress these learners are making and plan for further interventions (to support or challenge Pupil Premium learners). This is monitored by SLT and reported to Governors.

Pupil Premium is a priority for our school and regular CPD is carried out with staff to ensure we are delivering the best possible outcomes for our Pupil Premium students. CHS are passionate about ensuring gaps between learners closes and remain closed, with robust systems in place to ensure this happens in all areas of the school.

All Pupil Premium students have access to varied activities in and out of school. Support to broaden the student’s access and knowledge of a range of extra-curricular activities is in place. End of year DSEF evidence indicates a greater participation of pupil premium students in enrichment and extra-curricular activities across all bases in the school.

Observations and Assessment

Attendance, progress and impact are recorded for all Pupil Premium students in lessons, enrichment and extra-curricular activities.

Student voice of Pupil Premium students is carried out termly to identify activities which they would like to try/ continue to have access to and to identify anything they would like support with that is in addition to what they are currently receiving. Thus, Pupil Premium at CHS is highly personalised.

Department budgets and Pupil Premium budget requests are scrutinised, tracked and monitored by the Business Manager and Pupil Premium Champion (Nikki Cole, Deputy Head Teacher)

Records are kept of all Pupil Premium activities (attendance at enrichment sessions, revision classes and trips/visits). These figures are compared to non - Pupil Premium learners to ensure the gaps remained closed and Pupil Premium learners have exposure to all activities at CHS.

Amount of Pupil Premium at CHS

Academic Year

Total

Notes

2020/2021

£18,145

Core Pupil Premium income.

NB. due to changes during the year in student admissions this income may increase

2019/2020

£23,375

Core Pupil Premium income. This was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for Ever6, Free School Meals and claimed from Home Schools when students are no longer dual registered.

2018/2019

£17,768

This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

2017/2018

£30,855

This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

2016/2017

£18,700

This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

2015/2016

£18,700

This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

2014/2015

£12,155

This allocation was based on a pro-rated allocation for all students across the provision who were eligible for free school meals.

Future Plans

  • Audit of resources and upgrade of IT equipment used for Pupil Premium learners. This includes development with the provision of technology so that Pupil Premium learners can access learning online and remotely and that every pupil has an appropriate device they can use at home.
  • Funding for Pupil Premium learners to build character, resilience and independence (exposure to trips/visits/sports).
  • Continue to offer a broad range of curriculum and extra-curricular activities with both internal and external providers.
  • Other alternative provision and therapy support.
  • College Taster Days and work experience to support effective Post 16 transitions.
  • Funded Enrichment Activities: Exposure to adventurous activities, Baking, First Aid, craft group (materials funded) and Personal school/home kit provided for students (stationery and well-being resources) this also includes Forest Schools experience and Food Hygiene courses for Pupil Premium Learners.

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