Pupil Premium planning/Evaluation 2020-21

Strategies that will be used/summary of predicted spend.

Our pupils all have complex learning difficulties which present barriers to educational achievement. The support below is designed with these barriers in mind. We seek to raise students’ self esteem, enable and encourage them to achieve their full potential, improve behaviour, enhance social activities and provide support to families.

A catch premium of £290 per eligible pupil was allocated at the end of the Summer term 2020

Summary of information and type of SEN

St Johns is a school which caters for students with a wide range of needs including moderate to severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with associated speech, language and communication difficulties.

Date of most recent pupil premium review

October 2020

Total number of pupils

97

Date of next review

March 2021

Access to external providers for outdoor play centre, Art therapist and horse riding

35

Total pupil premium budget
Amount received per child

Ranges between £955-£1345
This is the first year that all of the pupil premium budget has been sent directly to the school rather than the individual student’s local authority

Pupil progress comparison between Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium Pupils (this data is for 2019/20)

In view of the varying sample sizes of students in this assessment area, the results for both the boys and girls have been combined. The comparison with the results for Pupil Premium and Non-Pupil Premium students is also likely to be affected by the significant variation in the two sample sizes.

The autumn term figures are based on a total of twenty-nine Pupil Premium students and sixty-one Non-Pupil Premium students, making a total of ninety students in this category.

The spring term results are based on a total of thirty Pupil Premium students and sixty-three Non-Pupil Premium students, making a total of ninety-three students in this category.

The overall autumn term results based on the total of ninety students are as follows:

100% of the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students achieved or exceeded all their baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas.

In addition, the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students exceeded their numerical baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an average
of 9.39.

The twenty-nine Pupil Premium students averaged a total of 70.46% of their expected outcomes assessment targets overall in their assessment areas.
In addition, the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students achieved their expected outcomes assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an overall
average of 0.43.

100% of the Non-Pupil Premium students achieved or exceeded all their baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas.
In addition, the sixty-one Non-Pupil Premium students exceeded their numerical baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an average
of 7.30.

The sixty-one Non -Pupil Premium students averaged a total of 59.8% of their expected outcomes assessment targets overall in their assessment areas.
In addition, the sixty-one Non- Pupil Premium students achieved their expected outcomes assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an overall
average of 1.13.

The overall spring term results based on the total of ninety-three students are as follows:
98.33% of the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students achieved or exceeded all their baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas.
In addition, the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students exceeded their numerical baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an average
of 7.27.

The twenty-nine Pupil Premium students averaged a total of 55.22% of their expected outcomes assessment targets overall in their assessment areas.
In addition, the twenty-nine Pupil Premium students failed to achieve their expected outcomes assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an
overall average of – 2.12.

96.66% of the Non-Pupil Premium students achieved or exceeded all their baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas.

In addition, the sixty-three Non-Pupil Premium students exceeded their numerical baseline assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by an average of 5.44.

The sixty-three Non -Pupil Premium students averaged a total of 56.3% of their expected outcomes assessment targets overall in their assessment areas.

In addition, the sixty-three Non- Pupil Premium students failed to achieve their expected outcomes assessment targets in each of their assessment areas by
an overall average of -1.16.

Pupil Premium 2020/21

The use of pupil premium for 2020/2021 has been affected by the Covid pandemic and number of the planned use of funding has had to be changed as we have had to remain on site, external activity providers haven’t been operating so the funding has predominantly been focused on remote learning.

The amount of pupil premium allocated for 2020/2021 £35415

Action

Intended outcome and costs

Description

Implementation and impact

Review and evaluation

Purchase of laptops and iPad for individual students

Student with poor fine motor skills due to a medical condition, lack of confidence or access to devices at home, will benefit from the use of their own laptops.

Spent £15,322

100% funding for the purchase of laptops

The use of a laptop will;
enable the student to complete extended writing activities. This will also enable the student to work independently in another area if he feels the need to have a break from the class as he is sensitive to noise.

The laptops will also be used for students who need rewards for tasks completed, enabling them to access youtube clips, these can be instant rather than asking them to wait for the class iPad.

The amount spent on IPADS and laptops has increased this year due to the COVID pandemic, a number of students on pupil premium had no access to IT at home so we used the pupil premium to facilitate this.

Access to external providers for outdoor play centre, Art therapist and horse riding

Increase in the student’s gross motor skills, social interaction with peers and helps the students to adapt to different environments and people.

£3820

100% funding for these activities when they become available after the COVID restrictions

Subjective and objective increase in PSHE skills and an increase in life experiences.

Approach to be on going especially in the light of increased costs to parents which could be prohibitive to some families and it is a really valuable opportunity for targeted pupils.

Purchase of a trike for a student with mobility difficulties.

Allows the student to access the bike area and have her own bike so she can join in with her peers and feel part of the group.

£955

100% funding for the purchase of trike

The student will gain some independence and it will enable her to transfer and develop the skills learnt at home to school.

The installation of a “Mile Marker “track on the school field

Improve mobility of a number of our students, improve gross and fine motor skills and help with issues with student’s health and body mass.

£12,668

50% of the total pupil premium will go towards this cost the remainder will be funded by the PE premium.

All classes will use this track but the focus and emphasis will be on increasing the student’s physical activity, using the signs and symbols around the track as visual prompts will this will aid communication and this will motivate them to use the facility.

Purchase of a cash register.

Class TV and Wii.

Karaoke Machine.

Purchase of selected board games.

To develop money exchange skills and coin recognition.

To allow the students to develop both fine and gross motor skills.

This encourages the development of speech and language skills.

Games to promote social interaction. To encourage imaginative and creative play skills.

£1200

100% of the funding will go towards the purchase of these items.

These items will benefit all of the students within the class. The class will be encouraged to take ownership and responsibility for the items that will be housed in the class base.

The teacher and class team will now be able to use all of the items within their lesson planning and now that they are not going to have to rely on borrowing items from other sources.

Purchase of three adult bicycles.

Sessions at the local cycling centre. (This is dependent on COVID restrictions).

These are for students who are unable to cycle and do not have the resources to learn outside of school. The installation of the new track will enable them to develop these skills, which will lead to greater self-confidence, development of gross motor skills and social interaction with their peers.

Purchase of bikes £1250

Purchase of Sessions £200

100% of the funding will go towards the purchase of these items.

The students will be able to use the bikes on the new track and then develop these skills at the cycle track. This is what they will take with them into adulthood when they leave St John’s.