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Head of School: Wendy Killilea

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium planning/Evaluation 2023-2024

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.

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

January 2024

Total number of pupils


Date of next review

October 2025

Number of pupils eligible for pupil premium


Total pupil premium budget
Amount received per child

Ranges between £1035-£1455
This is the third year that all of the pupil premium budget has been sent directly to the school rather than the individual student’s local authority.

Pupil Premium 2023/24

We are now able to access off site activities using external providers as well as funding resources, equipment and activities in house and on site after the restrictions that have occurred in previous years due to the COVID pandemic.

The amount of pupil premium allocated for 2023/2024 is £42,730.


Intended outcome and costs


Implementation and impact

Review and evaluation

The purchase of a selection of occupational therapy resources to aid those students in receipt of OT on their EHCP

Aids the students in developing their fine and gross motor skills.

100% of the funding for the sensory track

The class teams will be able to access the resources in class-based sessions as well as individual OT sessions which will have a positive impact on all those involved and aid the improvement of both their fine and gross motor skills.

Music therapist

To support pupils to communicate through music.

100% of the cost

Positive emotional behaviour development. Music therapy delivered to targeted students to help learn to securely communicate their feelings vocally and non-verbally to improve emotional regulation.

Play therapy

The aim of the therapy is to help the students natural urge to explore and harnessing it to meet and respond to the developmental and later also their mental health needs


100% of the cost.

Student become more engaged and responsive to adult support.

Carrol desk and bean bag.
Individual work desk and bean bag

To enable a student to focus and self-regulate without distractions

100% cost

The desk and work station in the classroom and the students is calmer and takes ownership of the work space.

MP3 player.

To assist a student, journey too and from school the student became very unsettled and dysregulated on the school transport

100% of the cost.

The student is settled on transport when she arrives at school she is calm and happy to engage in the day’s activities.

Horse riding lessons for a cohort of students with fine and gross motor skills.

Help with mobility and sensory needs


Students can access the riding for the disabled centre, they will be able to access an activity that would not be accessible at a centre that did not cater for their needs.

Outdoor pursuit centre activities for a term for a selected cohort of students plus, focused sessions to link to specific curriculum topics.

Help with sensory gross and fine motor skills.
Social interactions.


Group to attend a six-weekly session at Lambourne end outdoor activity centre.
Three targeted sessions for a specific group.

Weekly sessions at a gymnasium and outdoor fitness centre.

To develop fitness through physical activity.

100% cost

Students increase their physical fitness and develop an interest that they can take with them when they leave St Johns.

Residential trip to an activity centre for the whole class.

Enables the students to increase their independence and life skills.
Aids with communication and interaction.

100% cost

Students ability to communicate in different settings improves.

Pecs Apps for iPads.

Enables students an aid to communication to be used both at home and school.
£140 for the App
£900 for the iPad

100% cost

Students communication skills improved both in school and at home enabling collaborative working between school and home.

Additional Occupational Therapy support.

To improve the students fine and gross motor needs.

40% of the cost

Increase student mobility which enables them to access a greater part of the curriculum, increases there confidence and supports parents/carers outside of the home environment.

Total spend £42,729.89

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