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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding available to schools maintained by the local authority, to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Pupil Premium strategy statement Manor Mead School 2023-2024

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

School overview

Detail

Data

School name

Manor Mead

Number of pupils in school

92

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

35%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)

2022/2023 to

2024/2025

Date this statement was published

October 2022

Date on which it will be reviewed

July 2024

Statement authorised by

Mark Bryant

Executive Headteacher

Pupil premium lead

Becki Wright

Governor / Trustee lead

Elizabeth Wood-Dow

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£39,260

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

£0

Total budget for this academic year

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£39,260

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

Our aim is to use pupil premium funding to help us achieve and sustain positive outcomes for our most disadvantaged pupils. Considering their SEND, socio-economic disadvantage is not always the primary challenge our pupils face, however in our experience socio-economic factors can often impact on our pupils wider outcomes when compared to their peers particularly in terms of:

  • Communication
  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health

At the heart of our approach is to provide high-quality individualised support focused on the priority areas above. The areas that our most disadvantaged pupils require it most.  Individualised targeted support is based on robust diagnostic assessment of need in these priority areas, and the aim of supporting pupils to make progress from identified starting points. 

Although our strategy is focused on the needs of our most disadvantaged pupils, it will benefit all pupils in our school where funding is spent on whole-school approaches. Implicit in the intended outcomes detailed below, is the intention that outcomes for non-disadvantaged pupils will improve alongside progress for their disadvantaged peers.

We will also, where appropriate, provide the families of disadvantaged pupils with support to develop a positive, nurturing and supportive home environment from which the pupils will benefit. 

Our strategy is driven by the needs and strengths of our most disadvantaged pupils, and is based on both formal and informal initial assessments, not assumptions or labels. This will help us to ensure that we offer them the relevant individual support to enable them to make progress in key areas of focus.

Challenges

This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge

1

All pupils in specialist settings have significant communication and interaction needs, which prove to be a huge barrier to their learning and progress.  These skills can be enhanced through the use of, and training in specialist approaches such as; Intensive Interaction and Zones of Regulation.

2

Our assessments, observations and discussions with pupils show that disadvantaged pupils are likely to have emotional and mental health issues that often prove a significant barrier to engagement, learning and wellbeing

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Improved progress for pupils in Communication

 

Through achievement of improved progress, as demonstrated by ILPs and our end of year assessments and at the end of our strategy in 2024/25.

Positive responses from staff, pupils and parents in relation to pupils individual progress

Pupils are happy and engaged in all aspects of the school day in a calm and positive manner 

Improved emotional wellbeing and mental health 

Through achievement of improved progress, as demonstrated by Social and emotional targets in ILPs and our end of year assessments and at the end of our strategy in 2024/25.

Through observations and discussions with staff, pupils and their families.

Pupils benefit from a positive home environment within a family that benefits from access to appropriate support, services, advice and information

 

 

 

Through observations and discussions with staff, pupils and their families (and social care staff as appropriate)

Activity in this academic year 2023-24

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Focus:  Improved pupil progress in Communication and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health  

Activity

Budgeted cost: £3,750

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Additional Teaching time to support pupils communication and emotional wellbeing and mental health. Interventions include planning, recording and assessment time

All pupils in specialist settings have significant communication and interaction needs, which can be enhanced through the use of strategies such as Intensive Interaction and Zones of Regulation

1,2

Activity

Budgeted cost: £2,380

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Music therapy provision 

Many of our pupils have sensory needs which impacts on their auditory processing and other sensory-motor, perceptual/ motor, gross and fine motor skills.  All of these can be enhanced through music therapy and support the students to  develop communication and physical skills and support positive emotional wellbeing

1,2

 

Activity

Budgeted cost: £5,812

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Play therapy Provision 

Many of our pupils have communication and social, emotional and mental health needs which impacts on their ability to engage and form appropriate relationships.  All of these areas can be enhanced through play therapy.

1,2

Activity

Budgeted cost: £320

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Residential Trip 

To go towards supporting the funding of this year’s residential trip to ensure pupil premium children have equal access to attend.  This trip supports pupils’ confidence and independence, helps them to build relationships with both staff and their peers and gives them the experience of being away from home for a few nights.

1,2

 

 

 

Focus:  Pupils benefit from a positive home environment within a family that benefits from access to appropriate support, services, advice and information

Activity

Budgeted cost: £26,998

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Home School Link Worker hours

Families of children with SEND who also receive Pupil Premium support are disproportionately disadvantaged by having extra pressures.  This can impact on their ability to engage with their child's education and access to community support. 

1, 2

Total budgeted cost: £39,260

 

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

Manor Mead School Pupil Premium 2022-2023

Total money allocated £33,240

 

This money was spent on:

Additional Teaching time £5,000

Examples of Impact:

  • School data shows Outstanding progress for all pupils in the four Key Areas. 
  • ILP data for the academic year 2022-2023 shows the progress of children who access Pupil Progress support to be in line with their peers and the rest of the school. 

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Music Therapy - £13,140

Examples of Impact: 

  • Attendance figures are in line with comparisons to other schools with similar cohorts of children. 
  • On-line use of Behaviour Support program and class records show a significant decline in challenges and incidents over the course of the spring and summer terms. 

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Home School Link Worker £15,100

The Home-School Link Worker is available to support all families. The HSLW either works directly or has contact with all the families on the identified list of ‘disadvantaged’ students.

Examples of impact:

  • Parents have been able to arrange activities for their children as a result of the information sent out by the HSLW about Short Breaks, Playschemes, clubs in their area
  • Parents have successfully applied for allowances as the HSLW has helped them to complete forms and provided supplementary information and letters
  • There has been improved engagement with Social Care and other agencies for some families as the HSLW has attended meetings to support them
  • Supporting vulnerable families to enable them to access provisions and services they are entitled to especially during COVID and lockdowns as many of our parents were impacted significantly either emotionally or financially·
  • Parents have been able to arrange activities for their children as a result of the information sent out by the HSLW about Short Breaks, Play schemes, clubs in their area

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Progress data form 2022-23 showed that Pupil Premium students achieved at the same rate as other students.