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Pupil Premium

Hillside Specialist School and College

Pupil Premium 2020/21

Introduction

The Pupil Premium 2020-21 priorities were aimed to provide the best support for maximising progress for the most vulnerable learners in addition to our core provision. We used this funding to ‘narrow the gap’ for this specific cohort of learners. It was our aim to provide personalised learning around the holistic needs of the individual.

Narrowing the gap

Despite the Pandemic and Lockdown, Hillside Specialist School and College continued to work towards supporting learners in meeting the aspirational aims identified in the Education Health and Care Plans/Statement for each learner.

The aspirational goals were identified in each learner’s ‘Personal Learning Intention Map’ and were aimed towards narrowing gaps in the areas of:

  • Personal Development and Behaviour
  • Independence Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social Interaction

The Pupil Premium Funding 2020/21 was used in different ways for different cohorts of learners depending on the individual priorities that were identified.

At the beginning of the academic year 2020/21 there were 25 children eligible for pupil premium. The funding was £32770. This increased to 28 Pupils by 17th June 2021. Management allocated £10,000 to the pupil premium cost centre for teachers to spend on resources/assessments etc.  Allocations were broken down into Autumn Term and Spring Term (as the Summer term was taken from the new allocation for the 2021/22 financial year).  There was therefore £200 for the Autumn Term and £200 for the Spring Term per pupil.  

Teachers completed a termly evaluation of the resources they had ordered. For Summer Term 2021 the budget was revised by management to £50 per pupil

 

Examples of Pupil Premium funding impact in 2020/2021 at Hillside Specialist School and College:

  • Additional resources purchased for specific subject areas.
  • Additional sensory resources purchased to support engagement.
  • Access to specialist support – speech and language, sensory needs.
  • Access to additional resources for personal care, clothing and food where identified.
  • Access to educational visits.
  • Support during the COVID Pandemic.

The remaining funding for each pupil was allocated by the Headteacher and included:

  • Increased specialist support staff for specific classes with a high % of pupils who qualify for pupil premium funding. This was targeted to classroom-based interventions including Intensive Interaction, communication and additional visits to community-based learning.
  • Targeted support for parental engagement where the priorities lead to a narrowing of gap through specific training and focused support, including phonics, specific ASD and communication strategies and Sensory Integration training.
  • Additional resources, communication, sensory integration and wellbeing intervention sessions, and specialist therapy sessions to support the development of communication, cognition, literacy, independence and life skills.

Allocation

The Allocation for 2020-21 was £ 10000 to the pupil premium cost centre (of which £9119 was spent)

Type Amount Number Total £
Primary Pupil Premium (Rec to Year 6) £1,345 16 21520
Secondary Pupil Premium £955 9 8595
Looked after Children Pupil Premium *not identified in class table £2345 1 2345
Ever 6 Service Children £310 0  

 

 

Class

Total Eligible

EYFS and KS1

5 pupils out of 19 pupils

KS2

10 pupils out of 37 pupils

KS3+4

 9 pupils out of 30 pupils

 

Monitoring progress:

  • Throughout the term through the Leadership Mentor monitoring & evaluation process
  • Through Governors meetings
  • Through the Finance, Personnel, and Premises Committee on financial regulations and meeting strategic plan.
  • Through External Evaluation and Peer Evaluation
  • Through tracking individual pupil progress through Personalised Learning Plans (PLP), and evaluating outcomes in the Short Term Outcomes, Long Term Outcomes

Next steps for 2021/22 Academic year

  • SLT have allocated £100 per pupil premium pupil for each class teacher to spend on individual pupil resources (£50 Autumn Term and £50 Spring Term)
  • Class teacher to evaluate pupil premium resources using the PLP targets they have identified. Evidence recorded on Hillside Pupil Premium Form.
  • The remaining allocation will be used to fund intervention work in a variety of areas, including communication, sensory integration and wellbeing intervention sessions, and specialist therapy sessions to support the development of communication, cognition, literacy, independence and life skills.

 

Pupil Premium 2019/2020

Allocation

The Allocation for 2019-20 was £ 28,035

Type Amount Number Total £
Early Years Pupil Premium (3rs of age mid-year) £207 0 0
Early Years Pupil Premium (4 yrs of age) £302 0 0
Primary Pupil Premium £1320 15 19800
Secondary Pupil Premium £935 10 9350
Looked after Children Pupil Premium *not identified in class table      

 

What resources did we invest in for narrowing this gap in 2019/20?

  • Sensory resources
  • Maths resources
  • English resources
  • ICT resources
  • Geography resources
  • Science resources
  • Food tech resources
  • Educational visits - focused visits to support meaningful engagement in the community and contextualised learning opportunities.

Monitoring progress:

1)      Throughout the term through the Leadership Mentor monitoring & evaluation process

2)      Through Governors meetings

3)      Through the Finance, Personnel, and Premises Committee on financial regulations and meeting strategic plan.

4)      Through External Evaluation and Peer Evaluation

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205

E| hillside@hillside.lancs.sch.uk

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