Pupil premium

Pupil Premium – Northern Counties School

In the last academic year only seven pupils of the school qualified for Pupil Premium and therefore each pupil’s individual needs were considered in order to allocate the funds appropriately. The Department of Education provides guidance as to how pupil premium can be used and below is a table to show how we used the money last year which is in line with national guidance.

Pupil Needs and allocation of funds Impact
Pupil 1 – Deaf 18 year old young man, final year in school. £311.67 – pupil requires support to prepare for moving to college including independence training for travel via train and bus. Pupil was provided with individual travel programmes to use trains across the region in order to prepare for moving away from home. He was able to do this with confidence by the end of the academic year.
Pupil 2 – Deaf 17 year old with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. £935 – Pupil provided with funds to access a number of regional deaf social groups throughout the week during evenings. A member of staff was provided and the funds used for travel and expenses, such as purchasing drinks at a deaf café. Pupil has built an out of school social network that is continuing this year. The groups offer genuine access to the local deaf community.
Pupil 3 – Deaf 14 year old with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. £935 – Pupil provided with funds to access a number of regional deaf social groups throughout the week during evenings. A member of staff was provided and the funds used for travel and expenses, such as purchasing drinks at a deaf café. Pupil has begun to build relationships that are supporting an understanding of social norms and behaviours and have helped in the reduction of challenging behaviour. Pupil is developing a sense of own identity.
Pupil 4 – PMLD, ambulant with complex epilepsy – 16 years old. £935 – Pupil has access to respite day services throughout the holidays to provide the appropriate amount of space for physical movement which a key part of the pupil’s well-being. Resources have been purchased to support the pupil in respite / holiday periods including staff training to extend the number of staff able to offer support to this pupil.

 

Pupil has benefitted from extended services during all holidays and family well-being has been enhanced.
Pupil 5 – 16 year old ASD with challenging behaviour £935 – Pupil is non-verbal. Purchase of AAC has been recouped over a two year period including warranty and repairs as required. Communication needs have been addressed and skills significantly enhanced.
Pupil 6 – deaf, ADHD £935 – Pupil benefits from outdoor / physical learning opportunities to help with attention and also social skills and interaction with peers. Pupil has taken part in a project at a local allotment alongside classmates. Pupil has been supported to take part in project planning, considering budget and physical tasks to enhance learning across the curriculum in an approach to suit individual needs. The pupil has responded extremely well with regard to attention levels and interacting with peers.
Pupil 7 – deaf, 17 years old, requires support to meet with family members £935 – Pupil is supported at weekly lunch meetings with different family members to spend high quality social time with communication support. Pupil has been enabled to enjoy social interaction with the family. Lunch has been included as has signed support. The whole family have benefitted from this input.

 

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