Ridgewood Community High School, Eastern Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 2AT

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Ridgewood High School

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What is Pupil Premium funding?

Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to schools by the government so that schools can support particular groups of young people who may be at risk of underachieving. The funding is used to help raise their achievements and so close the gap between them and their peers.

Pupil premium funding is available to both mainstream and special schools.

Schools decide how the pupil premium funding is to be spent and are held accountable for their spending and must report on the impact this has on the targeted pupils’ achievement/attainment.

  

Children who are eligible for pupil premium funding are:

  • Children currently registered as eligible for free school meals due to family circumstances including those children eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years.
  • Looked After Children by the Local Authority (CLA) *
  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

*Since April 2014 Pupil Premium for children who are “looked after” is administered by “Virtual Schools” this means the school applies by completing an online application which requests the release of the funding to meet specific individual targeted objectives and strategies.

 

Priority Areas of Learning

The priority areas of learning for all our pupils, centres around their targets set in their EHCPs. This includes: Cognition and Learning; Communication and Interaction; Social, Emotional and Mental Health; Physical and Sensory; Independence and Self-help.

At Ridgewood we continually strive to ensure that all learners are reaching their potential and enjoying the outcomes of their learning.

 

What are the main barriers to educational achievement and attainment for some of our pupils at Ridgewood?

  • Specific learning difficulties
  • Speech language and social communication needs
  • Medical/ Physical / sensory needs and associated conditions
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Limited Life skills/ Independence/ Social enrichment

 

How will Ridgewood spend the Pupil Premium to overcome the barriers?

The Pupil Premium Funding will be used in different ways for different cohorts of learners depending on the individual priorities that have been identified. This is to build on the impact from the previous academic year.

  • Targeted Intervention from Pupil Support Team, including Pupil Support Manager / Worker
  • Targeted support for parental engagement where the priorities will lead to a narrowing of gap through specific training and focused support.
  • Targeted Behaviour Support
  • Individual Equipment / Personal Items 
  • Catch-Up Interventions: -for Literacy and Numeracy, including increased specialist support staff for specific classes with a high % of pupils who qualify for pupil premium funding.
  • Communication and Social Interaction including Intensive Interactions. 
  • Physical Interventions: - including Multi-skills; Rebound Therapy; Haliwick (Hydrotherapy), Sensory Trails.
  • Therapy from outside agencies: -  including Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Speech & Language; Play Therapy, VI & HI Specialist teaching and advice.
  • Additional community-based learning.

 

How will Ridgewood measure the impact of Pupil Premium?

Individual pupils’ needs are assessed, and appropriate intervention strategies put in place.

Targets are set for each intervention strategy in half term blocks (usually around 6 weeks).

At the end of each block progress towards targets are reported to the Head Teacher.

Pupils will then either be given new targets for the next 6-week block or discharged with follow up strategies for class teachers to ensure ongoing progression.

 

How is the cost of interventions for each eligible pupil monitored?

When an intervention session has been carried out, the member of staff responsible logs the activity on SIMS. This tracks time allocation which can then be costed. The SIMS system also provides a summary report for the specific area the intervention is focusing upon. The use of Boxhall Profiles ensures the validity of the data and supports pupil outcome tracking.

Termly reports to The Head Teacher and Governing body ensure commitment to personalised learning around the holistic needs of all individual pupils.

 

Summary of how the Pupil Premium Funding was spent in previous year, 2019-2020:

 

 

 2019-2020

Pupil Premium

 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Plus 

Term 1 

£24,210

£3,600

Term 2

£24,210

£3,600

Term 3

£24,210

£3,600

Funding

£72,630

£10,800

 Academic Year 2019-2020 -Total = £83,430 

 

 

The effect of expenditure on eligible and other pupils, 2019-2020:

 

How was the funding

in 2019-20 spent?

Barriers addressed by spending the money in this way.

How many pupils were targeted?

How much was allocated?

What was the actual impact on these pupils?

Family Liaison Officer and Pupils Support Team

 

To provide active family-based support and interventions for students that sit below the threshold of CSC statutory including TAFs and home visits. 
Provide assistance and early intervention to children and families when social or family circumstances are causing the child to struggle with education, health and social development

 

Pupil Support Manager:

9x Y7 pupils 8xY8,

11xY9,

15xY10, 11xY11s, plus oversight of all 168 pupils across school.

Pupil Support Worker: 28 pupils have accessed PS on a weekly timetable plus, 34 pupils have accessed at least 1 drop-in session per half term.

£28,947

Increased attendance and parental engagement with school. Targeted early intervention and prevention of possible referral to social care.
Concerns addressed that may contribute to issues with school, home, community setting.

 

 

Targeted Behaviour Support 

 

To prevent the risk of permanent exclusion.

Provide alternative 1 to 1 support to access current

learning.

Follow a bespoke timetable, sometimes

away from the classroom for short periods of time. 

Provide nurture-based learning to give pupils the 

opportunity to focus on their specific area of 

academic or behavioural need. 

 

20 pupils

 

£8000

Reduced number of behavioural incidences and exclusions.

Improved attendance.

A readiness to learn. More focused attention in lessons. Less disruption in lessons.

Improved attainment.

Individual Equipment / Personal Items  

 

Provided pupil with a specific piece of equipment to either help them to be safe and calm or to enable them to access their curriculum and make progress. 

15 pupils

£19,392

Increased opportunities to access curriculum. Children calm and safe. Increased opportunities for interactions with peers. Academic progress made.

Catch-Up Interventions: - 

  • Literacy   
  • Numeracy 

 

Additional curriculum support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that are not making expected progress in targeted areas. Aim to improve reading and /or develop numeracy skills. 

 

45 pupils

£ 11,325

Increases pupil confidence and attitude to reading / numeracy. Improved attainment / progress in specific areas of reading and numeracy.

Communication and Social Interaction incl. 

Intensive Interactions 

 

Individual intervention programmes to support pupils with communication difficulties to enable them to communicate as independently and as effective as possible through the use of PECS or AAC. 

 

11 pupils

£ 9,690

Enhanced social development and interaction and improved emotional well-being.

Reduction in frequency, severity and generalisation of inappropriate behaviour.

Greater access to the curriculum and integrated activities.

Physical Interventions: - 

  • Multi-skills 
  • Rebound Therapy 
  • Haliwick  
  • Sensory Trails

To provide additional physical / movement activity to develop fine or gross motor skills (agility, balance and coordination) or provide a sensory stimulus.

17 pupils

£11,325

Improved mobility and development of gross and fine motor skills. Improved concentration and attention.

Reduction of inappropriate behaviours.

Identified sensory needs met.

Therapy from outside agencies: - 

  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Speech & Language 
  • Play Therapy 
  • VI 

To provide assessment and programmes for pupils with additional needs either via direct contact with therapists from outside school or through advice from therapist to staff to enable school to carry out programmes with the pupils. 

74 pupils

£24,000

(Additional £12,00 for 1 student to access daily VI support)

Positional requirements met.

Optimal physical development / maintenance.

S&L programmes support learning. Social and emotional benefits of Play Therapy. -less anxious, ready to focus and learn.

 

 

 

How will the funding be spent this year?

 

Academic Year 2020-2021 funding allocation: -

 

 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Pupil Premium 

59 Pupils x £955 per pupil

Academic Year 2020-2021

Pupil Premium Plus

 9 Pupils x £2,345 per pupil 

Term 1

£23,875 

£7,816

Term 2 

£23,875

£7.816

Term 3 

£23,875

£7,816

Funding

£71,625

£23,450

Academic Year 2019-2020 Total = £109,475 (Predicted) 

 

  

What is the predicted spending for 2020-2021?

Ridgewood Community High School expects to receive:

Individual Pupil Premium Funding from 2020 to 2021: 

 

Strategies and Interventions used to support progress and attainment:

Item / Intervention  

Cost  

Details/reason for intervention/approach  

Pupil Support Work: -  

 including Family Liaison

 

Parental Engagement Projects

Autumn: £4,128.33

Spring: £4,128.33

Summer: £4,128.33

Pupils assessed and individual needs identified through pastoral support. Class teams given advise and training to implement strategies to improve behaviours and overcome obstacles to learning and improve participation in school life. Regular timetabled sessions for pupils to work in small groups or 1 to 1. Pupils and their families supported by Support Team at multiagency meetings. 

Targeted Behaviour  

Support 

 

Autumn: £4,128

Spring: £4,128

Summer: £4,122

Pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion or who cannot access current provision are educated 1 to 1 and follow a 

bespoke timetable, sometimes away from the classroom for short periods of time. 

This nurture-based learning gives pupils the opportunity to focus on their specific area of academic or behavioural need. 

Individual Equipment /  
Personal Items  

 

Autumn: £2,666

Spring: £2,666

Summer: £2,666

Pupils are provided with a specific piece of equipment to either help them to be safe and calm or to enable them to access their curriculum and make progress. 

Catch-Up Interventions: - 

Literacy   

Numeracy 

 Increased specialist support staff

Autumn: £ 7,950

Spring:  £ 7.950

Summer: £7,950

Additional support, such as individual tuition or intensive support in small groups, for those pupils that are not making expected progress in targeted areas. Aim to improve reading and /or develop numeracy skills. 

Communication and Social Interaction incl. 

Intensive Interactions 

Autumn: £ 4,824

Spring:  £4,824

Summer: £4,824

Individual intervention programmes to support pupils with communication difficulties to enable them to communicate as independently and as effective as possible through the use of PECS or AAC. 

Physical Interventions: - 

Multi-skills 

Rebound Therapy 

Haliwick  

Sensory Trails

Autumn: £ 4,824

Spring:  £4,824

Summer: £ 4,824

To provide additional physical / movement activity to develop fine or gross motor skills (agility, balance and coordination) or provide a sensory stimulus. 

Therapy from outside agencies: - 

Occupational Therapy 

Physiotherapy 

Speech & Language 

Play Therapy 

VI & HI Specialist Teacher and Advice.

Autumn: £ 7,969

Spring:  £7.969

Summer: £7,969

To provide assessment and programmes for pupils with additional needs either via direct contact with therapists from outside school or through advice from therapist to staff to enable school to carry out programmes with the pupils. 

 

 Next Pupil Premium Grant review date: April 2021