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Pupil Premium for our children

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools for any children in Reception to Year 6 who are, or have ever been, entitled to free school meals based on their family income. Additional funding is also available for Looked After Children to help ensure they achieve better educational outcomes and close the attainment gap with their peers.

Our Pupil Premium Children:

The educational barriers faced by the children who qualify for Pupil Premium within our setting often have less impact than their diagnosis of special educational needs, meaning their achievements remain comparable to their peers, even those with very different backgrounds within the cohort. Each of our pupils individual needs are identified and assessed through their annual EHCP reviews, whilst our looked after pupils also have their own personal education plan meetings, where their needs and outcomes are regularly reviewed and updated.

The funding allocated though this scheme is used by the school to help ensure the needs of our disadvantaged pupils are met, through resourcing targets and creating opportunities to achieve the goals set. The money received also helps to fund school wide initiatives and social opportunities, ensuring free or low cost access to clubs for all of our students including our looked after children.

How we measure the impact of our Pupil Premium initiatives:

Through the evidence gained in Annual reviews, parental feedback and students own comments on their enjoyment and value placed on social opportunities such as community based outings and clubs.

Our next pupil premium strategy review is scheduled for April 2021

 

Pupil Premium Allocation for 2020 -2021

The allocation to Harford Manor School was  £35050

Please see the table below outlining our plan for how our pupil premium funding will be used to support our looked after children over the coming year.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21

 

Historical Funding Information

PUPIL PREMIUM ALLOCATION FOR 2019 - 20     |     £34975

This money was used to support our children that are 'Looked After' (in Foster Care) and children from low income families.

Over the year this money was used to:

  • Support the individual goals in the Personal Education Plans (PEPs) of our looked after children
  • Supply the tools needed for pupils to access the whole school approach in self-regulation and behaviour support, The Zones of Regulation
  • To subsidize costs for our After School Clubs to ensure they are accessible for all pupils
  • To support the development of therapeutic approaches across the school, including Music, Lego, Play and Rebound therapy sessions

IMPACT: To Follow

 

PUPIL PREMIUM ALLOCATION FOR 2018 - 2019      |      £29070

This money was used to support our children that were Looked After (in Foster Care) and children from low income families.

Over the year this money was used to:

  • Support the individual goals in the Personal Education Plans (PEPs) of our Looked After Children
  • Fund the post of specialist HLTA (0.6 FTE) to improve Literacy and Core Skills for individuals and small groups
  • To keep the cost of after-school clubs low, making provision affordable for all
  • To enable the running of “Talk Tools” across school, to improve pupil's Oral Motor skills.

Impact: Once again the pupils of Harford Manor School achieved very good outcomes across all assessed areas. The use of our pupil premium funding in particular to offer literacy support has helped to close the gap between the students accessing such interventions and their peers, meaning all achieved equally well. Uptake our after school club previsions remains high, the enjoyment of pupils in attendance has been evident, whilst social opportunities between age groups have resulted in new peer bonds being formed. All students accessing 'Talk Tools' have progressed well, with their programmes regularly reviewed by trained professionals.

 

Pupil Premium allocation for 2017 - 2018      |      £29605 

This money was used to support our children that are Looked After (in Foster Care) and children from low income families.

Over the year this money was used to:

  • Fund the post of a specialist HLTA (three days per week) to improve Literacy and Core skills for individuals and small groups
  • To keep costs low in provision of after school clubs, to enable this to be reasonably priced and accessible to all families
  • To support the Personal Education Plans (PEPs) of our Looked After Children
  • To enable development and management of the Oral Motor Therapy “Talk Tools” across the school

Impact: When compared to the rest of the cohort, our Pupil Premium pupils achieved equally well across all targeted areas, in part due to the targeted resources funded by this grant. Pupil reports generated by our specialist HLTA have identified the progress made by pupils in attendance of literacy support sessions in core skill areas, such as phonics and early reading skills. Our after school clubs are well attended by students of all backgrounds and the parental support and social opportunities for pupils provided by this service is invaluable. An increasing number of students are now accessing and gaining the benefit of bespoke 'Talk Tools' interventions to support their speech and are being regularly assessed by trained staff.

 

Pupil Premium allocation for 2016 - 2017     |     £27445

Over the year this money was used to:
  • To continue to fund a specialist HLTA (for three days) to work on Literacy and Core skills development with specific students and small groups, across all age ranges
  • To contribute towards after school club provision to enable costs to be low and affordable for all parents and carers
  • To increase provision and bespoke tailoring of programmes to work on oral motor placement therapy via the “Talk Tools” approach, for an increasing number of students

Impact: Our students made very good progress over the 2016/17 academic year and the use of the Pupil Premium grant ensured pupils of all backgrounds achieved equally well.  The targeted intervention for certain pupils to develop their reading and phonic based skills has once again been a huge success.  Training has been provided to enable more staff to facilitate 'Talk Tools' interventions for our pupils, meaning programmes are delivered more regularly, having an even greater impact on pupil outcomes. A significant number of children now have bespoke communication interventions via “Talk Tools” now that we have qualified staff to monitor and deliver this work.

 

pupil premium allocation for 2015 - 2016      |     £22165

Over the year this money was used to:

  • To continue to fund a specialist HLTA (for three days) to work on Literacy and Core skills development with specific students and small groups, across all age ranges
  • To contribute towards after school club provision to enable costs to be low and affordable for all parents and carers
  • To continue to provide paid places at a local SEN youth club, to enable our students to develop friendship groups and improve communication and social opportunities
  • To train more staff in the use of Talk Tools (Oral Placement Therapy) to increase specific communication intervention strategies across the school 

Impact: Students at Harford manor made very good progress over 2015/16 and the use of the Pupil Premium money enabled all children and young people to achieve equally well.  Excellent reading and phonic development work via the HLTA project has been achieved.  A significant number of children now have bespoke communication interventions via “Talk Tools” now that we have qualified staff to monitor and deliver this work.

 

Pupil premium allocation for 2014 - 2015     |     £20320

Over he year this money was used to:

  • To continue to fund a specialist HLTA to work on Literacy and Core skills development with specific students across all age ranges
  • To partly fund the after school club provision to enable costs to be low and affordable for all parents and carers
  • To continue to provide paid places at a local SEN youth club, to enable our students to develop friendship groups and improve communication and social opportunities

Impact: Using both CASPA data and comparisons against the DfE National Progression Guidance, our fantastic students achieved significantly beyond expectations over the academic year 2014/15. Overall outcomes show that no pupils achieved below expected levels, with 79% making above expected progress! These outstanding outcomes are also reflected when tracking specific groups of students, e.g. Pupil Premium students and children that are ‘Looked After,’ show the same excellent rates of progress.

 

  • Pupil premium allocation for 2013 - 2014     |     £19275

     

    Over he year this money was used to:

    • The co-creation of a locally based specialist Youth Club, with two other Complex Needs Schools as partners. Designed to increase evening social activities, in a specially staffed and resourced local base, for students with complex needs between the ages of 14 and 19.
    • The appointment of a specialist HLTA to work both with and beyond the remit of the school's Speech and Language Team. Designed to support individual children and small groups of children with communication and literacy development. 

    Impact: Data gathered from both CASPA and comparisons made against the DfE National Progression Guidance demonstrates that our students have made outstanding progress for the academic year 2013/14.This is the same for all pupil groups, including those eligible for Pupil Premium funding and our looked after children. The newly appointed HLTA has been able to provide focused interventions to those most in need, to supplement input from fellow speech and language professionals.