Allocation of Pupil Premium
Wightwick Hall School receives a sum of money to support the education of students from low income families who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) and those who had received FSM at any time during the previous six years (Ever 6 Free School Meals Measure). Wightwick Hall School also receives funding for children who have been looked after continuously (LAC). This is drawn down after Personal Educational Plans (ePEPs) have been organised by the professionals involved in working with every individual. In addition, Wightwick Hall School receives money for adopted and children of service personnel.
The additional funding is given so that schools can support particular groups of students who could be at risk of underachieving and work to ensure that the attainment of these students is close to or matches that of their peers. The Primary Need of our students can have an impact upon attainment levels; however the students make good progress from their starting point.
Wightwick Hall School was in receipt of £16,830 for the year 2018-2019.
An analysis of the cohort of Pupil Premium students showed that they have a wide range of varied needs. The funding is used to support and develop every individual according to their needs to enable progress academically, socially and physically.
2018-19 Strategies and Provision
During 2018-2019 pupil premium funding was spent in the following ways to help raise attainment
|Activity/ Intervention||Cost||Intended Impact|
|1:1 support/tutor||£4,800||Students accessing whole curriculum, reduced incidents of behaviour, supported with emotional and mental health. Additional lessons provided for maths and English to raise progress.|
|Bespoke Curriculum||£2,750||Student accessing a curriculum to meet their individual needs to engage with learning|
|Enrichment||£500||Reinforcement of social, physical, literacy and ICT skills. Reduced incidents of behaviour during unstructured times|
|Resources: CPD, staffing, groupings, careers, work experience, transition, DofE qualification, qualifications||£3,000||Curriculum reviewed. Students given opportunities to access a range of qualifications, supported work experience places. Development of new skills and teamwork; engagement with learning. Supporting students’ careers and future planning|
|Resources: Dyslexia, sensory, IT software, behaviour program, resource packages, reading schemes||£2,300||Resources reviewed and developed. Students supported with learning through a range of programmes|
|Residential and educational visits||£1,800||Experience of outdoor learning, trying new experiences and learning of new skills|
|Counselling||£1,650||Support for individual’s social and mental health needs; to engage in learning and improve mental health|
|KS3 students||Pupil Premium(6)||Non Pupil Premium (7)|
|English: Students on or above target||100%||71%|
|Maths: Students on or above target||83%||60%|
|KS4 students||Pupil Premium (4)||Non Pupil Premium (4)|
|English: Students on or above target||100%||100%|
|Maths: Students on or above target||100%||100%|
Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20
Wightwick Hall School pupil premium grant allocation for 2019-20 is £20,570
31% of our students are eligible for the grant
The main barriers to the educational achievement faced by eligible students at the school are:-
• Mental health and emotional wellbeing of students
• Low levels of self-esteem
• Low levels of literacy
• Low levels of numeracy
Pupil Premium money will be spent in the following areas to address identified barriers:-