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Pupil Premium Grant

Expenditure 2016-2017

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

Wargrave House School and College ensures that the additional Pupil Premium funding makes a significant impact on the education and lives of the students it is provided for.

The focus on the allocation for the Pupil Premium funding 2016-2017 is improving reading attainment through the introduction of the “Read Write Inc” phonics programme. Students eligible for Pupil Premium funding demonstrate less progress in reading than students who are not in receipt of this funding.

Current allocation and plan for expenditure: 2016-17

Number of pupils and PPG allocation (projected)
Total number of students on roll
48
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
14
Total PPG invoiced
£15,015.00
Average amount of PPG invoiced per student
£1,072.50
PPG brought forward from previous year
£0

Summary of PPG proposed spending 2016-17
Provision
Salary/Cost
Total
Read Write Inc.
£7500.00
£7,500.00
Staff training
£250.00 each for 5 teachers
£1,250.00
Cost of individual tuition
£120 per day for 52 days
£6,265.00


Proposed action and measurement of student impact

A significant amount of additional funding has been allocated to Wargrave House School and we are determined to ensure that it has maximum impact on student attainment and progress. Our current robust whole school and college data analysis has guided us in deciding where and how to spend our Pupil Premium allocation. Careful analysis of student progress data and qualitative data (e.g. student surveys) will be undertaken to ensure that these funds are used to maximum effect.

All main school teachers will receive comprehensive training relating to the “Read Write Inc.” phonics programme that will be purchased through the grant. Additional staff time will be provided to implement the necessary 1:1 reading interventions.

Impact on student progress for reading (using B Squared Connecting Steps V4 software) will be reported at the end of July 2017 with regard to this Pupil Premium Grant allocation.

Past allocation and expenditure: 2015-16


Number of pupils and PPG allocation

Total number of students on roll
51
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG
10
Total PPG invoiced
£10,640
Average amount of PPG invoiced per student
£1,064
PPG brought forward from previous year
£0

Action Taken and Impact

All students undertook at least one session per week with the music therapist which was designed to improve individual positive social interactions in addition to enhancing musical knowledge and skills.

The purpose of music therapy is not just to teach music but to help students develop the full range of developmental and life skills. Music is a non-verbal medium but it contains the same elements of pitch, rate, volume, phrasing and structure that are present in speech. Interactive music-making combines using communication skills with cognitive skills such as attention and listening, social skills such as turn-taking, physical skills such as grasping and coordination; with a view to improving self-awareness and self-confidence.

Quantitative evidence

All students benefited from attending the sessions and made the following progress.

The mean percentage progress for music was 41% for Key Stage 2 and 3 students over the period 2015-16 (Range: 8%-68%; N=8).

Key Stage 4 and 5 students (N=1 for both Key Stages) do not follow curriculum music sessions and so individual PSHEE progress was recorded.

The mean percentage progress for PSHEE was 40% for Key Stage 4 and 5 students over the period 2015-16 (Range: 36%-80%; N=2).









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