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Pupil premium

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The pupil premium

The Government pays local authorities a pupil premium for every child who is assessed as disadvantaged.

Local authorities may choose to pass this on to Radlett Lodge School in addition to standard fees.

Where we receive a premium we have a duty to use it to help disadvantaged children at Radlett Lodge School to boost their attainment.

If your family’s income makes your child eligible to receive free school meals, we will receive the pupil premium for your child.

You may be eligible for a pupil premium if any of the following circumstances apply:

1. If your family’s income makes your child eligible to receive free school meals.

2. If your child has been looked after continuously for more than six months.

3. If your child has a parent in the Armed Forces, or a parent who died in service.

Last academic year (2015/2016) we received a pupil premium for four pupils. 

As seen in previous years, the four pupils who received pupil premiums this year achieved on average, a higher level of progress across the curriculum subjects than their non-pupil premium peers.

That said the money, which can be substantial is usually spent in non-curriculum areas. The idea being to strengthen on areas of the pupil's learning ton increase their overall well being.

This year the money was spent in the following ways:

Pupil

Used for

Impact

A

Made a room into an office for a pupil. This including the purchasing of a laptop, curriculum resources and appliances.

 

 

 

Improved attendance and confidence. Has gone from refusing to be in school to attending regularly.

Able to engage in meaningful tasks in order to re-introduce him to academic methods of working.

Feels safe having his own space.

Achieved ‘better than expected’ progress with the curriculum. 

B

Improved attendance and confidence. Has gone from refusing to be in school to attending regularly.

Able to engage in meaningful tasks in order to re-introduce him to academic methods of working.

Feels safe having his own space.

Achieved ‘better than expected’ progress with the curriculum.

        

Has become less anxious, more relaxed and happier.

Increased ability to jointly attend to tasks.

Supports learning across the curriculum by improving general well-being and improvement in behaviour.

Progress across the curriculum has gone from ‘below expected’ to now being ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

Improved transitions between music session and class.

C

1:1 Music Therapy with qualified music therapist (30 mins per week).

Increased ability to express emotions through therapeutic intervention.

Increased sense of pride and achievement which then enables him to focus throughout the rest of the day.

Overall improvement in general well-being and levels of confidence.

Academic progress sustained with pupils meeting or exceeding all national expectations. 

Enables him to link his personal interests with Music Therapy eg religious celebrations.

 D 1:1 music intervention by Music Unlimited (30 mins per week).

Increased levels of interaction.

Increased ability to jointly attend to tasks.

Supports learning across the curriculum by improving general well-being.

Behaviour, focus, concentration and ability to follow instructions and wait for turn has greatly improved throughout the sessions.

‘Outstanding’ progress has been made in most areas of the curriculum.

This academic year (2016/2017) we are receiving a pupil premium for two pupils.

We will publish details of the impact of this premium in July 2017.