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PUPIL PREMIUM STATEMENT 2017-2018 – ATHENA SCHOOL

 

Background to Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium has been introduced by the government in order to give all children the opportunity to succeed in education. This has been done in the form of a grant which has been given to schools for children eligible for Free School Meals and those who have been in Local Authority Care for more than 6 months.

 

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents serve in the armed forces.

 

The school also receive a year 7 catch up pupil premium.

 

2017-2018 Statement

 

At the Athena School, money has been spent on meeting a portion of the costs for a Child and Family Officer to support both pupils and families well being within school. A part of the allocation has been spent on employing an Education Welfare Officer to improve attendance at school. We have also employed an external consultant to ensure that the needs of the pupils are correctly identified, documented and actioned throughout the school. We employ a psychotherapist one day per week to work with the LAC pupils.

 

At Athena School the Pupil Premium, Pupil Premium for Looked After (LAC) pupils and the Year 7 Catch Up Funding for 2017-18 financial year is being spent on:

 

  • Employing an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to raise and maintain attendance.
  • Employment of External Consultant to work on Education Health Care Plans

·         Psychotherapist has been employed to work with pupils within the school.

·         Employment of child and family officer for pastoral support.

 

When the results of assessments are received during the summer term, we will be able to evaluate the impact of these measures.

 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2017/18

Total number of pupils on role

59

Total number of pupils eligible for PP FSM Funding

20

Total Amount of PP FSM received including LAC pupils and Y7 Catch Up Funding 17/18 inc. 16/17 Carry Forward

£56,504

The pupil premium funding received by Athena School in 2017/18 has been allocated in the following ways.

 

Amount

Purpose

Impact July 2018

£4,000

Employment of an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to raise and maintain attendance of pupils.

See Impact Statement Below

£15,472

Employment of Child and Family Officer.

£10,335

Employment of a Psychotherapist to work with pupils within the school, Including training all staff.

 

 

£11,665

Employment of External Consultant to provide work on Education Health Care Plans

Total - £

£41,472

 

Remaining

£15,032 – Plan to spend the remaining allocation on whole staff training and resources to enable further CPD on working with pupils with SEMH.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending 2017-18 – Evaluated in July 2018

In Maths

 

·         80% of Looked After Children have either met or exceeded their expected rate of progress.

·         65% of pupils eligible for free school meals have either met of exceeded their expected rate of progress.

 

In English

 

·         90% of Looked After Children have met or exceeded their expected rate of progress.

·         85% of pupils eligible for free school meals have either met of exceeded their expected rate of progress.

 

PUPIL PREMIUM STATEMENT 2018-2019 – ATHENA SCHOOL

 

Background to Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium has been introduced by the government in order to give all children the opportunity to succeed in education. This has been done in the form of a grant which has been given to schools for children eligible for Free School Meals and those who have been in Local Authority Care for more than 6 months.

 

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents serve in the armed forces.

 

The school also receive a year 7 catch up pupil premium.

 

2018-2019

Statement

 

At the Athena School, money has been spent on meeting a portion of the costs for a Child and Family Officer to support both pupils and families well being within school. A part of the allocation has been spent on employing an Education Welfare Officer to improve attendance at school. We have also employed an external consultant to ensure that the needs of the pupils are correctly identified, documented and actioned throughout the school. We employ a psychotherapist one day per week to work with the LAC pupils.

 

At Athena School the Pupil Premium, Pupil Premium for Looked After (LAC) pupils and the Year 7 Catch Up Funding for 2018-19 financial year is being spent on:

 

  • Employing an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to raise and maintain attendance.
  • Whole school staff training on SEMH needs by Dr Margot Sunderland, a psychotherapist, with expertise in childhood trauma.

·         Psychotherapist has been employed to work with pupils within the school.

·         Employment of child and family officer for pastoral support.

·         Employment of External Consultant to work on Education Health Care Plans

 

When the results of assessments are received during the summer term, we will be able to evaluate the impact of these measures. 

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received 2018/19

Total number of pupils on role

72

Total number of pupils eligible for PP FSM Funding

30

Total Amount of PP FSM received including LAC pupils and Y7 Catch Up Funding 18/19 inc. 17/18 Carry Forward

£54,805

The pupil premium funding received by Athena School in 2018/19 has been allocated in the following ways.

Amount

Purpose

Impact July 2019

£4,000

Employment of an Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) to raise and maintain attendance of pupils.

See Impact Statement Below

£15,472

Employment of Child and Family Officer.

£22,620

Employment of a Psychotherapist to work with pupils within the school, Including training all staff.

£12580

Employment of External Consultant to provide work on Education Health Care Plans

£0.00

Whole staff training on attachment.

Total - £54672

 

 

Remaining

£200.00

 Plan to spend the remaining allocation on whole staff training and resources to enable further CPD on working with pupils with SEMH.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending 2018-19 – To be evaluated in July 2019


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