Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been ‘Looked After’ (in care) for 6 months or more. In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past 6 years.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families. From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website.

Please see the  information below regarding how the pupils premium was spent in the last financial years, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.

How the money was spent......

 

Pupil Premium 2017-2018 (Current School Year)
 

A statement from the Head Teacher will be available shortly regarding plans for current year spent of Pupil Premium money.    It is planned that money will be spent broadly in line with 2016/17.    

Pupil Premium 2016/2017 

The Pupil Premium 2016/2017 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

It has been identified that virtually all pupils eligible for Pupil Premium require access to addional support services such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Nurture Provision (specialist support for a wide range of topics including bereavement, social skills, independence and life skills).  

The strategy involves the School providing a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) made up of school-based staff including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.  These therapists are qualified practitioners.    Additionally, there is a team of Rehabilitation Assistants whose function is to support and train pupils with suitable strategies, overseen by the qualified therapists.   The key function of this Team is to enable pupils to access education and wider skills including independent training.  

This stragegy helps them overcome a wide range of barriers including raised confidence, emotional strength, managing emotions, meeting physical needs (allowing access to education), sensory needs and regulation.

For this current school year (2016/2017) the school has budgeted £340,459.00 on this provision, receiving £62,310.00 from the Pupil Premium funding.  

The school also has a Nurture Provision to deal with significant emotional and self-care issues. This provision is delivered by a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HTLA).  The number of pupils accessing this provision on a regular basis is in excess of 40.

The number of pupils accessing  the provision in 2016/2017 is:

Occupational Therapy:  122
Speech and Language Therapy: 162
Physiotherapy: 22
Nurture: 40

The impact is measured through the individual progress gains within the learning environment for which individual data is available.  Progress measures for the school have indicated, over time, the vast majority of pupils with Pupil Premium support make good or better progress.  The School tracks all the pupils with Pupil Premium and the number of contacts they have recieved.  Other pupils also benefit from the service by having their needs met in a similar way.  Individual case studies can be made available should they be required.

Planned intervention for 2017-2018 will be broadly in line with this year's provision.

Mr. R. Macdonald
Head Teacher

Pupil Premium 2015/2016 

The Pupil Premium 2015/2016 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

The School provides a current Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) made up of school-based staff including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.  These therapists are qualified practitioners.    Additionally, there is a team of Rehabilitation Assistants who's function is to support and train pupils with suitable strategies, overseen by the qualified therapists.   The key function of this Team is to enable pupils to access education and wider skills including independent training.

The school spends £275,928.65 on this provision, receiving £64,815.00 from the Pupil Premium funding.  

The school also has a Nurture Provision to deal with significant emotional and self-care issues. This provision is delivered by a Higher Level Teaching Assitant (HTLA).  The number of pupils accessing this provision on a regular basis is in excess of 40.

The number of pupils accessing  the provision in 2015/2016 is:

Occupational Therapy:  112
Speech and Language Therapy: 91
Physiotherapy: 14
Nurture: 40

Planned intervention for 2016-2017 will be broadly in line with this year's provision.

Mr. R. Macdonald
Head Teacher

Pupil Premium 2014/2015 

The Pupil Premium 2014/2015 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

In line with the agreed reporting systems, I am writing to notify all interested parties as to how the school has spent the funding the school received for the Pupil Premium in the school year 2014-15.  

The total funding received for Pupil Premium for this period was £65,790.

We are advising you that, as in similar years, our Pupil Premium has been used to support the provision of Therapy Services which can be accessed by all pupils with an identified need.

The School has used some additional funding to establish a Support Teaching Assistant for Children Looked After.

The funding ensures a range of activities including Speech and Language provision, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, additional teaching assistant time as well as specialist support for key issues (keeping safe, bereavement support, stranger danger).

The current spend in the above areas exceeds £300,000 per year and all of the Pupil Premium is utilised.  

During the period 2014-15 the following numbers of pupils were able to access Speech & Language, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nurture provision.

Speech & Language            170  Pupils accessing
Physiotherapy                        65  Pupils accessing
Occupational Therapy          73  Pupils accessing
Nurture                                   60  Pupils accessing

It is the School's intention to look at a similar support level through the 2015-16 funding, as well as additional areas being considered that again support pupil development.

Ross Macdonald
Head Teacher
For Meadow High School

Pupil Premium 2013/2014 

The Pupil Premium 2013/2014 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

In line with the agreed reporting systems, I am writing to notify all interested parties as to how the school has spent the funding the school received for the Pupil Premium in the school year 2012-13.  The total funding received for this period was £56,000.

During this same period the school was in receipt of £37,777 to provide therapy services for the school (same as 2011-12 and 2012-13).   Every child at Meadow High School has a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs’ and, as a result, have a range of needs beyond the standard education requirement.

During the period 2013-14 the following numbers of pupils were able to access Speech & Language, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nurture provision.

Speech & Language         TBA  Pupils on register
Physiotherapy                   TBA  Pupils on register
Occupational Therapy     TBA  Pupils on register
Nurture                              TBA  Pupils supported

The total cost of staffing the Therapy Services for the school for the period 2013-14 was actually £207,509 (less the £37,777 from the Local Authority).  These services provide essential support to allow our children to access learning.   Our children cannot access learning in the standard way.

The School already provides individual learning programmes for the children.  The funding received was utilised to continue the necessary additional staff costs and, in view of the school, was money extremely well spent and directed to help raise achievement and support our learners.

The School has now trained all staff in "The Alert Programme for Self Regulation" - How Does Your Engine Run?"

It is the School's intention to look at a similar support level through the 2014-15 funding, as well as additional areas being considered that again support pupil development.

Ross Macdonald
Head Teacher
For Meadow High School

Pupil Premium 2012/2013 

The Pupil Premium 2012/2013 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

In line with the agreed reporting systems, I am writing to notify all interested parties as to how the school has spent the funding the school received for the Pupil Premium in the school year 2012-13.  The total funding received for this period was £50,090.

During this same period the school was in receipt of £37,777 to provide therapy services for the school (same as 2010-11 and 2011-12).   Every child at Meadow High School has a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs’ and, as a result, have a range of needs beyond the standard education requirement.

During the period 2012-13 the following numbers of pupils were able to access Speech & Language, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nurture provision.

Speech & Language         140   Pupils on register
Physiotherapy                     36   Pupils on register
Occupational Therapy     112   Pupils on register
Nurture                                45   Pupils supported

The total cost of staffing the Therapy Services for the school for the period 2012-13 was actually £207,509 (less the £37,777 from the Local Authority).  These services provide essential support to allow our children to access learning.   Our children cannot access learning in the standard way.

The school already provides individual learning programmes for the children.  The funding received was utilised to continue the necessary additional staff costs and, in view of the school, was money extremely well spent and directed to help raise achievement and support our learners.

The School sent seven staff on a two-day pilot of "The Alert Programme for Self Regulation" - How Does Your Engine Run?"

It is the schools intention to look at a similar support level through the 2013-14 funding, as well as additional areas being considered that again support pupil development.

Ross Macdonald
Headteacher
For Meadow High School

Pupil Premium 2011/2012 

The Pupil Premium 2011/2012 - How The Money Was Spent

Dear Reader,

In line with the agreed reporting systems, I am writing to notify all interested parties as to how the school has spent the funding the school received for the Pupil Premium in the school year 2011-12.  The total funding received for this period was £17,524.

During this same period the school was in receipt of £37,777 to provide therapy services for the school.  Every child at Meadow High School has a ‘Statement of Special Educational Needs’ and, as a result, have a range of needs beyond the standard education requirement.

During the period 2011-12 the following numbers of pupils were able to access Speech & Language, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Nurture provision.

Speech & Language         149 Pupils on register
Physiotherapy                     36 Pupils on register
Occupational Therapy        30 Pupils on register
Nurture                                 45 Pupils supported

The total cost of staffing the Therapy services for the school for the period 2011-12 was actually £158,169 (less the £37,777 from the Local Authority).  These services provide essential support to allow our children to access learning.

The school also spent £25,000 on equipping a ‘Sensory Integration’ room to support pupils with a range of sensory needs.

The funding received was utilised to continue the necessary additional staff costs and, in the view of the school, was money extremely well spent and directed to help raise achievement and support our learners.

It is the school's intention to look at a similar support level through the 2012-13 funding, as well as additional areas being considered that again support pupil development.

Ross Macdonald
Headteacher
For Meadow High School