Pupil Premium

"The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers."

Below are details of how we spent our Pupil Premium funding and also the impact it had.

2021-2022

Overall aim

All of our pupils are important to us whether they are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding or not. Both our quantitative and qualitative data over time shows that irrespective of disability, ethnicity, sex or deprivation, all of our children make at least expected progress because we have very high aspirations and set challenging targets for all.

We strive to take advantage of every opportunity to broaden our curriculum, to enrich our approaches, to celebrate our talents, to nurture and set our children on the right pathways for future learning. We want our children to have skills for life, to learn how to learn, to develop their own voice, and to use their own voice. We want them to become confident contributors to society, to be valued, respected and accepted, to be listened to and understood. Therefore, we have carefully considered how best to use our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that we create an appropriate learning environment and increase our pupils’ achievement, ensure that our children are healthy, fit and ‘well rounded’ individuals in all areas of their development including their mental health. We want to ensure that the latest technologies and evidence based approaches are employed to enable our pupils to access the curriculum and express themselves, ensure our pupils have the confidence and necessary skills to engage socially in a range of contexts and ensure that we raise our children’s aspirations and show them the world we live in through residential and out of school experiences.

Likewise, we are consciously working with our staff and parents to ensure we have the most skilled workforce through CPD and parental workshops and support.

 

The school has been allocated Pupil Premium funding according to how many learners have Free School Meals including Ever 6, or the children of service personnel.  The income for 2021-2022 up to April is £160000. 

 

Total pupils who attract Pupil Premium: 131 – 56%

Pupils who are looked after or previously looked after by the Local Authority have an individual Pupil Premium Plus Plan.

 

All pupils at Evergreen have an Education Health and Care Plan. Pupils have a wide range of barriers to their learning including moderate, severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, communication and interaction difficulties, Autism Spectrum Conditions, behavioural difficulties and physical difficulties.

 

The plan will be reviewed in April 2021 when the new pupil premium is agreed.

Rationale:

  • Data shows that the intervention program provided in previous years continues to be very successful, with all PP pupils who accessed it making good progress and a significant number making accelerated progress across a range of personalised interventions. The Intervention Tutor has made a substantial impact on those PP pupils who have accessed her activities and she will continued to be funded through the Pupil Premium grant.
  • PP Pupils at Evergreen continue to respond exceptionally well to the use of IT and assistive technology, in particular iPads.  Further training is needed to enable staff to provide PP pupils with the most up to date and appropriate applications to support their communication, reading and writing skills. PP pupils at Evergreen have a range of significant motor difficulties which impact on their handwriting skills. Data interrogation and anecdotal evidence support that PP children do not attain as highly in this area. Therefore, we plan to develop the provision of alternative methods for PP pupils to record their work and share their ideas with others. In order to do this, we will need to train staff and purchase more equipment and software.
  • Due to Covid-19, school are providing our PP pupils with appropriate and engaging learning opportunities for home learning.  Our PP pupils engage most positively with computer-based learning.  Therefore, we have decided to purchase a personal iPad and case for all our PP pupils that can be taken home if school needs to close or when a pupil needs to self-isolate.  A Government grant is available for ‘catch up’ funding for PP pupils but we have also used some of the PP to top up the grant available.  
  • From information gathered from parent/carers and staff at annual reviews and other meetings a high proportion of our PP pupils have difficulty with their concentration, managing their feelings and emotions and developing confidence. Social skills and developing independence are also areas where PP pupils need extra support and these areas are important for improving longer term outcomes for our PP children. We are, therefore, planning to ensure that our PP children are provided with a range of opportunities and activities designed to promote their mental health and wellbeing, social skills and independence. We will continue to run Listening Matters and Lego Experience and will train new staff to be able to deliver the Connecting with Children program.
  • Physical development is an essential area for our PP pupils because of the impact their SEND has on their fine and gross motor skills. Many of our PP pupils also have sensory processing difficulties which impact on their emotional regulation and ability to engage with the curriculum. A high proportion of our PP pupils therefore require planned opportunities to develop physical skills and regulate themselves through sensory diets.  OPAL continues to have a positive impact for our PP pupils and we have decided to continue to use some of the Pupil Premium funding to provide resources in these areas and develop the outside areas further.
  • There continues to be increasing numbers of PP pupils with ASC within school. More than half of our PP pupils have an ASC diagnosis. Every class in school has PP pupils with ASC and there are 10 classes within the Specialist ASC provision. To ensure consistency of approach and that our PP pupils are getting the best provision possible we were successful in gaining Whole School accreditation with the National Autistic Society. We will therefore use some of our Pupil Premium to continue to fund the program as well as any CPD, resources and activities needed.  
  • A high number of PP pupils have sensory processing difficulties and require planned sensory diets. Some PP pupils who have had Adverse Childhood Experience or experienced trauma also benefit from sensory regulation activities. In order to provide interventions that are safe and relevant this requires assessment from an OT and therefore we will use our PP money to fund an OT from Future Steps who will assess, plan and review programs for the pupils who require input.

 

Measuring the impact.

  • Impact will be measured using a range of evidence including analysis of data both quantitative and qualitative, observations and learning walks, questionnaires (pupil, staff and parents), at annual review meetings of EHCP’s, through analysis of progress towards targets on EHCP’s / EFL, reduction of behaviour incidents and feedback from all stakeholders. Impact will be reviewed and monitored by the SLT and MLT as well as through termly governor meetings.

Key Area for Action

Action to  taken

Resources

Cost

Proposed Impact of spending

To provide 1:1 and small group intervention to identified PP pupils who show gaps in their learning (identified through scrutiny of progress towards targets and through personal learning team meetings.)

 

 

·         Personal Learning Team Leaders to identify PP pupils in liaison with class teachers

·         Equalities Co-ordinator to liaise with Intervention Tutor to discuss individual and group programmes which would benefit individual or groups of PP learners

·         Programmes and groups to be organised

·         New room to be identified

·         Individual/group sessions to be carried out by Intervention Tutor

·         PP pupil achievement to be recorded using EFL and personal learning outcomes.

  • Impact of intervention to be scrutinised at the end of the year
  • Co-ordinator time to liaise with class teachers
  • Time for TA to meet with staff to produce programmes of work
  • Full time TA to carry out intervention programmes and record achievement
  • Time for co-ordinator/class teachers to evaluate the impact of intervention on pupil achievement

Costs of staffing (1 full time LSA): £28,669

 

 

Cost of additional resources:

£1500

 

Total: £30,169

 

·         Improved outcomes for individual PP learners in a variety of areas specific to individual gaps in learning

·         Improved outcomes for individual PP learner’s in the area of social communication and interaction

·         Extending PP pupils’ vocabulary

·         Improved expressive and receptive communication

·         Improved access to learning and curriculum.

·         Improved emotional regulation

Impact measured through

Intervention data

Professional discussion

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent / Carer feedback

To provide computer based learning programmes to improve PP pupil engagement in CLL / English lessons across school. 

 

To provide home learning opportunities to PP pupils in CLL / English. 

  • Licence for continued use throughout the school

 

  • Subscription costs

Total Cost:  £4,500

  • Improved outcomes in CLL
  • Improved engagement in CLL
  • Increase independent learning
  • Improve home learning engagement

Impact measured through

Monitoring

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent / Carer feedback

 

To provide online training to staff to implement personalised reading pathways for PP pupils. 

 

  • Identified staff to attend relevant online training

Supporting pupils with phonic/decoding and reading comprehension difficulties

  • Training in Magic Spelling
  • Cost of Training
  • Cost of supply cover

 

Cost of training: £1000

Cost of supply cover: £600

 

 

Total: £1600

 

  • Improved PP pupil achievement and progress in reading, writing and spelling
  • All PP pupils on a relevant reading pathway

Impact measured through

Monitoring

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent / Carer feedback

 

To continue to develop and embed alternative approaches to writing for those PP pupils who are unable to blend sounds to spell or those with handwriting difficulties.

 

  • Clicker 8 program on all ipads

 

  • Cost of Clicker 8 subscription

 

£2100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total £2100

  • Improved PP pupil achievement and progress across the curriculum specifically in writing
  • Improved engagement in lessons
  • Increase independent learning
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence

Impact measured through

Monitoring

Progress Data

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.  

Parent / Carer feedback

 

To continue to provide additional practice in Mathematics, through the use of RM EasiMaths for PP pupils. 

 

To provide home learning opportunities for PP pupils in maths. 

  • Subscribe to RM (licence fee)
  • RM Easimaths
  • Cost of subscription

Cost of subscription:

£420

Total Cost: £420

  • Improved PP pupil achievement, positive  engagement in practical maths and improved independent learning skills

Impact measured through

Progress Data

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.

 

To develop problem solving and reasoning skills through a mastery approach for PP pupils. 

 

To provide home learning opportunities for PP pupils in maths based problem solving and reasoning. 

  • White Rose Maths

 

 

 

  • STEM Club
  • STEM Week
  • STEM workshop during Science Fair
  • Cost resources
  • White Rose Maths CPD

 

·         Cost resources

 

£2000

£972

 

 

£1000

 

 

Total cost:

£3972

  • Enriched curriculum
  • Promotes subject specific talents
  • Raised self esteem
  • Creates opportunities to fulfil child led aspirations
  • Improved PP pupil achievement and progress across the curriculum. (shown through EFL / Work monitoring)
  • Improved PP pupil achievement in problem solving and reasoning
  • Improved PP pupil engagement
  • Improved self-esteem

Impact measured through

Monitoring

Progress data

Engagement levels

EHC plan outcomes

Observations.

Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.  

Parent / Carer feedback

To continue to provide support and enable access to learning across the school using ICT for PP pupils. 

 

To provide home learning opportunities for PP pupils in a range of subject areas. 

  • Renew software licence for continued use of Espresso and Coding and Busy Things throughout the school
  • Purple Mash
  • Personal iPads for PP pupils

 

 

  • Subscription costs

 

 

 

 

 

·         IT equipment

Cost of Espresso subscription £1107

Busy Things subscription

£2520

£15,000

 

Total cost: £18,627

  • All PP pupils able to use Espresso and Busy Things to continue to have access to support learning across the curriculum
  • Increased access and engagement with the curriculum
  • Appropriate home learning opportunities for PP pupils

Impact measured through

Monitoring

Progress data

Engagement in learning

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent / Carer feedback. 

 

PP pupils will have their sensory needs assessed and addressed.

PP pupils who have experienced trauma or ACE’s will have their emotional and sensory needs assessed and met

  • Secure school based Occupational Therapist
  • Future Staps SLA

£16000

  • Pupils are regulated and ready to engage in their learning.

Impact measured through

Plan Do Review

Observations

EHCP reviews

Parental feedback.

Professional meetings

To provide physical interventions for PP Pupils

  • PE Technician
  • MATP physical interventions are provided to PP pupils.
  • Heart Program for PP pupils with high BMI

 

  • Tutor costs

Total cost

19000

  • Improved physical wellbeing and skills.
  • Improved understanding of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle
  • Intervention PP pupils ready to engage in their learning

Impact measured through

Wellbeing Scale

EHC plan outcomes

Emotional regulation observations.

Lesson Observations /Learning walks.

Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent / Carer feedback

 

To provide music sessions to all PP pupils. 

  • Quality music sessions delivered by Jo James from the Durham Music Service
  • Charanga online music resources
  • Music Teacher cost

 

 

·         Subscription

£2841

 

 

 

£195

 

Total Cost £3036

  • Improved social, emotional and mental health
  • Improved engagement in music lessons
  • PP pupil talents identified
  • Raised self-esteem and confidence for PP pupils

Impact measured through

EHC plan outcomes

Observations by staff Learning walks

Pupil / Staff feedback

 

To provide Listening Matters to identified PP pupils, enhancing play equipment for use during the sessions. 

  • HLTA to provide Listening Matters sessions to identified PP pupils
  • 10 weekly sessions

 

  • Cost of HLTA 3 days per week
  • Cost of new resources
  • TA Supply Cover 2 days weekly

Cost of HLTA:

£19500

 

£1000

£3000

 

 

Total cost:

£23,500

 

  • Improved social and emotional wellbeing of identified PP children

Impact measured through

Pupil voice

S&D questionnaire

Parent/carer feedback

 

To provide a residential for PP children in Year 6 – this is dependent on Covid-19 guidance. 

  • Subsidised residential for PP pupils
  • Cost of residential for pupils who attract Pupil Premium in Year 6

Total cost:

 £3000

  • Raised confidence & self esteem
  • Opportunities to practise social and communication skills in real life situations
  • Increased independence

Impact measured through

Observation

EFL

Pupil / staff feedback

Parent / Carer feedback

Feedback from Residential provider staff

To ensure consistency of approach and quality provision for PP pupils with ASC. 

·         Whole school Accreditation program

 

 

  • Program licence

 

£2560

 

Total Cost

£2560

  • PP pupils with an appropriate learning environment and evidence based approaches
  • Staff skilled in teaching PP pupils with ASC
  • Increased engagement in learning and curriculum
  • PP pupils’ deficits and barriers to learning addressed to enable progress

Impact measured through

Feedback from accreditation Progress data

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

 

To continue to develop the outdoor areas to provide enhanced provision for outdoor play and learning for PP pupils.

 

To develop the Forest Schools approach to enrich the outdoor learning opportunities for PP pupils. 

  • Loose parts for OPAL
  • Further develop outdoor Science Garden and Forest school areas

 

·         Termly equipment exchange

 

·         Plants and equipment

 

OPAL - £1000

 

 

Science Garden – £2000

 

Forest Schools - £2000

 

Total cost: £5000

 

 

  • Enhanced outdoor experiences for all pupils
  • Improved opportunities to enhance physical skills
  • Improves social skills.
  • Improved engagement in learning across the curriculum
  • Enhanced PE/outdoor education curriculum

Impact measured through

Progress data

EHC plan outcomes

EFL

Pupil / Staff feedback

Parent / Carer feedback

 

To provide curriculum enrichment through the provision of “Wow!” days in every curriculum subject area.   

  • “Wow!” days to be identified and discussed with all staff
  • DHT to lead and co-ordinate
  • Cost of resources

£3000

 

Total cost: £3000

  • Enriched curriculum
  • Embed British Values and Children’s Rights
  • Celebration of learning and increased confidence and self- esteem.

Impact measured through

Progress data

Engagement levels

EFL

EHC plan outcomes

Observations

Pupil / Staff feedback.

Parent /carer feedback

 

 

 

 

Total planned expenditure:

£136484

£30000 contingency

 

 

 

CATCH-UP PREMIUM SPENDING  (Covid 19 Catchup)

Evergreen 

Amount of allocation for 2020/21 academic year:  

£43,000 

Barriers: from discussions with parents during welfare calls many of them said they were finding it difficult to engage their children in home schooling activities. 

The learning characteristics of the vast majority of our children lead to them requiring hands on, engaging and practical learning activities. 

A highly personalised approach to supporting pupils learning is necessary to ensure learning takes place not only at school but also at home. 

Actions: 

Desired Outcome: 

Cost: 

Baseline data: 

1 to 1 iPad

Every child will have their own iPad personalised to their specific needs

Training for staff:

·         Using iPads to support learning in the classroom

·         Using EFL for supporting remote learning

·         Apple Classroom  is a powerful app for iPad and Mac that helps you guide learning,
share work, and manage student devices. It supports both shared and one-to-one environments. You can launch a specific app, website, or textbook page on any iPad in the class, share documents between teacher and students, or share student work on a TV, monitor, or projector using Apple TV. You can even see which apps students are working in, mute student devices, assign a specific shared iPad for each student, 
 and reset a student’s password. And when class ends, you can see a summary of your students’ activities.

Using teaching and learning apps for class teaching e.g.

The use of iPads by pupils on a 1:1 basis has the potential to:

provide opportunities to enhance pupils’ overall learning experience;

give access to learning anywhere, anytime – both in classrooms and at home;

narrow the digital divide between pupils;

encourage pupils to become more independent in their learning;

personalise learning to suit individual pupils and provide opportunities to create and share work activities.

Impact

More parents and pupils are now engaging in remote learning: Parents and pupils are now able to access EFL online where they can engage with learning activities/videos that have been personally planned and made by their class teacher. More pupils/parents are now engaging with remote learning through EFL and uploading evidence to the portal from home (see data). Pupils are able to access relevant and appropriate apps that have been installed to promote engagement in home learning rather than paper-based tasks.

Parental engagement with remote learning has increased due being able to access online videos – supporting them to support their child at home.

Update Sep 21

Communication apps have enables pupils to develop their communication skills.

Writing apps have improved fine motor skills. Learners who are unable to handwrite are using Clicker 7 for writing composition.

Learners are enthusiastic about using ipads in lessons. Enhanced engagement.

Learners are developing ICT skills – finding required programs and inputting their password independently.

Ipads have increased attention and concentration for learners and they are gaining confidence in completing tasks.

Consolidation of Maths skills – more accurate counting.

Apps for VI children supported awareness of movement in relation to mark making.

Supporting independent learning

Researching topics and reading themselves.

 

£46000 

Ipads 

Cases 

Charging units 

Licenses 

April 2020 20% teachers sharing personalised learning activities via EFL April 2020 34% parents/carers with activated EFL accounts. 39-111 parent logins

 

Update

4th Jan-8th Feb 95% teachers sharing personalised learning activities via EFL 93% parents with activated accounts Parent logins range 275-423 per day 795 pieces of evidence were added by parents

Update May 2021

The ipads have now all been delivered and the IT Technician has been setting them up for individual children and has created an app hub to enable staff to personalise each iPad for their pupils. Teachers have provided a plan of how they will implement the iPads into teaching and learning within their classes. Several classes have been allocated their pupils’ iPads and are beginning to use teach the children how to use them in supporting their learning.

Update Sep 21

All pupils now have their own personalised iPad with relevant apps relating to their needs and levels of development. Teachers are using them to support whole class, small group and individual teaching. They have been asked to review their use with their children and evaluate the impact they are having. Parents and carers continue to access and support their child’s learning through EFL

 

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