Pupil Premium 2020/21

Introduction

The Pupil Premium 2020-2021 priorities are part of a 2 year strategy to ensure the best support is in place for maximising progress for the most vulnerable learners in addition to our core provision. As a school, we have responsibility to use this funding to ‘narrow the gap’ for this specific cohort of learners.

Our Challenge Partners Peer Review confirmed our monitoring and impact measures. Our Ofsted Inspection in May 2017 confirmed our on-going commitment to ensuring all learners are progressing with challenging targets. Both external evaluations confirmed that learners who are eligible for Pupil Premium are not underachieving in comparison with their peers. This is due to our commitment to personalised learning around the holistic needs of the individual.

Which gap are we narrowing?

Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre wants to ensure the gap being narrowed is supporting learners in meeting the aspirational aims identified in the Education Health and Care Plans/Statement for each learner.

The aspirational goals are identified in each learners ‘Personal Learning Intention Map’ and are working towards narrowing gaps in the areas of:

  • Personal Development and Behaviour
  • Independence Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Movement and Mobility
  • Social Interaction

The Pupil Premium Funding will be used in different ways for different cohorts of learners depending on the individual priorities that have been identified. This is to build on the impact from the previous academic year.

What are we investing in for narrowing this gap?

  • Increased specialist support staff for specific classes with a high % of pupils who qualify for pupil premium funding. This will be targeted to classroom-based interventions, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, additional visits to the leisure centre and additional community-based learning.
  • Targeted support for parental engagement where the priorities will lead to a narrowing of gap through specific training and focused support.
  • Additional resources and specialist therapy sessions to support the development of communication, cognition, independence and life skills..
  • Work with partnership organisation such as The@rical and RADiate.

Monitoring progress:

  1. Throughout the term through the Leadership Mentor monitoring & evaluation process
  2. Through the Pupil Progress and Wellbeing (PWB) Committee through data analysis and case studies, included within Terms of Reference.
  3. Through the Finance, Personnel, and Premises Committee on financial regulations and meeting strategic plan.
  4. Through External Evaluation and Peer Evaluation (e.g. Challenge Partners Review)
  5. All pupils in 2019-20 met their Pupil Premium targets. Transition matrices and case studies pre-covid-19 and post covid-19 lockdown tracked their progress. Provision and Wellbeing Committee (March 2020 and October 2020) have assessed the data analysis and critically analysed case studies to confirm that all pupils met their targets. 
ClassTotal PupilsTotal fundingPupil premium intervention
Alan Turing  4 out of 8 pupils£3,820Switch and click on boxes purchased for home – aiding communication and access to home equipment.  Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility. 
Anne Frank  4 out of 7 pupils£3,820The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus.
Blossom  6 out of 9 pupils£8,070RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources including books, and early reading resources.  
Bluebell  5 out of 8 pupils£6,725RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.  PECs training for families
Buttercup  3 out of 7 pupils£4,035Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility.  Switch and click on boxes purchased for home – aiding communication and access to home equipment.
Daffodil2 out of 9 pupils£2,690RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. PECS training for families.
David Attenborough  2 out of 5 pupils£1,910The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team.
David Weir  1 out of 7 pupils£955Switch and click on boxes purchased for home – aiding communication and access to home equipment.  The Musicians Company focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility. 
Ellie Simmonds  4 out of 9 pupils£3,820The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus  
Frida Kahlo  5 out of 8 pupils£4,775RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.  
Greta Thunberg  7 out of 11 pupils£6,685The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources. Residential trip to Arundel.  
Iris  1 out of 9 pupils£1,345  Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school.  Technology purchased to support with home learning.
Jasmine  8 out of 9 pupils£10,760The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus.
Lily  8 out of 9 Pupils£10,760The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources, including the use of technology.  PECs training for families.
Lotus  4 out of 8 Pupils£5,380Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility.  Switch and click on boxes purchased for home – aiding communication and access to home equipment.  
Mahatma Gandhi  0 out of 10 Pupils0
Malala Yousafzai  7 out of 11 Pupils£6,685The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.  
Marcus Rashford  0 out of 7 Pupils0
Martin Luther King  0 out of 8 Pupils0
Maya Angelou  6 out of 8 Pupils£5,730Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Specific training provided for families.
Michelle Obama  7 out of 11 Pupils£9,465
(2 LAC learners)
The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.
Orchid  2 out of 9 Pupils£2,690Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus. Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility.          
Poppy  3 out of 9 Pupils£5,035
(1 LAC learner)
Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources  
Primrose  5 out of 9 Pupils£6,725RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources including books, and early reading resources.  
Rosa Parks  0 out of 12 Pupils  
Snap Dragon  5 out of 8 Pupils£7,725
(1 LAC learner)
The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.  
Snowdrop  1 out of 8 Pupils£1,345Switch and click on boxes purchased for home – aiding communication and access to home equipment.  Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility. 
Tim Peake  4 out of 9 Pupils£3,820The@rical drama initiative with Specialist SEN Theatre Company focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team.    
Tulip  6 out of 9 Pupils£8,070Specialist immersive workshops focused on communication, cognition, movement, mobility. Additional adult support across targeted areas of timetable for personal development, cognition, communication skills focus. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources
Violet  6 out of 8 Pupils£7,680RADiate drama initiative with Royal Academy of Drama focused on communication skills, personal development, and behaviour. Targeted support through Family Inclusion Team. Targeted communication and emergent literacy with personalised home-school resources.  
Total £140,520