Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs
On this page we publish details about our Pupil Premium allocation, how we spend it, and the impact we measure.We will publish more information about the extra support we can provide for children with Special Educational Needs in due course. In the mean time, please contact the school if you have any questions.
Gifted & Talented
We will publish more information about the extra support we can provide for Gifted & Talented children in due course. In the mean time, please contact the school if you have any questions.
- You can download our Pupil Premium Strategy 2016/17
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, funding which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.
Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. 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. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families.
New measures have been included in the performance tables that capture the achievement of those deprived pupils covered by the Pupil Premium. From September 2012, schools were also required to publish online information about how the Premium has been used.
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been ‘looked after’ continuously for more than six months.
A Service Premium is also awarded to children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.
From September 2012, the Government also decided that eligibility for Pupil Premium would be extended to pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last 6 years. As a result, there has been a massive increase in the Pupil Premium awarded to schools during the 2012-13 academic year.
At Lickey End First School, we are committed to providing opportunities for all our pupils (including those funded through Pupil Premium) to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially.
How much is the Pupil Premium worth?
How much does the school receive in total?
How do we use the additional funding?
- Introduced Toe by Toe spelling recovery programme.
- Purchased Numicon maths resources and training for staff.
- Added to phonics teaching resources.
- Increased Speech and Language provision.
- We provided 1:1 or small group support for the pupil to eliminate risk of under-achievement in Literacy and Numeracy.
- We funded drama tuition.
- We provided opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs at no charge.
- Pupil Premium subsidised or paid in full towards the participation of the pupil in school visits, to increase self-esteem and confidence.
- We provided additional curricular experiences, designed to increase the pupil’s independence and confidence.
What was the impact?
- Increased Motivation.
- Self-esteem boost.
- Parents reporting greater enthusiasm over homework.
- More positive participation in maths lessons.
- Progress for identified children at age-related expectation.
- Spellings and reading improvement for identified children.