East London Independent School (ELIS) has used Pupil Premium spending to improve the outcomes of eligible pupils. Over the last year it has been used flexibly to suit the nature of the school as a provision for pupils with SEMH and ASC.
Apart from two LAC pupils (stated below), there is currently no specific funding for any others as the Local Authorities have informed us this is included in our contracted fees.
For academic year 2015/16 the majority of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium at our school is significantly above the national average. Overall, there is no significant difference between the attainment, behaviour and attendance of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium and those who do not receive this funding. There is a small gap between the attainments of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium for Reading and those without. Due to the comparable needs of both groups it is inevitable that many of the Pupil Premium initiatives will be beneficial at a whole school level.
For the financial year running from April 2015 to April 2016, East London Independent School was allocated £3,800 for two LAC pupils – the following report details how this has been spent:
|Pupil 1||Horse Riding
|£780||To support P1 in managing level of anxieties, trust issues and emotional self-regulation. This also complements other therapies P1 is accessing via the school environment|
|Pupil 1||Laptop/Ipad||£520||To support literacy and numeracy, increase P1’s ability to become an independent reader and assist P1 in reporting and research skills|
|Pupil 1||Dance Therapy||£600||To support P1’s emotional wellbeing, behaviour, trust issues and expressive communication|
|Pupil 2||Age appropriate Reading materials||£30 per set||To improve P2’s reading skills love of books|
|Pupil 2||Laptop/Ipad||£520||To support literacy and numeracy, increase P1’s ability to become an independent reader and assist P1 in reporting and research skills|
|Pupil 2||Software update||Overall cost per term £100||To support literacy skills and independent study skills|
|Pupil 2||Social and team building activities – Football Academy||£530||To support development of social skills, build stronger relationships with adults outside of school and build a healthy relationship with exercise|
|Pupil 2||Social and team building activities – Mountain Biking||£720||To support development of social skills and build stronger relationships with adults in school|