North West London Independent School (NWLIS) 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.
The school has provided opportunities for pupils to take part in programmes like WAC Arts. Groups worked collaboratively to create films, taking on the various roles of a film crew. Everything on these short films has been conceived, produced and recorded by NWLIS pupils.
Roles included: Producer, Director, Cameraman (director or photography), Sound Recorder, 1st Assistant Director, Lighting Technician (Gaffer), Writer and Editor.
Pupils were able to learn new skills and implement them independently using these new abilities to facilitate their wonderful creative vision.
For the financial year running from April 2015 to March 2016, North West London Independent School was allocated £1,700 for two LAC pupils – the following report details how this has been spent:
|Pupil 1||Pet Therapy
|£150||To support P1 in managing level of anxieties, trust issues and behaviour. This also complements other therapies P1 is accessing via the school environment|
|Pupil 1||Laptop/Ipad||£300||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||TBC||To support P1’s emotional wellbeing, behaviour, trust issues and expressive communication|
|Pupil 2||Age appropriate Reading||£30 per set||To improve P2’s vocabulary|
|Pupil 2||Scholastic English Skills||£5.39 per book £143.76 total||Improving and embedding P2’s understanding of grammar and literacy skills|
|Pupil 2||Ipad||£300||To support learning across the curriculum eg, literacy and handwriting skills|
|Pupil 2||Software update||Overall cost per term £100||To support literacy skills and independent study skills|
P1 & P2 also took part in the WAC Arts project.
Pupil Premium information for the financial year 2017 to 2018 will be published in January 2019.