There are a variety of barriers to learning at Park Aspire that we aim to help overcome through support from our Pupil Premium objectives. Some pupils have spent time out of education or have been isolated out of a class base in their last school setting. Other pupils have barriers that may occur due to a medical condition or diagnosis. There are also children who have unsettled home lives or have been through a form of trauma which has caused anxiety or a lack of confidence, self-esteem or self-worth.
Due to the fluctuation in the number of pupils over the academic year and pupils joining our school at different ages, with different needs and barriers to learning our overall objectives can sometimes be similar to the previous year. This is due to up to 50% of the pupils that are eligible for pupil premium funding leaving at the end of each academic year. This in turn means that the objectives are still relevant to the particular pupil premium cohort at any given time.
Our objectives are focused on raising attainment through reaching specific individualised SEMH targets. This process also involves re-engaging children with education and actually being in a classroom with other children which, in itself, can be an unsettling experience initially for some pupils.
By enhancing our curriculum we are allowing children to learn in a variety of ways. This allows pupils who may find the more formalised class-based learning opportunities to gain access to learning which will help them develop socially, emotionally and personally.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential.
Pupil premium funding is available to:
The amount of money that is made available is as follows:-
Pupil Premium 2021/2022
The total amount received in 2021/2022 was £46,000
The main objectives we focused on during this time were:-
Building Futures Together – £5,740
PGL Residential Trip – £4,627.95
Hair & Beauty – £648
Speech and Language Therapy – £12,597
Play Therapy & Creative Arts – £17,125