The Pupil Premium funding for the 2018-2019 academic year will be spent on a range of targeted areas to ‘close the gap’ between the Pupil Premium students and the Non-Pupil Premium students in the school. More than the allocated funding will be spent on staffing, training and specific support as research has found that to improve the attainment of ALL pupils (including the most disadvantaged) the quality of teaching needs to be high.
The school has previously developed and implemented a custom Provision Mapping System. This is used to identify any additional support/intervention that is being allocated to individual students and at what specific costs.
The pupils at Park School are referred to the academy because they are too unwell to access mainstream education. Barriers to accessing education and making good progress for these pupils are;
- Inability to leave the home
- Vulnerable with low self-esteem and low resiliency
- Struggling to maintain relationships with peers
- Requiring a small and nurturing setting with high levels of pastoral support
- Lack of parental engagement
- Involvement with social care
- Low aspirations
- Anxiety and poor mental health
- It must be noted that this is not an exhaustive list.
The links below outlines the pupil premium expenditure for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 and planned spend for the 2018/19 academic year, which will be reviewed at each local governing body meeting.