Pupil Premium Strategy Statement:

Educational Diversity 2016/17

  1. Summary information

School

Educational Diversity

Academic Year

2016/17

Total PP budget

£136788

Reviewed

N/A

Total No. of Pupils

240 - 340

No. of pupils eligible

132

Next review

January 2017

 

Educational Diversity is a PRU setting and as such all our students are eligible for PP, however, for a number of reasons not all attract the funding.

  1. Current Attainment

 

Pupils eligible for PP

% achieving 5 A* - C or equivalent inc. EM (2015/16)

2%

% achieving A* – G or equivalent

24%

% achieving 5 or more qualifications

30%

% achieving at least 1 qualification

97%

% achieving 1 GCSE grade

48%

 
  1. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP)

In – school barriers (issues to be addressed such as poor literacy skills)

A.

Behaviour issues for pupils which is having a detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers.

B.

Disaffected pupils who are not successfully engaging with education which is limiting their opportunities to achieve the academic progress they are capable of.

C.

Speech, language and communication levels are extremely low which in turn reduces the academic progress.

D.

SPAG and Maths baseline assessments are low therefore reducing the possibility of achieving their potential.

External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)

E.

Attendance rates for pupils are low therefore reducing their school hours and the learning opportunities.

F.

Anti-social behaviour outside school hours means an increased risk of criminalization which has an adverse effect on attendance.

G.

Lack of parental engagement / interest in their childs education.

 
  1. Outcomes

 

Desired outcomes and how they will be measured

Success criteria

A.

A reduced number of behaviour incidents which result in time spent outside the classroom allowing for increased rates of progress.

Fewer FTEs and IFTEs recorded on SIMs. Fewer days lost.

75% reduction in FTEs and days lost.

B.

Improved level of engagement in education for identified students having a positive impact on their rates of progress.

Increased attendance (75%) and engagement leading to increase in exam entries / qualifications.

C.

SCLN identified quickly and supported effectively through a variety of resources enabling pupils to access education comfortably and show improved rates of progress.

SCLN strategies employed in classrooms across the school having a positive impact on the level of engagement and attainment of students with SCLN. 100% of identified pupils have an SCLN assessment with individual strategies in place.

D.

Increased attainment

100% of pupils leaving with a recognized qualification

E.

Increased attendance rates

Reduce the number of PAs among PP pupils. Overall attendance target improves to 75% across the school.

F.

Decrease the number of anti-social behaviour and criminal activities through a multi-agency approach to positively impact attendance.

A decrease in the number of PVPs and GIR referrals.

G.

An increase in parental engagement through EPIC and structured conversations.

A substantial increase (15%) in the number of parents taking part in the EPIC events and parental consultation days. Stronger communication links with parents/carers.

 
  1. Planned expenditure

Academic year

2016/17

  1. Quality of teaching for all

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Rationale and evidence that informs this choice

How we will ensure it is implemented

Staff Lead

Review date

A.

Reduction in behaviour incidents

Staff CPD around Behaviour Management, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Restorative Practice (RP).

We want to offer a safe and effective teaching and learning environment for all students to achieve. By upskilling the staff in these areas we can ensure that the students get the best challenge and support that we can offer. Incidents will also be dealt with quickly and effectively with the students involved.

Using in house expertise, these sessions will be delivered through the whole staff meetings and twilights.

Evaluations will be used to measure the value of the training. A learning walk will focus on the use of these methodologies.

DHT

April 2017

A.

Reduction in behaviour incidents

Mental toughness and resilience work within tutor time

Following MTQ that were completed with staff and students. The students Mental Toughness across Blackpool is a huge concern. By introducing resilience / mental toughness exercises into tutor time we can ensure that pupils mental toughness increases allowing them to develop individual coping strategies.

Tutor time is timetabled.

Mental Toughness / Resilience resources have been acquired.

Training has been delivered to key staff to disseminate.

Champions

April 2017

A.

Reduction in behaviour incidents

Rewards for above and beyond behaviour

To instill a sense of achievement and to celebrate positive behaviour choices.

 

A number of rewards offered and presented at weekly awards / options afternoons.

VIVOs system is in place across the school.

Lead Teachers

April 2017

A.

Reduction in behaviour incidents

Introduction of Behaviour Checklist OR Attitudinal Test (GL) across the school

The behaviour checklist is already in place at the Chrysalis Centre and successfully shows progress made in the ‘Soft Targets’.

GL Assessments has been purchased which includes an attitudinal test.

The Behaviour checklist is to be rolled out across Ed Diversity.

DHT

July 2017

A.

Reduction in behaviour incidents

Counsellor and Therapy dog available to identified individuals

A large number of our cohort struggle with their emotions and issues, which they either require further input or do not feel comfortable discussing with staff members close to them.

In order to support these individuals we have an in-house counsellor who they are able to talk to as and when required.  

Counsellor sessions can be booked on an ad-hoc basis for moments of crisis. Some students have regular scheduled contact with the counsellor.

HT

July 2017

E.

Increased attendance rates

Weekly safeguarding meetings

Behaviour Managers, Safeguarding Leads, PWO, YOT & School Nurse meet once a week in order to discuss the issues surrounding the students who are causing concern around attendance. This informs all agencies involved of any significant issues and problem solve in order to increase the students attendance.

Weekly safeguarding meetings are timetabled in for each centre. Lead by the Behaviour Manager in each setting.

Behaviour Managers

Jan 2017

E.

Increased attendance rates

Students actively involved in setting their own attendance targets

Increase the students understanding of the impact, even a days, absence affects their attendance. By discussing this in terms that the student can comprehend will in turn instill a sense of focus and aspiration to achieve goals set.

Tutor time is timetabled across the school in order to discuss and work through resilience / mental toughness resources and also discuss attendance individually.

Safeguard Lead in each setting to discuss attendance with the students on an individual basis.

Lead Teachers

Jan 2017

Total budgeted cost

£32788

 
  1. Targeted support

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Rationale and evidence that informs this choice

How we will ensure it is implemented

Staff Lead

Review date

B.

Improved level of engagement

Outdoor education (DofE, Masha Gordon, Waterpark)

D of E has been a successful programme for a number of our students in previous years as an extra-curricular activity. By bringing D of E and other outdoor education activities into the school curriculum we hope to broaden the knowledge and skill base of our students. This will increase self-confidence / esteem, team work and life skills which as a result help them achieve a ‘Growth Mindset’. This will then impact on the ‘can do’ attitude they have in the classroom and life in general.

D of E coordinator to spend one day a week within the Mountford Centre identifying suitable tasks for individuals and then encouraging the students to take an active part in the DofE.

 

‘Grit and Rock’ Raising aspirations in girls project being piloted within Ed Diversity.(MG)

 

Waterparks residential organized for February 2017.

D of E coordinator / AHT

Jan 2017

B.

Improved level of engagement

Bespoke curriculum packages

Not all our learners respond well to classroom activities. Providing bespoke curriculum packages that may include: Google Classroom, Army, Work Experience, Alternative provision, outdoor education and functional skills will promote a culture of individuality and future planning for some of our most hard to reach students.

Fortnightly meetings which include the VALT Coord, Mountford Lead Teacher, Work Experience / Careers Coordinator, D of E Coordinator to be held to discuss learners who may be struggling with their curriculum offer and produce an action plan for these individuals.

Mountford Lead Teacher

VALT Coordinator

Jan 2017

B.

Improved level of engagement

Trips offering wider teaching experiences

Theatre trips such as ‘Of mice and men’ enhance and expand the knowledge of texts they are studying in the classroom.

Horse Riding and BMX courses are also used to give students different perspectives on learning and to encourage learning in different environments.

To ensure that these trips are planned and included in the calendar as soon as possible in the year.

EV coordinator to assess the suitability of each trip.

Lead Teachers, EV Coordinator

April 2017

B.

Improved level of engagement

Rewards trips

To instill a sense of achievement and to celebrate positive behaviour choices.

 

To ensure that these trips are planned and included in the calendar as soon as possible in the year.

EV coordinator to assess the suitability of each trip.

Lead Teacher,  EV Coordinator

April 2017

C.

SLCN identified and supported

Speech bubble

The majority of students within Ed Diversity have some SCLN difficulties. We feel that is important to give our students the support that they need. In order for this to happen effectively we test all students for SCLN as soon as possible and identify strategies we can use to support the individuals to achieve their true potential.

Speech Therapist on hand regularly to assess and advise on strategies for individuals who are recognised as having SCLN difficulties.

 

SENCo

July 2017

C.

SLCN identified and supported

ELKLAN training for staff

We want to offer a safe and effective teaching and learning environment for all students to achieve. By upskilling the staff in this area we can ensure that the students get the best challenge and support that we can offer.

CPD for identified staff offered to complete ELKLAN course to start Jan 2017.

SENCo

July 2017

D.

Increased attainment

Focus on SPAG and Maths

Due to a number of our learners having missed education through attendance issues and FTEs from referring establishments they often arrive with below expected literacy and numeracy levels.

Through the use of GL Assessments and Climbing Frames staff will be able to identify an area of development that the pupils are in need of and will quickly be able to focus on individual needs within the classroom.

Lit & Num Leads

April 2017

Total budgeted cost

£92000

 
  1. Other approaches

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Rationale and evidence that informs this choice

How we will ensure it is implemented

Staff Lead

Review date

F.

Decrease anti-social behaviour

Multi agency approach

Strong relationships with external agencies are extremely important to build and maintain. Regular communication and updates through meetings, emails, phone calls etc. mean we can share information effectively and efficiently therefore allowing for early intervention when issues may arise for our pupils.

 

Regular MAP meetings scheduled on the calendar.

Recording and reporting systems.

DHT  

April 2017

G.

Parental engagement

Achievement for All – Structured Conversation

Communication with parents / carers is key to the progress and success of the students. By upskilling staff in the use of ‘Structured Conversations’ this should have a positive impact on communication between staff / parents and also staff / students. This will enable us to strengthen relationships with parents / carers which in turn should improve attendance to our EPIC parent groups and outcomes for our learners.

Regular Parent Consultation days are scheduled in the school calendar.

All staff received Structured Conversation training at a whole staff meeting.

AHT

July 2017

G.

Parental engagement

Website and Magazine

To encourage positivity, achievements and celebrate Ed Diversity as a community. The website and magazine will showcase the excellent work and commitment that is integral to Ed Diversities success and improve communication and engagement of parents.

The magazine is produced termly and the website is under constant monitoring and updating.

HT / BGore

July 2017

Total budgeted cost

£12000

 
  1. Review of expenditure

Academic year

2015/16

  1. Quality of teaching for all

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact

Lessons learned

Cost

Improved attainment

Booster sessions for KS4 students

(FS & GCSE)

To target pupils who have the greatest gap to national data. To increase the percentage of pupils achieving the higher levels in English and Maths.

Increased number of students being entered for qualifications and improved results, particularly in Maths.

72000

Improved attainment

1:1 tuition and support (inc. Counselling)for KS2/3/4 and CLA

To target pupils who have the greatest gap to national data. To increase the percentage of pupils achieving the higher levels in English and Maths.

Increased number of students being entered for qualifications and improved results, particularly in Maths.

80781

 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. Targeted support

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact

Lessons learned

Cost

SCLN identified and supported

Speech Bubble

Improved communication, engagement and access to learning, increase in confidence

More time is needed due to the significant numbers of learners within Ed Diversity without prior SCLN diagnoses.

33000

Improved attendance / attainment

Provision of uniform / PE kit / transport

To raise the self-esteem of pupils and confidence thus impacting upon attendance and attainment.

 

1000

Improved attainment

Additional Ed Psychology hours

An increased number of assessments and interventions in place to aid with differentiation and personalized learning. To ensure that a young persons primary need is addressed, as opposed to their presenting needs.

 

6750

Self-Regulation

Chill out rooms set up at Pegasus

To ensure the emotional well-being of KS2 and KS3 pupils by providing a safe, calming space for them to regulate their own behaviour.

 

3000

 
  1. Other approaches

Desired Outcome

Chosen action / approach

Estimated impact

Lessons learned

Cost

Improved level of engagement

D of E award

To improve confidence, team work, self-esteem and life skills.

Rather than use this as an extra-curricular tool, Ed Diversity needs to embed Outdoor Ed into the curriculum.

8000

Improved attendance

Enrichment activities

(Cooking, music, photography, equine)

To support improved attendance and engagement and emotional well-being.

 

2000

Improved level of engagement

Waterpark

To ensure all pupils have access to visits that will enrich their curriculum and remove potential cost barrier. Build self-confidence / esteem.

 

8000

 

Glossary

PA

Persistent  Attendance

MTQ

Mental Toughness Questionnaire

SCLN

Speech Communication Language Needs

EPIC

Engaging Parents in Chrysalis

FS

Functional Skills

CLA

Children Looked After

MAP

Multi Agency Planning

SPAG

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

EV

Educational Visits

VALT

Virtual & Alternative provision

PWO

Pupil Welfare Officer

YOT

Youth Offending Team

FTE

Fixed Term Exclusion

 
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01253 476660
Address
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Email
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