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Forest Park School is a very special place which provides for children aged 2-19 with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties. The school is based on two sites, one mile apart. We have a team of dedicated, talented and skilled professionals who provide a child centered approach which is flexible and responsive to individual needs. We promote a happy, supportive and positive learning environment.

Pupil Premium Strategy and Expenditure

Forest Park School Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18

 

At Forest Park School we use our pupil premium allocation in a variety of ways to support the individuals maximise their learning and improve their outcomes.

 

For the academic year 2017 -18 our total current allocation is £51,455

 

All of the pupils at Forest Park have special educational needs, with varying levels of complexity, so we use our allocation to help the individual pupils by potentially buying them resources to improve their outcomes, offering them experiences that they might not get otherwise, bringing in specialists to support in a particular way and constantly seeking improvements to their educational experience, sometimes in small ways but with big impact.

We measure the impact of the expenditure through regular review of pupil data and questioning by our link Governor. The pupils are observed using the equipment and participating in activities and these are recorded through photographs and teacher comments in pupil learning journeys.

 

Reviews take place termly.

FOREST PARK SCHOOL Pupil Premium Expenditure 2015 – 2016

 

FSM

Service

Year 7

AFC

CLA

Number

24

4

3

3

6

Budget

£37,675

£900

£1,500

£1,900

£10,300

Interventions

  • Additional LSA support for example, for behaviour support at key times such as on settling into school as a new pupil or at times of transition or as additional support for specific activities such as hydrotherapy where 2:1 staffing may be required
  • 1:1 tuition to develop reading and spelling skills development
  • Equipment for use as rewards for positive behaviour management strategies to decrease number of behavioural outbursts and improve attendance
  • Funding for school trips including the school residential to enrich social experiences and develop social skills and appropriate behaviour
  • Purchases of additional resources for developing literacy and numeracy skills and independence skills
  • Purchase of switch boxes and cause and effect equipment
  • Purchase of sensory integration equipment and PE equipment for motor skills sessions
  • CLA pupil premium may be spent in conjunction with DSG money according to individual needs at any given time and monitored with that. This is so larger purchases, such as personal equipment can be purchased as needs change over time

Impact

  • 10% of children exceeded expected progress, 76% made expected progress; therefore 1:1 tuition and the new resources had a positive impact.
  • The % of Child Looked After making expected or above expected rates of progress is 86%
  • All 7 pupils who received Year 7 catch up funding and all pupils receiving post LAC funding made expected rates of progress using CASPA data.
  • For one pupil whose behaviour had been a concern there has been a massive decrease in the number of aggressive incidents; this has been due to additional ELSA sessions and individualised rewards provided for his behaviour programme.
  • For children in care, 86% made expected or above expected rates of progress.
  • Attendance: Children in care is 92.5%   FSM is 92.8%   Service children is 92.3%   
  • The average for the whole school for 2015 – 2016 is 92%
  • The school residential was a huge success and all pupils whose places were paid for by pupil premium had a great time. Confidence grew and all coped really well with the new experiences they tried.

 

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