Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2018/19

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium funding is given to pupils for a number of reasons. Pupils in Years 7-11 are eligible if:

  • They have been in receipt of free school meals during the last six years
  • They who have been adopted or are looked after by the Local Authority
  • Their parents are serving in the Armed Forces

At Talbot this applies to 51% of our pupils and the total pupil premium funding for September 2018 – August 2019 is £51,425

How does Talbot use Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is used to close any gaps in attainment between pupils in receipt of pupil premium and others. The overall levels of progress of Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium students during 2017-18 are shown below.

Pupil premium Key Stage 3

  Better than expected Expected Less than expected
Reading 50% (17 students) 50% (17 students) 0
Writing 21% (7 students) 65% (22 students) 14% (5 students)
Number 32% (11 students) 62% (21 students) 6% (2 students)

Non pupil premium Key stage 3

  Better than expected Expected Less than expected
Reading 21% (5 students) 58% (14 students) 21% (5 students)
Writing 29% (7 students) 54% (13 students) 17% (4 students)
Number 42% (10 students) 50% (12 students) 8% (2 students)

Pupil premium Key Stage 4

  Better than expected Expected Less than expected
Reading 67% (12 students) 33% (6 students) 0
Writing 56% 10 students) 39% (7 students) 5% (1 student)
Number 50% (9 students) 28% (5 students) 22% (4 students)

Non pupil premium Key Stage 4

  Better than expected Expected Less than expected
Reading 54% (13 students) 42% (10 students) 4% (1 student)
Writing 54% (13 students) 42% (10 students) 4% (1 students)
Number 50% (12 students) 42% (10 students) 8% (2 students)

At Talbot pupil premium is used to promote learning so that pupils can participate fully in the curriculum and in enrichment activities.

A key area for students’ development in Talbot is in communication. Pupil Premium is used to ensure that communication strategies are embedded and implemented throughout school in order that pupils can maximize their communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. This includes using a range of communication strategies including Makaton, PECS and where appropriate communication technology and aids.

We also use Pupil Premium to offer enrichment and extra-curricular activities which promote self-confidence, independence skills and physical and mental well-being. These include access to sport, outdoor activities and participation in performing arts. This year we are also expanding the outdoor curriculum to include an outdoor classroom and further development of the horticulture curriculum.

Our Pupil Premium for 2018/19 will be spent as follows:

HLTA for communication To support the development of communication skills so that all students have effective means of communication and can express their views verbally and non-verbally £29,000
Communication aids To support the communication of individual students £1,200
Outdoor learning To develop self-confidence, an appreciation of the outdoors and a feeling of well-being. To help students to develop increased self-control, self-management and to reduce stress and anxiety £5,000
Specialist maths resources and interventions including Numicon To promote engagement in maths and to accelerate progress £1,225
Transport To enable all pupils to experience an enriched curriculum through participation in offsite learning opportunities £9,000
Lunch time clubs including drama, dance, boccia, basketball and construction club To provide enrichment activities which improve students’ health and well-being, and develop social and cooperative skills £3,000
Shakespeare for Schools Festival To develop self-confidence, team work and communication skills and to enable students and their families to experience the richness of Shakespeare and the opportunity to perform in the theatre £3,000
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