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Hornbeam Academy

Pupil Premium 2015/16

Pupil premium grant expenditure 2015/16

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) expected
Total number of pupils on roll 236
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 79
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1,154
Total amount of PPG received £91,190


 Previous Performance of disadvantaged pupils
(pupils eligible for free school meals or in local authority care for at least six months)

   End of Key Stage  Number in Cohort  14/15 Performance  Number in Cohort  15/16 target
% of pupils making expected progress in English  1 2 100 0 N/A
2 3 100 3 100
3 6 83  7 100
4 10 90 10  90 
5 5 80 2 100
% of pupils making expected progress in English   1 2 100  0 N/A
2 3 100 3 100
6 100 7 100
4 10 60 10 90
5 5 80 2 100


Summary of PPG Spending

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • Improve Communication levels of pupils and students
  • Improve the Physical Development of pupils with physical disabilities
  • Develop colourful semantics to support literacy development
  • Unify use of objects of reference
  • Increase use of Lexia
  • Improve School attendance of the most vulnerable
  • Improve the support for vulnerable families to take an active role in person centred planning and Education Health and Care Plans.
Item/project Cost Objective
Part fund Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support one to one interventions in Literacy and Numeracy £10,000

To support pupils and students to achieve their end of KS targets by focusing on specific interventions primarily in English and Maths (including communication and problem solving).

To support the use of Lexia by disadvantaged pupils who would benefit from interventions at this level.

An additional Speech Therapist to focus on accelerating communication development £39,148 Accelerate communication skills. Develop colourful semantics and objects of reference.
Part funding of a physiotherapy assistant £10,584 Pupils will benefit from the following.
More alert and able to participate
Being in an upright position and/or being able to move about, gives a person with disabilities greater opportunities for learning
Cognitive development and independence accelerates.
Spatial awareness is improved due to better access to the environment
Barriers to learning are reduced
Access to the curriculum is improved
Additional Home School Liaison Worker £24,958 Further development of the role following the success of the intervention in 2014/15.
The family support worker will support vulnerable families to gather information from across services; ensure families are fully engaged in the Education Health and Care Plans and Person Centred Reviews; ensure the plans are more outcome focussed and family centred, having involved the family much more.
Part fund Education Welfare Officer £5,000 Support to vulnerable families to ensure children come to school as much as they can. To reduce the impact of term time holiday and remove barriers to regular attendance.
Dance/Yoga teacher £1,500 A one year action research project to explore the impact of creativity and the Arts on the engagement, progress and attainment of disadvantaged children and young people across the Academy
Total £91,190