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Pupil Premium

St Rose’s School in the financial year 2015/2016 received £1,320 as part of the Pupil Premium. The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between looked after children (LAC) and children eligible for free school meals (FSM), and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the students who need it most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable.  Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit.  However, we are accountable as to how the funding has been used to support students and low income families.

This is the first year of Pupil Premium funding at St Rose’s School. We have identified one student eligible for free school meals and through discussion with class teachers, students, parents and other educational and health professionals have created a bespoke package of support based on educational need.  Concentrating on literacy and numeracy, progress data is analysed to identify areas for development and teaching strategies determined to ensure progress. Additional speech and language input from a therapist has been put in place.  Teaching strategies, overseen by the class teacher, are delivered in one to one sessions or small group sessions.  In addition, teaching is enhanced by the use of ipads, and literacy and numeracy resources to engage and assist students in their understanding of concepts and skills.  Pupil Premium funding has therefore been used to:

  • Fund a communication aid PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display)
  • Fund a microphone and amplifier for student to help with his communication.
  • Fund a course for numeracy/literacy to improve teaching and the acquisition of further numeracy/literacy resources.

The results for our student are shown in the table below:-

End of KS2 2014-15 Result Target 2015-16 Result 2015-16
Maths 7.0 7.6 8.2   Upper quartile progress
English 8.2 8.8 8.8

Focussed interventions for our Pupil Premium student are now in place.  Our aim is for Pupil Premium students to make outstanding progress.

In 2016-17 Pupil Premium will be used to support our pupils through the following interventions:

  • Sensory Integration training for staff to support students to be ready to learn
  • Sensory Integration equipment to support students to be ready to learn
  • Resources to support students e.g. sensory ICT switches, bespoke equipment
  • Tray to support student with learning activities(see above)
  • Literacy/numeracy interventions e.g. Time for teachers to observe numeracy/literacy in other settings and support students more effectively.
  • Music therapy
  • VI advice and support

Sport Premium

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  The government has spent over £450 million on this funding over the three academic years 2013- 2014, 2014- 2015 and 2015-2016.

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage participation by removing barriers and offering opportunities to pupils to experience a range of sporting activities.

Our rationale for the spending of the funding is:

  • all children should benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • all children are given the opportunity to experience a variety of sports
  • all children are given the opportunity to flourish by removing barriers to participation
  • the children are given the best available coaching and tuition
  • a nominated member of staff should co-ordinate sporting activities to ensure continuity and a consistently good quality provision


In the academic year of September 2015 to August 2016 we received £1,000

We spent our funding as follows:

  • Continuing to support the salary of a nominated member of staff to co-ordinate sporting activities
  • Organising after-school clubs eg Boccia, Rebound
  • Supporting transport to sporting events
  • Equipment for use in our pool
  • The opportunities for pupils to participate in sports increased and this encouraged lifelong healthy living and physical activity.
  • Our pupils played Boccia alongside other young people with special needs and this fostered positive relationships.
  • Communication and physical mobility was addressed through rebound sessions.
  • Pupil’s gained enjoyment and increased their skills through additional equipment in the pool.
  • Pupils were supported to travel to sports events and gained from participation in physical activity and the development of confidence and self-esteem.


In the academic year of September 2016 to August 2017 we expect to receive £1,000

We intend to spend our funding as follows:

  • Supporting the salary of a nominated member of staff to co-ordinate sporting activities
  • Organising after-school clubs and introducing new ones eg yoga, Zumba
  • Purchasing equipment for our outdoor play area
  • Contributing to the purchase of an outdoor accessible swing






St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.




A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.



When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.