Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2017/18

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium funding is given to schools for pupils who have been in receipt of free school meals during the last six years.

At Talbot this applies to 52% of our pupils and the total anticipated pupil premium funding for September 2017 - August 2018 is £51,425

How does Talbot use Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is used to promote learning for all pupils, so that all can participate fully in the curriculum and in enrichment activities, and all pupils make expected or better than expected progress.

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 all pupils can maximize their communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal. This includes using a range of communication strategies including Makaton and PECS. We also use Pupil Premium to offer enrichment and extracurricular activities which promote self-confidence, independence skills and physical and mental well-being. These include access to sport, participation in performing arts. This year we are also expanding the outdoor curriculum and introducing a Forest Schools programme.

Our Pupil Premium for 2017/18 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

Forest Schools

To develop self-confidence, an appreciation of the outdoors and a feeling of well-being. To help students to develop increased self-control and reduce stress and anxiety

£5,000

Participation in the Lord Mayor’s Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award

To enable all pupils in years 7 and 8 to complete their Lord Mayor’s Award, level 1 or 2

To enable students in years 9 - 10 to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze or Silver Award. To develop self confidence, resilience and increased independence

£3,000

Transport

To enable all pupils to experience an enriched curriculum through participation in offsite learning opportunities

£9,000

Lunch time clubs including dance, boccia and basketball

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