Pupil Premium Report
Pupil Premium Expenditure Report 2016-2017
All the pupils at The Cedar School have a range of complex physical, health or learning difficulties. We aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and safe learning environment which enables every child to fulfil their potential. We aim to create an outstanding learning community where learners achieve through a total multi-professional team commitment to each individual child.
What is Pupil Premium?
The Government has allocated an additional amount of money to the main school budget to maximise the achievement and help the school narrow the attainment gap between children from disadvantaged situations and more affluent backgrounds. This includes children who are looked after and children in forces families and children entitled to free school meals.
Schools are obliged to report annually on how they spend the money and what impact the funding and school intervention has on pupil progress.
Pupil Premium at The Cedar School
Through tracking pupil progress termly, we monitor children who are at risk of not making their expected progress. This leads us to plan and provide support, through the Pupil Premium budget (as appropriate) so that children can meet their true potential.
We assess children using Progression Guidance criteria and levels, which measures attainment and assists with benchmarking progress for Special School pupils, nationally.
We also take careful account of the greater, holistic needs of the child through ‘one to one support’ strategies and working and regular meetings with parents and carers.
The school believes it is very important to meet the individual needs of every child through day to day teaching by all staff working within the class team and in the wider aspects of school life.
Small classes of up to eight children with high staffing ratios of one teacher and three (and occasionally 4) special school assistants, enable targeted and focused support to be given to every child.
The academic and personal/social progress of all children is a result of quality teaching, high levels of support and SEND provision matched to a child’s specific need.
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