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Kingsweston School

Pupil Premium

The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. 

This grant, which is additional to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers, by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

At Kingsweston School we support all our pupils.  We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required. 

The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

 Pupil Premium Strategy 

Kingsweston School is a special school for students with complex and severe learning needs, the vast majority of students have a diagnosis of autism. All of our students have education, health care plans (EHCP) and due to the complexity of their needs it is not possible to identify the degree to which their achievement is affected by social background. Barriers to learning are primarily developmental with a strong emphasis placed upon empowering students to acquire communication, cognition, physical/sensory, social and emotional skills to ensure effective curriculum access.

Our strategy focus is to improve outcomes: ensure we have quality teaching; remove barriers to learning through curriculum/behavioural support; provide early intervention, therapies and multi-agency support so all students are ready to learn. We want students to develop skills they can use at school, home and within the wider community.

We want to ensure students feel engaged in learning and safe and secure at Kingsweston School and to make positive relationships.  As a school we strive to ensure young people feel supported in their mental health and well-being. Pupil Premium funding continues to ensure students make expected levels of progress, in line with their peers.

Our strategy is integral to the wider school development plan and supports areas of need to enhance student outcomes and school performance.

Our strategy will be driven by the needs and strengths of each young person, based on formal and informal assessments, not assumptions or labels. This will help us to ensure that we offer the relevant skills and experience required for adulthood.

kingsweston completed pupil premium statement 2022 23 website version.pdf