Riverwalk School

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Information 2018/2019

The school receives a number of grants to support the pupils placed at Riverwalk to achieve their outcomes identified within their EHCP’s. Some of these grants are pupil specific such as the Looked After Children’s Grant, whilst others such as Sports Premium are to develop provision within the school.

The school receives a number of grants to support the pupils placed at Riverwalk to achieve their outcomes identified within their EHCP’s. Some of these grants are pupil specific such as the Looked After Children’s Grant, whilst others such as Sports Premium are to develop provision within the school.

At Riverwalk all of the pupils have SEND and an EHCP which clearly identifies their needs and the outcomes that they are expected to achieve with clearly described provision to do so.  These plans are not expected to be exhaustive, and as a school we look to diversify the breadth of experiences that impact upon pupil engagement in learning.  Pupils follow a developmental approach to curriculum provision, which are divided into Engagement, Partnership and Team Pathways. These are more fully described within the Curriculum page.  All pupils are assessed against the developmental levels within each pathway, and outcomes are recorded within the school IT system and each child’s Learning Journey provided the evidence base for the record of progress.

Strategy Pupil Premium Sports Premium Catch- up Funding
To increase pupil engagement in a wide range of motivating learning activities Music Therapy for whole classes to enhance staff’s ability to engage pupils within the Engagement Pathway

Sensory Integration Therapist to work with every class on a rotational to identify daily activities to support pupil engagement.

Training for staff to understand and implement sensory integration programmes.

Drama and art groups supported by specialist teachers to increase communication and interaction experiences for pupils working within Team Pathway

The Sports Premium Grant is being used to support the Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils on the main school site to now include the transition process from the Sexton’s Manor Site.  Through the familiar activities and staff consistency the pupils learn to be within a larger setting, and engage with a wider range of pupils. The development of Communication Cafe and resources to ensure every child is able to read and recognise the meaning of symbol communication as a pre-reading and writing skill.  Students at Key Stage 3 and 4 supporting Communication Café as part of numeracy skills in every day life.
To increase physical development in core strength and balance For the Engagement Pathway Curriculum the Sports Coaches have become part of the Rebound Therapy provision.  This is essential to providing the opportunity for the most profoundly handicapped pupils to engage in a physical activity without their wheelchair, and requires a very high level of staffing.  The Sports Coaches are qualified to undertake Rebound Therapy to support this very specialised area of physical activity.

The Sports Premium Grant is  also used to support the Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils on the main school site to now include the transition process from the Sexton’s Manor Site.  Through the familiar activities and staff consistency the pupils learn to be within a larger setting, and engage with a wider range of pupils.  Pupils benefited from activities planned and delivered by the Sports Coaches to develop their balance and coordination, alongside the important skills of listening and following routines and instructions.  These sessions are fully supported by the school staff to ensure that there is not only an increase of provision within the sessions, but also to upskill staff in understanding the follow up activities to undertake throughout the week to impact upon physical development.

Details of Income Details of Expenditure
Total Received for February to August 2019 £28.247.92 Total Expenditure for February to August 2019 £28,247.92
PPG 2018/19 Q4 £10,068.75 Speech and Language Therapy (Two Can Talk) £5,900.00
PPG 2019/20 Q1 £10,907.50 Play Therapy (Hilary Whitwell) £630
DFE Year End Adjustment Accrual PPG July & August Q2 £7,271.67 Dancing Lessons (Dancing Stars) £840
Drumming Lessons (Joel Kurta) £330
Teacher Trainer (MP) £5,470.30
Hydro Pool Therapy (Hillside School) £2,511.25
Communication Café Supplies (Sainsburys) £413.36
Shop Panel Set (HERTS stores) £332.53
Swimming Pool (Barrow School £3,775.00
Suffolk Music Therapy £4,667
Communication Café Staff costs £3,378.48
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