Mayfield School Policy for Pupil Premium 2021- 2022 

This money is used to support the overarching mission of the school and trust which is Engage, Improve, Apply, Together.  

All of our students face a level of disadvantage in terms of their disability and will further benefit from this additional funding to close the gap in achievement and offer a range of interventions and opportunities.  

The funding is proving to be invaluable and having a positive impact on our students in a number of ways. At Mayfield School we have a total of 301 students and 60% of these students are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.  

Breakdown of Pupil Premium by Key Stage.  

Total number of pupils 301 300 Number of pupils eligible for PP 183 
Primary Total 117 109 Primary eligible PP 54 
Secondary Total 184 191 Secondary eligible PP 129 

We have received £160,315 for Pupil Premium for the year 2021-22.  

There are a number of internal barriers our children face:  

  • KS1 pupil premium pupils make significantly less progress in English and maths compared to other Key Stages 
  • KS2 & KS3 pupils require intervention support to develop communication skills and the transference of skills in measurement and statistics to support their progress towards skills required for adulthood
  • A whole school communication strategy is to be implemented across all key stages including EYFS 
  • Some of our most vulnerable pupils have social, emotional, mental health issues leading them at times to exhibit challenging behaviours and have low reliance to challenging tasks and or find that issues with relationships can affect their learning  
  • Throughout the curriculum pupils face daily challenges such as independence, social and communication difficulties which means they struggle to transition between key stage phases 
  • Due to their complex needs pupils have not always developed the age related expectations in life skills and in such areas as independence and resilience skills in comparison to their peers 

    As well as a number of external barriers: 
  • Attendance due to family circumstances and lack of expectation from home can lead to passivity in the school environment and requires more intensive work between pastoral team/individual teachers and some of the hard to engage families 
  • Families and school working in partnership using the internal and external early help strategy is crucial to addressing the individual need of each pupil including parent engagement 
  • Pupil achievement maybe limited by pupils’ experience of cultural capital outside of school and previous curriculum coverage 

     The money this year has been spent on a range of interventions. This includes:
  • Resourcing and developing the strands of the Get Real curriculum 
  • Team Teach training to allow the behavioural culture to be embedded with internal trainers to offer support and advice as well as the purchase of SLUETH to ensure robust recording of behaviour. 
  • The purchase and embedding of WeDuc to enable good communication between home and school with a aim to increase attendance and parental engagement.  
  • Open Theatre continue to provide non verbal communication projects to a range of children within the school.  
  • We buy in a Occupation Therapist for 1 day a week to work with all staff and directly with targeted students in order to improve engagement and learning. This also includes resourcing.  
  • The employment of a Pastoral team, 5 days a week, to further develop links between the home and the school in order to enhance the learning of the students alongside providing a huge range of wider support 

For a detailed breakdown of spending please see the review document below.