Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2016 – 2017

For the academic year 2016 -2017 the school received £101,930 in pupil premium grant.

There were 88 pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant, which equates to 50.8 % of pupils in the eligible age group (52 primary pupils and 34 secondary). Two pupils were Looked After Children.

We recognise that disadvantage has an impact on the progress made by pupils in Grange School, however the impact of their autism and any learning difficulties have an often equal or greater impact on their outcomes. This means that interventions, which will have an impact on pupils’ outcomes, can be very individual.

The school has spent the grant in a number of ways to raise achievement. This has been whole school projects, interventions and resources for targeted pupils.

Additional Staffing to target individuals and small groups cost £23,010.

This included teacher led interventions 2 days a week. Pupils assessed for reading using the Benchmark Kit and reading resources provided to enhance reading skills and the enjoyment of books. Teacher organised World Book Day events and invited local librarians to visit classes to tell/read stories. Year 11 target group were supported to work towards Entry level qualifications in English, Mathematics, Science, PSHE & ICT. All of the 8 pupils achieved Entry level qualifications and have successfully transitioned to Manchester or Stockport Colleges. Teacher led food technology interventions where food technology equipment purchased has allowed the pupils to develop independence and cooking skills. Targeted pupils were supported to establish enterprise projects where they cooked food to sell to staff. Some pupils gained accreditation in AQA unit awards. Year 11 pupils have been supported to prepare lunch for visitors who attend the Grange Network Meetings. This opportunity has allowed the pupils to develop catering skills and consider this an option at mainstream college. The pupils also organised the catering for the Careers Convention hosted at Grange School on 28th September 2016. The teacher Co-ordinates pupil premium interventions, liaises with staff, tracks pupil premium requests and records evidence of the impact. Gheftar Jan-Ahmed

Teacher led Outdoor Education 1 day a week across the whole school. The teacher is a qualified canoe, archery and mountain bike coach. As well as introducing new activities to the children, such as archery and canoeing, the aim was to enable staff to grow in confidence, by taking classes to some local country parks, so that staff will in the future feel confident to take groups to these locations independently. The impact has been staff recognising the safe locations in the wider community and the response that children have in these places. Targeting pupils to participate in outdoor expeditions and overnight stays at Ghyll Head and Buxworth Basin. Some pupils in KS4 achieved Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards.

Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy 2 days a week = £16,150 – delivering music therapy interventions to targeted individuals and small groups. Individual therapy focuses on developing communication and group therapy focuses on social communication. Successfully establishing the Grange School choir and performing at the Winter Fair and at the local Age Concern Centre.

Occupational Therapy 1 day a week = £10,260Occupational Therapy input for individuals, assessment, intervention and training for staff. Whole school advice on environment, physical space and playground. Planning of the refurbishment of the engine room. Class level support for teachers about sensory diets to encourage pupils to become work ready. Individual intervention for pupils for whom sensory processing is a significant barrier and they need help with personal care.


The balance was used on a mixture of whole school projects like the installation of the outdoor gym equipment and then delegated to key stage for more specific projects with pupils within the keystages.

To support the development of social communication and interaction, physical development to aid proprioceptive and vestibular needs, a variety of sensory resources recommended by the Occupational Therapist have been purchased. These resources also support oral motor, proprioception linking to toileting. These resources are required for the pupils sensory diet. They will enhance ‘getting ready’ to learn. The resources provide part of sensory integration when moving from activity to activity.

Speech & Language Therapy recommended resources have been purchased, role play kits have enabled receptive and expressive vocabulary development around important health and wellbeing related topics: illness, feelings, hospital rooms and equipment, occupations. The sets have also enabled role play of situations children are facing or to explore events in their own family through play and narrative. The sets have also been used to target requesting and choosing skills and sentence building activities using visual supports. The overall impact has been vocabulary acquisition, increase in narrative skills through play sessions. Rachel Samuels Support for Learning Lead


Playground Gym Equipment £15,270

Outdoor Gym equipment has supported promotion and engagement with a healthy life style and physical exercise. In addition, it has improved engagement over lunch and break times therefore reducing incidents.


Short Break to Wales £755

Targeted pupils for whom staying away from home was a new experience enjoyed a short break in Wales. Funding was used to cover the cost of using a caravan at Presthaven Sands in Wales and passes for onsite activities such as swimming, kayaking, climbing wall, arts and craft. The pupils had opportunities to develop life skills, cook breakfast and shopping.


Not all the money was spent by the key stages within the financial year 2016-17 and £29,453 was rolled forward (which allowed under the regulations) to 2017/18.


Gheftar Jan-Ahmed Pupil Premium Co-Ordinator




Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016

For the academic year 2015 – 2016 the school received £95,540 in pupil premium grant.

There were 81 pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant, which equates to 56.25% of pupils in the eligible age groups. 2 pupils were Looked After Children.

The school have spent their pupil premium grant in a number of ways to raise achievement for the entitled pupils. This has been divided between projects and interventions which have targeted groups of pupils, and interventions and resources to target individual pupils.


Additional staffing to deliver targeted sessions to individuals and small groups               £51,611

This included 2 days per week to deliver additional interventions around individual pupils’ targets (mainly in reading), 1 day per week to deliver outdoor education sessions to groups to improve engagement, and work on social as well as academic skills. It also includes 1 day per week of input from a music therapist, delivering individual and group therapy, as well as targeted maths and music tuition from a visiting tutor.

Outdoor gym equipment                                                                                                             £4829

Outdoor gym equipment has been installed in 2 areas of the school playground. This will enable pupils’ sensory needs to be better met, and therefore aid engagement and outcomes for pupils.

Redevelopment of the sensory room                                                                                       £18,582

A new sensory room – enhanced learning environment – has been installed. This has provided a flexible environment in which to work on individual communication and SCERTS based targets, both with the support for learning team and the classroom based staff.

Individually targeted activities, resources and interventions for individuals and small groups  £20.518

Classroom teachers have requested funding for resources and activities to meet the needs of individual pupils, in line with their targets. These have included funding for additional literacy and numeracy books and software, funding for educational visits and holidays, funding for food technology ingredients used in achieving a unit award, resources for the support for learning team, and funding for D of E awards amongst other things. All requests need to outline the intended outcomes and then the impact of the funding is evaluated.






Pupil Premium 2016 / 2017

Proposed spending

We recognise that disadvantage has an impact on the progress made by pupils in Grange school, however the impact of their autism and any learning difficulties have an often equal or greater impact on their outcomes. This means that interventions which will have an impact on pupils’ outcomes can be very individual.


During the year 2016 / 17 we plan to continue to use the pupil premium grant to continue to fund a teacher for 2 days per week to deliver individual and small group interventions across the school, and to fund a teacher for one day per week to deliver outdoor education sessions to pupils in key stages 2 to 4.

Work on communication and sensory integration is key for many of our pupils, and therefore we intend to continue to fund music therapy, and to increase the provision to 2 days per week. We also intend to increase our occupational therapist input to our support for learning team, and will fund one day per week through pupil premium.

Some funding will be used to promote reading and encourage pupils to read more in class by providing enhanced resources.

The remaining funding will be delegated to the individual key stages to be used for resources and activities which support the eligible pupils to achieve their outcomes. It will still need to be requested and approved in the same way, so that the impact of the funding can be assessed.



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