Pupil Premium

COVID Funding

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Pupil Premium Plus Statement 2020/21

In the year 2020-2021 Spring Hill High School received Pupil Premium Plus for one pupil who is looked after and in the care of Birmingham Children’s Trust.  The money is held by the Virtual School Head and released to school on completion of setting appropriate personalised targets through individual PEP meetings.  There were no funds in the Autumn 2020 term nor in the Summer 2021 term.  The amount of £1,500 was paid for this pupil in the Spring term (this was unused funds provided to a previous school and virtual school transferred this funding to Spring Hill High School when this pupil commenced at Spring Hill.)  

 

For the majority of students at Spring Hill High School there are significant barriers to learning and achievement. These barriers are communicating their own feelings and emotions and expressing strong feelings appropriately. Another barrier is their social competence and therefore the acceptance of others. 

Spring Hill High School is using Pupil Premium Plus to raise achievement and to break down these barriers to learning with a high focus on targeting student’s emotional wellbeing and social interactions. 

 

The pupils who received Pupil Premium Plus, including those pupils who had funds carried over from the previous academic year, have benefited from: 

 

  1. Bespoke social and emotional wellbeing and positive behaviour support, Dare2Dream Foundation.
  2. Music Therapy intervention to support (50% funded by Spring Hill High School)
  3. Alternative curriculum, Roots to Fruit, Horticulture
  4. Purchase of sensory items, e.g. peanut ball, garden swing, yoga mat and body sock.

 

Financial Year 

2020-2021

Amount of Pupil Premium Plus Funding allocated for the academic year 2020-20201

£1,500

Pupil Premium Plus funds carried over from the academic year 2019-2020

£680.11

Pupil Premium Plus carried forward to the academic year 2020-2021

£0

Number of pupils eligible for PP+

1 pupil

 

Intervention

Description 

Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact 

Dare2Dream

‘Improvement in Attitude for Learning’

Specialist 1:1 mentoring support of half day weekly sessions throughout the 6 week summer holidays.  

Dare2Dream will set aims and provide an impact report upon completion. 

* Initially reluctant to engage. 

* Began talking about education and the future.  

* Respectful to mentor and  built up a positive working rapport.

* Verbalised wants to achieve in Maths and English as realises these are key factors in being able to successfully gain an apprenticeship in his chosen field. 

* Self-identified that struggles to focus, looked at strategies to assist with this identified solutions to increase motivation. 

* Open about his past and articulated doesn’t want that to be his future. 

Music Therapy

1:1 direct Music Therapy to develop students

Regular feedback from Therapist and regular reports written.

 

Impact report from Therapist

 

Monitoring of EHC outcomes (ILP)

 

Termly meetings as an MDT team

Students enjoy music-making with the therapist. 

Developing reciprocal communication and respect. Students value the sessions and often do not recognise they are in a therapy session. 

 

Individual reports available

Roots to Fruit (RtoF)

Alternative education facility and accredited training, providing horticultural activities so that students find purposeful activities that will improve health, well being and economic prospects.

Regular updates from Jonathon at Roots to Fruit.

Direct reports back from staff at SHHS who have been supporting our students.

Students achieving a horticultural qualification. 

Building resilience and a sense of self-worth. 

Developed the desire to learn and gain qualifications in horticulture.

The student who attends RtoF has completed all of his work to achieve Level 1 Award Countryside Skills. Which follows his career aspirations. RtoF reported that the student has demonstrated a lot of progress this last year both vocationally and in his behaviour and attitude.

Sensory items

Purchase of sensory items for the sites as per OT recommendation. . 

Feedback from SHHS staff on use. 

Feedback from Music Therapist. 

Meeting the sensory needs of our CiC and helping them to regulate their behaviour.

Involving the student in the choice of items allows the students the freedom of choice. 

 

** The date of the next Pupil Premium statement will be available in September 2022. 

 

 

Previous Academic Year (2019/20)

In the year 2019-2020 Spring Hill High School received Pupil Premium Plus for three pupils who are/were looked after and are in the care of Birmingham Children’s Trust.  The money is held by the Virtual School Head and released to school on completion of setting appropriate personalised targets through individual PEP meetings.  The summer term funds were not paid and will be carried forward to the academic year 2020-2021 due to Covid. These funds are expected in the Autumn term 2020. 

 

Financial Year 

2019-2020

Amount of Pupil Premium Plus Funding allocated for the academic year 2019-2020

£2,800.00, no summer payment due to Covid. 

Pupil Premium Plus funds carried over from the academic year 2018-2019

£1237.30

Pupil Premium Plus carried forward to the academic year 2020-2021

£680.11

Number of pupils eligible for PP+

3 pupils 

 

For the majority of students at Spring Hill High School there are significant barriers to learning and achievement. These barriers are communicating their own feelings and emotions and expressing strong feelings appropriately. Another barrier is their social competence and therefore the acceptance of others. 

Spring Hill High School is using Pupil Premium Plus to raise achievement and to break down these barriers to learning with a high focus on targeting student’s emotional wellbeing and social interactions. 

 
Intervention Description  Monitoring and Evaluation Impact 
Music Therapy 1:1 direct Music Therapy to develop students

Regular feedback from Therapist and regular reports written.

Impact report from Therapist

Monitoring of EHC outcomes (ILP)

Students enjoy music making with the therapist. 

Developing reciprocal communication and respect. Students value the sessions and often do not recognise they are in a therapy session. 

Individual reports are available

Roots to Fruit

Alternative education facility and accredited training, providing horticultural activities so that students find purposeful activities that will improve health, well being and economic prospects.

Regular updates from Jonathon at Roots to Fruit.

Direct reports back from staff at SHHS who have been supporting our students.

Students achieving a horticultural qualification.

Building resilience and a sense of self-worth.

Developed the desire to learn and gain qualifications in horticulture.

Sensory items

Purchase of sensory items for all school sites.

Develop a sensory box that staff can sign in and out.

Signing in / out sheet to monitor usage - are students aware of the box?

Feedback from SHHS staff on use. 

Feedback from Music Therapist.

Meeting the sensory needs of our CiC.

Regulating their behaviour.

Allowing students freedom of choice.

Developing responsibility and independence with one of our CiC.

The pupils who received Pupil Premium Plus funding have benefited from: 

  1. Music Therapy intervention to support (50% funded by Spring Hill High School)
  2. Alternative curriculum, Roots to Fruit, Horticulture
  3. Purchase of sensory items, e.g. cuddle ball, resistance bands, yoga ball, sensory putty

 

The date of next pupil premium statement is September 2021

 

Academic Year 2019/20

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  • 'I just want to say how excellent Gareth's EHC annual review was this morning. I have been to many reviews at different schools and I must say I was really impressed with the preparation to ensure all aspects of his plan were addressed and everyone's view included. It was very child focussed and I have come away feeling confident in the school's ability to meet Gareth's needs.  The All About Me work is really valuable, this is something Children's Services in Warwick complete with Children in Care and I'm pleased to see it used in other contexts'.

     

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Our Sites

Spring Hill High school is a unique school that is split across three sites

Spring Hill High School is located approximately five miles (8 kilometres) north east of Birmingham City Centre and two miles (3 kilometres) from Sutton Coldfield.

Wood End Lane

Wood End Lane

Building confidence so that each student is prepared for transition into further learning, employment or training in the community.
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Orchard Road

Orchard Road

A  very nurturing environment that helps students to access education.
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Slade Road

Slade Road

To care, nurture and educate in a safe environment where students find it difficult to cope in groups.
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