Turney School Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium is allocated to effectively apply additional support to impact on pupil progress.

The Pupil Premium funding is allocated to schools with pupils ranging from Reception and Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals, anytime in the last six years and who are looked after or adopted.

Turney students have an Autistic Spectrum Condition and associated learning disabilities. Most of our pupils are non-verbal and have significant speech, language and communication needs.

At Turney School we use the Pupil Premium to work in a multi-disciplinary approach with other professionals to support pupils’ individual needs.

We measure the impact of Pupil Premium strategies through progress assessment and multi-disciplinary interventions such as SCERTS, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

2017 to 2018 Objectives:

To narrow the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those pupils from low-income families (based on Free School Meal ‘Ever 6’ entitlement), those who are looked after or adopted.

To provide additional support to identified students resulting in students being able to: 

  • Improve levels of attainment
  • Develop independent learning and living skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • For 2017 to 2018 the Pupil Premium Grant was £122,235.

    Objectives and Expenditure:

    Improve levels of attainment

    1. To improve access to the curriculum through a meaningful learning environment, which supports students sensory and learning needs:

  • Occupational Therapy £24,132
  • Speech and Language Therapy £22,938
  • Educational Psychologist £7,500
  • Sensory and Occupational Therapy Resources £9,000
  • Positive Play Resources £400
  • 2. To develop independent learning and living skills through a life skills curriculum across the school, students working and participating in the local community and students developing independent working through strategies such as TEACCH, PECS, attention autism and Intensive Interaction.

  • Extending HLTA Inclusion Team £32,000
  • Swimming £1,014
  • Breakfast club and functional life skills £9,360
  • Shopping, living and working in the community £5,526
  • Wheels for well being £7,800
  • 3. To deliver training and support to staff and specialist intervention for pupils to ensure all pupils are able to use effective communication systems.

  • Autism Specific Professional Development and Training £11,310