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Mapledown School

Mapledown School

Pupil ​​​​​​​premium


Pupil Premium Subject Leader Form 

The school will receive £18,700 for the year 2018-19 although this figure may be adjusted (upwards) later in the year. These funds are to be targeted at pupils who receive Free School Meals with an emphasis on improving outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy. Our data analysis of pupil outcomes over the years shows that our pupils on FSM do slightly better than others in the school. This is pretty much the opposite of what is expected nationally and points to other factors (ie complex learning disabilities) as the principle barriers to learning at Mapledown. This has been the picture at Mapledown ever since we were asked to prepare plans and evaluate the impact of our annual Pupil Premium spend. Nevertheless, we have drawn up plans to focus and deploy staff, increase staff training and resource purchasing so that we boost outcomes for pupils and demonstrate clears lines of accountability for this spend.

School Improvement Priorities 

  • Employ a Family Support Worker to provide advice to individual families. (£5k)

  • Purchase release time and training for key members of staff so that we can support pupils use of Sensory Integration, PECS, Makaton, Intensive Interaction and SCERTS. (£7k)

  • To run support workshops for parents throughout the year which will provide knowledge and skills to parents that complements the work of the school and supports learning (£5k)

  • Various resources to support learning in Literacy & Numeracy. e.g. Books, Equipment, Software (£2k)


Lead: Steve Carroll with Suzi Ainsworth (Maths Subject Leader), Eula Lock & Sue Hart (English & Literacy Subject Leader) and David Aarons (e-Learning Subject Leader)