Robson House

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium was introduced by the Government in April 2011. The funding is provided in addition to the main funding from Camden Local Authority. It is intended to help disadvantaged children to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress. All of our children receive Pupil Premium funding. The criteria for children to receive the Pupil Premium are:

  • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
  • Children who have been looked after for one day or more, are adopted or leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or a residential order

Key Principles

By following the key principles below we believe we can maximise the impact of our pupil premium spending.

  • We use research (such as the Sutton Trust Toolkit) to support us in determining the strategies that will be most effective
  • All children at Robson House benefit from the Pupil Premium funding as they are currently all eligible
  • Children’s individual needs are considered carefully so that we provide the right support for each child
  • Opportunities for curriculum enrichment are available for all children

Monitoring and Evaluation

We will ensure that:

  • A wide range of data is used, achievement data, behaviour scores, attendance figures, observations, learning walks, case studies, parent and pupil voice
  • Assessment data is collected half termly so that the impact of interventions can be monitored regularly
  • The team around each individual child attend and contribute to Interactive Factors Framework (IFF) meetings each term where progress and needs are reviewed and integrated plans and targets are drawn up
  • Regular feedback about progress is given
  • Interventions are adapted or changed if they are not working
  • Case Studies are used to evaluate the impact of interventions to develop social, emotional and behavioural skills and attendance
  • Alyson Dermody Palmer, Head of School, maintains an overview of pupil premium spending
  • A member of the Management Committee Peter Jarman has responsibility for Pupil Premium
  • In the eventuality of there being a child at Robson House who is not eligible for Pupil Premium we will explore different funding streams to maintain an inclusive approach for all the children

Reporting

When reporting about the Pupil Premium funding to Management Committee we will include:

  • Objectives for the year
  • Analysis of data
  • Use of research
  • Nature of support and allocation
    • Learning in the curriculum
    • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Issues
    • Enrichment of the curriculum
    • Family Work
  • An overview of spending
    • Total Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received
    • Total PPG spent
    • Total PPG remaining
  • A summary of the impact of PPG
    • Performance of pupils
    • Other evidence of impact
    • Case Studies (Social, Emotional and Behavioural and attendance issues)
  • Implications for Pupil Premium spending the following year

The Management Committee will consider the information provided and will ensure that there is an annual statement to the parents/carers on the school website outlining how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to help close the gap for the children attending Robson House. This task will be carried out in line with the requirements published by the Department for Education (DFE)

For more information on how we use the Pupil Premium, click the links below:

Robson House Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2013-2014

Robson House Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2014-2015

Robson House Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015-2016