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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Pupil Progress at the Livity School


The Pupil Premium introduced in April 2011, is allocated to children from low-income families who are known to be currently eligible for free school meals, free school meals are updated monthly, and applies to both mainstream and non-mainstream providers and children who have been looked after by the Local Authority continuously for more than six months.

The aim of the Pupil Premium is to narrow the gap for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Pupil Premium now includes pupils in the Early Years who are in receipt of free school meals and this year’s allocation of money to The Livity School is £70,665.00.

The school has 47 pupils eligible for this funding. 

Educational Psychology £13,279.00
Occupational Therapy £4,492.00
Physiotherapy £0.00
Music Therapy and Music Provision £22,830.00
Movement Therapy £17,003.00
SALT £12,950.00
Resources £111.00


Below is a pie chart of how the money was spent.


IMPACT of Pupil Premium 2018-2019

The Pupil Premium money allocated to the school has improved the opportunities for a number of pupils.  All pupils who are entitled to the premium met or exceeded expectations across the curriculum overall, benchmarked with other similar schools.

The following are examples of the IMPACT it has had on some pupils in the school.  

Hydrotherapy - Pupil X received hydrotherapy input Summer 2017, class staff were trained to carry through the hydrotherapy programme written by the physiotherapist. The pupil has had regular access to the pool since this input; they have maintained their motor skills.

Music Therapy - Pupil X has received weekly music therapy, the music therapist reports that the pupil is animated and vocal during the sessions and that their body language and gesture indicate pleasure, and that they are attending for longer periods of time.

Resources - Pupil X has been allocated their own Big MAC switch for use throughout the school day.  They are now on occasions using it spontaneously with understanding that it gains a reaction from the adults around them.

Educational Psychology - Pupil X has exhibited challenging changes in behaviour, meetings have been held with class staff, parents, other professionals lead by our Educational Psychologist. A behaviour support plan has been written and implemented and the number of challenging incidents has decreased from a daily occurrence to weekly or bi-weekly. 

Movement Therapy - Pupil X received weekly movement therapy sessions for 6 months.  They were able to have time 1:1 to express themselves in non-verbal ways supporting their communication and interaction and social and emotional wellbeing.