Allocation: £122, 582

Total Planned Spend: £122,734

Please see each identified need and what interventions have been made to impact them below.

1.) Improve the Teaching and Learning of Speaking and Listening and Spoken Language for all and especially Children in Care

Intervention: Speech and Language Therapy Provision

Spent: £15,000 towards the cost of a Speech and Language Therapist

Planned Action and Expected Impact: SALT department to work with teaching staff to plan and deliver personalised programmes of intervention to raise attainment in Communication/ Speaking and Listening.

Impact (completed August 2021):

The outstanding provision delivered by our SaLT team continues to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence following the Balance System Scheme for Schools for our work as a whole school in supporting the Speech, Language and Communication needs of our pupils.
Pupils in receipt of PPG outperformed others for those who achieved their Term 5 Communication Provision Plan target.
Pupils in receipt of PPG outperformed all other vulnerable groups and those not in receipt of PPG in speaking and listening from the Term 6 data.

2.) Close any identified individual or group gaps in attainment in English and Maths across the Academy

Intervention: Enhance Leadership of English, Maths and Personal, Social & Physical Development (PSPD) across the Academy

Spent: £15,000 towards costs

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Personalised intervention programmes set by English, Maths and Personal, Social & Physical Development Leaders and led by intervention TAs and class teams will address any individual gaps where progress is not as good as expected. English, Maths and Personal, Social & Physical Development Leaders to train and support staff to identify and better meet need, and close gaps as they arise

Impact (completed August 2021):

Highly skilled subject leadership capacity increased which ensured outcomes remained positive for pupils, given the challenging circumstances.

Pupils in receipt of PPG outperformed others for those who achieved their Term 5 Cognition and Learning Provision Plan target.

3.) Pupils not always able to most effectively access their learning due to identified physical needs

Intervention: Employment of a school-employed OT/Physio assistant to work as the interface between the NHS Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy services. To work directly with pupils with identified needs in class and ensure all programmes are carried out effectively and pupils have access to the prescribed equipment they require

Spent: £18,000 towards costs

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Identified pupils will be better supported with their additional physical needs, so better able to access their learning and make good progress. Attendance for some pupils may also improve as a result of health needs being better met

Impact (completed August 2021):

Complex physical needs are very well met at Milestone Academy. This resource supports many pupils with PMLD and others to access their learning, both the taught and the co-curriculum, and be comfortable throughout the day. Pupils with PMLD performed better than others for those achieving their Term 5 Physical provision plan target and Term 6 Progress 7 progress. Support was provided during ‘lockdown’ regarding wheelchair services and equipment needs for pupils not able to access school.

4.) Sensory Occupational Therapy needs will be better identified and addressed to reduce negative impact on Teaching and Learning and Pupil Achievement

Intervention: Employ a consultant Sensory Occupational Therapist to support with identification, interventions and staff training

Spent: £6800 for Sensory trained OT consultancy

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Personal sensory needs will no longer impact negatively on learning. All identified individuals to meet or exceed end of year targets

Impact (completed August 2021):

This resource is used to train staff, assess pupils and deliver programmes and some direct work. Most pupils supported have ASD. Pupils with ASD performed as well as and in some areas better than others across all subjects and provision plan targets.

5.) Any identified gaps arising in-year as a result of pupil tracking

Intervention: Local budget identified for immediate costs towards closing any in-year gaps as they arise

Spent: £3656

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Local costs for resources required for any interventions as required

Impact (completed August 2021):

This budget was spent on purchasing resources for high needs sensory learners as well as cross curriculum resources to support maths, English and PSPD which were also incorporated into other subjects to generalise and consolidate learning.

6.) Opportunities for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium to access high quality cross-curricular residential school journeys to develop independence, personal and social skills

Intervention: Part-fund costs for pupils in receipt of pupil premium for residential school journeys

Spent: £584

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Support for families to enable pupils to attend along with their peers

Impact (completed August 2021):

This budget was used to purchase resources for pupils who are in receipt of PPG but who did not access school during lockdown. This enabled pupils to access learning resources as part of remote learning.

7.) Individual Pupil Needs which impact on Behaviour for Learning, Achievement and Well Being

Intervention: Funding to support staff employment and training to enable best practice multi-agency working

Spent: £13,000

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Better outcomes for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils through multi-agency working and the highest expectation that with support every pupil can achieve

Impact (completed August 2021):

Many of our most challenging and high needs pupils and their families benefited from this best practice model with an average of 3 multi-agency meetings held weekly throughout the year, these continued remotely to ensure the best outcomes for these pupils.

8.) Emotional needs which may impact on outcomes and well being

Intervention: Funding to release ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) trained TAs to work with groups of pupils to support their emotional and social skills development x 5 days per week

Spent: £18,000

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Small group work and individual support sessions to support pupils and help reduce emotional and social barriers to learning

Impact (completed August 2021):

Many of our pupils with significant social, emotional and mental health concerns benefited from weekly support sessions with ELSA trained TAs. Twenty pupils were supported by 4 trained TAs over the year. Pupils were supported in areas such as bereavement, sharing attention, stress and anxiety with positive reflections from all pupils supported. This continued despite the lockdown.

9.) Mental Health and wellbeing which may impact on personal development and outcomes

Intervention: Funding to release Mental Health First Aider trained TAs to support individual pupils to support their mental health x0.5 days/week

Spent: £1,800

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Individual support sessions to support pupils poor mental health and help reduce emotional and social barriers to learning

Impact (completed August 2021):

A small number of our secondary aged pupils and their families with significant mental health challenges benefited from support from the Mental Health First Aider who shared strategies for lowering stress levels and initiated Early Help where requested by families.

10.) Personal presentation leading to better self esteem

Intervention: Funds available for purchase of school uniform for families in receipt of PPG in circumstances of extreme hardship

Spent: £223

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Phase Directors to nominate pupils throughout the year who would benefit from new/additional school uniform/shoes/bag/coat so they are well dressed and ready to learn

Impact (completed August 2021):

5 x PPG pupils received items of school uniform

11.) Individual support for pupils with profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

Intervention: Annual license for Eye Gaze system

Spent: £170

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Lead teacher for PMLD, SALT team and Class teachers to use the resource to support individual learning

Impact (completed August 2021):

A number of PMLD pupils accessed this resource over the year. This will be increased further over the next academic year with links to academic outcomes analysed.

12.) Access to Co curriculum opportunities including lunch time clubs and access to community facilities leading to a rich set of experiences

Intervention: Funds available to purchase resources for co curriculum activities and access to learning opportunities outside of the classroom

Spent: £1528

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Local costs for resources for Forest Schools, community projects and facilities

Impact (completed August 2021):

PPG pupils supported through purchase of resources to enable engagement with community facilities and cultural activities in a meaningful way.

13.) Increase opportunities to access foundation subject and science resources as part of transdisciplinary themed learning

Intervention: Funds to purchase resources for Foundation subjects and science for reviewed curriculum

Spent: £7714

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Resources identified by Foundation subject and subject leads as being required to further develop learning activities as part of the total curriculum

Impact (completed August 2021):

Resources purchased which were accessed by PPG pupils during Foundation subject and science lessons, leading to enhanced cross curriculum learning opportunities. In addition resources were purchased to refresh the SMILE rooms.

14.) Access to online programs

Intervention: Annual Licence for Widgit Online and Grid 3

Spent: £850

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Online resources identified by English and IT leads, supports both in school and remote learning if required

Impact (completed August 2021):

These resources enabled staff to prepare individualised resources for pupils which were shared on Google Classroom as required. This enabled pupils to access appropriate learning opportunities across all subject areas.

15.) Introduction of new Phonics scheme

Intervention: Read & Write and Read Write Inc Training & resources

Spent: £14,262

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Training and resources to introduce a new phonics scheme following a detailed review of appropriate schemes for Milestone pupils.

Impact (completed August 2021):

Resources purchased and training organised, this is to be rolled out in the next academic year with the impact reviewed during the year.

16.) IT Resources

Intervention: Ipads for 6th form pupils

Spent: £285

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Resources for pupils to compete accreditation learning

Impact (completed August 2021):

Resources purchased enabled 6th form pupils to record their learning appropriately and use this towards external accreditation. 100% pass achieved for accredited coursework including ASDAN and BTEC qualifications.

17.) CPD

Intervention: Online CPD resources

Spent: £2980

Planned Action and Expected Impact: INSET day training for MHFA and MOVE annual fee

Impact (completed August 2021):

Mental Health First Aid training for 12 staff to enable them to support pupils who are facing such difficulties. Their support will be embedded during the next academic year and impact reviewed during the year. MOVE annual fee enables MOVE trained staff to support class teams with planned interventions.

18.) Subscriptions

Intervention: Online annual subscriptions for frequently used resources

Spent: £900

Planned Action and Expected Impact: The Day and Rosewood School IMPACTS

Impact (completed August 2021):

Online access to appropriate current affairs website used in classes to develop learning and promote discussions. IMPACTS used by Brook Pathway for assessment and reporting, with additional strands to be introduced during the next academic year.

19.) Makaton Resources

Intervention: Makaton resources for the introduction of the signing system

Spent: £1982

Planned Action and Expected Impact: Training and resources to introduce a new signing scheme following a detailed review of appropriate systems for Milestone pupils.

Impact (completed August 2021):

Resources purchased and training organised, this is to be rolled out in the next academic year with the impact reviewed during the year.