In the financial year 2017 – 2018 the school has been allocated the following Pupil Premium grants:
|Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG)||To be received|
|Total Number of pupils on roll||170|
|Total number of Free School Meals (FSM)||47|
|Amount of funding received per (PP) pupils|
……Primary age pupils at £
……Secondary school pupils at £
|Primary: 26 x £1,320 = £34,320|
Secondary: 15 x £935 = £14,025
|Total number of Looked after children (CLA)|
|6 x £1,900 = £11,400|
|Total number of pupil premium plus|
|Total amount of funding to be received other|
|Nature of Support 2017-2018 funding to support all eligible pupils by|
– Speech & language Therapist
– Occupational Therapist
– Pupil Premium Key Worker
• Resources for communication and sensory regulation ( Therapy service and classrooms)
In the financial year 2016 – 2017 the school has been allocated the following Pupil Premium grants:
|£51,645 – Based on 51 places and allocated as below
|ALLOCATED TOWARDS COSTS OF:||NO. OF VUNERABLE FSM,CLA and pupils from military families PUPIL ACCESSING||IMPACT|
|£33,552||Speech and language therapy||51||Support for children’s speech, communications, visual systems, social skills, feeding. Parent learning activities and staff training to support pupils’ needs|
|£22,968||Pupil Premium Individual work and equipment||51||1:1 Support and small group work for PPG pupils targeting literacy and numeracy|
|£23,107||Sensory Occupational Therapist||51||Support for pupils with sensory issues|
|£1,800||Counselling||51||Mental Health/Emotional development of pupils through|
At Lexden Springs School we have a dedicated team of people who ensure that every child has access to tailored support regarding their social and communication, sensory processing and emotional regulation needs.
The team currently comprises of an Occupational therapist, Speech & language Therapist and a Pupil Premium Key Worker
The therapies team works across the school supporting children with a range of complex needs. Lexden Springs aims to be an environment that blends therapeutic approaches in to the classroom to endeavour to optimise on the child’s ability to access the vast learning opportunities that are on offer at our school. We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to each individual child.
Lexden Springs uses a multi modal approach to communication e.g. the use of speech, signing, gestures, symbols pictures, photos and objects to maximise on communicative potential. We promote the essential need for a calm and alert environment to learn.
We run targeted groups in line with the changing needs of the pupils
The service provides:
- Individual assessment and intervention plans.
- This incorporates a member of the team actively working with classroom staff to model intervention strategies
- Sensory Processing assessments
- Speech, language and communication assessments
- Functional behaviour assessments
- Attention and Regulation Groups
- Sensory motor programmes
- Emotional well-being work
- Social Skills Groups
- Intensive interaction
- Colourful semantics
- Signing and play
- Early communication skills
- High tech AAC
- In touch groups
- Individualised therapy sessions
- Classroom programmes
- Sensory feeding groups
The Link Worker Scheme is a new initiative in school that is aiming to assist with the generalisation of therapeutic approaches in to the classroom. The Link worker is a nominated member of the class team, who has received a six week training course facilitated by the Therapies Service. They are responsible for working with the Therapies team to ensure the implementation of therapeutic approaches in to the classroom.
The Therapies Service contribute to the “Why do it differently” Parenting Group workshops. We also contribute to individual parenting support plans and liaise with external agencies.
The Therapies service provide training programmes to the Lexden Springs staff and external agencies.