Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

This information is published as a result of a requirement from H.M. Government and the Department for Education which requires a maintained school to publish their Pupil Premium allocation  and spending on an annual basis.

Please see our latest report below ‘Blanche Nevile Pupil Premium Report 2021 – 2022’

Blanche Nevile School is a Special School for Deaf Children in North London with places for children aged 3 to 16.   Pupil Premium is allocated to students according to set criteria, and schools are accountable as to how the additional funding has been used to support pupils.

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

Evidence suggests that pupil premium spending is most effective when used across 3 areas:

  1. ​High-quality teaching, such as staff professional development.
  2. Targeted academic support, such as tutoring.
  3. Wider strategies to address non-academic barriers to success in schools, such as attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support.​​

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium/pupil-premium

At Blanche Nevile, we recognise that traditional catch-up tutoring may not have the greatest benefit for our deaf learners, and look to ensure disadvantaged learners can receive additional support with language development and pre and post learning from our specialist teachers, BSL tutors and support staff.

We also believe in looking at young people’s welfare holistically and therefore provide therapeutic interventions where needed.

Blanche Nevile also looks to extend children’s learning as much as possible. Enrichment broadens horizons, develops new skills and contributes to children’s personal and social development. We try and link learning to to real life experiences through:

  • Trips and visits
  • Visitors to the school
  • Specialist Music Workshops
  • Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children
  • Access to lunch time and after school clubs

Finally, we want to ensure our learners are best supported to transition onto their next stage of life, learning and work and we provide high quality Careers information, advice and guidance as well as a smooth transition into their next placement.

Our Resources Committee requests quarterly updates concerning how the Pupil Premium is used. This will also be reported on at Full Governing Body Meetings.