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Haywood Grove School

Proud to be Special. Proud to be Different

Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021
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Haywood Grove School

Proud to be Special. Proud to be Different

Pupils return to school on Monday 6th September 2021

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

The Use and Impact of the Pupil Premium Grant


Whilst Pupil Premium is allocated according to specific criteria (FSM, CLA and service families) Haywood Grove School is a unique setting where disadvantage/impoverishment and barriers to learning are defined significantly more broadly than in other settings, and include (non-exhaustive):


  • Special Educational Needs: all children have Statements or EHC Plans citing social, emotional and mental health difficulties, often in addition to specific diagnoses such as – ADHD, ASD, Aspergers Syndrome, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Specific Learning Difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, attachment disorders
  • Trauma: many of our children have experienced or are experiencing trauma that has a significant impact on brain function
  • Lone parenting (64%) of children and conflict relating to contact with non-resident parent/carer
  • Difficult family situations including: Impact of historic or current offending or imprisonment, domestic violence, significant mental health difficulties in parent, drug misuse and abuse, impact of child’s needs on well-being of family and other siblings
  • Disrupted schooling including: permanent exclusion from mainstream or other specialist provision, part-time and reduced timetables, experience of residential educational settings
  • Low income families: in receipt of state benefits, receiving support from Thriving Families, falling above the FSM threshold, financial difficulties, temporary or poor accommodation
  • Additional physical/medication/medical issues
  • Children subject to a Child Protection plan
  • Children in Need
  • Families with a Families First Assessment
  • Children with English as an additional language
  • Children whose attendance is poor
  • Children with low attainment/progress

The exceptionality of our context, (where education and care overlap and where all children are identified as vulnerable and potentially disadvantaged), requires a unique approach that responds rapidly to the changing needs of our unconventional and sometimes changing cohort of children. Therefore, as a matter of course we try to ensure that even our most basic provision alleviates many of the endemic disadvantages identified for our children and our bespoke and individualised interventions, provide a creative, responsive and proactive set of solutions to the challenges experienced by our most disadvantaged. In other words our overall package of support for eligible children is comprehensive, well-integrated and responsive to changing needs. The school puts in place a balanced programme of whole school targeted and specialist support that takes into account the needs of all children. Funding is therefore not ring-fenced as it might be in other educational settings.


Pupil Premium Action Plan

We look forward to welcoming our new and returning pupils to school on Monday 6th September 2021