The Caldecott Foundation

About the School

Our Core Values

Choice, Opportunity, Progress and Equality are the values central to everything that we do at Caldecott School. We believe in our pupils and provide opportunities for them to achieve and progress in whatever way is best for them.  Many of our pupils have not had the same opportunities that others have had and we aim to redress the balance.

These core values underpin our work which are reflected in the achievements of our pupils including:

  • Gaining GCSE, BTEC and other accredited qualifications
  • Working to improve the lives of others
  • Moving onto further education or sixth form colleges
  • Reintegrating into mainstream school

Life Skills

We also move beyond the National Curriculum and offer an ASDAN qualification and award.

There is also a programme of work experience in year ten and specific work related days such as enterprise days which the whole school takes part in.

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium at Caldecott Foundation School may be available to pupils either as a Looked After Child (LAC) or meeting the Free School Meals (FSM) criteria. This additional funding is made available through two different routes;

  • Looked after Children; the funding is agreed via the PEP with applications then being made to the Virtual School
  • FSM Pupil Premium this is provided directly from Kent LEA once funding has been advised and delegated.

Pupils at The Caldecott Foundation School have significant and complex needs which result in barriers to learning these include;

  • Diagnosed learning needs,
  • Significant gaps in education provision and prior learning,
  • Attendance,
  • Mental health (self-esteem, anxiety, depression)
  • Previous life experiences.

For the Academic Year 2016/17 the Pupil Premium Allocation for FSM was advised in October 2016 and received during Term 2. The allocation received was = £10,120.00

The Pupil Premium Allocation for LAC received to date is = £8450.23

The LAC Pupil Premium has been used to;

  • Educational Psychology Assessment
  • Teaching Assistant to support personalised curriculum
  • Personalised stationary (linked to self-harm strategies)
  • Horse riding lessons
  • 1-1 tuition
  • Access to Challenger Troop Program
  • 2 x Residential Trips
  • Purchase of school blazers

The FSM Pupil Premium has been used to;

  • Horse riding lessons
  • 2 x Residential Trips
  • Work Experience Placements
  • Development of Therapeutic Provision
  • Purchase of school blazers

For LAC, these approaches are agreed to meet specific barriers to learning for individuals.

For FSM, the approaches used were focused on enhancing the curriculum beyond the scope of the core delivery and providing opportunities which pupils would not have access to without the external funding support.

The impact of Pupil Premium is measured in in the following ways;

  • Individual English / Maths progress data
  • Increase attendance and engagement in lessons (using school reward points)
  • Reduction in incidents
  • Reduction in support needs assessment for Behaviour Competencies
  • All pupils having opportunity to access planned trips and visits.

The Pupil Premium Strategy at Caldecott Foundation School is reviewed annually when FSM funding is advised by the Local Authority for identification of whole school developments which will aim to diminish the difference between these pupils and their peers.

For LAC the strategy is agreed and implemented through the PEP.

Evaluation of the impact of this additional funding will be completed and present to the Governing Body in Term 1 (Sept 17).

For the Academic Year 2015/16 the Pupil Premium allocation for FSM allocation was £5,610 and LAC was £5,700. Total Allocation = £11.310

This additional funding was used to deliver;

  • Horse riding lessons
  • Reward Vouchers
  • Software to enhance assessment of pupils
  • Work Experience
  • Maths / English Tuition
  • Drumming Lessons
  • Overseas Trip

The impact of the Pupil Premium Funding was seen on an individual pupil basis and whole school. This included;

  • Increased attendance
  • Increased engagement in learning
  • Transition into Mainstream Secondary school
  • Achievement of GCSEs and transition to preferred courses post 16.

Pupil Progress in core subjects has improved and there has been a reduction in both RPI and Exclusions.


PE and Sport Premium

Sports Premium has been allocated to Caldecott Foundation School for the Academic Year 2016/17. The allocation = £2,500.

The Sports Premium strategy has a focus on enhancing the PE curriculum, providing opportunities for pupils to engage in Sports that would not be accessible to them outside of Caldecott Foundation School.

These include;

  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Trampolining

Due to research indicating that participate in Sports not only has health benefits for pupils but supports their social and emotion development the impact will be measured through progress data in PE alongside Behaviour Competency assessments.

Evaluation of the impact of this additional funding will be completed and presented to the Governing Body in Term 1 (Sept 17). To sustain the improvement expected from pupils continuation of the broadening of the PE curriculum will be consider through the evaluation process.


SEN and Speech & Language

The Caldecott Foundation supports a range of special educational needs including cognition and leaning, communication and interaction, physical and sensory needs and social, emotional and behavioural needs.

You can read a report on our policy for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) here.

The Special Educational Needs Team includes a teacher with the diploma in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia), a Behaviour Co-ordinator, Home Liaison Co-ordinator and specialist teaching assistants.

The responsibilities of the team are to:

  • Increase pupil inclusion by adapting the learning environment and curriculum to their needs
  • Assess, monitor and support the progress of the pupils and deliver specialist teaching programmes
  • Provide training to staff in areas related to special educational needs

Click here to find out more about our Speech and Language Therapy Team

Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

Caldecott Foundation School has not received this funding.


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