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:
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 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;
Pupils at The Caldecott Foundation School have significant and complex needs which result in barriers to learning these include;
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;
The FSM Pupil Premium has been used to;
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;
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;
The impact of the Pupil Premium Funding was seen on an individual pupil basis and whole school. This included;
Pupil Progress in core subjects has improved and there has been a reduction in both RPI and Exclusions.
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.
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.
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:
Caldecott Foundation School has not received this funding.