About our school
Children and young people placed at the heart of their learning

Stanton Vale received £22,000 for it’s Pupil Premium funding for academic year 2016-17. We spent this money on supporting these pupils to gain communication skills with some great results for our pupils so we want to do the same next year 2017-18.


We are using this money to focus on how we communicate with pupils and developing pupils skills to communicate with us.

Activity / Intervention

  • Purchase of additional teaching and support time from a Speech and Language Therapist
  • Additional training opportunities for staff to raise communication skills
  • PMLD pupils – TaSSeLs
  • SLD pupils – Makaton
  • Introduction of higher level accredited PEC’s training
  • For trainers to work with parents and staff from ‘extended services’
  • Teaching Assistant costings to create resources for communication
  • Investment in appropriate signage around school


  • Teachers better able to plan communication targets for pupils
  • Additional teaching time for small groups and individuals
  • Whole school training on body signing for students with more complex needs
  • Additional training for those staff wanting to take Makaton accredited training
  • For pupils to have consistent communication systems across different settings
  • TA released for half a day per week to create resources such as PEC’s symbols etc
  • All pupils eligible for this funding made expected progress in their Speaking and Listening assessments
  • Some of our Governors joined us in looking at how we improved and what we could do next

Download a copy of our Strategy Statement here.