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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy and Spending Plan

Pupil Premium is an additional government grant which is added to the main funding that schools receive in their annual budget. Pupil Premium funding is allocated to pupils who are currently registered for free school meals or who have received free school meals at any time in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM). The funding for these children is £1320 per year. Any ‘Looked After’ children are allocated £2300 per year.

The aim of the Pupil premium funding is to support eligible children who may be vulnerable to underachievement and address any attainment gaps so that they achieve at least as well as their peers. As well as focusing on academic endeavours, it may also be appropriate to provide support to nurture their well-being and to provide these children with access to a variety of enriching experiences. This is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitles to Pupil premium funding face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, less family support, lack of confidence and issues with attendance. Pupil Premium funding is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.

Financial YearFundingNo. of Pupils Eligible% Of School
2019 - 2020£90,0007217%

No. / % of PP children in each Year Group (These figures include 1 LAC and 4 previously LAC)

1/3%3 / 6%6 / 13%12 / 21%10 / 17%12 / 20%11/ 19%17 / 29%

Current Attainment – July 2019

Total % of PupilsPupils Eligible For PP %Pupils Not Eligible For PP %
End of KS2 Assessment Results Reading / Writing / Mathematics74%, 72%, 72%22%, 11%, 22%80%, 83%, 80%
End of KS1 Assessment Results Reading / Writing / Mathematics78%, 64%, 76%44%, 22%, 22%81%, 71%, 81%
Year 1 Phonic Check Results77%62%80%
EYFS GLD – achieved a Good Level of Development78%40%78%

Barriers to Future Attainment

For 2019 – 2020, we have identified the following areas as barriers to future attainment for our most vulnerable children:

  • Pupils may require additional support to make the expected progress and reach the expected standards of attainment.
  • The multiple disadvantages of some pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding affects academic progress and in some cases, prevents them from achieving age related expectations. Emotional and social issues, low self-confidence, high levels of anxiety and difficulty in regulating emotions, poor school attendance, complex home issues and / or limited parental support and engagement can all act as barriers to educational success.
  • Lower exposure to a wide range of life experiences impact on the children’s range of vocabulary and use of spoken and written language.
  • Some disadvantaged pupils have limited opportunities for social, cultural or educational experiences beyond their immediate environment e.g. extra-curricular clubs, activities, trips and visits which help enhance and develop knowledge.

Our school offers many layers of support for children. ‘Pupil Premium’ funding contributes towards some of the cost of the support that we offer children and their families. The support recognises our desire to accelerate the progress of all children and to ensure we meet the emotional needs of our most vulnerable children who. We believe that some of our children do not have the life experiences that ensure they are well motivated and can engage with education and develop the vocabulary of their peers. We aim to give all our children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding the opportunity to attend residential trips, curriculum enrichment activities and to take part in one sporting or extra-curricular club across the year.

AimActionIntended OutcomeCost
To raise outcomes for disadvantaged children - ensuring an increasing number of disadvantaged pupils achieve national standards. Targeted teaching by teachers and teaching assistants – use of ‘Pre-Teach,’ ‘Rapid Response’ interventions and targeted ‘Early Morning Work’ to support and enhance learning. Increase in the % of pupils achieving age related expectations£30K – TA Time
Teaching staff to offer additional ‘booster group’ opportunities e.g. - Y6 Editing Club run by DHT and Y6 staff - Y2 Mathematics Club run by Mathematic Subject Leads - Y6 Maths Booster ClubProgress of PP children in line with progress of non-PP children£15K – Teacher Time
Support and monitoring provided by ‘PP Champion’ and ‘PP Support’ Lead.Difference between attainment of PP and non - PP children diminishes£5K – DHT ‘PP Champion’ Role
Children at risk of falling behind identified and provided with targeted support through ‘Pupil Progress’ meetings and subsequent actions. £5K – UPS ‘PP Support’
To support social, emotional development.Use of Family Worker to support both parents and children who require advice, guidance, early intervention and classroom support.Attitude to learning and confidence improved£20K
Provision of daily lunchtime ‘Chill-Out Club.’Increased sense of resilience
Groups of children in KS2 will have access to a ‘Well-Being / Resilience’ support programme run by an experienced and trained teaching assistant.Fewer incidents observed Ability to solve problems independently or seek support when necessary improved. Parents successfully signposted and supported in receiving outside agency support. Improved attendance£1.5K
To provide access to a broad and balanced curriculum which includes a wide variety of ‘real life experiences’ and curriculum enrichment activities.Embed ‘Leader in Me’ programme into all aspects of school life. The program is based on ‘The Seven Habits of Effective People’ by Stephen Covey and aims to inspire all children to become leaders of the future.Attitude to learning and confidence improved£2.5K
Learning Saturday 2020 will focus on the use of ‘The 7 Habits’ to support learning in all areas of the curriculum and everyday life.Increased sense of resilience and self-esteem £1K
Financial support so that pupils are able to participate in a range of clubs, extra-curricular and enrichment activities such as theatre groups, concerts, sports events, residential experiences and inspirational visitors to school.Improved vocabulary and communication skills£10K
To increase range of additional opportunities and enhance life experiences Children will be offered the opportunity to attend a wide range of clubs, extra-curricular and enrichment activities such as theatre groups, concerts, sports events, residential experiences and inspirational visitors to school. Children may also be offered holiday provision. Children may also be provided with the necessary equipment to fully participate in school life. £5,000

This spending plan will be monitored termly and reviewed in July 2020.