How we will spend our funding 2016 – 2017


Pupil Premium spending for 2016 – 2017

  • Our pupil premium funding in April 2016 was based on 31 children @ £1320 = £40,920.
  • Impact will be measured termly in line with half termly assessments and termly pupil progress meetings.
  • The next Pupil Premium review will be in April 2017 in line the new funding allocation.


Main barriers to educational achievement How allocation has been spent to address barriers How school will measure impact of the Pupil Premium Budget
Limited outside space to play. Natural Thinkers Initiative launched with a high profile from Reception – year 6.

Gardening and growing activities are embedded within the curriculum. As a result, the nature area is used weekly by classes and a parent’s gardening club.

Gardening resources to be purchased. Raised beds prepared – each class allocated a raised bed to maintain.

Senior leader leading training and support for all staff.

Bronze STARS accreditation awarded with £2000 funding to purchase new bicycles and playground equipment, and scooters for focus children.

Key children will be observed and have a baseline assessment to measure engagement with learning. Progress measured after termly assessments.

(Leuven Scales)

Staff costs and training = £5000

Including a senior lead teacher monitoring termly, attending training and delivering training to staff

Limited vocabulary, literacy skills, working memory. Weekly literacy specialist support – spelling, phonics and reading comprehension support, home reading support, spelling packs.

Support teacher interventions – writing and reading groups in Key Stage 2. Daily support in year 6.

Weekly booster classes in reading comprehension for year 6 – Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Year 6 teacher and Literacy Leader.

Tuition sessions for targeted year 6 children HT and DHT 3 X weekly

Weekly SALT support, TA with specialist training leads support to targeted groups on Lego therapy and SALT activities.

TA and HLTA support IEP targets linked with literacy and working memory. Weekly delivery of Literacy Support Programme in Key Stage 1.

Spring Term Parent workshop to support with Spelling punctuation and Grammar.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Literacy specialist teacher assessments.

SALT assessments and observations.

IEP targets monitored.

Staff costs = £3000

Literacy Specialist = £3000

SALT = £3000

Lack of secure number skills and problem solving skills. Deputy Headteacher Daily support for year 6 and follow up tuition sessions.

Weekly maths booster – Deputy Headteacher and year 6 class teacher.

Springboard maths 2 X week for year 5 led by a support teacher.

Maths Mastery focus in EYFS and Key Stage 1, focus on number skills, calculations and use of manipulatives.

Senior lead teacher trained to become an expert in Maths Mastery Approach.

Maths Hub resources utilised to support the maths mastery approach. 

Maths mastery challenges regularly accessible to children and embedded within maths teaching.

Participation in maths competitions, Sum Dog and Scratch coding club.

Parent workshop and demonstration to support with Maths Calculation Policy.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Maths Mastery observations and assessments.

DHT termly maths monitoring.

Maths Hub Assessments at the end of each unit.

Maths mastery support and resources = £2000

Additional tuition = £5000

Support teacher costs = £3000

Parent attendance monitored – parent feedback analysed.

Limited opportunities for home learning support and enrichment activities. Subsidised places in weekly clubs, including art, clay, football, Spanish and steel pans.

Subsidised school trip places and residential trip.

Weekly horse riding in Spring Term.

Subsidised Breakfast Club places.

Windmill Cluster Membership and enrichment activities (More able writers).

Royal Opera Performance.

Pupil engagement – through pupil voice, book look talks during monitoring activities.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Enrichment – subsidy for trips/clubs = £2000

Horse riding = £800

Windmill Cluster membership = £500

Limited opportunities for exercise and keep fit. Playground zoning with opportunities for a range of activities at lunchtimes, reading, Qualified PE coach supervising dance and football, dance zone, netball, tag rugby and multi skills. 

Change for Life Training and play leaders – to support with lunchtime games.

Weekly school clubs – netball, football and gymnastics.

Behaviour logs and incident reports.

School council feedback.

Pupil voice and surveys.

Resources and staff costs = £1000

Emotional and behavioural difficulties, developing self-esteem and confidence. Learning mentor support – through counselling, therapeutic approaches to support self-esteem, sand play, social stories.

Fortnightly support from Councillor – LM supervision.

Strengths – Difficulties Questionnaire evaluations.

Pupil voice and surveys.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Staff costs = £7000

Additional support for SEND/EAL/LAC children. TA quality intervention and support with meeting IEP targets.

Manipulatives and resources purchased e.g: Pencil grips, home readers, games.

SENDCO reports and observations.

EP, OT and SALT assessments and reports reviewed by SENDCO.

IEP targets being successfully met.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Staff costs and resources = £5000

Developing leadership skills, confidence, kindness and resilience (In line with our school vision and SDP priority). Key opportunities for leadership roles remain high profile for all of our children.  We ensure that disadvantaged children have the opportunity to flourish in leadership roles if they show interest in a particular area. Children are elected by peers, or apply for a role.

These leadership roles include membership to the following groups:

School Council

Digital Leaders

Faith Group

Natural Thinkers Leaders

Peer Mediators and Play Leaders

Change 4 Life Leaders

Pupil Surveys, Pupil Voice feedback.