How we will spend our funding 2017 – 2018


Pupil Premium spending for 2017 – 2018

  •  The funding was spent in accordance with the pupil premium strategy 2017-2018.
  • Our pupil premium funding in April 2017 was based on 27 children @ £1320 = £35,640 (This includes 5 children that were in year 6)
  • Impact will be measured termly through assessments and pupil progress meetings.
  • The next Pupil Premium review will be in April 2018 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. Forrest Schools Outdoor Learning Project launched through the Windmill Cluster – this includes fortnightly sessions where children are engaged with a range of outdoor learning activities at Brockwell Park.

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.

Newly appointed science lead to attend Natural Thinkers training in Spring.

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

Application for Gold STARS accreditation this academic year to support children with active life style choices.

Termly pupil progress meetings.

Classteacher and teaching assistant observations on levels of engagement in class. Supported by SENDCO and LM.

Progress through Personal Learning Plans for SEND children.

Classteacher and Teaching assistant appraisal targets.

Staff costs and training = £1000

Including science lead to be released for training and release time to support Forrest Schools Outdoor Learning Project and Natural Thinkers in Spring Term 2018.

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, Deputy Headteacher, Year 6 teacher and Literacy Leader.

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

TA and HLTA support PLP targets linked with literacy and working memory.

Spring Term Professional Development Meetings to identify learning barriers for targeted groups and plan strategies to support pupils.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Literacy specialist teacher assessments.

SALT assessments and observations.

PLP targets monitored by SENDCO and HT.

Staff costs = £3000

Literacy Specialist = £3000

SALT = £3000

Lack of secure number skills and problem solving skills. Deputy Headteacher Daily support for year 6 pupils. (3 X PP)

3 X PP children in year 6 receive online maths tutoring support.

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

Teaching for Maths Mastery focus across school.  Classteachers adopt strategies for mastery including fluency and reasoning to ensure progress, with a focus on number skills, calculations and use of manipulatives.

Senior lead teacher trained to become an expert in teaching for mastery in Maths 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.

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.

Subsidised Breakfast Club places.

Subsidised After School Club places and support with homework.

Windmill Cluster Membership and enrichment activities (More able writer’s workshops).

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

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Enrichment – subsidy for trips/clubs = £2150

Windmill Cluster membership = £500

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

PP children targeted to attend weekly school clubs – netball, football, gymnastics and fun and fitness.

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 – led by learning mentor.

Pupil voice and surveys.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Staff costs = £7000

Additional support for SEND/EAL

Additional provision for more able PP

TA and CT  training to support with additional needs – Autism, Communication and EAL arranged by SENDCO

Support in place for newly arrived EAL PP children – SEND/LM referrals to be made as appropriate.

TA quality intervention and support with meeting PLP (personal learning plan) targets.

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

Greater depth opportunities are embedded across the curriculum to ensure increased progress.

SENDCO reports and observations.

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

Training evaluations.

TA appraisal targets.

PLP targets being successfully met.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Greater depth targets are met.

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

Pupil Surveys, Pupil Voice feedback.

School council meeting minutes and actions.

Faith Group meeting minutes and actions.

Assemblies led by leaders.

Newsletters – On line safety newsflash supported by digital leaders.