How we will spend our funding 2018 – 2019

Our pupil premium funding in April 2018 was based on 33 children receiving £1320 per child = £43,560

  • Impact will be measured termly through assessments and pupil progress meetings.
  • The next pupil premium review will be in April 2019 in line the new funding allocation.



Desired outcomes How the allocation has been spent to address barriers. Success criteria and

how the school will measure the impact.

To further develop and increase outdoor learning and physical activities for PP children in all year groups. Gardening and growing activities are embedded within the curriculum. As a result, the nature area is used regularly by classes. All classes are timetabled to be responsible for looking after the chickens in the nature area.  Targeted key stage 2 PP children attend Windmill Cluster outdoor learning activities in Brockwell Park. 

Application towards Silver STARS accreditation is made to support children with active life style choices. This includes high profile Walk to School Week, to encourage children to walk, cycle and scooter to school.

School purchases scooters for PP children should they be required.

Application towards Silver Healthy Schools Award to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles and improved mental health and wellbeing.

Funding allocation:

Staff costs and resources = £1000

Silver STARS Accreditation is met in September 2018.

Pupil survey results from walk to school weeks demonstrate an increase in children walking/cycling/scooting to school.

Silver Healthy Schools Award is met in July 2019.

Pupil mental health and wellbeing survey results share improvements and strategies to further support children.

New bicycle and scooter storage is installed due to increase in storage requirements

To continue to improve the progress and attainment of PP children in reading and writing. Whole school priority to develop vocabulary and writing, with a focus on pupil premium  children:

  • School Development Plan Priority 1 Progress and Attainment: To increase the progress and attainment in reading and writing – with a focus on pupil premium.
  • Windmill Cluster Priority 1: To raise the quality of pupils’ acquisition and development of language.

Key Stage 1 interventions:

Support teacher leads weekly interventions including Project X reading and writing groups for targeted PP children.

Weekly support for year 1 phonics check for targeted PP children. (3 X PP children)

Key stage 2 interventions:

Teaching Assistant leads daily intervention group for PP group in maths and English in year 6. (6 X PP children)

Weekly booster classes in reading comprehension for year 6, led by the Headteacher and Literacy Leader for targeted PP children.

Weekly booster classes in writing for year 6, led by HLTA for targeted PP children.

Targeted support across the school:

Weekly literacy specialist support – spelling, phonics and reading comprehension support, home reading support, spelling packs for targeted PP children.

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

Increased focus on learning new key vocabulary across the curriculum demonstrated in the  topic overview sheets.

CT, SENDCO, TA and HLTA support PLP targets linked with literacy for PP children.

Staff training and CPD:

Staff professional development to focus on supporting writing and SPAG to support PP and

SEND children in line with staff CPD needs.

Windmill Cluster whole school INSET day at Trinity Academy.

Teaching assistant to be trained as a literacy specialist to support dyslexia.

SENDCO develops a staff inclusion newsletter on how to support working memory.

Funding allocation:

Staff  = £20,000

Literacy Specialist  = £2000

SALT = £1000             

Training costs: £1000

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings track expected progress.

Pupil Premium children meet age related expectations by the end of the school year.

Literacy specialist teacher assessments.

SALT assessments and observations.

PLP targets monitored by SENDCO and HT.

PP premium gap closes – with a focus on writing.

Literacy Lead NPQSL project focusses on the improved outcomes of writing for PP.

A greater number of PP children in year 6 meet greater depth / higher standard in key stage 2 tests.

Greater depth targets are met.

Teaching assistant and classteacher appraisal targets.

To continue to embed maths mastery strategies to improve mathematical knowledge and problem solving. Key Stage 2 interventions:

Deputy Headteacher leads daily support for year 6 pupils. (4 X PP children)

Weekly maths booster – Deputy Headteacher and year 6 class teacher. (4 X PP children)

Targeted support across the school:

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.

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

Participation in Windmill Cluster maths competitions, Scratch coding club.

Staff training and CPD:

Senior lead teacher trained as a specialist in teaching the Maths Mastery approach.

Maths Hub resources utilised to support the Maths Mastery approach. 

Funding allocation:

Maths Mastery support and resources = £1000

Staff  costs = £10,000

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Maths Mastery observations and assessments.

DHT termly maths monitoring.

Maths Hub Assessments at the end of each unit.

Teaching assistant and classteacher appraisal targets.

To continue to extend enrichment opportunities as part of after school provision and curriculum offer. Subsidised places in weekly clubs, including art, clay, football, multi sports, computing, French, gymnastics, salsa and steel pans.

Subsidised school trip places and residential trip for children in year 6.

Subsidised Breakfast Club places.

Windmill Cluster Membership and enrichment activities including creative writers workshops, forensic science workshop, Bake Off competition, performance poetry and outdoor learning for key stage 2.

School offers weekly homework club led by teachers targeting 5 PP children from year 1 – 5

Funding allocation:

Enrichment – subsidy for trips/clubs = £2000

Windmill Cluster membership = £500

Increased pupil engagement – monitored through pupil voice, parent voice, pupil surveys, book looks.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Monitoring of participation through the club register – monitored termly.

To further increase 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.

Funding allocation:

Resources and staff costs = £1000

Behaviour logs and incident reports.

School council feedback.

Pupil voice and surveys.

To support

mental health and wellbeing.

Learning mentor support – through counselling, therapeutic approaches to support self-esteem, sand play, social stories.

Fortnightly support from councillor – LM supervision.

Appointment of a qualified play therapist for maternity cover from January 2019.

School has a trained mental health first aider to support children with mental health and wellbeing, as part of the Healthy School Silver Award.

Targeted therapeutic family support from Lambeth Educational Psychology Services.

Funding allocation:

Staff costs = £2000

Strengths – Difficulties Questionnaire evaluations – led by learning mentor.

Pupil voice and surveys.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Feedback and assessments made by play therapist.

Success with gaining Silver Heathy Schools Award.

To support PP children, who may require additional SEND/EAL support.

(including newly arrived children)

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.

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

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

Therapeutic support/play therapy is offered to newly arrived children if required.

Settling in package for newly arrived children, including translator if needed.

Funding allocation:

Staff costs and resources = £2000

SENDCO reports and observations.

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

Training evaluations.

Teaching assistant and classteacher appraisal targets.

PLP targets being successfully met.

Termly assessments and pupil progress meetings.

Book looks.

To 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, by staff or apply for a role.

These leadership roles include membership to the following groups:

  • School Council
  • Digital Leaders
  • Faith Group
  • Curriculum Steering 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.