Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2019/20

Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for Parents 2019/2020


What is pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium Grant is given to Primary Schools to ‘narrow the gap’ between pupils eligible for free school meals, and their peers. The grant is used to financially support the school to close the gap in attainment. It is up to the school how it spends this money but it must be able to demonstrate that the money spent has had an impact on narrowing the attainment gap.
The grant is used to support and enhance the provision which is already funded through the main budget for all our pupils.

How much money did we receive in 2019/20?
In 2019/20 the school received £228,360 in pupil premium income.
This is based on 173 children being eligible for pupil premium at a rate of £1320 per child.

What did we spend it on?
Our focus for pupil premium expenditure last year was:
  • To ensure that the progress of pupil premium children is a high priority for SLT, staff and parents
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
  • To improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing and EPGS
  • To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
  • To improve the attendance of all pupils
How did this expenditure help us to close the attainment gap?
Due to the National Lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all National Statutory tests and reporting was cancelled. Due to this, we are not able to report on attainment and impact upon closing the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged.

However, the money was used to:
  • Provide children in all year groups
    to attend additional boosters after school and at lunchtime to provide additional
    support in reading, writing, maths, phonics and EPGS.

  • Continue to monitor interventions
    for disadvantaged learners, which were tracked and recorded on CPOMS (the
    school’s support log).
  • Provide further training for
    staff on new interventions to support learning and also social and emotional
    needs

  • Increase the numbers of staff in
    the pastoral team to support disadvantaged children.
  • A further member of staff
    was employed to support the monitoring of attendance and to support children
    attending school.
  • Further improve the sensory room for disadvantaged learners.
  • Pay for external agencies / professional to come and offer Social, Emotional
    and Mental Health Support for disadvantaged learners.
  • Support children with emotional and social development to enable them to
    quickly access mainstream curriculum by the provision of the nurture team.
  • Purchased more decodable books for
    the children to take home that are linked with the phonics phase they are
    currently being taught. This is in addition to taking home a banded book.
  • A Teaching Assistant was deployed
    to focus on providing additional phonics hot spot support in KS1 and for those
    children who had previously failed phonics screening in KS2 or those children
    new to the school.

  • A Teaching Assistant was deployed
    to focus on providing additional numeracy support in KS1 and for those children
    new to the school.

As a result of the National Lockdown
and the impact of Covid-19 a proportion of the income was used to support
disadvantaged children during this time. We purchased three on-line learning
platforms that the children could access from home as well as in school to
support their learning. These were for maths, reading and to support children
in the Early Years in all areas of the curriculum. We also provided two weeks
of summer school for additional catch up learning and extra-curricular
opportunities for identified children. Some of the money was used to cover
staffing costs for those who delivered learning packs and food parcels during
the national lockdown and provide additional support for families.


What more do we need to do in 2020/21 to
narrow the gap even further?

Based on the National Lockdown due to
Covid-19 last year’s priorities will be continued into 2020 / 2021. The priorities
are:

We will be ensuring that we use
research informed strategies to support the children focusing on the following areas:

  • Continue to improve the phonics screening results for pupil premium children
  • Continue to improve outcomes for Pupil Premium children in EYFS
  • Continue to improve attainment of pupil premium children in reading
  • Continue to improve attainment of pupil premium children in numeracy
  • Continue improve attainment of pupil premium children in writing and EPGS
  • To target and support children with behavioural complexities, low self-esteem and social / emotional needs
  • To improve the attendance of all pupils
For more information about how we use our pupil premium allocation please contact the office (0114 2420109).