Pupil Premium Report – September 2017
The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support particular groups of pupils who are known to be at risk of underachievement and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for pupils, in Years R to 11, who are known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) or who have been eligible for FSM in the past six years (Ever 6). Pupil Premium is also allocated for children who have been looked after by the local authority (CLA) continuously for more than six months.
From the financial year 2014/2015 the Pupil Premium has been set at £1,320 per pupil.
A premium (£300) is also paid for children whose parents are currently in the Armed Forces.
More information about the Pupil Premium is available on the Department for Education
Esh Church of England (Aided) Primary School is a small rural school with four classes (3 are mixed age classes). Currently we have 90 children on roll (as of September 2017).
In the financial year 2017/2018 – the school will receive £12,640.
In the financial year 2016/2017 – the school received £12,940
In the financial year 2015/2016 – the school received £8,820
Each individual child entitled to Pupil Premium has a bespoke and tailored plan to ensure best value is delivered. Pupil Premium is not just used for individual support. It is an enabler not only for individual progress but for broader activities ensuring class integration and promotion of community culture within school.
Mrs Johnston (Headteacher) and Gareth Ayre (Pupil Premium Governor)
Number on roll
|Ever 6 |
|Pupil Premium||Service Premium||Looked After Children, children adopted from care or who have left care||Total|
How Esh Church of England (Aided) Primary School spent the pupil premium allocation in 2016-2017
|Additional teacher employed 1 morning per week in Year 5 and Year 6 class resulting in FSM children who were vulnerable to underachievement receiving adult support and teaching within small groups.||£3400|
|Additional teacher employed 1 afternoon per week in Year 2 and Year 3 class resulting in FSM children who were vulnerable to underachievement receiving adult support and teaching within small groups||£3400|
|Supporting TA hours for small groups||£500|
|Supporting TA hours for 1:1 Intensive Interactions and 1:2 Social Groups||£340|
|Read, Write Inc. Spelling handbooks, Practice Books and Log Books Y2 – Y6||£486|
|Read, Write Inc. Spelling Online Subscription||£270|
|Financial support for FSM and Service Premium pupils to attend Breakfast Club and Tea Club||£850 for FSM pupils and £320 for Service Premium pupils|
|Financial support for FSM and Service Premium pupils to attend after school clubs and school visits||£200|
|Financial support for Pupil Premium and Service Premium pupils to attend Robinwood Residential||£350 (Full subsidy £140 x 2 = £280 and Partial Subsidy £70 x 1 = £70)|
|Free milk for benefits based free school meal entitled children||£40|
|Enhanced Level Teaching Assistant to run Lexia programme 3 x 20 minute sessions weekly for 38 weeks||£575|
|Times Tables Rockstars Annual Subscription||£40|
|Bug Club Reading Online Subscription||£465|
|Abacus Online Maths Subscription||£465|
|Creative Week, Additional Opportunities and Activities||£800|
Impact of Pupil Premium – Academic Year 2016/2017
• All children were able to attend school trips; including 3 day residential visit resulting in increased resilience, improved self-esteem and cohort cohesion.
• All children were given the opportunity to attend after school clubs, activities and events resulting in raised achievement, the development of healthy, active lifestyles and a breadth of experiences available to all.
• All children had online access to appropriate reading books to ensure they were challenged and motivated in their individual and guided reading/writing sessions.
• Y2/3 children and Y5/6 children were provided with an increased amount of time to work within a small group led by experienced teaching staff to meet their SEND needs and narrow the gaps between peers. All pupils accessed ‘Relax Kids Taster Session’, ‘Children’s Yoga North East Taster Session’ and ‘Circus Skills Workshops’ during Creative Week 2017 to raise awareness of strategies to improve their Mental Well-Being.
KS2 SAT’s results 2017
|Subject||Working at Expected Standard or above||Working at Greater Depth|
(National Average 71%)
(National Average 25%)
(National Average 76%)
(National Average 18%)
|Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling||100%|
(National Average 77%)
(National Average 31%)
(National Average 75%)
(National Average 23%)
|Combined R, W and M||86%|
(National Average 61%)
(National Average 9%)
Academic Year 2017/2018
Barriers to educational achievement identified by Esh Church of England (Aided) Primary School
We have identified the following barriers for some of our disadvantaged pupils:
1. Speech and Language – delayed or specific needs, impacting on educational
attainment and social communication.
2. Emotional and Mental Health – including attachment issues, worries and home
circumstances. These needs are impacting on emotional well-being and resilience,
and readiness to learn.
3. Diagnosed SEND/medical conditions – and associated barriers to learning. 4. Fundamental Skills – delays in gross and fine motor skills
How we plan to spend our Pupil Premium allocation in order to address these
barriers and the reasons for our approach
We will target children in receipt of Pupil Premium Fund and provide additional support
to those who are not yet working at age related expectations and enhance the emotional well-being of our community within school. By providing additional intervention we aim to accelerate progress in
order that children are able to move towards the expected standard for their age and
year group, narrowing the gap between peers. We will also focus on increasing the proportion of children working at
• Employ an additional teacher 1 morning per week in Year 5 and Year 6 Barriers 2 and 3 • Employ an additional teacher 1 afternoon per week in Year 2/3 Barriers 2 and 3
• Supporting TA hours for small groups for intervention (e.g. speech and language, fundamental skills, reading, writing, maths – Catch Up Numeracy). Barriers 1, 3 and 4
• Small group speech and language sessions with Speech and Language Therapist and Teaching Assistant. 2 groups for 45 mins per week. Barrier 1
• 1-1 or small group phonics sessions with Teaching Assistants. Barrier 1
• Purchase appropriate reading materials for English ‘Rapid Writing’ booster groups. Barriers 1, 2 and 3.
• Offer financial support for FSM and Service Premium pupils to provide the opportunity to attend After School Clubs, Breakfast Club and Tea Club as well as attending school visits. Barriers 2 and 3
• Provide support for children with social and/or emotional issues e.g. Relax Kids 1 hour session per week for 6 week blocks. Barriers 2 and 3
How we will measure the impact and effect of our expenditure
• Monitoring and evaluation of termly assessment data (attainment and progress) • Pupil Progress Reviews
• SEN Intervention Impact termly data (where children in receipt of Pupil Premium are also on the school’s SEN register).
• Monitoring and evaluation of termly attendance data (if attendance is an issue).
• Termly analysis of comparison between disadvantaged children and non- disadvantaged children.
• Termly analysis of comparison between disadvantaged children with and without additional special educational needs.
• Reports from external agencies where applicable.
• Analysis of end of year assessment data and Step Trackers (attainment and progress).
Next Pupil Premium Review due – April 2018.
Updates will be added during the course of the academic year.
You can view or download our previous Pupil Premium allocations and find out how this has been used at our school.
Review of 2016-2017 and Strategic Planning Meeting held on Monday 6th November with Andrew Scothern (School Sports Partnership) Mrs Marshall (PE Co-ordinator) and Mrs Johnston (Headteacher).
PE and Sport Premium is a Government funded initiative that provided substantial primary school sport funding. This funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and saw money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of, and participation in, sport and PE for all their children.
The government have continued its funding for Primary PE and School Sport into 2017-2018; meaning primary schools will be able to put in place longer term plans to improve provision.
The allocation for Esh Church of England (Aided) Primary School for the academic year 2016/2017 was £8,400 and for 2017-2018 is £16,850.
ALL pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Spending of sports funding is ring fenced and areas of allowable expenditure are:
• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with in primary schools to increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE
• Increased participation in competitive sport – running sports competitions or increasing pupils’ participation in school games
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional clubs
• The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
• Offering a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all pupils (within curricular time as well as providing places for pupils in after school sports clubs)
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
The following plans show how the premium is being allocated in our school: