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Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-19


Total Number of Pupils
(Oct 2018)

Number of Pupils Eligible
for PP

Date of Next Internal Review of this strategy



Summer 2019


Our pupil premium grant allocation for 2018 – 2019:  £220,440.00

How we identify and address barriers to learning faced by individual pupils:

Barriers to learning are identified through everyday teaching practice and discussed in detail for each Pupil Premium entitled child during regular ‘Pupil Attainment Checks’ following assessments in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  These checks are led by senior leaders, which include our Assessment Co-ordinator and SENDCo, and are of course attended by all class teachers in each relevant year group.

  • Pupil Attainment Checks ensure that:
    • progress and attainment of each pupil is discussed in detail;
    • barriers to learning are identified and recorded;
    • impact of current interventions is evaluated and strategies/provision re-considered and altered as required;
    • appropriate targeted interventions and support are instigated (see below)

Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:

  • Identified Special Educational Needs
  • Speech and Language & social communication difficulties
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Broken family structures
  • Low parental engagement/parenting skills
  • Social housing (e.g. overcrowding)
  • Social Services involvement
  • Low attendance
  • High level of medical needs

How pupil premium funding is spent to address identified barriers and the reasons for the approaches

How Pupil Premium funding is spent

Reasons for approaches

Our teachers and teaching assistants deliver targeted interventions focused on raising standards, in reading, writing and mathematics for lower attaining children and to ensure higher attaining pupils are also challenged to reach their full potential.

Increase progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics, plus development of language, communication and social skills

Lego therapy – delivered by trained T.A. and fully supported by outside agency

Language development and building of confidence and self-esteem

Parenting Practitioner

Parenting courses/groups/individual sessions are run to impact positively on outcomes for children through addressing/supporting:

  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Broken family structures
  • Low parental engagement/parenting skills
  • Social housing (e.g. overcrowding)
  • Social Services involvement
  • Low attendance
  • High level of medical needs
  • Behaviour management

Attendance Officer focus

Increase attendance of identified pupils to enable greater access to learning

Speech and Language in school focus groups

SALT (additional external agency support)

Additional Social Communication Project

Improve communication skills, which will impact directly on learning through development of speaking, listening, reading and writing


To support staff with specialised visual resources and strategies, including PECS which enable non-verbal children to communicate

Homework Club

To enable adult support to be given to children with their homework, who do not necessarily get support at home

Computer Club (Lunchtime)

To further develop ICT skills for children who do not have access to technology at home

Educational Psychologist (additional support)

To help identify suitable provision and strategies to support children with extreme social, emotional and educational needs.  Also to provide advice to EHCP assessment requests.

Additional agency support staff

To support with social, emotional and mental health

TA trained to meet specialist medical needs and employed specifically to support some children with very high levels of medical need

To enable children with high levels of medical need to access mainstream education and supports their school attendance.

The Library of Everything – Special Literacy Project

A mysterious practical experience to inspire children as readers and writers


London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have a free tool that parents can use to check if their child is eligible for Free School Meals. This can help us secure additional funding for the school. The tool is available here: https://pps.lgfl.org.uk/.


Benefits for children