Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

YearAmount of Funding
2016-2017 Actual Expenditure£252.120
2017-2018 Actual Expenditure£220,440
2018-2019 Estimate£220,440

Statement of how Pupil Premium was spent in 2016-2017:

Spending Plan 2016/17Budget
To further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children with SEN: Training for all staff, specialist training for support staff, targeted interventions, additional teacher support, employment of a qualified drama therapist, development and resourcing of a sensory room, a programme of Inclusion Mornings involving a range of agencies and specialists. £35,000
To further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children so that they achieve at least the expected standard in maths arithmetic, reasoning with a percentage exceeding this standard
Training for staff on key area including Reasoning, smaller setting for pupils, additional resources including innovations such as, ‘Third Space Learning’ (use of technology), use of senior leaders to support Y6 teachers to implement strategies that ensure accelerated progress of key children and groups to attain or exceed national expectations.
£25,100
To further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children so that they achieve at least the expected standard in reading in terms of fluency, understanding and stamina with a percentage exceeding this standard
Development of library, additional reading clubs, wider and motivating books, home school readers, emphasis on new vocabulary, training of whole staff team in this area so it remains a focus for children throughout the school day, training and involving parents and carers both formally and informally, training and recruitment of additional reading volunteers, programme of phonics workshops for parents and carers, bank of resources for children to draw upon at home, home school readers, learning support teacher.
£34,500
To further increase the attainment of Pupil Premium children in writing so that they have a secure understanding of the processes involved and achieve at least the expected standard in writing with a percentage exceeding this standard
Experienced teachers for recovery groups targeting key children, specialist resources purchased, focused training of teaching and support staff, additional interventions, workshops for parents where the process of writing can be shared, resources to support learning at home, additional homework clubs targeting vulnerable children.
£31,200
To develop the work of the school’s, ‘Children and Family Centre’ to support vulnerable families and the transition of children into the school
Further training of all EYFS staff in the importance of outdoor play. Developing the outdoor spaces across EYFS. Specialist sessions for parent and carer workshops across EYFS, particularly within the Children and Family Centre, Parent and Carer workshops.
£34,750
To ensure that Pupil Premium children have healthy and creative lifestyles, which enrich their lives:
Further investment in playground resources, staff training and games that enable opportunities for developing communication skills and physical skills. Wide range of extra curricular sport and arts clubs across the school and employing music specialists.
£28,120
Behaviour social and Emotional: Provision of Breakfast Club for key children. Increased level of supervision of key children during lunchtimes, bespoke training programme for lunchtime staff involving additional support from Behaviour Consultant and Drama Therapist, subsidised extra curricular provision, parent / carer workshops.£27,900
To increase and improve access to computing resources and raise confidence and attainment in this area
Investment in technologies for children across the school. Comprehensive training for Staff, Parents and Children around e-safety. Opportunities during the school day and after school to develop use of technologies. Releasing a qualified Computing specialist teacher 2 days a week to develop these areas.
£35,550
Total£252,120

Impact of Expenditure

Pupil Premium Children’s Attainment Key Stage 1 SATs At or Above National Expectations

ReadingWritingMathsScience
Pupil Premium Children81%81%69%
All Children80%80%75%87%

Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils Key Stage 2

Subject Earlsmead Primary SchoolNational Expectations
Reading84%72%
Writing78%76%
GPS86%77%
Maths78%75%
Science78%82%
RWM73%61%

Pupil Premium 2017-18

The school’s pupil premium grant allocation for 2017-18 is £220,440

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

Despite our strong SAT’s results last year, increasing attainment and progress in reading and writing continues to be a high priority for our school. This will be driven by a thorough review of our English Curriculum and ensuring that it inspires all pupils whilst meeting the higher expectations of the National Curriculum.

We wish to increase the number of children who attain Greater Depth in reading, writing and maths across the school. The well publicised raising of expectations for all children in terms of attainment is challenging for all children but can be particularly challenging for children in receipt of pupil premium as these children come from households on low incomes and who may as a result not have access to the same opportunities as their peers.  

Investing in Mastery training for staff so that they are able to understand and deliver high quality learning experiences for all children and so close gaps, workshops for Parents / Carers in what Greater Depth / Mastery in key curriculum areas means and how they can support their children to achieve it, opportunities for teaching input outside of the school from specialist colleagues, along with visits that enrich learning will all contribute to increasing the number of pupils in receipt of pupil premium who could attain Greater Depth.

It is also crucial that we invest in additional resources particularly books that children can use at home and at school so that all children are able to access stimulating and motivating texts in the classroom, in their library and as home readers.

Pupils who qualify for pupil premium do not always have the financial means to access the enriching, cultural experiences that London has to offer. The school continues to commit to ensuring that it offers a broad, balanced and meaningful curriculum for all children and that children in receipt of pupil premium are exposed to and have access to a wide range of social, cultural, entrepreneurial and creative experiences both at school and outside of it.

We will also ensure that the work of our Children and Family Centre and across the EYFS stage further serves to support families so that they are better able to support their children’s healthy and full development.

As a school we believe that regardless of economic circumstances all children should have access to new and emerging technologies that enhance learning and that support making the abstract more concrete. As a result, this is another area where the school has made a large spending commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in 2017-18 and into 2019. We also believe that young people who qualify for pupil premium are often underrepresented within these study and career paths. As a result, we have committed to spending in terms of resources, learning opportunities and clubs and so lessen gaps in attainment and progress in these curriculum areas.

A significant proportion of children with SEN also qualify for pupil premium and with these additional challenges need sympathetic and practical support to access services and for their learning needs to be met.

For all children in receipt of pupil premium:

  • To achieve at least the expected standard in Maths Arithmetic and Reasoning with a greater percentage of children exceeding this standard and achieving Greater Depth

  • To achieve at least the Expected Standard in reading in terms of fluency, understanding and stamina for reading, with a percentage of children exceeding this standard and achieving Greater Depth

  • To gain a secure understanding of the processes involved in writing and achieve at least the expected standard in writing with a percentage of children exceeding this standard and achieving Greater Depth

  • To develop the work of the school’s, ‘Children and Family Centre’ to support vulnerable families and the transition of children into school

  • To improve the provision of outdoor play in EYFS for pupil premium children

  • To increase and improve access to computing resources

  • To continue to make an investment in pupil’s emotional wellbeing

  • To increase engagement and opportunities within STEM

  • A continued commitment to curriculum enrichment opportunities to enhance and inspire children’s learning experience

  • To engage more effectively with parents and carers in order for them to gain better insight into their children’s learning and work with the school so that children’s attainment improves by the end of KS2

Spending Plan 2017/18Budget
Further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children so that they achieve at least the expected standard in reading in terms of fluency, understanding and stamina with a percentage exceeding this standard
A significant investment in English training for practitioners and resources for pupils, the replenishing and development of the library, additional reading clubs, wider and motivating books in classes and as home school readers, involving parents and carers both formally and informally, training and recruitment of additional reading volunteers, programme of phonics workshops for parents and carers, bank of resources for children to draw upon at home, home school readers. Collaboration with organisations such as Punchdrunk to inspire pupils to want to read.
£27,290
Further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children with SEN
Training for all staff, along with specialist training for support staff, targeted interventions, additional teacher support, a behaviour consultant to support parents and pupils with transition across phases and into secondary school, employment of a counsellor through The Hope organisation, a programme of Inclusion Mornings involving a range of agencies and specialists.
£30,220
Further improve attainment for Pupil Premium children so that they achieve at least the expected standard in Maths Arithmetic, Reasoning with a percentage exceeding this standard
Training for staff on key area including particularly challenging areas such as Reasoning, smaller setting for pupils, additional resources including innovations such as, ‘Third Space Learning’ (use of technology), targeted Mastery workshops, use of senior leaders to support Y6 teachers to implement strategies and input from an external maths specialist to ensure accelerated progress of key children and groups to attain or exceed national expectations.
£28,510
Further increase the attainment of Pupil Premium children in writing so that they have a secure understanding of the processes involved and achieve at least the expected standard in writing with a percentage exceeding this standard
Experienced intervention teacher for recovery groups targeting key children, specialist resources purchased, focused training of teaching and support staff, additional interventions, workshops for parents where the process of writing can be shared, resources to support learning at home, additional homework clubs targeting vulnerable children.
£28,000
To develop the work of the school’s, ‘Children and Family Centre’ to support vulnerable families and the transition of children into the school and to support the healthy development of children.
Further training of all EYFS staff in the importance of outdoor play. Developing the outdoor spaces across EYFS. Specialist sessions for parent and carer workshops across EYFS, particularly with in the Children and Family Centre, Parent and Carer workshops.
£21,820
To ensure that Pupil Premium children have healthy and creative lifestyles, which enrich their lives:
Further investment in playground resources, staff training and games that enable opportunities for developing communication skills and physical skills. Wide range of extracurricular sport and music clubs across the school and employing music specialists and subsidising school visits including residential trips.
£30,085
Behaviour social and Emotional: Provision of Breakfast Club for key children. Increased level of supervision of key children during lunch time, bespoke training programme for lunch time staff involving additional support from Behaviour Consultant and subsidised extracurricular provision, parent / carer workshops.£17,195
To increase and improve STEM study and access to technology and computing resources
Investment in technologies for children across the school. Comprehensive training for Staff, Parents and Children. Opportunities during the school day and after school to develop use of technologies. Releasing a qualified Computing specialist teacher 2.5 days a week to develop these area.
£22,320
To engage more effectively with parents and carers so that they are able to support their children’s learning, progress and attainment.
Curriculum leaders to facilitate and lead curriculum workshops in which Parents and Carers of children in receipt of Pupil Premium are targeted to attend. Ensure that resources and strategies are shared so that attendees are equipped to support their children at home.
£15,000
Total£220,440