Pupil Premium Funding

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated to support groups of children who are at risk of not meeting their learning outcomes.  These could include children who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel.  The funding is intended to be used to help close the gaps in learning between those children and their peers.  Barriers to learning at Tolleshunt D’Arcy St Nicholas include speech and language delay and financial concerns.

The decision on how the money is spent is made by the school and geared towards individual provision based on the needs of the child.  This could include intervention programmes, additional tuition, subsidising extra-curricular activities, resources for specific needs or pastoral support if appropriate.

Tolleshunt D’Arcy ST. Nicholas C of E Primary Academy

Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure: Financial Year 2019/2020

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Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on role 101
Total number of eligible pupils 16
Amount of PPG received per pupil 16 X £1,320
Total amount of PPG received £21,120
How the PPG grant was spent in the academic year 2018/19
We ran a number of intervention strategies for individuals and groups that include

Accelerated Reader

1:1 tuition

Clubs

Science/History Workshops

Transport to sporting events

Speech and language therapy

Cooking resources

ICT/Maths resources

P.E. kits

Subsidised trips (In addition to this we supported financially the access of class visits/visitors, residential learning, enrichment visits and extra-curricular clubs

The impact of PPG spending in the academic year 2018/19
We measure the impact of these additional interventions through our school assessment tracking system. Interventions are carefully chosen by the class teacher in consultation through pupil progress meetings with senior leaders and the Inclusion Leader. If expected progress is not being made by a pupil then the intervention is changed.

At the end of Key Stage 2 2018 of our known eligible children for free school meals 50% achieved the expected standard in combined maths, reading and writing, 50% in maths, 50% in reading, 50% in writing and 50% in EGPS.

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by pupils eligible for the PPG in the academic year 2019/20
A broad range of challenges in learning which impacts on children’s ability to reach Age Related Expectations. In some cases, a range of social, emotional, and family dynamic issues that impede on the full support, engagement and learning focus that our other children have, which leads to successful progress. In addition, a significant number of pupils face challenges in speech and language development which can lead to challenges in accessing all areas of the curriculum.
Nature of support from September 2019 to address these barriers
Part of the grant was used to provide staff in our Inclusion Team to offer specific, individual and group interventions to remove barriers to learning. We will also be providing 1:1 tuition in maths and English.

Part of the grant was used to support financially the access of class visits/visitors, residential learning, extra-curricular clubs and enrichment opportunities; including a joint iSingpop concert.

How the school will measure the impact and effect of expenditure of the PPG grant in the academic year 2019/20
Eligible pupils are tracked termly through pupil progress meetings and their interventions. Provision mapping is adapted in accordance with their individual needs. Speech and Language Therapy is monitored and tracked on a half termly basis with new targets being set when appropriate. Pupil voice surveys will be used to measure the impact enrichment trips/visits.
Next review of the impact and expenditure
Spring term 2020