Pupil Premium Grant Report
The pupil premium grant is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for pupil premium and all schools are required to report the amount of funding they receive and how it is being used.
Overview of the school – academic year 2020-2021
Total number of pupils on roll
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding
Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received for the academic year 2020-2021
|Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received for the academic year 219-2020||
Allocation and strategy
At Bishop John Robinson CofE Primary School there is a whole school commitment to making sure all pupils have the same opportunities. We are determined to ensure that all of our children achieve their full potential by eliminating potential barriers to learning. For our pupils some of these barriers include; language and vocabulary skills, understanding early mathematical concepts and mathematical reasoning, low self-esteem and confidence and enrichment opportunities and experiences.
How the funding will be spent
Through targeted interventions and whole school strategies, we are working hard to eliminate potential barriers to learning. These interventions and strategies support children to know where they are in their learning journey and with developing and strengthening the skills they need to progress further.
Our funding priorities for each academic year fall into these key areas:
- Learning and the curriculum
- Social and emotional support
- Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum
- Parents and families
Learning and the curriculum
- Additional English and Maths interventions
- Online Homework support
- Additional 1:1 and small group reading support
- Teacher and TA led interventions
- Specialist Speech and Language Support from a Speech and Language Therapist
- Quality first teaching and resources
- Staff training and CPD
Social and emotional support
- In school ELSA (Emotional Learning Support)
- Development of Calm Zone within the Wallder Room
- Use of Circle Time, PSHE discussions and sharing concerns
- Introduction of "My Happy Mind" to support good mental health and wellbeing
- Review by School Council of effectiveness of whole-school ESMH support
Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum
- After school sports clubs
- After school homework clubs
- Discounted after school MFL clubs
- Funding support for experiences that would be otherwise unobtainable
- External workshops and performances
- Outdoor Learning spaces (including our Trim Trails and Woodland School)
Parents and families
- Parents as Partners
- Support from the Educational Welfare Officer to improve attendance and punctuality
- Uniform donation bank
The strategy is reviewed termly and its impact is measured through our termly formative assessment process as well as during half-termly progress meetings.
Evaluation of Strategy
During 2020-2021, the Pupil Premium Grant was used to support children in developing mental and emotional resilience through behaviour support interventions. The school recorded a reduced number of fixed term exclusions and no permanent exclusions. There has also been a reduction in the number of higher level internal sanctions for poor behaviour choices.
Funding was also allocated to provide booster and top-up interventions for pupils across different year groups: supporting arithmetic and calculation in key stage 2, phonics and letter formation in key stage 1, and gross and fine motor skills in our early years provision.
Statutory assessment data is not available for the end of the summer term in 2021. Once external data is available, an analysis of the specific results for Disadvantaged Pupils will be added here.