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.
2022 - 2023 Academic Year
Total number of pupils on roll
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding
Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received for 2022-2023
Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received for 2021-2022
|Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant received for 2020 - 2021||
Allocation and strategy for the current academic year (2023-2024)
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
To eliminate the potential barriers to learning for our pupils, we work hard to provide them with targeted interventions and whole school strategies that will support, develop and strengthen 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, KICK Mentor (Emotional Learning Support)
- Development of Calm Zone at play times
- Use of Circle Time, PSHE discussions and sharing concerns
- Continuation of "MyHappy Mind" to support good mental health and well-being
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
- Developing a new Friends of BJR group
- Support from the Attendance Advisory Officer to improve attendance and punctuality
- Uniform donation bank
The strategy is reviewed and impact is measured every term via our formative assessment process and progress meetings.
Evaluation of Strategy
During 2022-2023, 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 available for the end of the summer term in 2023. To see information about assessment data, please click here.