Wilby Primary

Wilby CE Primary School
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report

Autumn 2017

Wilby C of E Primary School recognises that all pupils, regardless of background, should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. The Pupil Premium is a government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from deprived backgrounds that, as research shows, underachieve compared to their peers. The government has used pupils entitled to free school meals, as an indicator of deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils eligible for Free School Meals. Children who are and were Looked After or the children of armed services personnel are also eligible for this increased funding.

At Wilby C of E Primary School we update parents about our use of Pupil Premium (PP) funding through our website and newsletters.

It is anticipated that in 2017-18 in total 18.5% of our pupils will receive Pupil Premium funding:

  • 5.5%of our pupils will receive free school meals
  • 5.5% of our pupils will be Looked After/ Looked After, after care
  • 7.4% of our pupils will have received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) 
  • 14.8% of our pupils in the school will be disadvantaged
  • 0% of our pupils will be from service families
  • Approximately 62.5% of these pupils will be on the SEN register              

Our Pupil Premium Budget for 2017-18 is £18,296  

External Barriers to future attainment (for all pupils eligible for PP including high ability)

A. Attendance rate for PP children was lower than the rest of the school for 2017 (6% lower than the non-pupil premium children )

B. Increased training is required in order to engage and enable Parents/ Carers to support pupil learning at home

C. Complex home arrangements (past and present)

In School barriers

D. High emotional needs including lack of self-esteem and behavioural issues which impact negatively on progress for both PP and non PP children

E. High levels of specific learning difficulties - notably Dyslexia and Autism

Desired Outcomes

A. Increased attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP

B. Improved resources for parents to use to support learning at home and increased parent workshops up-skill parents/ increase their confidence in supporting pupils with home learning

C. Ensure fullest use is made of extended services to support parents/ carers and parents/ carers feel supported by school

D. Behavioural issues are addressed

E. Pupils have access to the highest level of resources/ adult support to ensure maximum levels of progress


Planned provision in response to need     

  • All before and after school clubs and Extended After School Care will be free to all pupils focus on increasing attendance rates / engagement/ enjoyment in school life (focus on increasing engagement in additional physical activity-although pupils say they enjoy PE lessons (see survey below March 17) engagement in additional physical activities was limited-45% engagment)-£2520
  • Funded Booster groups in maths , Reading and Writing before and after school and within the school day. These will be led by TAs but also by HLTAs and fully qualified teachers- £2200
  • Weekly Lego therapy groups-£1320-focus on raising self-esteem
  • Weekly Nurture Group-£890-focus on raising self esteem and improving social behaviours
  • School to begin Growth Mindset Programme focussed on raising Self -esteem and positive attitudes towards learning-November 2017-Details on We-site
  • Payment of online tuition- Nessy and Mymaths programmes-£795-to support home-learning
  • Parent-support groups -half termly for each age-group focussed on raising parent confidence in being able to support pupils home-learning
  • Employment of Educational Psychologist services and CISS-(Behaviour and Autism support)-focussed on better understanding of how to support children with both specific learning needs and wide-ranging emotional needs-assessment -£1800
  • Specialist resources for Dyslexia intervention including purchase of Beat Dyslexia programme, adapted texts, computer programmes (Clicker 6) Kindles and coloured overlays / reading supports-£890. (includes TA training alongside Dyslexia outreach to ensure that all resources are used to maximum effect)
  • Access to all educational visits and free membership in all fee paying clubs including Breakfast and After School clubs - ensuring fuller integration and development of social skills-£3520
  • Training for TAs and teachers in behaviour management/ specialist support (wave 3 literacy and maths support) and Arts provision including Arts Award club -focus on PP children Sept 2017-£1000
  • Funding for additional TA 1 to 1 support, focussed on behaviour and academic support as needed for 3 pupils-£7500
  • Group Intervention support for literacy and numeracy for 5 identified pupils= £2400=focus on narrowing gap in attainment between PP children and non PP children

Total anticipated expenditure for 2017-8: £24,835

Predicted impact of provision for 2017-8:

  • Pupil Premium children attendance will be in line with non pupil premium attendance  (whole school attendance 2016/17=96.1% )
  • 75% of all Pupil Premium children will make expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • 30% of Pupil Premium children will make accelerated progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • At least 80% of Pupil Premium children will feel that school helps them to do their best and that 100% of them will feel safe in school.
  • 100% of pupil premium children will have regularly attended a before or After school Club and will have been able to attend all school trips.
  • Where behavioural issues prevent full participation in classroom learning time spent out of the classroom will be increased to at least 80%
  • Growth Mind-set surveys (January/ June 2017) will record pupils improved attitude (resilience and perseverance) in their approach to learning
  • Over 75% of PP children will have attended additional sporting activities at least twice a week

Next pupil Premium Review Meeting date: January 22nd 2018

In 2016-17

  • 8.06% of pupils in the school were receiving free school meals
  • 9.67 % of pupils in the school were looked after/ looked after, after care
  • 14.2% of our pupils in the school received free school meals in one or more of the previous 6 years (Ever 6)
  • 20.96% of our pupils in the school were disadvantaged
  • 0% of pupils in the school are from service families.
  • Approximately 40% of pupils were on the SEN register with an additional 40% requiring additional interventions to ensure that progress was in line with expectations.

2016-2017 Pupil Premium Budget Allocation, Spending and Impact

£21,960 was allocated for the academic Year 2016-2017 (to April 2017)

Actions taken in 2016-17

  • Funding intensive booster group in maths for Y6 and Y3 before school- focussed maths support with personalised learning for targeted pupils in need of accelerated progress (£3,000)
  • Staff training needs-Dyslexia and Autism
  • Behaviour Management training, Lego Club training and PRU outreach training for support staff=£1450
  • Intervention work specifically using the precision teaching methodology but also 1:1 and small group work on phonics, reading, spelling, writing and numeracy provided by additional teachers/ teaching assistants working with small groups or on a one-to-one basis led by staff (£11,000)
  • Weekly Lego therapy Club Designed to develop emotional literacy, resilience and confidence= £4320
  • Access to educational visits, free entry to fee paying clubs and resources= £1800
  • Nurture group - focussed on the needs of 2 pupil premium children to be run by 2 TAs= £3000
  • Employment of Educational psychologist, Behaviour Support Services and Nurture Group support=£1800                                                            Total expenditure =£26,370

Review of Pupil Premium completed on 26.4.17-Impact of actions report

View details of whole school Pupil Premium progress and attainment for 2016-17 HERE

Pupil Premium children are more fully integrated into the school community, more able to cooperate and work with others. We ensure that pupils are able to assume positions of responsibility including Assembly Monitors and Collective Worship Leads. 

Pupil Surveys returned from Pupil Premium children reflect the following data:


All Pupil Premium children have been able to take part in all sporting and educational visits and to benefit fully from these experiences.

Two Educational Psychologist assessments have been purchased for Pupil Premium Children between 2016-17 which have enabled teachers to better understand how to support pupils needs

Lessons learnt:

Parents are still not supporting pupils with home learning

Pupil attendance is lower than non pupil Premium Children-the school must focus on increasing their engagement in school life.

£34,320 was allocated for the academic year 2015-2016

Pupil Premium Focus 2015-2016


Estimated Spend


Proposed Outcome

Increased Teaching Assistant support for learning


To provided pupil premium children with specific support and intervention to close gaps in learning and address learning barriers

Pupils’ gaps in Literacy and Numeracy are closed narrowed in every year group between PP and non PP children.

Individualised maths support – through “My Maths” ICT program



To provide resources to narrow the gap between actual and expected achievement through individualised /focused support

Resources enable effective intervention to be targeted towards specific gaps in learning for PP children. It provides opportunities and overlearning to develop confidence in ability and processes used

Handwriting intervention



To provide additional support with letter formation. Use of individualised approaches and published schemes such as ‘write from the start’

Pupils become more confident in their ability to record and more engaged in their learning as it increases their ability to both say and write phonemes. They develop a senses of pride in their work

SEN resources to address specific needs (for example overlays to aid reading, use of specific pieces of technology)



To provide additional resources for PP children who have specific learning gaps

Overlays enable children to access texts in reading

PP children with specific SEN needs have been further able to access resources which enable them to become fully inclusive to access the curriculum.

Behavioural support and specialist provision



TA / teacher support in the playground to ensure support / integration of children with behavioural difficulties

That children are supported in terms of either anger management / social interaction, integration so they have somebody to play with and know how to interact more fully and appropriately with others

Subsidising of school visits and residential visits



To ensure that all PP children get the opportunity to have an enriched curriculum and provide children with experiences outside of the classroom.

Children will be engaged in the curriculum and inspired to learn. They will use these experiences to develop their writing and problem solving skills in real life contexts. Attainment and progress in reading and maths will improve

Subsidising of school breakfast club and afterschool clubs



To ensure that all children have the opportunity to have a breakfast in the morning and come into school ready to learn

Children will have eaten an adequate breakfast in the morning and be in the correct frame of mind to work. Attainment and progress in all subjects will improve and children will be fully integrated

Provide a wider curriculum ensuring pupils have equal opportunities


Cello Lessons

Pupils are able to access a curriculum beyond the National Curriculum and are given the opportunity to excel in an area of music

Teacher Assistant training to run intervention groups


Teaching Assistant qualification, nurture groups

To ensure our staff working with PP children provided the best support in the correct way to access learning for their focus group of children.

Individualised intervention to meet the different learning needs of individual pupils


Running intervention for wave 3 maths / literacy and phonics programs

To ensure children’s needs are individually and accurately met enabling them to make catch-up progress

SENCo release time


To enable SENCo to monitor PP SEN provision and ensure accurate assessment of pupil needs. To observe and monitor differentiation and provision for pupils. To liaise with appropriate external agencies

Monitor and support staff to ensure work set is appropriate providing the right level of challenge. Support and resources used are appropriate to need ensuring maximum progress towards targets, access all available individualised support PP children require

Additional learning resources including individualised Dyslexia Program


Purchase of resources including Nessy Phonics / Reading program / Nessy touch typing

To enable exacting assessment. To provide individualised programs to develop phonics / kinesthetic learning approaches helping children to read / write / spell more accurately and confidently. Closing the gap between achievement and national expectations

Support children with specific needs through access to councillor or alternative therapy


Access to an independent counselling service or alternative therapy.

To enable pupils to break down barriers which are beyond the educational sphere

Provide a hot cooked school dinner


Ensure every child has a hot nutritious lunch

So pupils have eaten a health hot lunch and are able to concentrate fully on their learning.

To provide Educational Psychologist assessment


Full assessment of PP child’s cognitive processes

All stakeholders have a better understanding of barriers to learning - enable teachers and other professionals to provide an individualised curriculum which is resourced and planned in a way that maximises learning opportunities



Teaching Assistants to pre-teach vocabulary and concepts before class teaching

PP children gain full access to the curriculum alongside their peers. Opportunities for secure learning of concepts and vocabulary and consolidation of learning are increased.

Challenge Groups


PP children benefit from focused literacy and maths sessions, beyond the school day.

PP children’s opportunities for a secure understanding of learning are increased due to the additional learning opportunities

Social Skills and Nurture Groups


Social skills group run by teaching assistants focusing on developing co-operation, communication, taking turns, working with others and wider social skills

PP children integrate into the school environment and are fully accepted by peers into school life. Pupils esteem and motivation increase.


Total spending 2015-2016…………………………………………………………………………. £34,100

  • Impact on pupil outcomes by July 2016


  • 100% of pupil premium children at Ks2 reached expected level in KS2 SATs due after attending both before and after school focussed support groups and receiving pre tutoring in class.
  • 2 children benefited from focussed nurture groups and have remained in mainstream education after risk of exclusion
  • At KS1 phonic support groups enabled 100% of pupils to achieve accepted level in the phonics re-check
  • 2 pupil premium pupils with identified SEN needs were observed and received Educational Psychologist assessment
  • All pupil premium children have been able to attend all residential outdoor adventurous trips- developing confidence, independence and increased ability to cooperate.
  • Playground behaviour was improved significantly –reported incidents of poor behaviour dropping by just over 50% and other children reporting that playground behaviour is now good ( see Pupil survey November 2016 below)