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Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report


The pupil premium is additional funding for schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. The Department for Education (DfE) allocates an amount of funding known as the Pupil Premium which is additional to main school funding and is calculated on the number of pupils receiving free school meals (including those that have received FSM over the previous 6 years), children in care and service families.


For 17/18 the funding amounts were:

· £1,320 per pupil of primary-school age

· £300 per service family pupil

· £1,900 per pupil who:

· has been looked after for 1 day or more

· has been adopted from care

· has left care under a special guardianship order, a residence order or a child arrangements order

Schools are required to report on the expenditure of pupil premium funding and measure the impact on outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.


Overview of the school


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

169 (including children in care and service family children)

Total amount of PPG received



Guiding Principles for Expenditure of Pupil Premium

· To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils.

· To ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to all vulnerable groups, this includes the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils.

· In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, to recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.

· To also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

· Pupil premium funding will be allocated based on need. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

Pupil Premium Provision 2017/2018


  • Assistant Headteacher (AHT), Year Leaders and Maths and English Leaders to ensure high quality teaching and learning in the core subject areas across the school through the implementation of best practice, effective staff training and a renewed focus on ensuring age related curriculum content is taught consistently and effectively. £72,500.
  • Additional high-quality resources purchased to support the teaching of English and Maths, including online resources. £500
  • Additional time provided for class teachers to carry out pupil conferencing. £14,000
  • Class teachers provided with the professional development and additional time to identify barriers for learning of the disadvantaged children in their classes. £14,000
  • Intervention to overcome these barriers is put in place, carefully monitored for effectiveness and adapted as required to meet the needs of the individual learners. £50,0000
  • Bespoke intervention and support will be provided from a qualified occupational therapist for disadvantaged learners who need to improve their fine motor skills, pencil grip and handwriting. £4,000
  • Pupil Premium Champion (PPC) will work with disadvantaged pupils, who are lacking the confidence, concentration and resilience to cope with challenges. Carefully designed interventions will be put in place to enable the children to improve in these areas. £6,000.
  • PPC and Deputy Head to monitor attendance for disadvantaged learners. PPC will be the first point of contact with families, where attendance is below average, and will discuss any barriers that school could help overcome, including funded spaces at breakfast club if appropriate. £8,000.
  • Improvements to be made to the Early Years base to ensure the environment is enabling and language rich to provide disadvantaged children with the maximum opportunities to develop and close any gaps with their peers before they widen. £24,000.
  • PPC and AHT will identify disadvantaged children who are not accessing wider opportunities and provide opportunities to undertake activities in school including sports clubs for PP pupils and where opportunities for enrichment may require funding support. Children will also be signposted to a range of activities outside of school hours, supported by BU – Passport to Learning program. £4,900.

· Subsidising school trips and residential trips to ensure that children are not disadvantaged by social circumstances £1,000

  • To provide before and after school care for selected pupils to help support attendance. £2,500
  • Continue to increase parental engagement through proactive communication, careful monitoring and building on principles of Achievement for All. £1,200


Impact from the previous year




Staff Costs:


Leadership (DH and AST) designated time to monitor, evaluate and report on the

effectiveness of

PP Provision


High Quality Staff costs


Leadership team, Governors and staff aware of current issues with PP children, what interventions are being used and how

successful they are. PP managed more efficiently


Each year group has staff with experience and skill to support pp children effectively


Work sampling shows progress in maths and in writing, using key skills more effectively, although this was not evident in test outcomes.


Pupils with similar start points not illustrating big differences in attainment.


This has allowed Maths and English leaders and SENCO time to work across the school, ensuring that all staff are clear on support provided for PP pupils.

Pupil Premium



Supported PP pupils with progress records showing gap filling and support for phonics, reading, writing and maths.


Huge impact on developing confidence and self-worth, esp. through public speaking and presentation skills. Significant improvement in Parental engagement in pp Pupils learning.

Emotional and

behavioural support


UFA Peer Tutoring

Pastoral/Nurture support provided for parents and children

Second ELSA trained supporting a number of pupils to develop emotional resilience.


Improved behaviour and more positive attitudes evident with a number of pupils.

Improvements have been shared with parents. There has also been improved attendance for specifically targeted pupils. This has led to development of a Parental Support role.

Additional teaching staff


Year 5 and 6 benefited from additional teachers to reduce the class sizes and support high quality teaching, they also provided additional opportunities for intervention in reading, writing and maths. This significantly improved the outcomes in pupil work.

Parental Engagement / Before and after school

provision for selected pupils



Increased engagement of parents, especially through Marvellous Me.


Some PP pupils have been supported with attendance and

engagement through subsidy of club provision.

Extra-Curricular Sports coaching


All PP children given the opportunity to attend sporting activities during breaks or after school. Children demonstrated a positive attitude to physical activity and this in turn impacted on their health and wellbeing positively.

Subsidising school trips and residential visits



Allowed pupils full access to visits and residential experiences.

Assessment Tools


Purchasing of Pupil Tracker and Cornerstones to supplement and inform our assessment system. Teachers and leaders can clearly identify the gaps in learning and coverage of subjects taught.

PP pupils are well known to teachers and they can clearly identify and cater for their needs.

ELLS Strategy


One to one sessions show that pupils made good progress from starting points, with considerable progress in reading ages throughout the programme. The next step is for the children to be able to apply the improvements to independent reading in class.

Play Therapy


Very specific behaviour therapy that made a positive impact on pupil wellbeing and ability to maintain positive behaviours.


£ 24,509

TA’s providing small group support in phonics, reading, writing and maths, in every year group. This enabled small group

focussed teaching, in accordance to need.

PP and more able



Targeted interventions for more able pupils in maths and English showed an increase progress in books for the majority of pupils at the end of KS2.

Governing Body


Governors training supported the GB’s effectiveness at

challenging the school and monitoring the effectiveness of the strategy.

SEND and Pupil Premium


SEND pupils did not make adequate progress and an improved strategy must be developed with the next year of funding.




Training for staff, ensured they became more effective in their role of supporting children


The attainment for pupil premium children for last academic year 2016-17, compared to national is detailed below.





% of Pupils achieving a good level of

development at the end of Yr R


% of Pupils achieving a good level of

development at the end of Yr R









Year 1 phonics screen

Meeting expected standard



National Other












Reading Greater Depth


Greater Depth

Maths Greater Depth








Nat Other


















Writing & Maths

Reading Greater Depth


Greater Depth

Maths Greater Depth









Nat Other










· Summative outcomes for all groups were extremely disappointing.

· Disadvantaged children at Talbot significantly underachieved; comparisons with National Other show a considerable gap in attainment in all areas.

· Analysis of this underperformance has been carried out by senior leaders at the school and steps have been taken to diminish the difference and accelerate progress for disadvantaged learners.

· Refer to the section above, titled Pupil Premium Provision 2017/2018 for details of how the funding is being used to improve outcomes.



Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.