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Main Barriers to Learning for Pupil Premium Children

The main barriers to learning for our pupil premium children are listed below:


Limited support from home

Low self esteem and lack of confidence in their learning ability

Readiness to learn and learning behaviours

Financial barriers to access a range of additional educational experiences to broaden their horizons


Pupil Premium 2016 - 2017

Objectives Use of Pupil Premum Funding
To develop life skills. To provide opportunities to learn social skills, communication skills, increase confidence, self esteem  and improve behaviour

Social skills groups, circle of friends, tranquillity zone, cooking, gardening and Equine Assisted Learning, Forest School sessions, Lego social skills groups


For staff to have the knowledge, skills and resources to effectively implement the ‘Switch onto reading and Writing’ programme.

Training and Supply Cover

‘Switch onto Reading and Writing ‘Training and supply cover for a teacher and teaching assistant (4 days)


Effective teaching of spelling £300

Accelerating Pupil Progress (3 days)


Supporting SEN Pupils in Mainstream Classroom £200   

Total = £2,500
Intensive 1:1 intervention programme to improve the skills and confidence in reading and writing for underachieving and vulnerable pupils working below age related expectations.

Preparation by the teacher and teaching assistant time to run the ‘Switch on to Reading and Writing’ intensive 1:1 programme


To provide targeted use of the Pupil Premium

To support the new National Curriculum for Mathematics

To raise mathematical attainment for the pupil premium pupils

To provide detailed evidence of progress and impact

Numbers Count sessions  - £2,000


Back on Track sessions  - £2,000


Total = £4,000
To provide children with opportunities to develop their reading and writing skills with additional in class, 1:1 or small group support.

Additional reading, writing and maths  support


1:1 time to work on IEP targets

Purchase additional resources to support the interventions in place.




This academic year we received £22,440 Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016

Impact of Pupil Premium Funding for 2015 - 2016

Staff training on the Back on Track Programme and Numbers Count Programmes has enabled us to successfully implement these intensive intervention programme. Purchasing the Sandwell assessment has allowed us to identify children’s strengths in maths and gaps in their learning. The programme is carried out individually or in small groups for three sessions per week for 10 weeks. Intervention Impact Reviews show that all children make good progress and the majority make accelerated progress in maths.

 The funding has enabled some pupil premium children to attend trips and residential visits which have provided additional educational experiences, helped develop their social and life skills.

Specialist 1:1 teaching of reading, writing and spelling has resulted in children making accelerated progress from their starting points.

Additional 1:1 and small group teaching of phonics and reading has enabled the children to make good progress. This is particularly evident with phonics in KS1.

Our pupil premium funding and how we intend to spend our allocation is reviewed between April and May each year.