Pupil Premium

PP is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age (Reception to Year 6) from low-income families who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years (known also as the Ever 6 FSM measure), to children who are in the care of, or provided with accommodation by an English local authority (looked after child), to children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order and to children whose parents are currently in the armed forces. Its purpose is to enable schools to provide support and boost the academic attainment of children from these families.
 
PP allocation is based on school census data, the most recent one being January 2020.
 
The PP amounts relevant to our school are as follows:
  • £1345 per pupil deemed as Ever 6 FSM
  • £2345 per pupil deemed LAC or post-LAC
If pupils belong to both groups, they would get the higher allocation only. Currently 31% if the school is in receipt of PPP funding.
 
 
PP Grant
2017/2018 £104,975.60
2018/2019 £98,795
2019/2020 £76,326.25
 
Barriers
All pupils are tracked through a robust and rigorous tracking system both individually and within specific focus groups. From this tracking, we see that many children in receipt of PP start school in reception with lower than age-expected levels in the prime area which are: Communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development (PSED) as summarized below

% of children in receipt of FSM with lower than age-expected starting points (based on pupils currently in the school)
 
  Communications & Language Physical Development Personal, Social & Emotional Development
2017-2018 80% 60% 60%
2018-2019 50% 75% 75%
2019-2020 100% 86% 86
Other barriers identified by the school include limited aspiration and opportunity for enrichment through extra-curricular activities.
 
How we have spent our PP allocation in the academic year 19-20
Initiative Detail Cost
Levels
Online reading and spelling catch-up programme for identified pupils/ Learning Assistants deliver 1:1 intervention weekly for 15 minutes. Yearly cost per pupil £210
Total number of PP pupils accessing Lexia 28
£5880
ELSA Staff training five days of cover: £600
ELSA
Support identified pupils with 1:1 60 minute sessions weekly
£4212
Staff-pupil Mentoring
1:1 15 minute weekly sessions provide children with time and space out of class to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have. (11 identified PP pupils accessing staff-pupil mentoring)
£2310
Talk for Writing Training for English lead and purchase of books

Books: £250

Training: £258

7.5 hours weekly Deputy Head intervention in English
A group of 14 Year 6 pupils taught separately to close the attainment gap £14,625
Maths Intervention TA used to teach small groups of Y6 pupils £3900
Seesaw
Fun way to record learning using iPads also available to use at home
£792
Edshed Fun interactive approach to spelling £300
LGFL subscription
Internet, subscriptions including Busy Things and Purple Mash
£5967
Phonics Training (plus expenses to cover staff)
New staff training plus additional training for the phonics lead

£810

£500

Maths mastery subscription
An approach to maths that supports closing the attainment gap
£1995
IPC subscription
An approach to teach science, geography and history
£1152
White Rose Maths
Online maths resources to support mathematical attainment
£99
Additional SENDCO hours Referrals, support, training £14,400
Additional TA hours Support for pupils - targeted interventions £19,500
'Talk About' programme
Support social skills, self-esteem intervention materials
£35
Twinkl accounts Resources for use in class and at home £525
Total   £78,110

How we intend to spend our PP in the academic year 20-21

Initiative Reasons Cost
Jigsaw
An approach aimed to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in the ever-changing world
£1925
Seesaw
Fun way to record learning using iPads also available to use at home
£792
CGP books Non-digital access to learning at home £1169
ELSA Support identified pupils through 1:1 sessions £4212
Staff-pupil Mentoring
1:1 15 minute weekly sessions provide children with time and space out of class to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have (include all PP)
£12,425
Lexis
Online reading and spelling catch-up programme for identified pupils / Learning Assistants deliver 1:1 intervention weekly for 15 minutes
Yearly cost per pupil £210
Total number of PP pupils accessing Lexia 28
£5880
1:1 phonics tutoring Total of 3 hours per week x 36 £2160
5 hours weekly Deputy Head intervention in English
A group of 10 Y6 pupils taught separately to close the attainment gap
£9750
Maths intervention TA used to teach small groups of Y6 pupils £3900
Edshed
Fun interactive approach to spelling and number
£300
LGFL
Internet, subscriptions including Busy Things and Purple Mash
£5967
Maths Mastery subscription
An approach to maths to aid mathematical attainment
£1995
Phonics Training (plus cost of covering staff)
Training for new staff to be able to support children learning to read and write

£1620

£600

Phonics resources
Additional resources to enable 1:1 sessions to be carried out
£300
IPC subscription An engaging approach to teaching science, geography and history £1152
White Rose Maths
Online resources that support mathematical attainment
£99
Additional SENDCO hours
Referrals, support for LSAs and teachers, pupils, parents, training
£14,400
Additional TA hours Support for Pupils £19,500
Teacher Interventions Social skills for targeted pupils £4,095
Twinkl Resources for in class and at home £525
Total   £92,766
  • TA hours calculated at £20p/h
  • Teacher hours calculated £35
  • DH and SENDCO hours calculated at £50p/h
Impact Measures - 2018-2019 Attainment Data
 
 
National Average of pupils reaching expected standards in KS2
% of Thomas’s Academy pupils in receipt of PP achieving expected standards in KS2
Reading 73% 90%
Writing 78% 100%
GPS 78% 100%
Maths 79% 80%

No attainment data is available for 2019-2020 due to the cancellation of tests.


Date of review: September 2021