Pupil Premium Strategy

Use of Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium funding is provided by Central Government so that schools can support pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM) or who are looked after (CLA) and therefore are at potential risk of underachieving in comparison to their peers who do not receive FSM or are not CLA

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is money used to ensure that pupils who are at risk of underachievement are able to reach their full potential and access the same opportunities, provision and enrichment as those pupils not eligible for PPG.

Barriers to attainment for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

There are many barriers which can prevent our pupils from achieving their full potential. Cognition and learning, social, emotional and mental health issues, speech and language issues, family background, mental health, deprivation and cultural/social expectations.

  • Medical: Some of our PP pupils have complex medical needs. A significant number of medical appointments and absences from school impacts on the progress they can make
  • Behaviour:  Some pupils have complex behavioural needs that allow small step and sometimes inconsistent progress. Some pupils need therapeutic input in order for them to increase their physical ability to access learning
  • Physical disabilities: Some pupils need therapeutic input in order for them to increase their physical ability to access learning
  • Communication Difficulties: Some of our children have significant expressive and receptive communication difficulties which can affect their access to learning
  • Sensory processing difficulties: Some of our pupils need specific sensory input in order to regulate their sensory processing and be able to access learning.

In common with many special schools we use the DfE Progression Guidance as the means to monitor pupil progress. We have adapted the progression Guidance to correlate with our bespoke assessment tool.  Attainment is measured in relation to this national data set which enables us to compare pupils within and beyond Manor Green Primary. Pupils receiving FSM therefore need to at least make ‘good ‘(Medium Quartile) progress to achieve as expected and as non-FSM pupils. We aspire for all pupils to make ‘Outstanding’ (Upper Quartile) progress, including those who receive FSM.

The nature of the Manor Green population is such that they could all be considered to be disadvantaged in a variety of ways however we take strenuous steps to ensure we:

  • Constantly monitor the progress and attainment of pupils in receipt of FSM or who are CLA
  • Respond immediately to review and amend interventions where such pupils are in danger of not making expected progress or where a gap emerges compared to the attainment of their non-FSM peers.

We have a system of termly ‘progress meetings’ where teachers meet individually with the Assistant Head teacher to discuss pupil progress and attainment. It is in the context of these challenging meetings that if it is identified that a pupil is not likely to make upper quartile progress, additional advice or interventions or support will be discussed and put in place.

At Manor Green Primary, Pupil Premium is allocated straight to us and is clearly identifiable in our budget. It is up to us to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated per FSM pupil, service children and children in care is spent, since we are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within our school.  Although we are free to spend the Pupil Premium as we see fit, we are held accountable as to how we have used the additional funding to support pupils from low-income families, service children and children in care.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll164
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG47
Total amount of PPG received£68,800
Using Upper Quartile Progression GuidanceEYFSKS1KS2
% of pupils making expected progress in reading 100%100%100%
% of pupils making expected progress in reading 100%100%96%
% of pupils making expected progress in reading 100%100%100%

Summary of PPG spending 2015/16

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To enable disadvantaged pupils to achieve in line with their peers.
  • To support disadvantaged pupils to make outstanding progress in line with the upper quartile progression guidance.
  • To promote the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils.
  • To support disadvantaged pupils in a wide variety of ways which enable them to access extra-curricular resources and activities

Objectives in spending PPG:

  • To enable disadvantaged pupils to achieve in line with their peers.
  • To support disadvantaged pupils to make outstanding progress in line with the upper quartile progression guidance.
  • To promote the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged pupils.
  • To support disadvantaged pupils in a wide variety of ways which enable them to access extra-curricular resources and activities

Outcomes to date:

  • All pupils eligible for pupil Premium grant continue to achieve in line with their peers
  • 100% of pupils eligible for pupil premium  made outstanding progress in at least one strand of all core subjects
  • All pupils eligible for pupil premium were able to access extra-curricular activities if they wished to do so. This year we had two residentials, both of which were a success. High numbers of pupils accessed after school clubs, impacting on the general well-being of pupils and their families.
  • Current research has demonstrated that outstanding teaching has the greatest impact on the achievement of disadvantaged pupils – our continuing CPD concentrates on ensuring outstanding teaching for all
Item/projectCostObjectiveOutcome
e.g. One-to-one maths tuition over a three-week periode.g. To achieve consistent performance at level 3b (focusing on conceptual understanding of fractions)e.g. Objective met: evidence collected via discussion with pupils and scrutiny of work
Funding for school activities including residential5,000To ensure full access to all curricular and extra-curricular activities for all disadvantaged pupilsObjective met:
All pupils able to attend if they wanted to: parents/carers and pupil feedback very positive.
Resources to aid communication and learning in school and at home
-communication iPads and appropriate apps
4,500To allow disadvantaged pupils to make outstanding progress in line with their peers and the upper quartile progression guidance
To support disadvantaged pupils with communication difficulties
Objective met:
Disadvantaged pupils have made outstanding progress in line with their peers.
Feedback and monitoring of behaviour and wellbeing of pupils has shown positive results both at school and home.
Additional staffing in classes40,000To enable disadvantaged pupils with complex needs to fully access the curriculumObjective met:
Pupils have increased access to curriculum. Informal lesson observations have demonstrated how learning is increased with a higher staff to pupil ratio.
Continuing Professional Development18,800To ensure teaching is outstanding across the schoolObjective met:
Formal monitoring shows that teaching is outstanding across the school.

Total PPG received: £68,800
Total PPG expenditure: £68,800
PPG remaining: £0

LBM£300iPad Mini and headphones
Numicon set
JM£300iPad Pro + Apps
Additional SaLT support
EM£300Additional training for staff team
1:1 staffing support
Contribution to multi agency working
Funding towards Year 6 residential
CN£300Additional staffing
Therapeutic intervention
LW£300Carry over
Item/projectCostObjective
e.g. One-to-one maths tuition over a three-week periode.g. One-to-one maths tuition over a three-week period
Funding for school activities including residential£5,000Funding for school activities including residential 5,000 To ensure full access to all curricular and extra-curricular activities for all disadvantaged pupils
Funding for school activities including residential 5,000 To ensure full access to all curricular and extra-curricular activities for all disadvantaged pupils£5,000To allow disadvantaged pupils to make outstanding progress in line with their peers and the upper quartile progression guidance
To support disadvantaged pupils with communication difficulties
Additional staffing in classes
(contribution to this budget)
£25,920To enable disadvantaged pupils with complex needs to fully access the curriculum
Continuing Professional Development
(contribution to this budget)
£20,000To ensure teaching is outstanding across the school