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Pupil Premium Reporting to Parents



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

We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.

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

We 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 following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.


Our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving children to at least age related expectations.


Thorpe Willoughby Primary School receives a Pupil Premium Grant for each child who is entitled to receive Free School Meals or who has been entitled over the last five years, and for any Looked After Children. This does not include children with the universal Infant Free School meal entitlement.


We are required to publish information about how we have used the premium.


Pupil Premium Grant expenditure 2014 - 15:

Report to parents: Overview of the school

Total number of pupils on roll 355

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 29

Funding amount £42 540


Nature of support

* The funding received from Pupil Premium has been allocated in the following ways:

* Identify children who are attaining below age related expectations and put in additional support to help narrow the gap.

* Supporting learning through programmes delivered to individual and small groups

for those children who need a boost to their learning in order to reach their potential; for example small group reading, writing or maths tuition.

* Providing specialised resources and specific support for individuals and groups of pupils as recommended by specific agencies.

* Increasing access for vulnerable children to engage in extra-curricular activities to promote children’s engagement.

* Ensuring that the children who qualify for free school meals have their needs clearly identified and their progress closely monitored through school.

* Maintaining the Home School Link Worker role to ensure provision of a range of support for children and families.


Curriculum focus of the PPG spending:

* The school has focussed its additional support on accelerating progress to ensure

that children meet or exceed age related expectations in Literacy and Numeracy.

* In Literacy, this has been achieved through the development of a whole school targeted phonics scheme and also through small group and individual intervention programmes.

* In Mathematics this has also been achieved through small group and individual intervention programmes delivered by highly specialised staff and through the introduction of after school clubs targeting those pupils at risk of underachievement

* In addition support staff have been trained to deliver “1st Class@Number” and ‘Success@arithmetic, intervention programmes to improve pupils’ mathematical skills.

* Support pupils working towards targets set by speech and language therapists and the local Enhanced Mainstream Schools for Behaviour, Specific Learning difficulties and Communication and Interaction.

* Purchase resources to facilitate these interventions.

* For those pupils on track, a wide range of curriculum enrichment opportunities are offered.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending:

The senior leadership team has established a rigorous analysis system. Through accurate and regular assessment pupil progress is monitored and evaluated to establish good pupil progress for all.

In 2014 -15 there has been a significant and overall improvement in the progress of those pupils receiving pupil premium funding (FSM) across all key stages; however pupils on Pupil Premium provision did less well than their peers in the Year 1 phonics test and this will be an area to boost. Their progress with year, however, was good.

Pupils have attained better at the end of KS2 in reading, writing and mathematics compared to 2014. The number of FSM pupils attaining reading, writing and mathematics combined at level 4+ has improved and is an improving trend.

Overall, value added scores for these pupils have improved in all areas. These pupils also progressed well. In reading and Mathematics, their progress improved. Many of these pupils progressed above expected in Mathematics, better than their peers and pupils nationally. In mathematics and reading gaps within school are closing.

Mathematics and writing is a focus for the school.

Current Plan

Provision implemented 2015 – 16


In year 6 additional teacher employed for 4 mornings a week to boost English and Mathematics. This means an enhanced staffing ratio for children in Year 5 / 6.

Pupils in Mathematics and English focus groups.

Additional phonic support to enable smaller phonic groups.

Research based mathematics interventions such as 1st class@number and success@arithmetic.

Home School Link worker, who amongst other things,

o Works with pastoral and behaviour issues

o Links home and school

o Provides parental support

o Challenges absence / lateness.

Opportunities for children to attend out of school provision.

Maintain a large group of teaching assistants.

Ensuring staff are well trained to deliver appropriate interventions to help pupils.

Provision of extra staffing to provide support for Residential visits.

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