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Pupil Premium 2013-14

Overview of the Academy

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll

383 ex Nursery

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


Amount of PPG received per pupil

£ 974.65

Total amount of PPG received

£ 257,309

Breakdown of PP pupils per year groups 2013 - 14


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Previous performance of disadvantaged pupils

(pupils eligible for free school meals during the last 6 years or in local authority care for at least six months)




% of pupils making expected progress in English

96%  maths

94% reading

96% writing

100% reading

98% writing

% of pupils making expected progress in maths


90% (ROL)


100% maths

% of pupils increasing APS narrowing gap with national – give details.


Against national

-2.4 overall

-2.4 English

-2.5 Maths


Expected progress

95% English

95% Maths


In school difference for   expected progress

Maths  +9

English -5

Attainment against national

26 v 28.8 (-2.8) reading

25.5 v 27.3 (-1.8) writing

26.7 v 28.4 (-1.7)


Based on 2011 national figures


Accelerated  progress for FSM

34% reading all

41% reading FSM

40% writing  all

43% writing FSM

46% maths all

35% maths FSM  

Include additional performance measures relevant to your school phase


Reading 15.5

Writing 14.6

Maths 14.9



Reading 14.7

Writing 13.1

Maths 14.7



Summary of PPG spending 2013/14

Rationale for FSM provision 2013/14

Year groups with significant FSM/NFSM gap

Year 6  

Writing 4.1 APS

Reading 3.6 APS


Year 4

Writing 3.4

Year 3

Writing 3.1

Year 2

4.8 reading

3.9 writing

(year 2 FSM however performing as well as or better than NFSM)

Objectives in spending PPG: (express in terms of pupil outcomes in English/maths APS and progress, hard and measurable success criteria)

Focus of support to be predominantly in Year 6 and year 2 along with writing in years 3 and 4 and phonics in EYFS and KS1. Aim to reduce FSM /NFSM gap and to significantly close gap with National

To close the gap so that 96%+ FSM children make 2 levels progress at KS2 with at least 65% achieving L4 in both English and maths.

To close the gap so that 80%+ of pupils achieve 2C+ in reading, writing and maths at KS1 having made good progress since end of Reception.


Summary of spending and actions taken:

·         Additional class teacher in Year 6  Sep 13 – July 2014

·         Y6 SATs 1: 1 (To be agreed and organised during Autumn 2)

·         Breakfast Club – Sep 13 –July 14

·         Visual maths Rec - year 5 – September 13 – July 14

·         Additional teacher in year 2, 2 days / week - focus on reading and writing (Nov 2013 - July 2014)

·         IPads and Netbooks in all year groups to support learning

·         Speech Therapist p/t

·         Ed Psychologist p/t

·         Part Time TA to support ADHD child

·         Part Time TA to support key child in Year 5

·         Additional hours for Learning Mentor to support ADHD child

·         Additional Part time Learning mentor to support with home pick up. 1:1 and small group learning intervention

·         Beanstalk Reading Support

·         Additional Phonics reading books to support home reading and phonics training

·         Development of reading areas to encourage reading for pleasure




Approx Cost




Additional Year 6 teacher

(PP Salaries)




To improve reading and writing skills through smaller class teaching across all subjects. To enable differentiated sets to accurately target gaps in pupils knowledge and stretch more able.

Focus on accelerated progress within year 6 for identified boys closing FSM/NFSM gap

71% FSM.

Writing progress across year = 4.8 (expected =3)

Reading 4.1 (expected = 3)

Additional groups in Years 6 and Year 2 for maths.  Use of MAST teacher


Maths groups in year 6 and year 2. Support in year 3.

Year 6 Progress across year  = 4.6

(expected = 3)

Year 2 = 6.4 (expected = 4) (70% FSM)

3rd Teacher for Y2  2 days / week Nov – June

(PP Salaries)


To work with identified children in reading and writing to achieve accelerated progress

(70% FSM)

Writing Progress across year  = 5.7 (minimum expected = 4)

Reading Progress across year  = 6.2

(minimum expected = 4)  FSM making more progress than Non FSM in reading and writing

Visual Maths



To raise levels in maths

79% FSM overall

No real impact shown for visual maths.  Children within groups making similar progress to those not in groups.  Discontinue for 2014/15

New ICT provision inc



To accelerate progress in reading and writing through providing more engaging and inspiring learning opportunities

Impacting across whole school.  Progress good in all year groups particularly in writing.

Use of reading eggs on Year 5 iPads towards end of year raising enthusiasm for reading and beginning to support comprehension.  To be extended across all KS2 year groups from September


D. Bowden / N. Newbold / K.Barnes

(PP Salaries)




To accurately target gaps in pupils knowledge and achieve 2 levels progress/L4

All 4 pupils achieving 4b+ by end of year, making 24 points progress across the year between them.  All 4 pupils achieved level 4 combined

FSM pick up for children below 85% Travel Expenses  for L. Mentor

(PP Salaries)


Children's attendance and punctuality improved

4 children received  during the year. 100% FSM. 67% now have attendance above 85%. 

Speech Therapist

2 days / week


Improved support for children with speech difficulties.  In class provision improved through advice to class teachers

14 children supported since start of Autumn 2. 6 from KS1 & KS2. 100% FSM 67% made accelerated progress in writing.  The 2 children making less progress are both severe SEN and made progress within spoken communication and language. 8 children from EYFS. 50% FSM.  Evidence of progress in Speaking and Listening particularly for all FSM children targeted

Educational psychologist


Support for pupils available immediately without need for referral and waiting list

To start in Sept 2014.  No cost to school in 2013/14

Literacy Support inc Beanstalk Reading, Phonics, Reading areas


Reading support for identified children. Support for younger pupils with early reading development through more effective home reading Children motivated to chose books and to read - raised progress and attainment in reading

3 children receiving support through   Beanstalk.  100% FSM.  Children have all made at least expected progress over year.

New reading scheme to support phonics teaching purchased. Progress in reading expected or good across school.  Progress of FSM in line with Non-FSM in reading in all year groups.

Part Time – 5 x Mornings / week TA to support ADHD child


1:1 support to enable key child to remain in Lea Forest.

Child now managing full days in school following a period of reduced provision.

Accelerated progress in all subjects

Additional 6 1/4 hrs / week for learning mentor to support ADHD child in afternoons

(PP Salaries)


ADHD child in class learning for whole day.

Child now managing full days in school following a period of reduced provision.

Accelerated progress in all subjects

1:1 TA support for Key child – Summer Term


Support to raise motivation for   school, reduce behaviour issues and to avoid permanent exclusion

Child will remain in school avoiding exclusion

ICT Intervention

½ day each week



7 boys supported during Autumn 2 –   and Spring 1. 71% FSM.  Impact on motivation and attitudes for learning.

Cornerstones Curriculum


Development of more engaging, relevant curriculum for our learners

Curriculum trialled in Summer Term.  Engagement of children good.  Further development in 2014/15

Breakfast Club Sports Coaches

Breakfast Club Staff

Breakfast Club Food





Ensuring Pupil Premium children are able to start the day with a healthy breakfast.

Overall attendance 95.3%.

PP Creative Curriculum

EYFS/Y1, Y2/3, Y4/5, Y6



Progress in all year groups is expected or better. Educational visits being used to engage pupils at beginning of topics.  Money used for role play, costumes, outside visits and practical resources.



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