Message sent from:

Pupil Premium Grant 2020 2021

Review of previous Year 2019 2020

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, school was closed from 20.2.20 and did not reopen fully until September. To support remote learning for those children learning from home and also to remain open for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers, staff employed to support the PPG objectives were redeployed. Wherever possible, other resources and initiatives were continued however national restrictions and our own protective measures meant some things could not go ahead.

Support for our most vulnerable families was increased. 

Please note, there are no 2020 school or National results for: GLD in Reception, Phonics in Years 1 and 2, End of Key Stage 1 in Year 2 and End of Key stage 2 in Year 6 to enable full analysis of the impact of the strategy. There is also no comparison data for Attendance (including Persistent absence) and Exclusions.

A key objective for the year 2019 2020 was the introduction of RWI to secure improved phonics outcomes. In the Autumn term, we assessed the Year 2 cohort in the Year 1 phonics test.


Y1 June 2019

Y2 November 2020




Pupil Premium

National Other



Pupil Premium

National Other






82% +7%


73% +4%


Nb: EHCPs disapplied from A data

The impact of this intervention is demonstrated in the above data, especially given that the programme was interrupted for 4 months of the 10 months of the academic year 2019 20.

Objectives for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG): 2020 2021

Due to protective measures and periodic bubble closures in school during the Autumn term, some plans for the PPG have had to be reviewed. With the second wave of the Covid 19 Pandemic, school was closed from 5.1.21 and did not reopen fully until March 8th. To support remote learning for those children learning from home and also to remain open for our most vulnerable children and the children of key workers, staff employed to support the PPG objectives were redeployed.

Support for our most vulnerable families was increased. 

Wherever possible, initiatives have been continued.

There are no statutory tests scheduled for the end of this academic year. We will use our internal tracking data to measure the performance at age related expectations for our PP children vs our non pupil premium children and this will form the benchmark data for demonstrating the impact of the PPG in the academic year 221 -2022

Objectives for Pupil Premium Grant (PPG):

  1. The PPG will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for eligible pupils.
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of eligible pupils and their non-disadvantaged peers.
  3. As far as is possible, the additional funding will be used to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for PPG and their peers.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their progress and achievement.


Children in year Reception to Year 6 are eligible for the PPG if:

  1. They are currently registered as eligible for Free School Meals or have been eligible any time in the last six years.
  2. They have been ‘Looked After’ for 1 day or more; are adopted, or leave care under a Special Guardianship Order / Residence Order.
  3. They are from a family with a parent in the Armed Forces.  

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that

  • Not all pupils in receipt of free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • 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.


The Governors, Headteacher and Leadership team will regularly and rigorously monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put in place for PPG and report to the Governing Body on progress and impact.

“Schools, headteachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium allocated to schools per FSM pupil is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility”

Strategy for using the funding:

The school has looked carefully at the needs of each pupil during 2019 20 and that the impact that the National Lockdown has had on the progress of our most disadvantaged pupils.

Our plan for 2020 21 is to reverse the impact of the pandemic and to use the Pupil Premium fund to remove barriers to learning and allow our most disadvantaged pupils to reach their potential.  



Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG


indicative amount of PPG allocated



Our key focus is to accelerate the progress of our disadvantaged children,  in order to further diminish the difference between the achievement of those pupils eligible for the additional funds as compared to the achievement of non disadvantaged children Nationally.


We will use these additional funds in the following way to achieve our objectives:

  • Ensuring ‘Quality First Teaching’ is provided by the teacher and ‘Quality Interventions’ are provided by teachers and support staff.
  • Employment of teaching assistants, in all phases of the school, to provide support to individual children, groups and families where necessary.
  • Funding a Fischer Family Trust TA to deliver a targeted reading intervention and to improve the delivery of reading teaching to all children through modelling and coaching.
  • If the National Restrictions allow, extending children’s life experiences and enriching the curriculum through subsidising trips and residentials: eg Y5/Y6 residential Wick Court Farm Phase visitors / Trips to enhance thematic curriculum.
  • CAF worker / Safeguarding team/Attendance Officer providing support to families, ensuring inclusion and safeguarding of pupils, impacting directly on children’s well-being.
  • Purchasing of resources to extend children’s breadth of study and to raise standards i.e. reading books / phonics equipment
  • 1 – 1 tutoring to help children make improved progress.
  • Instrumental lessons – Ukele, Steel Pans and Drumming
  • If the protective measures allow,Extra Curricular / Lunchtime clubs with more places allocated to PPG pupils eg homework club
  • If the protective measures allow, Parent education classes
  • Nurture Groups
  • Increased hours for the vulnerable families team to support home visits for persistent absentees.
  • Dedicated 1:1 SPLD interventions
  • Edible Playground Project to promote  contextualised learning for English, Maths and Science and the development of  cooperative learning, healthy lifestyle choices and environmental awareness
  • Numbers Count TAs to deliver additional Numbers count interventions to groups
  • Accelerated Reader Programme
  • Advice and support from Behaviour Specialist
  • Nurture class to meet the needs of our more vulnerable SEMH children who cannot access all their learning in the mainstream classroom.
  • EYFS SLC bubble to meet the needs of high level needs children who cannot access their curriculum in the mainstream classes.
  • Further resourcing of RWI, a systematic phonics teaching programme in KS1 and for those children who need it in KS2
  • Further resourcing a library of quality guided reading texts (each x15) to support our revised approach to guided reading.
  • Subscription to the Salford Library service
  • Continued coaching andtraining of KS2 staff on new literacy and language programme
  • Ongoing training on our systematic phonics programme
  • Facilitating the training the staff with the support of the Maths and Literacy Hubbs
  • Fine motor and SALT interventions
  • Purchase of Power Maths









Hit enter to search