Handbook for parents & carers

Published Policies

Pupil Premium 17-18

The government introduced the Pupil Premium in April 2011. The premium is a specific amount of money awarded for any child who receives free school meals or has been eligible to receive free meals within the previous six years.  A grant is also given for any pupils who are in care or have been adopted or have left care under special guardianship or a residential order.

The school will also receive a premium grant for children of any servicemen/women.

The purpose of the Pupil Premium Grant is to enable schools to narrow the attainment gap between children who are regarded as disadvantaged and their peers.  Below you will find a report which details our Pupil Premium allocation.  We do not publish the attainment outcomes of our pupils receiving the premium as, due to the small number, this would breach confidentiality.  If you have a specific and appropriate interest in these outcomes then a discussion can be held with the headteacher.

Pupil Premium Strategic Plan September 2017-18


Total number on roll: 85

Academic Year: 2017-18

Total PP Budget: £8062

Date of most recent internal review: Summer 17

Date of most recent external review:

Number of pupils eligible: 8

Children looked after: 1 (Adopted Dec 17)

FSM pupils: 2

Ever6 pupils: 3

Service pupils: 2







Success Criteria/Evaluation


Focus   on teaching and learning with targeted interventions to enhance access to the   curriculum.



Objective: To develop speaking and   listening skills in all pupils across all year groups

EYFS baseline data (Sept 17)   highlighted speaking and listening as a weaker area with this current cohort.


Writing continues to be a weaker area   in some year groups. Developing speaking and listening will have a positive   impact on writing. 


Skills & Employability Summit 2017   agenda to enhance employability skills in those disadvantaged.




-            Developing   vocabulary in EYFS – training for class teacher

-            Purchasing   resources (Talking Tin Lids, PSHCE & P4C books)

-            Philosophy 4   Children training for all staff

-            Increased P4C   across curriculum

-            Dedicated   S&L time included in each class timetable

-            Pupils having   increased opportunities to present in assembly

-            Class teachers   designing homework which requires pupils to present to an audience.

















-            Pupils in EYFS   will have increased opportunities to develop vocabulary and speaking &   listening skills

-            At least 75% of   EYFS pupils will succeed in the ELGs for speaking and listening.

-            All pupils will   have increased opportunities to develop verbal communication and the ability   to convey their thoughts and ideas through philosophical enquiries.

-            The quality of   presentations given in the weekly assembly will improve.

-            Writing will   improve.  The percentage of pupils   achieving ARE in each year group will increase.




Focus on teaching and learning   with targeted interventions to enhance access to the curriculum.



Objective: To increase progress rates in maths and ensure that all   pupils requiring intervention receive support as soon as possible to prevent   gaps from emerging or widening.

EYFS Baseline Data (Sept 17) highlighted Number as a cohort weakness.


PP children not who did not achieve the expected standard in RWM   combined are weaker in maths.


-            SAFE Maths training for HT and Maths subject   leader

-            Implement SAFE teaching throughout school

-            Implement CLIC Clinics for each class   involving additional TA support to work with small groups/individuals on a   daily/weekly basis (determined by need) supporting individuals with   objectives they’re not secure in.


-            Number of pupils achieving ARE in maths will   increase

-            Number of PP children achieving ARE in maths   will increase

-            Class teachers will provide increased   opportunities for children to develop reasoning and problem solving skills   across the wider maths curriculum

-            Big Maths tracking will show increased   progress rates of groups and individuals.

-            Number of pupils working at greater depth in   maths will increase.






Focus on social and emotional   resilience


Objective: To ensure all pupils are able to access their learning and   have the capacity to develop appropriate social relationships with adults and   their peers.

There has been an increase in pupils on roll requiring support from   the school’s SERIS worker.


KS2 pupil survey revealed a high proportion of pupils accessing   social networking sites with some stating they have already experienced cyber   bullying.


Cumbria priority – see Cumbria’s Health and Well Being Strategy   16-19.

-            HLTA trained to deliver PSHCE curriculum

-            SERIS worker trained in resilience

-            SERIS worker trained to deliver mindfulness   sessions

-            SERIS worker trained to support pupils with   anxiety

-            Kidsafe sessions delivered across school

-            SERIS sessions timetabled for identified   individuals

-            All pupils able to access SERIS support as and   when needed – SERIS worker timetabled to provide playground support every   lunch time.

-            Resilience project for Year 2 and Year 6 with   UDECC which will include INSET session for all teaching staff and HLTA.


















-            All pupils who require additional support for   their social/emotional needs will be identified and allocated time with the   SERIS worker.

-            Teaching staff will become more knowledgeable   about children’s mental health and how to identify and support children with   difficulties.

























* Any remaining funding will be used to support individual families (where pupils are in receipt of FSM) with the cost of extra-curricular activities where, without the support, pupils would not be able to access the same opportunities and experiences and their peers.