Primary PP strategy statement 2016-17

Slimbridge Pupil premium Evaluation 2015/16

Summary information
Academic Year 2015/16 Total PP budget £25,375 PP Reviewed termly
Total number of pupils 114 Number of pupils eligible for PP 24


Year 6 attainment
Pupils eligible for PP



Pupils eligible for PP also SEN Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)
% achieving Expected+ in reading, writing & maths (or equivalent) 0% 0% tbc
% making expected progress in reading e.g 2c to 95+ SS, 2b to 100+ SS 50% 0% tbc
% making expected progress in writing 50% 0% tbc
% making expected progress in maths 50% 0% tbc
Whole School Attainment
  Pupils eligible for PP



Pupils eligible for PP also SEN Pupils not eligible for PP (national average)
% achieving Expected+ in reading 50% 13% 60%
% achieving Expected+ in writing 40% 0% 61%
% achieving Expected+ in maths 60% 13% 60%


PP Progress Data (KS2 SATs)
2015/16 2014/15 2013/14
% making expected progress in reading 50% 100% 66%
% making expected progress in writing 50% 100% 66%
% making expected progress in maths 50% 66% 66%

% based on children with KS1 data only and children who have attended for all their Year 6


Summary of PP Spending 2015/16
Objectives for Spending 15/16

We are using the pupil premium to enable pre-teaching and consolidation of key skills by qualified teaching Assistants, to accelerate progress, to enable pupils to catch up if they have fallen behind and to maintain progress. This includes all children who are eligible for Pupil Premium as well as other children vulnerable to underachievement due to a range of factors. These children were either identified as underachieving last year or were identified as a concern by class teachers early in the year.

We employ extra Teaching Assistant hours to provide social and emotional support to vulnerable pupils whose needs were impacting on learning and progress, and to provide interventions for individual children and social and emotional support at playtimes. We also employ a play therapist for our most vulnerable children.

We use our School Fund to support children eligible for Pupil Premium funding with the cost of visits, trips, residentials and club fees. This leaves the Pupil Premium grant to fund teaching strategies to ‘Close the gap’ in academic performance for disadvantaged pupils compared to all other pupils.

Summary of spending and actions taken:

Interventions focus on maths and writing in KS2 through small group work in the classroom. We employ a TA to work 1.1 with EY & KS1 children, focussing on daily reading, phonics/spelling and maths skills. The TA also focuses on building trusting relationships and communication skills.

The PPG is focused on improving skills in reading, writing and maths; this can be through interventions focused directly on these subjects, or they are strategies to ensure greater inclusion and therefore better progress in basic key skills and learning.

Funding to date

Improvement evident in Pupil Premium eligible children in reading, writing and maths. Under-achievement is still evident though improvements are clear especially in the younger children. The work undertaken by the EY & KS1 dedicated TA has resulted in the majority of PP maintaining parity with their peer group and those avoiding falling into the progress gap.

Specific teaching interventions in Year 6 are showing success in targeting identified pupils and enabling them to accelerate their progress towards KS2 outcomes

Play Therapy supports vulnerable pupils and ensures they make good progress in school as well as safeguarding their well-being so that they attend regularly and are able to access the planned interventions. Emotional support for specific pupils is successful in reducing the risk of exclusion.

Slimbridge Pupil Action Plan 2016/17 with review

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Additional notes
Investigate the impact of limited ‘home learning’ on pupil progress.

Change the spelling programme and discuss Spelling across the Cluster

Additional support for older juniors in need of counselling

Continuation of the support for basic s for EYs and KS1