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Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see our Pupil Premium Strategy, financial breakdown of Pupil Premium spending and the impact of our most recent Generations' Project. 

Sep 2020 – July 2021

Our Pupil Premium projects and their expected impact:
 

Development of Aspirations and Career Interests

Children, including our Pupil Premium children, will be given access to specific employment industries to learn the finer details of and qualifications necessary to obtain a career in that field. Pupils will be surveyed to identify the careers they are interested in. 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Children will have their aspirations raised.

  • Pupils will identify the skills and qualifications needed for a specific career path they are interested in.

  • Increased engagement with school and learning.

 

Pastoral Support
Our full time pastoral support worker offers an invaluable service, including toast time, family support and our 1:1 support.  Pupils attend our nurture group which runs every week offering social, emotional and behavioural support. Emotional and Lego Therapy are also managed by this facility. Toast Time will also be offered when required. 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Improvements in emotional well-being and increased engagement with school.

  • Increased self-esteem resulting in easier access to the curriculum.

  • Family support.

  • Improved behaviour resulting in easier access to the curriculum.

  • Improved social skills resulting in easier access to the curriculum.

 

Intervention Resources and Increased Staffing

Our increased offer of intervention groups now includes Project X, 1st Class @ Number, ELS, Sound Discovery, Lego Therapy and the Big Ideas to name but a few. Our fantastic staff are well resourced and offer the groups across the school. Children are picked for intervention after careful analysis of data. The Pupil Premium funding has also enabled HLTA staffing to be temporarily increased providing greater Art specialist coverage in the school.  

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Increased outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics.

  • Diminishing the difference between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.

  • Increased self-esteem resulting in easier access to the curriculum.

  • On top of suitable challenge within the classroom, more able children may receive additional extended intervention to push them on further.

  • Increased outcomes in Art and Design. 

 

Educational Art Resources

The funding allows the school to support the resourcing for our new curriculum focus on Art and Design delivered by an Art specialist across the whole school for all pupils.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Increased outcomes in Art and Design with work displayed and shared in our online Gallery.

  • Therapeutic nature of Art and Design providing all pupils with opportunities to thrive emotionally and creatively. 

  • Increased confidence.

 

Educational Visits & Residentials (supplementing costs)

Our Pupil Premium children are given access to all of our educational visits and residential trips free of charge. This year our residential trips may include Whitwell and Kingswood (Government Guidance permitting)

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Access to high quality experiences, including residentials.

  • Increased confidence, independence and social interaction.

  • Improved outcomes in writing - using experiences to immerse the children and improve imagination and creative writing.

 

Generations' Project (from Spring Term 2021)

The Generations' Project is a scheme were our disadvantaged families are invited in to participate in sessions of diverse learning from cookery to technology. Attending this scheme enables pupils to accumulate funding to spend on quality reading material. It is fabulous to see parents working closely alongside their children to raise the connection with the school and to augment the pupils' appreciation for learning. We are looking into utilising an external agent to deliver these outdoor sessions as an alternative this year, such as Back to Basics or Skillsforce. 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Improve academic and professional aspirations of disadvantaged pupils.

  • Enhance the connections between parents and child.

  • Improve the understanding of current curriculum expectations, by sharing the learning between parent and child.

  • Build stronger connections between home and school.

  • Increase the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

  • Promote a passion for reading.


Enrichment Sessions (including Sports and Music Lessons) & Extra-Curricular Activities


Selected Pupil Premium children are offered music lessons free of charge. This year, there will be further enrichment sessions based upon the less common sports and an increase in peripatetic lessons. 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Access to high quality music lessons.

  • Increased music ability.

  • Increased social interaction.

  • Access to a wider variety of sports.

  • Increased appreciation for personal fitness and well-being.

  • Enthusiastic desire to pursue a new interest and passion.

 

Breakfast and After-School Provision

We offer breakfasts every day of the week for just 20p. The cost of this is subsidised using our pupil premium funding to ensure that all children can get a good start to the day. During SATs we provide Year 6 with a free breakfast every day. This can include croissants, pancakes and smoothies. We also subsidise Pupil Premium families with breakfast and after school care. 

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Improved concentration during lessons.

  • A healthy and balanced diet.

  • Increased number of children in school on time.

 

This year we have £24,031 to spend on the above projects.

Please look below for the attachment or ask at the School Office for a breakdown of costs for the above projects.

 

Sep 2019 - July 2020 (curtailed by school closure)

Completed Projects:

  • Generations' Project implemented for all age groups of children.

  • Extension of Pastoral Support to cover the whole school week.

  • Contributions to enable all Pupil Premium pupils to access educational and residential trips.

  • Contributions to enable Pupil Premium children to undertake music lessons in guitar, drums or keyboard. 

  • Access to a whole range of reading material to keep from Norfolk Children's Book Centre. (Planned but could not take place due to lockdown.)

  • Contributions towards school uniform and extra-curricular clubs.

IMPACT:

  • All Pupil Premium children attended their relevant class trips or residentials.

  • If and when required, Pupil Premium children had equal access to peripatetic music lessons, subsidised in part by the school. 

  • Pupil Premium families that attended the Generations' Project first few sessions engaged fully and increased their aspirations of school. There was one hundred percent positive feedback up until lockdown forced a school closure.

 

SEP 2018 - JULY 2019

Completed Projects:

  • Generations' Project implemented for all age groups of children from Reception to Year 6.

  • Pastoral Support availability maintained across the whole week providing emotional support through schemes such as, ELSA, Lego Therapy and Toast Time. SEN TA designated to working with pupils.

  • Contributions to enable Pupil Premium children to undertake peripatetic music lessons., as and when required in drumming, guitar, flute and/or keyboard.

  • Contributions to enable Pupil Premium children to access educational and residential trips. 

  • Pupil Premium children able to access Breakfast and After-School Clubs if required at no charge.  

  • Continued contributions towards extra-curricular clubs, school uniform and sports' clothing.

IMPACT:

  • All PP children attended trips and/or residentials, as well as having contributions towards peripatetic music lessons if required.

  • Pupil Premium families that attended the Generations' Project engaged fully and increased their aspirations of school. There was one hundred percent positive feedback from the survey taken (See below).

  • In Year 6, 67% of Pupil Premium children achieved Expected Standard in Writing.

  • In Maths at the end of Key Stage 2, 67% of Pupil Premium children achieved the Expected Standard, with 33% being judged at the Higher Standard. 

  • 100% of Pupil Premium children achieved the Expected threshold in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. 

  • In KS1, 50% of PP children were at the Expected Standard in RWM.

  • The Generations' Project was attended by 47% of Pupil Premium families.