Pupil Premium


Bearwood Primary and Nursery School

At Bearwood Primary and Nursery School, we believe that all our children have an equal entitlement, and should have an equal opportunity to:

  • Develop imagination and creativity through an enriched curriculum
  • Acquire knowledge, skills and personal qualities
  • Become a lifelong successful learner

The school receives funding from the Government to support it in trying to meet this aspiration. This is known as the Pupil Premium.

Pupil premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting more pupils from low income families to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children.

Principles

  • We seek to ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils;
  • We seek to ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed;
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged;
  • We also recognise that 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 in need of intervention and support;
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.

Reporting

  • It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher, or the pupil premium lead, to report to the Governors on:

– the progress made towards narrowing the gap, for socially disadvantaged pupils;

– an outline of the provision that was made since the last meeting;

– an evaluation of the cost effectiveness and impact of the provision in terms of the progress made by the pupils receiving a particular provision.

  • The Governors of the school will ensure that there is an annual statement to parents on how the Pupil Premium funding has been used to address the issue of ‘diminishing the difference’, for socially disadvantaged pupils. This task will be carried out within the requirements published by the Department for Education and will appear on our school website
  • The impact of the pupil premium funding and work towards each area of development on the PP plan is reviewed termly. Spending is carefully analysed against end of year attainment data, attendance data and through pupil conferencing. The needs of individual children are reflected upon during half termly meetings between the Headteacher and class teachers to ensure resources can be allocated as needed throughout the year, recognising that individual needs change rapidly.
  • In these unprecedented times of the COVID 19 lockdown on the 20th March 2020,we have aimed to show the impact up until this date and share with you the provision we put in place after this time.

Pupil Premium: Report to Parents

Impact 2019/2020

Key Stage 1 2019/2020

PP (4)

National Other (2019)

Maths

50% (*2/4)

80%

Reading

25% (*1/4)

74%

  Writing

50% (*1/4)

79%

Pupil Premium attainment improved in maths and writing this year compared to last year and one pupil premium child achieved exceeding in R,W and M. Two children did not achieve the expected standard in R,W or M. This was expected based on entry data; both pupils were on the SEN register. Both pupils have continued to make steady progress, as a result of personalised interventions. In both cases, the gap has not widened and progress has been made in terms of accessing the curriculum and now only one remains on the SEN register.

One further child did not meet the expected standard in reading, this pupil received daily reading intervention. This will be closely monitored to ensure that this barrier is removed where possible.

*This is a small cohort of PP children and is statistically not viable.

Key Stage Two

2019/20

Pupils eligible for PP (11)

  Pupils not eligible for PP

(national average 2019)

  Difference

% achieving in reading, writing and maths

82% (9/11)

71%

+11%

% achieving ARE in reading

91% (10/11)

80%

+11%

% achieving ARE in writing

82% (9/11)

83%

-1%

% achieving ARE in maths

82% (9/11)

81%

+1%

Pupil Premium children in KS2 had particular success this year, building upon the similar picture of last year.

We are delighted that the percentage of pupils who have achieved ARE in reading, writing and maths (82%) is well above national other pupils (71%).

Engagement with provision 2019/20

The interventions which have been funded by Pupil Premium money have seen:

  • Twelve children working with our family support worker. FSW worked on a part time basis. During lockdown, vulnerable PP children (14 families) were also in touch with our FSW on a weekly basis via zoom or a phone call.
  • Two children participate in a programme to develop understanding of mental health issues within the family.
  • Six children have daily focused support to manage socially and emotionally within school.
  • Nine children receive ELSA support.
  • Three friendship groups (weekly sessions)
  • Weekly phone calls home to all pupil premium children
  • Three children participate in twice weekly ‘Sensory Circuits’ group.
  • Eleven children having a daily ‘touch base’ throughout the year.
  • ‘Break out’ support for emotional management for two children.
  • Five children trained as ’Anti-bullying Ambassadors’ and taking on the role throughout the year, supporting friendship issues and positive play during break times.
  • In-class support in Years 2 for a group of six children (blocked work) to promote positive interactions with peers and raised expectations.
  • All PP children supported 1:1 in class via Keep Up Catch Up
  • All eleven Year 6 pupils received weekly 2 hour reading booster sessions
  • Eleven children having additional Speech and Language support from a SALT
  • One child has been assessed and supported significantly with emotional needs in order to access learning.

Overview of the school 2019/20

Pupils on Roll: 200

Total eligible for PPG: 45 in total

FSM: 40 – (@ £1,320)

LAC: 3 – (@£2,300)

Forces: 2 – (@£300)

Gives total PPG of £65,580 for 19/20

If you require further information about how to apply for the Pupil Premium, this year’s plan or our work over the last year, see please the attached documents below.

Pupil Premium Application Information
Download Pupil Premium Application Form
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 Reviewed
Bearwood Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018 reviewed
Pupil Premium and Greater Depth Promise