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Gorefield Primary School

Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium funding is allocated to most effectively target additional support where it is needed most. This support is organised and lead by Mr Starling. The nominated governor is Mrs Gent.

2016 to 2017 Overview

The Pupil Premium (PP) is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.  The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years, are looked after or adopted. 

The total amount allocated to the school for the financial year 2016 to 2017 is £25 600.

The key barriers to future attainment for our children are:

  1. Lack of resilience impacting on self-confidence and co-operation when approaching work.
  2. Social and emotional issues affecting learning behaviours that support independent learning
  3. Spelling, punctuation and grammar skills limiting writing ability across the curriculum.
  4. Confidence in problem solving limiting mathematical progress.

How we will spend the funding to overcome the barriers.

  • To help develop resilience, additional TA provision in each classroom to provide specific in class support for small groups/ individuals, (20 hours TA = £10 000 ).
  • To enable children to have access to after school clubs that charge for participation and for trips /school journeys (£1200) and to ensure pupils have a healthy breakfast at the start of the day, through our Breakfast club provision (£1200)
  • To accelerate progress of pupil premium children, and also those behind expected progress levels, an additional teacher will lead Teaching assistants in providing in-class support and intervention programmes throughout the school. (0.3 fte - £11 000)
  • To ensure children meet expected outcomes in maths, the school will engage in the 'Third Space' online tutoring programme (£2000)

  • To accelerate the progress of pupils in spelling, punctuation, grammar and maths, we will increase staff awareness and expertise. The school will engage in accredited programmes of staff development for improving rates of progress through the Wisbech Schools partnership (£1200).

How we will measure the impact of the funding.

We use both internal and external data to measure the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant on our pupils’ learning. We will review the effectiveness of the interventions we are using and adapt them to meet need when and where required.

  1. Children to approach and overcome challenges to a positive way. They choose and attempt challenging activities, with fewer supported interventions needed, as evidenced in work scrutinies.
  2. Children respond positively to support , have a positive attitude towards and a ‘can do’ attitude that is evidenced in increasing independence through work scrutinies.
  3. Children make good progress, at least in line nationally and with each full cohort in school, in writing, as well as the spelling, punctuation and grammar test at end of year 6.
  4. Children make good progress, at least in line nationally and with each full cohort in school, in maths.   

Over the last 2 years we have closed the gap for our Pupil Premium pupils who now progress at least as fast than their peers.

The next review will be September 2017

Pupil Premium 2015 to 2016 - The impact of the expenditure.

  • Progress for our Pupil Premium children at the  end of year 6 in all subjects was greater than that of non-PP children. Taking into account confidence intervals, all were in line nationally.
  • In other years, progress was in line that of our non-PP children.