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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016-17
Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17 total £185,100

At Earlham we expect Pupil Premium children to achieve academically in line with their peers. We know that in order for this to happen, we will need to provide extra support particularly for pupils we consider to be vulnerable.

Our Pupil Premium families face many challenges which can directly impact on children’s achievement. Some of the main barriers to learning we have identified amongst our pupils are
• Limited exposure to and competency in English (whether as a first or second language)
• Limited experiences beyond their immediate environment, particularly cultural and physical activities
• Lack of resources at home to support learning, including quiet spaces in which to study
• Limited confidence and experience of parents in supporting their children’s learning, depending on the schooling they themselves received
• Poor living conditions and nutrition
The extra support our pupil premiuim children need to overcome these barriers is personalised, as appropriate to the individual pupil’s needs and circumstances, and will usually draw from the activities detailed below.

We measure the impact of our pupil premium spending by analyzing the results of our pupils at a school and national level. Whilst academic interventions are for some pupils essential, the holistic support we provide to ensure all our pupils are able to fully engage with their learning is equally important for their long term success.
Our disdavntaged children make excellent progress. Whilst many, if not all, pupils benefit form some of the activities that PP funding supports and enables, the data below shows that PP children are consistently making progress in line with or better than their peers, and significantly better than the national average.

This strategy will next be reviewed in July 2017.

Pupil premium KS2 data - attainment

  All PP Non PP Gap All vs PP
  School National School National School National School National
Reading 2014 (APS) 28.9 29.0 28.2 27.5 29.6 29.7 - 0.7 - 1.5
Reading 2015 (APS) 29.9 29.0 30.1 27.6 29.5 29.6 - 0.4 - 1.4
Reading 2016 (scaled score) 104 102.6 103 103.8 104.9 103.8 - 1.0 + 1.2
Writing 2014 (APS) 28.6 27.9 27.6 26.3 29.2 28.6 -1.0 - 0.9
Writing 2015 (APS) 28.6 28.2 28.8 26.6 28.3 28.8 +0.2 -1.6
Writing 2016 (N.B scaled score not available) 84% 74% 77% 63% 90% 71% -7% -3%
Maths 2014 (APS) 30.2 29.0 27.9 27.2 31.9 29.8 - 2.3 - 1.8
Maths 2015 (APS) 30.9 29.0 30.4 27.3 31.4 29.8 - 0.4 - 1.7
Maths 2016 (scaled score) 104 103 102.1 104.1 105.8 104.1 - 1.0 + 1.1

Pupil premium KS2 data - attainment

  PP School PP National Difference
Reading 2014 99.5 99.7 - 0.2
Reading 2015 101.2 99.7 +1.5
Writing 2014 99.9 99.8 +0.1
Writing 2015 101.1 99.8 + 1.3
Maths 2014 99.5 99.7 - 0.2
Maths 2015 102.1 99.8 +2.3


  National all School all School PP
Reading 0.0 + 3.19 (rank 13) + 4.11(rank 8)
Writing 0.0 + 3.10 (rank 13) + 4.54 (rank 5)
Maths 0.0 + 3.02 (rank 12) + 3.22 (rank 10)


Activity Cost Year Group Purpose Intended outcome Monitored by
clubs & educational visit subsidies


All year groups

To subsidise costs of curriculum enrichment activities including Healthy Livivng

PP children prioritised for certain clubs

Provide access to experiences PP children may not otherwise experience


All pupils benefit from trips and curriculum enhancement experiences in school

Increased take up of places by PP children leading to greater engagement with school

PP children develop a wider understanding of the world in line with peers


Subsidise yr 6 residential trip


Year 6

To ensure participation of all pupils

PP pupils benefit equally with peers


Year 6 Tuition English


Years 6

Teacher led tuition to directly teach skills required in test situations.

Targeted disadvantaged Y6 pupils who needed additional support in preparing for the SATs.

PP children achieve in line with peers in SATs


Year 6 Tuition Mathematics


Year 6

Part Payment of
Pupil and Family Support team
Musarat and Shahina


Whole school

To ensure that all pupils that are identified as vulnerable have access to family support

 To work directly with vulnerable pupils individually and in small groups

Increasing parenting skills to directly impact upon diminishing the difference

Supporting families at admission activating early help when needed to ensure positive engagement with school

PP children who find transition challenging receive extended support and individual transition programmes


Parents receive practical support with financial and legal issues

Improvements in behaviour, learning and engagement, leading to better progress
Parents have the opportunity to develop their parenting skills

Mid phase vulnerable families are identified and supported promptly.


Pupils adapt better to changing expectations. Likelihood of exclusion from secondary school reduced.




KH, VP team

Early Intervention specialist teacher



Focus on PP and vulnerable children, to develop speaking and listening and social skills

Pupils make faster progress and diminish the difference with peers


PP academic support


Year 6

Specialist TA to support PP children in year 6 achievement

PP children meet academic targets in line with peers


Contribute to cost of attendance officers


Whole school with focus on PP

School staff and external attendance officer target low attenders

PP children attend school in line with peers and national figures


Fund additional PP progress reviews and in class monitoring and support


All year groups

Additional discussions with class teachers/SLT re progress of PP children, in class observations of pupils to identify strategies for improvement

PP children benefit from additional consideration of their needs and a tailored approach, make progress in line with peers


Fund holidays with CCHF for identified PP children


Selected PP children

Provide a holiday experience for PP children identified as living under particular stress Children develop confidence and resilience through tailored holiday activities provided


Cover costs of outings (and additional pay for PFSW) during holiday time for vulnerable PP children


All year groups

PFSW rganizes outings for vulnerable PP children during school holidays, enables monitoring of pupils

Any safeguarding concerns or change in circumstances are acted on promptly (if urgent) or picked up at the start of term, pupils able to settle quickly into school


Speech Therapist


EYFS and mid phase arrivals

Early identification of and targeted work with pupils with language difficulties

Pupils make rapid progress with language enabling them to catch up with peers.


French teacher


Whole school

All pupils have access to quality specialist teaching

Pupils will be confident in learning a MFL


Whole staff CPD; year long programme with IoE tailored to school needs involving research and development ofTRGs to improve reading


Whole school, particularly EAL pupils

Improved wave 1 teaching for all pupils

Pupils receive best possible teaching of reading, improving their speaking and listening and vocabulary


Pupil premium report 2015-16

Earlham received £191,700 in Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2015-16. The amount we receive each year is based on the number of children who are entitled to receive free school meals (FSM), or have been entitled at any point in the last 6 years. This report explains how we used the funding and the impact achieved.

Activity Explanation Impact
1) Expansion of Pupil and Family Support Team (PFSW)) The increase in Pupil Premium funding has allowed us to create and continue to fund new roles within school; we now employ an additional Pupil and Family Support Worker. We have found this to be very beneficial for our PP families. Our PFSWs work with individual children and siblings who are having difficulties with their social and learning skills. They also supports families and parents, by offering advice and obtaining extra help and services for families in need, and supports them with attendance issues. Improved social skills and behaviour of individuals has helped them to make better progress with their learning.
Families have been helped to engage with school and attendance has increased.
Families have been assisted in accessing local authority, voluntary and legal services.
Our Pupil and Family Support Worker is contracted to monitor our vulnerable Pupil Premium families during the holidays and take pupils on outings in holiday time, and for the cost of organised holidays for some pupils.
A range of seminars for parents on issues such as child protection, e-safety and children’s mental health have been well attended.
2) Enhanced Learning provision We maintained the broad range of provision we offer and were able to increase further the range of learning experiences we offered the pupils, for example theatre and concert visits, art projects in school, by subsidising the costs. The wide range of activities and events the children participated in has broadened their life experiences and supported their learning and understanding. Children are engaged and interested in their learning.
3) Year 6 tuition Year 6 pupils were given free after school tuition in English and Maths throughout the year. Pupils made good and, in many cases, better than expected progress, with FSM year 6 pupils achieving significantly greater progress than the national average for FSM pupils. (please see data section)
3) Additional teaching staff

Skilled teachers are providing quality support for Pupil Premium children in small groups or one-to-one sessions based on individual need.

PP money has also part-funded an additional teacher for Reception, to work with groups of pupils who need extra academic support to ensure they get a good start in school.

The impact of all intervention programmes is measured and has been successful for the children involved.
4) Better technology and IT resources This is important as our Pupil Premium children do not necessarily have good access to technology at home. We have employed a technician to work in class supporting our pupils in integrating ICT into their learning, who is focusing on PP children. The impact of our improved technology and our skilled ICT technician has led to a great improvement in the learning of our PP children in this area.
5)Investment in healthy living days Focus days were planned and delivered to raise the profile of healthy lifestyles. Days held on a variety of themes have been well received with enthusiasm by pupils and parents. Children have a greater understanding of how to keep themselves physically and mentally healthy.
6)Creation of vegetables gardens Each class has a raised bed in which they plant and look after vegetables which they then harvest, cook in our children’s kitchen and enjoy eating. Pupils have been very enthusiastic about growing and cooking their own food and have a better understanding of where food comes from and how to eat healthily.

Sport Grant 2016-17

Earlham received £9535.00 from the DfE PE and Sport Grant for 2016-17. We are using this to help with the costs of employing specialist sports coaches for activities beyond the normal provision of the school.

We are also using the Sports Grant for equipment to offer the children a wide variety of sporting experiences, and to fund annual fitness events e.g yoga, Indian dancing.

Activity Cost Explanation

Dance teacher


Quality dance teaching for dance club, including regular performances, costumes and visits to dance events

Specialist coaches – football (yr 3 and 4 boys) and multi sport (KS2 girls)


Expert football coaching for yrs 3 and 4, the pupils have developed a good understanding of technique and strategy
Girls have the opportunity to try a variety of activities and have developed a greater interest in sport and exercise

Healthy Day events (e.g. Indian Dancing, yoga, karate, zumba)


Children experience a wide range of sports and exercise activities to develop wider interests

Additional swimming lessons for identified pupils


Identified pupils have greater access to swimming lessons

Swimming lessons for year 4


All pupils develop swimming skills

Purchase of additional sports equipment for new hall (continued from 2015-16)


Fully equip new hall for all sports on the curriculum