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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is government funding, provided to support the learning of children eligible for free school meals (fsm) or who have been eligible for fsm in the last 6 years (ever6). Pupil Premium is also provided to support children looked after and children whose parent works in the armed services.

At Sir John Barrow School we have a very clear and focused rationale and strategy for improving outcomes for children eligible for Pupil Premium Funding. We review the impact of Pupil Premium regularly to ensure impact, including external reviews to ensure objectivity and transparency.

Last External Review Date: January & March 2017
Last Internal Review Date: May 2018
Next Internal Review Date: March 2019


For Pupil Premium and all children at SJB to meet their full potential, they need:

  • First class, high quality teaching every day

  • To be ready to learn, physically and emotionally

  • Provision which specifically addresses each child’s needs from their varying starting points

We aim to:

  • Ensure consistent first class, high quality, good/outstanding teaching in every class for every child

  • Prevent barriers to learning including mental, emotional and social barriers

  • Identify and overcome any existing barriers to learning

  • Use assessment for learning to identify attainment gaps or progress dips and rapidly implement intervention effectively

We have already made an impact towards these aims over the last 2 years and will continue to embed these strategies in 2017-18, in addition to developing new strategies in order to close the gap.

We make no apologies for adjusting our actions and spend over the year, dependent on need and impact. Detailed spend, rationale and outcomes can be seen within the Strategic Plans through the links below:

2017-2018 Pupil Premium (Academic Year)

Allocation £26,086 (September 2017 to April 2018 including additional funding throughout this period)

Strategic Plan Evaluation including impact 2017-18

Spend 2017-2018 (Academic Year)

  Autumn 17
4 months
Spring 18
3 months
Summer 18
5 months
Total Spend
(Academic Year)
0.1 fte
£1000.00 £750.00 £1250.00 £3000.00
School Nurse
0.2 fte
£2501.00 £1876.00 £3128.00 £7505.00
Lunchtime Club £1214.40 £910.80 - £3643.00
SERIS (Pastoral support) £243.00 £182.00 - £425.00
Family/child support
U3 teacher
0.4 fte
£6496.00 £4872.00 £8226.00 £19594.00
Speech Therapist £2800.00 £2400.00 £2400.00 £7600.00
Teacher Support £6000.00 £6000.00 £780.00 £12780.00
HLTA Support KS1 £5120.00 £3840.00 £5869.00 £14826.00
STA Support £4460.00 £2757.00 £4139.00 £11356.00
  £29834.00 £23588.00 £25792.00 £80729.00
Actual PP spend April 2018 to Summer 2018    £25792.00
Actual PP allocation April 2018 to April 2019    £59843.00
Donation Autumn/Spring 2017/18     £7292.00

Strategic Plan Evaluation including impact 2016-17

Spend 2016-2017 (Academic Year)

  Autumn 16
4 months
Spring 17
3 months
Summer 17
5 months
Total Spend
(Academic Year)
0.1 fte
£1000.00 £750.00 £1250.00 £3000.00
School Nurse
0.2 fte
£2473.00 £1867.00 £3127.00 £7467.00
Lunchtime Club £1214.40 £910.80 £1518.00 £3643.20
SERIS (Pastoral Support) £1214.40 £910.80 £303.60 £2428.80
Family/child support
U3 teacher 0.4fte
£6496.00 £4872.00 £8120.00 £19488.00
Teacher Support EYFS £3753.00 £5611.00 £6142.00 £15506.00
Teacher Support KS2 £10359.00 £7498.00 £11615.00 £29472.00
HLTA Support KS1 £1049.00 £787.00 £1312.00 £3148.00
HLTA Support KS2 £2084.00 £1003.00 £2607.00 £5694.00
STA Support KS1 £1211.00 £911.00 £1518.00 £3640.00
STA Support EYFS £1498.00 £1472.00 £1774.00 £4744.00
Resources £1470.00 £1402.50 £50.60 £2923.10
  £33821.80 £27995.10 £39337.20 £101154.70
Actual PP Allocation FY 16/17    £85379.57

Impact Summary September 2014-17

Standards and progress for Pupil Premium children is improving over time across the school


For the last 3 years the % of EYFS children who have attained a good level of development (GLD) has been above the national and pupil premium non SEND children are performing in line with other children. This is now having a positive impact on children entering KS1.

EYFS Standards and Progress link


The improvement of phonics was a school priority for pupil premium children. This % of children passing the screening test has increased over the last two years and is above the national. Pupil premium children have performed better than other children at SJB and nationally.



In the 2017 SATs, Year 6 pupil premium children performed better than other children nationally in reading/writing/maths combined.

Overall standards and progress for pupil premium children, though variable, is improving across KS2. However, pupil premium children are generally, not yet performing as well as other children at SJB. This is influenced by SEND and mobility in a class.

Ensuring ALL pupil premium children at KS2 perform as well as other children, including the more able is our key priority.

KS1/KS2 Standards and Progress for disadvantaged children


Pupil Premium Provision Summary

At Sir John Barrow School Pupil Premium Funding is used in the following ways:

Teaching Assistant Support

We employ skilled teaching assistants at SJB and we deploy them carefully to support children’s learning. This may be in the form of one to one work or group work in the classroom or out of the classroom. Sometimes our teaching assistants work within the classroom allowing the class teacher to concentrate on a specific group of children. When children work outside the classroom on focused tasks, the class teacher is able to concentrate his or her teaching on a smaller number of children, addressing more specific needs.

Additional Teacher Support

We employ additional teacher support, where required, to teach 1-1 or small groups, with a very specific focus to accelerate learning in English and/or Mathematics

Family Support

Miss Robinson fulfils this role, in addition to her SENCo role. She provides family support where required to prevent or overcome any barriers to learning for our children. Miss Robinson also creates opportunities for all our families to increase their own knowledge in how they can support their child’s educational development both at home and at school.

SERIS (Social & Emotional Resilience in Schools)

We have a SERIS worker in school, Miss Porter. Miss Porter supports children at lunch times and two afternoons a week she is targeted to help any vulnerable children requiring support in school.

Specific Tailored Programmes

Sometimes specific programmes, usually short term, are established; where it is felt a child has a specific need which must be addressed in order for them to progress with their learning. This may be provided by a qualified teacher or a teaching assistant with specific skills.

Educational Visits/Visitors in School

In addition, support may be given to allow children to access valuable learning experiences at SJB. For example subsidising educational visits and residentials or visitors into school.

Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)

We use some pupil premium fund to employ an effective EWO, half a day a week. Attendance matters if children are to achieve their potential and Miss Todd, supports our children to be in school every day. Miss Todd is also the EWO for UVHS, our main feeder secondary school.

School Nurse

We use some pupil premium fund to employ a highly skilled school nurse one day a week. Mrs Howarth works with children and families to support the children's physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Mrs Howarth is also the school nurse for UVHS, our main feeder secondary school.

Speech and Language Therapy

We use some pupil premium fund to employ a highly skilled Speech and Language Therapist one day a week. Mrs Bramhall works with teachers and teaching assistants to support children’s speech and language development as well as working directly with children at SJB.

Breakfast Club

We also provide a non-profit making Breakfast Club. This is run by our SERIS worker and also provides an opportunity to support some of our children’s social and emotional needs and can help to prepare them for the school day.

Ensuring Impact at SJB

The progress of all our children, including our pupil premium children is monitored regularly by the Headteacher, subject leaders and class teachers. Formal monitoring happens once a term and necessary actions are agreed to prevent any child falling behind and to ensure more able children remain challenged. Intervention programmes and whole school strategies are evaluated closely and impact measured. This information is used to decide future actions.


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