Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019/20


The government gives schools additional funding for:

  • any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last 6 years (£1320 per annum)
  • pupils looked after by the local authority who are in care or post care (£2300 per annum)
  • pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces (£300 per annum).

This money is known as pupil premium funding. It is the responsibility of the School Governing Body to report to parents on how pupil premium is used by the school each year. This report will outline how pupil premium has been used at Tysoe C of E School and the impact of pupil premium upon learning, attainment, progress and the well-being of pupils.

How can parents claim this funding for the school?

If your child does not yet have Free School Meals but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01926 359189 or www.warwickshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

In the financial year 2018/19 Tysoe C of E Primary School received a total of £17,100 pupil premium funding.

Key Priorities:

  • To raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with non pupil premium peers.
  • To strive to close any attainment gaps relative to school and national averages.
  • To raise the self-esteem and confidence of these pupils so they become aspirational and successful learners.
  • To engage pupils and develop learning through comprehensive extra-curricular provision

Barriers to Achievement

  • Specific gaps in learning prevent children from fully accessing whole class teaching in some areas: reading, writing and spelling for 27%
  • Emotional issues cause low self-esteem and a lack of confidence
  • Low resilience to overcome set-backs
  • Lack of support in the home for a few children
  • Persistent lateness. However, overall attendance is good for this group
  • Lack of opportunity to participate in music and sports clubs

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant received 2018/19

Description Amount
Total number eligible for pupil premium 14
Total amount of pupil premium received £17,080

Range of Interventions to Support Pupil Premium Children 2017/18

Intervention  Objective  Impact
Individual intervention for writing and spelling To raise attainment in writing and spelling using rapid write programme   The child on this intervention improved the writing to almost catch up with his peers
Nurture groups by qualified Teaching Assistant  To improve the self-esteem of vulnerable pupils with weekly nurture sessions  Children have a voice, improve in self-esteem, learn how to co-operate and then can perform better in class. 45% of children took part in a group session weekly.
Booster groups with additional teacher  To prepare children for SATS and close gaps   Focused teacher support identified the gaps so children achieved Expected Standard in 50% of the subjects tested.
To improve behaviour and confidence of individuals which then also enhances access to the curriculum for all pupils in the class  Improve behaviour and achievement of specific pupil premium children through whole school ethos and behaviour strategies  Pupils well supported- see Ofsted Sept 2015 and also SIAMS report March 2017
To provide access to instrument tuition and extra-curricular clubs  Improve self-esteem and confidence through music and performance, and enhance social skills and provide physical activity in sports clubs  Pupils self-esteem impacted across all areas of school and increased enjoyment of school
Support for  enrichment activities out of school To ensure all pupils have access to and benefit from the full range of school activities on offer, including residential visits and day trips Pupils accessed all activities with positive impact on social skills and learning attitudes.
Individual support with reading and handwriting by Teaching Assistant To raise attainment in reading and improve handwriting. Quality of handwriting improved for all pupils
Teachers' time to run Homework Support Club To support children with reading and homework tasks 100% of KS2 children accessed the homework club during the year and were supported in their learning tasks and reading. Strategies were given to improve their independence in learning.
Teacher release time for data analysis of Pupil Premium pupils To identify gaps and plan opportunities for learning in the next term Interventions are specific, measurable, achievable, and time bound, with a clear programme set on a provision map.

Summary of Impact

Impact is measured in a variety of ways: using the school’s assessment system to track points’ progress, improved learning behaviours, development of confidence and self-esteem. other successful outcomes include a more positive approach to school life, development of social skills through clubs and musical activities, and enabling children to take part in visits, including residential trips.

The use of the Pupil Premium Funding has had a positive impact on raising standards for most children. In Years 1- 6, 40% of the Pupil Premium children made better than expected progress in at least one subject (reading, writing and maths) and 80% matched (or bettered) the progress of their cohort in reading, writing and maths. Also the Phonics Test was passed. (No progress data for one child who entered Tysoe this year.)

For attainment, 64% of children achieved Age Related Expectations for reading, writing and maths; 18% at Greater Depth for all three subjects and 100% of pupils at Age Related Expectations in at least one of the three core subjects.

Two of the eleven Pupil Premium children (18%) are also on the Special Educational Needs and Disability register, and both made good progress towards their targets on Individual Education Plans.

Pupil Premium Funding 2019/20

The allocation of Pupil Premium Funding for 2019/20 is £17,100, based on 12 children who qualify for Pupil Premium spending.
The money will be spent in similar ways to 2018/19 but targeted to focus on the specific needs of the children and the focus of Individual Education Plans for the Special Education Needs and Disability children.

The Nurture Programme will continue to be a significant way of supporting children with low self-esteem and lacking in confidence.

Teaching Assistant hours will target individual children who are working below their peers in reading and writing with the use of intervention programmes specifically targeted to close the gaps.