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Pupil Premium 2017/18 Grant Expenditure Report to Parents

Picknalls First School Allocation

Picknalls First School receives Pupil Premium money in its school budget. This money is allocated to children who are eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the past 6 years using Ever 6 FSM and Looked After Children (referred to as LAC). This grant, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying equalities and to tackle advantage.


  • To ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all children, using  lesson observations, book trawls and pupil conversations to ensure that there is no in-school variation in the delivery of the curriculum.
  • Place appropriate provision for all children belonging to vulnerable groups including disadvantaged children.
  • Pupil Premium funding is allocated following a needs analysis, which identifies priority groups and individuals. Termly pupil progress meetings and regular reviews of interventions ensure that these priorities are analysed throughout the academic year. In addition, this ensures that all staff are aware of pupils who are eligible for Pupil Premium.
  • All activities are aimed at accelerating progress and ensuring that pupils move to at least age related expectations.
  • Pupil Premium will also be used to enrich the experiences of more able children.
  • The Governors of Picknalls will publish information on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used.
  • 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 registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • We will do everything possible to support any of our pupils who would benefit from additional help. 

Picknalls Pupil Premium Grant Allocation

Picknalls Pupil Premium grant allocation: Total amount: £41,672
Payment per pupil: £1320 per pupil
Pupils in reception to Year 4 recorded as Ever 6 FSM: 18 (Jan 17 census)
Pupils in reception to Year 4 recorded as LAC: 2
Payment: £2,300 per pupil Total received £4000

Carry forward: £6,260

How will we spend the Pupil Premium to address those barriers and the reason for that approach?

As our strategies for the previous year were very successful in diminishing the difference for our targeted pupils we are planning to continue to spend our allocated Pupil Premium funds for 2016-17 on similar strategies below. This is of course flexible and can be adapted as the year develops to meet the needs of the children affected by barriers to their education. Leaders at Picknalls believe the aspects below have the greatest impact on diminishing the difference and allow the children to improve their readiness for learning. However, leaders are continuously analysing the effectiveness of interventions. If an intervention does not have the desired outcome and impact, leaders will ensure this is stopped or adapted and monitor the effectiveness of the new intervention used.

Picknalls First School Pupils Premium funding will continue to be spent on many aspects including the following:

  • One-to-one support
  • Small group booster sessions in Maths and English
  • Group support
  • Teaching assistant interventions
  • Intervention materials
  • Standardised test materials
  • Uniform
  • Lunchtime Supervision Special Needs Support
  • Subsidised trips/Educational Residential Visits
  • Peripatetic Music Fees
  • Attendance of after school clubs (in school)
  • Attendance of after school clubs
  • Resources
  • Staff Training
  • Supply
  • External agency support

Data Impact

Performance of Pupils Eligible for Pupil Premium Grant or in Local Authority Care 2017/18



PP children % achieving end of year expectations


PP children % exceeding end of year expectations



PP children % achieving end of year expectations


PP children % exceeding end of year expectations



PP children % achieving end of year expectations


PP children % exceeding end of year expectations


Total number of Pupil Premium children is 19. Of these, 78% are in multiple categories such as Special Educational Needs, English as an additional language etc.

Details of Support

Description of Support in Place

Impact of Support

One-to-one support

  • For pupils with significant needs
  • Usually offered for Maths and English
  • Carried out by a specialist Learning Support Assistant in consultation with the class teacher
  • Enables pupils with significant prolonged difficulties to access the curriculum
  • Pupils develop good self-esteem
  • Relationship between class teacher, learning support assistant and pupil ensures the delivery of a quality curriculum pitched at their level
  • Pupils have a good relationship with an educator who understands and supports their individual needs
  • Pupils with behavioural difficulties make more progress
  • Pupils develop skills to work independently and with their peers
  • Pupils are more likely to reach national expectations as teachers and teaching assistants collaborate

Small Group Booster Sessions

  • Additional Maths and English booster lessons delivered in an intervention area
  • Four part-time teachers delivering aspects of reading, writing, phonics and maths (AH, PJ, SB and MR). This is carried out in consultation with the appropriate class teachers
  • Progress and achievement of pupils
  • Content tailored for individual pupils’ significant needs by identifying and addressing gaps in learning.
  • Increased self-confidence and motivation demonstrated by pupils.
  • Pupils engaged in and enjoying their learning

Group Support

  • Support is offered during English and Maths lessons to improve essential skills
  • May be offered as specific withdrawal group interventions
  • Carried out by qualified, experienced Teaching Assistants
  • Allows pupils to access directed teaching and specific interventions designed to promote rapid progress
  • Self-esteem is boosted
  • Pupils develop skills to work independently and with peers
  • Pupils’ understanding, motivation and attention is maintained during lessons


We offer a variety of interventions, which are delivered to individuals or small groups. These include daily phonics, daily reading or daily maths.  Other interventions include Pindora’s Box, Welcomm, writing interventions delivered by qualified teachers, maths interventions delivered by qualified teachers, mental maths, focused reading and comprehension skills development

  • Use of standardised tests enable staff to identify and prioritise target pupil
  • Regular review of interventions ensure effectiveness is monitored
  • Pupil progress meetings identify rapid gains and stuck children

Lunchtime SEN Support

Pupil premium funding has been put aside to finance Additional Needs Support Assistants. These staff members provide one-to-one care for children with specific needs during lunchtime

  • Specific behaviour needs are supported in integrating and co-operative play
  • Social skills are modelled and reinforced
  • Pupils with physical needs can access playground equipment
  • Children vulnerable from exclusion at lunchtime are included
  • Children with communication problems have an adult who can mediate

Subsidised Trips/Educational Visits

Money is set aside to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to attend school trips and residential visits.  This funding supports families with financial difficulties

  • Children who may have been excluded from participation are able to fully take part
  • Less pressure on families to support/subsidise aspects for themselves


After School Clubs (In-school or out of school)

The school will pay either a contribution towards the cost or the full fee

  • Increased confidence and participation in something they enjoy
  • Increased social skills and the opportunity to mix with peers outside the class room
  • Development of specific skills

Additional Resources

Money has been provided to support families with additional costs.  This includes the purchase of uniform, paying for taxis to and from school, the purchase of a laptop, mouse and printer

  • Less pressure on families to support or subsidise aspects for themselves
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Supports and improves attendance

Date of the next review of the schools Pupil Premium strategy:

Governors review Pupil Premium and other vulnerable children’s progress and attainment data at least termly. Our next full review will be July 2019.
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