Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant

Pupil Premium Grant is funding provided to schools which is additional to the main school budget. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on roll who are eligible for

  • free school meals (FSM)
  • pupils who have parents in the armed forces (service children)
  • pupils who are looked after by the Local Authority (pupils in care).

Pupil Premium Grant is designed to tackle the achievement gap between pupils from low-income families and their peers. Poverty is one of the single most important factors in predicting a child’s future life chances.

It is for schools to decide how this additional funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for their pupils. However, schools must be accountable for this additional funding; demonstrating the impact the funding has closing the achievement gap.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

The following report summarises how the funding for 2019-2020 at Park Gate Primary School will be spent and the planned impact.  It also provides a summary of the impact of the 2018-2019 funding. Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2019-2020

Pupil Premium Funding 2018-2019

The following report summarises how the funding for 2018-2019 at Park Gate Primary School will be spent and the planned impact Pupil Premium Strategy 2018-2019 .


How the funding was used in academic year 2017 – 2018

Early morning additional support

Pupils who are identified as requiring additional academic support attend school slightly earlier and   receive one to one interventions. This support has been provided before the   start of the school day in order to ensure pupils are not withdrawn from   class time and also to encourage improved attendance. In addition, some   pupils have been involved in pre-teaching activities to ensure they are ready   to access the day’s learning prior to lessons beginning.

Inclusion Manager

The school’s Special Needs Coordinator (SENCO) role has been extended to include responsibility for   overseeing provision for vulnerable groups of pupils. Pupil Premium funding is used to ensure the inclusion manager does not have a teaching commitment   but is able to focus on closely tracking all vulnerable pupils.

In addition, the inclusion manager   provides support for individual pupils through the Framework for Enhanced,   Individual Pastoral Support (FEIPS). This individual pastoral support is available for all pupils and the inclusion manager is supported in the role through Hampshire Educational Psychology Service. Some of the pupil premium funds have been spent to purchase additional days of Educational Psychology support.

Professional Development

Staff training provided through   Pupil Premium funding this year has been used to provide targeted   professional development focused on maths, reading, writing and mental health and well-being.. This has been through attendance at courses and commissioned support from the Hampshire Improvement and Inspection Service (HIAS) for English and Maths and training provided by our Inclusion Manager.

Curriculum Enrichment

The   school works closely with families to support additional curriculum and extra-curricular   activities where appropriate. This has included support with music tuition,   residential trips, attendance at clubs such as gym and karate and curriculum   trips. At times and where appropriate, funds have been used to ensure families can afford school uniform and have sufficient learning resources for home use.

Service Children

Progress of service children is   carefully monitored by the Senior Leadership Team. Monies raised from   Service children at the school are spent on several areas of support for   these children. One area is ensuring that this target group remain on track   to achieve the age related expectation in reading, writing and maths as well as the remaining broad and balanced curriculum. This took the form of tailored one to one or small group additional support, above and beyond the first quality teaching costs. Another area of support was ensuring the   pastoral team had the correct expertise and set up to be able to fully   support our service children emotionally and socially as they adapt to periods of time with unsettled family life.

Home-School Link Worker

The school has a full  time HSLW supporting vulnerable pupils and their families. There has been a   focus on attendance, safeguarding and supporting parents with managing   behaviour and learning at home. Some of the Pupil Premium funding has been used to ensure our HSLW has the correct training in order to maximise the  impact of her work and to carry out the role of Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA).

Learning Support Assistants

In order to ensure that vulnerable pupils receive continuous support, some of  our funding is allocated towards providing additional LSA time.These members of staff provide additional targeted intervention to ensure we continue to close the gap between the attainment of pupil premium pupils and non-pupil premium pupils. They are also available for pastoral support for all vulnerable pupils. These adults are also available for academic and pastoral support across the school.  LSAs have also attended pupil progress meetings where progress of pupils is discussed and interventions are planned.

Learning Mentor and Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

Our   learning mentor and ELSA offer individually tailored and small group support to pupils who have any   additional emotional needs that may become a barrier to learning. They are   managed by the SENCO and have dedicated time allocated for this role.  Our FEIPS Practitioner and Learning Mentor are attending the FEIPS Conference focusing on Mental Health.  We also aim to train a further LSA in the role of ELSAto provide additional support for our pupils.