Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2018-19

Chaucer Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2018-19

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools and academies to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It was first introduced in April 2011. Since then the amount schools and academies receive has increased. Schools and academies will receive funding based on the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

Summary of the barriers to learning:

Deprivation – The school serves a community which reflects social and economic challenges. 53% FSM6.

Social care needs – 30% of children and their families are supported currently or historically by Social Care. Parents need support from school to help them address their needs and to support their children’s learning.

Behavioural, Mental and Social Health and Wellbeing needs- Many of our children and families have challenges with routines, parenting capacity, mental health and managing emotions.

Diversity – We have the highest number of pupils from Eastern European backgrounds and a growing number of Syrian refugees. In the academic year 2017-18 the number of children with English as an additional language doubled. This creates challenge with transitions mid year, Spoken English and Reading for understanding.

Start Points – Assessment on entry to the foundation stage, show many children have poorly developed communication skills, little or no English, poor personal. Social and emotional development. Attainment on entry shows the vast majority of children are starting Reception below age related expectations.

Total Indicative Amount: £186,720

No of children: 141, 2 service children

Pupil Premium Spending Brief Details Amount spent Purpose of spending
SENCO and support services Dedicated Senco and additional services for pupil support and advice £23,179 to support SEN disadvantaged pupils and their families
Children and Family Support Children and Family Support and services to support pupils and families in need and access to individualised services £28,400 Targeted support for families and pupils experiencing crisis- health, social care, counselling services.
(TA3) Targeted nurture support and intervention £27360

2 staff

To ensure pupils experiencing  challenge in their personal and family life are supported to  make progress in line with their peers
Learning Support Additional Teaching Assistants deployed across school to support pupils and their access the curriculum.

  • Targeted support and intervention.
  • 1:1 support and delivery of support programmes
£74233 staff To focus on closing the gap in small groups for core subjects including letters and sounds (ks1), Better Reading Programme
Special Support TA2 4 afternoons £47830 To deliver 1:1 intervention covering speech and language and basic skills intervention across the range of core subjects.
Administrative Staff Admin support £19385 Additional support for pupils and parents to manage and support attendance, school clothing and school meals
Alternative provision including SEN advisory teachers, Educational Psychologist,  counselling support. Headstart 1:1 counselling. Early Intervention team. Advisory service

Educational psychologist.  

£10, 000 Children face many challenges to their learning some of which are additional learning needs and some are emotional early attachment needs. These needs are identified and supported by a wide range of professionals bought in by school to support children and their families. Support and guidance is also given to staff in school to ensure the learning needs of all children are met.
Whole school assessment and monitoring programmes Classroom monitor

I-track primary





Ensure focused interventions are measured for impact. To ensure safeguarding procedures are rigorously recorded and monitored.
Breakfast club to facilitate pupils and their families Catering services £2000 Ensure pupils and their families are able to access a breakfast before school ensuring a good start to the day.
Training & CPD All relevant staff £5000 Ensure any new initiatives are delivered consistently across school to ensure progress.
Resources Classroom resources which enable pupils to improve reading. £3500 Resources to support Better Reading and Accelerated Reader
Additional funds to support delivery of the curriculum Enrichment activities. Residential trips, clubs, uniform. £9348 Enrichment activities ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum and support with additional activities.

Impact of expenditure will be reported to Standards and Effectiveness Committee in the Autumn term.

Review of expenditure will be reported to Resources Committee in the Autumn Term.