Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is additional funding allocated to all schools in England to support disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. This budget includes pupils who are currently entitled to free school meals, have been free school meals in the past six years (FSM ‘Ever Six’), children that are cared for or adopted from care and children whose parents are in the armed forces.

How should the money be spent?

It is entirely up to individual schools to decide how the pupil premium is spent, however there is an expectation that schools can prove that impact this money has had on its disadvantaged pupils. It is imperative that as a school we fully understand each of our disadvantaged pupils and know exactly what they need to help them to ‘be the best they can be’ in their learning.

At Cheam Fields our approach is simple; we invest our time in getting to know our pupils really well, not just their academic ability and progress but as a whole child. We work hard to fully understand what support a pupil may need to help them achieve in a specific area and where possible we try to involve them in the process.

We acknowledge that no one child is the same and therefore ensure the support they receive is tailored to their individual needs; whether it be welfare support, individualised learning programmes, enrichment activities to boost confidence, self-esteem and general enriching experiences or even support to develop friendships.

Our approach

At Cheam Fields we seek to ensure the effectiveness of our use of the pupil premium. We recognise that barriers to achievement take a variety of forms and therefore attempt to be innovative in the support that we provide. We use entry and exit judgements for all support that is given and carefully track them to ensure progress is being made at all times. We evaluate our support plans throughout their timescale and make changes if we feel that it is necessary.

We do this by offering our children a wide range of opportunities and ensuring that these are accessible for everyone. We work with families and colleagues to make sure everyone has high aspirations for all pupils. We ensure pupil premium children are well represented and have a voice on our school council and other pupil groups.

Pupil Premium Funding for 2017/18
Total number of pupils on roll 484
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant  62
Total number of Early Years pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant 2
Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per pupil £1320
Amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected per Early Years Pupil £334 
Total amount of Pupil Premium Grant expected £82,508 
How We Plan To Spend The Money

Enriching the curriculum

• Quality first teaching strategies

• Subsidised class trips

• Workshop and theatre performances

• School swimming fees

• Free places given to after school enrichment clubs

Targeted support

• Reading support

• Small group support

• Booster groups

• Booster groups using PIXl intervention (year 5 and 6)

• Booster groups using Dynamo Maths for Key Stage 2

• Use of high quality IT hardware and software to support achievement

• Homework clubs

Wellbeing support

• Emotional literacy support worker (ELSA) 2 trained staff

• Lunch time clubs

• Subsidised uniform

• Workshops for parents i.e. reading, maths and parenting courses

 Increased attendance and punctuality

• Attendance officer

 Staff training

• Training for support staff

• Regular staff training

• Intensive training for teaching staff in further developing quality first teaching strategies

 Extending school support

• Subsidised school residential

How we plan to demonstrate the impact of the spending

• We have a designated standards lead teacher who is part of the senior leadership team of the school.

• Pupil premium is very much at the top of the school’s agenda and tracking systems have been put in place to show the impact of each intervention being provided.

• Advice and support has been sought from a variety of agencies in order to ensure we are being innovative in the way money is being spent.

• The designated lead has attended specific training on getting value for money with the PPG funding.

• A designated governor has been allocated to ensure PPG is being effectively spent.

• Pupil premium expenditure is reviewed at the end of each intervention where appropriate and each term for ongoing support. 

How we spent the Pupil Premium Grant in 2016/17
 Total number of pupils on roll 481 
 Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant  76
 Total number of Early Year eligible for  Pupil Premium Grant 2
 Amount of Pupil Premium Grant Received  108,659
Item/Project Cost Objective/breakdown of cost Outcome
Family Support worker 21 hr per week
Outreach support 
Emotional and behaviour support for selected pupil in order to feel confident and achieve well To assist children with additional wellbeing needs  To support emotional and behaviour needs in order for children to function appropriately within the school environment  
School swimming lessons £15  £2,260 
Autumn term £760
Spring Term
Summer Term £940
Pupils were able to access the school curriculum as part of the allocated PE sessions
PGL residential trips £2100   10 pupils, £210 each Pupils were able to be included in the outdoor learning opportunities on offer
Trips   £2,757 
Autumn – £784
Spring – £636
Summer – £1,337
Pupils were able to access the curriculum fully and extend their learning
After school extra-curricular clubs and - £2,035  Karate, Football, Multi sports, Zumba, sewing, gymnastics, nurture group, Piano and homework club Autumn £594 Spring £841 Summer £600 Develop belonging to the wider community of the school and a sense of confidence.
Lunchtime Clubs £2,681  Pet/Gardening/table tennis clubs  To provide children opportunity to learn about wider word and develop social relationships.
TA and HLTA in class support  £28,557   SC 4hr AB, AB, KR. MC,CR,KR,SL 5 hr per week LL & TA 2.5 hr per week Target specific children to support progress. This ensured children made at least 1 sub level progress.
Teaching Assistant intervention group £7,086   Penguin Clubs To provide over and above for specific children in order to narrow the gap. This ensured children made at least 1 or 2 sublevel progress
HLTA intervention £14,535  SC PiXl £4,617 AB PiXl £4,446 CR top banana £5.472 Target specific children to support progress. This ensured children made at least 1 or 2 sublevel progress
PiXl £2,500    
Leadership salary £16,408 To develop good to outstanding provision in class Meetings with specific parents £108/hr Increase progress of children. This ensured children made at least 1 or 2 sublevel progress
Admin Work Re: Attendance £1200  1 hour per week – attendance Increase in attendance and therefore at least 1 sub level progress by majority of the PP Children
Courses £1,525 ELSA, Nurture, MAST Provide/equip children with the appropriate resources and methods to support progress.
Total Pupil Premium Grant Received £108,659
Total Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure £108,983
Pupil Premium Grant Remaining £271 Overspend
Percentage of pupils achieving expected and more than expected progress
   Maths  Reading  Writing
All Pupils 78% 33% 70% 42% 80% 25%
Disadvantaged 71% 12% 47% 12%  76% 18% 
Other  81% 42% 79% 30% 81% 51%
Gap 10% 30% 32% 18% 5% 33%