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 Pupil Premium Funding & Impact Report for Towers Infant School 2017/ 2018

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Financial Year

Amount of Pupil Premium funding














2017 /2018

Numbers of Pupil Premium pupils





Number of LAC eligible for Pupil Premium or children in Armed Services Families.





What is the Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers.

If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This is expected to rise each year until at least 2015.

Towers Infant School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps. Towers Infant School actively promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed.

We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress.

Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes two identified governors having responsibility for Pupil Premium, the Assistant Headteacher leading the development plan and a coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending.

Pupil Premium 2019 2020

Key Priority

To narrow the attainment gap of those pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding

What do we expect to see:

Targeting additional support strategies which results in every student, however financially disadvantaged, being able to have full access to our curriculum and all extra- curricular experiences.

All students in the target group who are currently under-performing because the impact of their disadvantaged background will make improved progress leading to diminishing the difference in attainment.


What this looks like…

Targeted pupils

Cost from Pupil Premium funding

Monitored by


Additional Teaching Assistant Support

Support in class for all year groups from trained Teaching Assistants, supporting reading, maths and literacy and interventions in all phases.

All years


HOS, AHT and Inclusion 

Targeted support and interventions have diminished the difference in attainment of our PP pupils vs non PP pupils.

Curriculum resources

Staffing cost, training and additional resources to develop reading skills.

Year 1 & 2


AHT & Assessment leader

Improved reading skills and confidence. 

Improve attainment and progress.

One to one support for precision teaching, Lego therapy and colour semantics.  

Plus One Programme, Colour Semantics, Precision Teaching, Lego Therapy etc.

All years


Curriculum leaders, Inclusion

Targeted support and interventions have diminished the difference in attainment of our PP pupils vs non PP pupils.

Almost all targeted learners make better than expected progress.

Home School Support Worker

Support from the HSSW to work with families and children whose academic progress is impacted by poor attendance, mental health issues and other concerns such as long term illness, family break ups, bereavement etc

All years


HOS, AHT, Home School Support Worker, Inclusion

Increased parental support for child’s learning.

Stronger personal and social skills.

Improvement in attendance/ punctuality.

Increase in communication skills.

Midday provision for social interaction

Groups of pupils work with support staff to overcome social interaction and language barriers.

All years


AHT, Home School Support Worker, Inclusion

Stronger personal and social skills.

Increase in communication skills.

Financial Support

We offer some financial support to students of low income families for uniform, wraparound care, curriculum based visits and extracurricular/ holiday clubs.




Extended care and support is made available for those children who are in need.

Provision will be available for low income/ vulnerable learners to help to improve their wellbeing.

Speech & Language Support

Groups of pupils work with a teacher or support staff to overcome specific barriers, including specific learning difficulties and speech and language interventions.

All years


Inclusion Manager

Accelerate progress and improve attainment.




All pupils


Disadvantaged pupils

Difference 2017

(All pupils vs PP pupils)


All pupils


Disadvantaged pupils

Difference 2018

(All pupils vs PP pupils)



(3/5 pupils) 60%



(6/8 pupils) 75%


Year 1 Phonics


(9/10 pupils) 90%



(4/5 pupils) 80%


KS1 Reading


(6/7 pupils) 86%



(9/11 pupils) 82%


KS1 Writing


(4/7 pupils) 57%



 (8/11 pupils) 73%


KS1 Maths


(4/7 pupils) 57%



(7/11 pupils) 64%


KS1 R,W,M Combined


(3/7 pupils) 43%



(7/11 pupils) 64%



The data above shows the attainment data for all pupils vs disadvantaged pupils.

Due to the relatively small number of disadvantaged pupils in each cohort, the number of children are indicated to give a better understanding of the data. We can see that in the two instances where the gap has increased, this is actually a difference of one and two pupils.

Tracking and Intervention

The progress and achievement of all pupils is monitored at key points in the academic year. Any pupil (PP or not) who is in need of intervention is identified and the necessary support is put in place. This is led by the Head of School and Inclusion Manager through regular meetings and discussions. The AHT/Inclusion Manager regularly analyses data to highlight differentials in performance and impact of interventions.

Resources and Staffing

The contribution from Pupil Premium will provide: a range of intervention programmes to help children reach their full potential in Literacy and Numeracy
e.g. Colour Semantics, Phonics, Reading, Plus One, Behaviour Manager, lunchtime and afternoon groups to support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of school.