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St Peter's C of E Primary School


Pupil Premium



Use of Pupil Premium 2020-2021



The Pupil Premium is allocated to:

  • children from low-income families who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever6)
  • children who have been looked after by the local authority (LAC)
  • children who currently have a parent in the military services
  • children who have had a parent in the military services at any point in the last three years (known as Ever3)

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils identified.  We are required to publish online information about how we are using the Premium.  This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the Premium and the extra support that pupils receive.


The purpose of the funding is to ensure that these children are not disadvantaged in any way in school due to financial constraints. The aim is to narrow any achievement gap between these pupils and their peers. Pupil Premium funding enables a range of intervention, support and enrichment activities to be funded.


St. Peter’s is investing its Pupil Premium to make the maximum possible impact on learning for students entitled to the funding. Expectations for each child are realistic. For some it may be to enhance social skills or develop greater self-confidence. For others it may be to make accelerated progress in an area of their learning. Another goal may be to achieve potential in a natural talent such as music or sport.


We assess the impact of our provision regularly, both at pupil progress meetings with teaching staff and with governors. Each child’s progress is monitored to ensure that the outcomes we wish for that individual are being advanced.


At St Peter’s we are aware that some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged families are not entitled to Pupil Premium Funding while other children who receive the Premium are high achievers who exude confidence in all areas of school life. We are therefore careful to look at each child’s needs individually and assess what additional provision could enable them to develop further as an individual.


For 2020-2021 St Peter’s C of E Primary School will receive approximately £60,000 Pupil Premium funding.  This represents approximately 10% of the children on roll.  Other funding from additional funding streams was added to this money to ensure that we could support other children from low-income families.



Brief explanation

Targeted Pupils



Home School Link Worker

The HSLW works with families to provide help, support and advice at challenging times. HSLW works with both children and adults both 1:1 and in small groups. The HSLW is also able to source additional funding to support families in the community. The aim is to support families with their children’s emotional well-being, behaviour choices and attitudes to learning. Parenting courses are also facilitated. This includes resources and training for Transition Workshops (to be delivered internally). HSLW is also a trained ELSA.  HSLW also leads on Young Carers. Working with families on barriers to attendance constitute a significant time allocation for the HSLW.

Trick Box is also used by HSLW.

All year groups




(Emotional Literacy Support)

The school has a trained ELSA who is allocated time each week to work with vulnerable children, delivering personalised interventions and emotional support. Additional time is allocated to planning the ELSA sessions. The ELSA sessions address any barriers to learning which have arisen due to emotional needs or needs relating to social interaction. Attachment disorder training/transition groups falls under this funding. Trick Box is also used within ELSA.

All year groups



Speech and Language Facilitator

The S&L facilitator targets children whose vocabulary and oral skills are below national expectations.  Recognised programmes focus on expressive and receptive language in small groups and occasionally one to one.

(most input in EYFS/KS1



Experienced teachers for English booster

Experienced teachers (UPS) to deliver small group boosters with identified children across the school. 

All year groups



Forest School Programme

One highly trained TA and a FS trained teacher lead Forest School activities on four afternoons and two mornings each  week. The programme includes children from both key stages. It is giving additional learning opportunities and experiences to targeted children and develops team and communication skills in many other children. Programme has been adapted this year to ensure that EYFS has language focused learning incorporated, motor skills and vocabulary building. Phonics learning will be assimilated. Additional time has also been allocated to KS1 children and emphasis on vocabulary building and social skills. EYFS teacher trained to be able to target the FS learning to children’s individual needs. Focus is on learning in the outdoor environment, motor skills and social and communication skills. We would expect to see enhanced confidence and self- esteem leading to a greater readiness for learning in the classroom. Children are encouraged to think out of the box and to operate outside their personal comfort zone. The programme also develops an awareness of the natural environment and encourages children to make the right life choices.

All year groups

(with a strong emphasis on language development in KS1)



Embedding Trick Box programme

Additional training to catch up from short fall after lockdown.  Cards will be made available free to identified families.

All year groups



Curriculum Support

Funds made available to support: the cost of curriculum resources. This ensures that all children are able to attend clubs, purchase uniform or PE kit, attend peripatetic music lessons and deliver curriculum swimming lessons, etc. Children targeted with this support will be able to access areas of the curriculum which would otherwise not be available to them. Enhanced opportunities will enable them to reach their full potential.

All year groups



Booster Reading Groups

Pupils are taught in a small focus group by qualified senior teacher.  




Booster Maths Groups

Pupils are taught in a small focused group three times a week by a qualified senior teacher.




Catch Up Reading Programme

Two TAs trained to deliver the Better Reading Programme (children receive 3x 15 minute individual sessions weekly, over 10 weeks).  Children are targeted to ensure at least six months’ progress in 10 weeks.




Embedding of additional programmes:

  • Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
  • Therapy dog
  • Reading Support Programme

Fourteen children (seven from each key stage) benefit from support from tutors from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.  Children receive ten, one hour one-to-one sessions. Although there is no direct cost for the tuition, there is administration time from Senior Management/TA, including liaison with parents and teachers. Learning is tailored to the individual’s learning style. Children’s confidence should improve and they should begin to develop their own strategies for overcoming barriers to their learning. Parents also benefit from a greater understanding of how their child learns.

Reading therapy dog, supports identified children.

One-to-one reading support, 2 sessions per week for identified individual children. Children targeted benefit from being heard by one adult over three terms. These tend to be children who for whatever reason, do not have this opportunity at home. Confidence with and fluency in reading is targeted.

All year groups




Healthy Eating Cookery Classes are being delivered as a six- week programme in three year groups. Two TAs are delivering this once a week. Children work in groups and develop teamwork and social skills, numeracy, DT and life skills. A progression of skills is evident throughout the programme. All children participating should begin to develop a greater awareness of the choices which are available to them regarding food and eating healthily. We aim to equip them to make the right choices. For some children this will be a completely new experience. Groups are chosen carefully so that some children lead and others are encouraged to participate in social interaction.

Years 2, 3 & 5




All children will experience one yoga session each half term. This will include the class teacher so that the class can build on what they have done in each session.  The aim is for teachers to be confident in using calming strategies to help pupils learn to self- regulate their emotions and develop resilience towards their learning. Other costs covered by Sports Premium.

An additional Yoga group for specific children will run on a weekly basis.

All year groups



Opportunities to Develop Talents

Opportunities for children to develop musical and sporting talent such as Young Leaders and Confederation Extended Opportunities Programme.  Children benefit from access to wider opportunities including music lessons an sports clubs.

All year groups



Pupil Leadership Opportunities

Opportunities for children to join various school committees (Fairtrade, School Council, Worship, Eco, Young Leaders etc). These posts develop communication and leadership skills and develop self-esteem.

All year groups

no cost


Funding of School Curriculum trips, residentials, Before & After School Club, school meals  and school clubs (where appropriate)

The school makes the decision to fund opportunities where applicable. No child forgoes an experience owing to financial hardship. Funding is made available for clubs if children fall into this category. Wherever possible, we source available charitable donations for school residentials.

All year groups



Training for two teachers and one TA in language and communication programme.

Speech, language and communication is the school’s highest area of need. We have one trained TA in ELKLAN and plan to invest in training one more TA and two qualified teachers to make a greater impact.

All year groups



Based on costs during C-19 lockdown and thereafter, funds will be set aside for additional provision.

Accessing learning whether through technology or packs. Additional resources. Access to clubs etc Overtime costs for HSLW etc (time for journeys, phone calls, visits)

All year groups



Access to holiday provision if necessary.

Money will be ringfenced to allow for identified children to attend CM sports holiday clubs.

All year groups.








*PP spend is slightly less than forecast to allow for the unknown over the next few months