Grenoside Community Primary School

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Communication • Co-operation • Self-esteem • Creativity • Independence • Reflection

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Pupil Premium


Grenoside Community Primary School - Pupil Premium Report

September 1st 2017 – August 31st 2018


Objectives of Pupil Premium Spending

The Government believes that Pupil Premium ‘is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most’. It is also used to support children who have been adopted, who are 'looked-after' or who has a parent in the armed forces.

At Grenoside, we use this funding to support spending which benefits eligible children within their cohorts, rather than create individual budgets for each child. This spending significantly enhances our capacity to support children with barriers to their learning.

Pupil Premium Grant


Total number of pupils on roll

(September 2017)


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

(September 2017)


Amount of PPG received per Ever6 pupil

(September 2017)


Amount received per Service children pupil

(September 2017)


Amount received per Adopted from Care pupil

(September 2017)


Amount received per Looked After Child

(September 2017)



PPG allocation

(September 2017)


Service Children allocation

(September 2017)


Adopted from Care

(September 2017)


Amount received per Looked After Child

(September 2017)


Total PPG allocation

(Projected from DfE Jan 2017 Census)



In 2016/17, Grenoside Primary received £66,580.

In 2015/16, Grenoisde Primary received £54,120.



At Grenoside Community Primary School, the Pupil Premium Grant is used to ensure all eligible children are supported in making accelerated academic progress from their starting points every school year, closing the gap between disadvantaged children and the national average.  As referenced in the Achievement for All programme following the OECD report 2012, we believe that equity in education is paramount to closing the gap over time and are determined to ensure that all pupils reach their learning potential.

In 2016, the Confederation of British Industry Annual Education and Skills Survey summarised employers’ views on the skills and knowledge young people needed to have in order to be successful in business and industry.  These included: self-awareness; problem solving; self-motivation; resilience and adaptability.  At Grenoside, we are determined that our school curriculum educate all pupils with these skills through our school values of communication, reflection, independence, co-operation, self-esteem and creativity.  As well as this, we use Bill Roger’s learning powers (the ‘4 Rs’) to teach our pupils about reflectiveness, resilience, resourcefulness and reciprocity. 


The main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at our school fall under various headings. These include:

  • Children accessing life experiences and opportunities to build a sense of aspiration and achievement.
  • Social and emotional support within school, and with outside agencies, to create better self-awareness amongst individual pupils.
  • Pupils maximising learning time to diminishing the disadvantage.


Therefore, our Pupil Premium Grant will be used in the following key areas:

  • Supporting vulnerable pupils that require a specialised programme in order to access opportunities and be successful, with a particular focus on those who are disadvantaged.
  • Training and deploying identified staff so they can support pupils with academic and well-being interventions.
  • Supporting pupils through a range of learning opportunities and resources that enable them to make better progress and continue to learn at home.
  • Raising standards for eligible pupils to close the gap on national outcomes.
  • Improving the quality and experiences of lunchtimes so all pupils can enjoy the play activities, develop their socialisation skills and strengthen friendships therefore maximising the engagement and readiness to learn in afternoon lessons.


Spending Plan


Use of funding

Cost for the year

Outcome measure

Continuation of x2 Teaching Assistant Level 2 in-class support across KS2 and for targeted interventions including identified 1:1 support


·         Accelerated progress for all disadvantaged pupils (as defined in the Assessment policy).

·         Increase from last year’s % of disadvantaged children at the Expected Standard or above for KS1 and KS2 statutory assessments (see report of 2016/17 Pupil Premium plan).

·         Increase Reading and Writing progress score at KS2 for the disadvantaged children so that it is closer to the national benchmark.

·         Pupil and Parent Voice of the disadvantaged children to evidence high levels of satisfaction and positive challenge within school, both inside and outside the classroom.

Lexia phonics programme licence

and delivery (TA2 2.5hours a week).

Computer programme aimed at enhancing phonics and reading skills.





Alphabet arc programme (TA2 2.5hours a week)

Intervention led by TAs to secure alphabet sequence and phoneme/grapheme correspondence.




Success @ Arithmetic programme (TA2 2.5hours a week)

Maths intervention aimed at supporting pupils in Y5 and Y6 who are struggling with arithmetic.


1:1 support for high needs and disadvantaged child

(TA2 25hours a week)



1st Class @ Number programme (TA2 2.5hours a week)

Maths intervention aimed at supporting pupils in Y3 and Y4 who are struggling with arithmetic.


Zappers spelling programme (HLTA 2 hours a week)

Daily spelling intervention focusing on learning the spellings of 4-6 high frequency words in a multi-sensory approach.



Motor skills programme (x2 TA2 2.5 hours a week)

Daily intervention aimed at developing and refining gross and fine motor control and coordination.


Well-being Wednesday (SENCo 1 hour a week)

Small group aimed at supporting mental health and well-being via therapeutic intervention.


Lego club (SENCo and TA2 2.5 hours a week)

Lunchtime club aimed at promoting social skills and team work.


Pastoral support (SENCo 2.5 hours a week)

Bespoke support provided to individuals on a specific need level.


Speech and Language external input

(Provided for an EAL LAC)


Narrative Intervention Project (TA2 1.5 hours a week)

Intervention aimed at promoting command of vocabulary and sentence construction.


Sheffield Music Services – wider opportunities in violin lesson for all Y4 for enrichment and to increase self-esteem and motivation.


Music lesson subsidies


School uniforms and PE kits (£25x52)


KS2 revision books (£10x10) for Y6 disadvantaged children


Continuation of lead Midday Supervisor role with responsibility for team organisation and leadership of outdoor play to enhance positive play times for all.


Total spent



Next Pupil Premium strategy review July 2018 – with P Smith (Headteahcer), R Lian (Deputy Headteacher) and A Warner (Chair of Governors)