Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Schools receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years, for any pupil who has been has been adopted from care or has been looked after for 1 day or more and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces.

At Bidford School PPG is utilised in a number of ways to progress learning and emotional wellbeing. Pupils are targeted and work is planned. This may be in the form of one to one or group work and these interventions are time limited and are maintained and evaluated regularly. A triangulation of assessments is used to ascertain impact and each child's progress is mapped against monies spent and achievement made.

Our Pupil Premium strategy and its impact on the previous year is reviewed annually in the Autumn term.

As at Autumn 2019

  • 11.7% of our pupils qualified for Free School Meals.
  • 12.6% of our pupils have qualified in the last 6 years.
  • 0.9% of our pupils are looked after or have been adopted from care.
  • 0.6% of our pupils are service children.

2019/20

During this academic year our school is expecting to receive £54,349.

The money is being spent on:

  • Providing staff for targeted interventions such as one to one tuition, pre-teaching groups, phonics development, comprehension skills, fine motor skills and speech and language groups.
  • Providing staff to lead maths and literacy groups for pupils working below age related expectations as well as boost groups for MAG&T pupils.
  • Developing a gross motor skills programme for KS1 as well as targeted groups across the school.
  • Staff CPD to ensure staff delivering our interventions are well trained and a consistent high quality approach is provided.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice.
  • In house counselling, play therapy sessions and educational mental health provision.
  • Providing specific pastoral programmes and continuation of emotional well being groups.
  • Enrichment activities such as music tuition and Forest School sessions.
  • Monitoring of attendance.
  • Supporting families – clothing, parent workshops, and cultural opportunities.

2018/19

During this academic year our school received £54,711.

The money was spent on:

  • Targeted interventions including One to One tuition, phonic, comprehension skills, pre-teaching, fine motor skills, speech and language groups and providing staff for targeted maths and literacy groups for pupils working below age related expectations, as well as boost groups for MAG&T pupils.
  • In-house counselling and play therapy sessions.
  • Developing new mindfulness and emotional well-being groups.
  • Specific pastoral programmes and continuation of formal nurture groups.
  • Continuing use of external services for extended pastoral care.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice.
  • Curriculum resources
  • Additional forest school sessions
  • Supporting families – clothing, music tuition, parent workshops, extra-curricular activities and cultural opportunities.

2017/18

During this academic year our school received £53,378.

The money was spent on:

  • Maintaining existing interventions including One to One tuition, targeted phonic, reading, speech and language groups and providing staff for targeted maths and literacy teaching groups.
  • Further development of initiatives for enhanced learning and pastoral support for MAG&T pupils.
  • Maintaining programmes of mindfulness as an approach to behaviour modification and emotional well being.
  • Developing pupils’ peer mediation skills.
  • Specific pastoral programmes and continuation of formal nurture groups in school.
  • Continuing use of external services for pupil counselling and extended pastoral care.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice (COP 2014).
  • Curriculum and sensory resources.
  • Extra curricular activities.

2016/17

During this academic year our school received £61,982.

The money was spent on:

  • Continuation of existing interventions including One to One tuition, targeted phonic, reading, speech and language groups and maintaining additional staff for targeted maths and literacy.
  • Further development of initiatives for enhanced learning and pastoral support for MAG&T pupils.
  • Introduction of mindfulness as an approach to behavior modification and emotional well being.
  • Training to develop pupils’ peer mediation skills.
  • Specific pastoral programmes and continuation of formal nurture groups in school.
  • Continuing use of external services for pupil counselling and extended pastoral care.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice (COP 2014).
  • Curriculum and sensory resources.
  • Extra curricular activities.

Average progress by prior attainment for Pupil Premium children in Reading was well above national average for low, middle and high attaining pupils. Writing was above national for low and high attaining pupils and Maths was above national for high attaining pupils.

2015/16

During this academic year our school received £73,414.

The money was spent on:

  • Maintenance of existing interventions including One to One tuition, targeted phonic, reading, speech and language groups and targeted numeracy support.
  • Maintaining additional staff for targeted maths and literacy.
  • Investment in whole school behaviour modification training.
  • Specific pastoral programmes and continuation of formal nurture groups in school.
  • Initiatives for enhanced learning and pastoral support for MAG&T pupils.
  • Continuing use of external services for pupil counselling and extended pastoral care.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice (COP 2014).
  • Participation in a Community Art project.
  • Curriculum and sensory resources.
  • Extra curricular activities.

Again this year, impact both academic and personal has been positive, delivering support and guidance tailored to particular and relevant needs.

2014/15

During the academic year our school received £79,533.

The money has been spent on:

  • Continuing existing interventions including One to One tuition, targeted phonic, reading, speech and language groups and targeted numeracy support.
  • Maintaining additional teacher for targeted maths and literacy.
  • Specific pastoral programmes and maintenance of formal nurture groups in school.
  • Continuing use of external services for pupil counselling and extended pastoral care.
  • Specialist provision to enhance our SEND practice (COP 2014).
  • Curriculum resources.
  • Extra curricular activities.

In 2015 the progress of our PPG children was above or in line with similar pupils and non PPG children nationally in Reading, Writing and Maths.

2013/14

During the academic year our school received £59,050.

This money was spent on:

  • Maintaining existing interventions including One to One tuition, targeted phonic, reading and speech and language groups and targeted numeracy support.
  • Additional teacher for maths and literacy.
  • Investing in Staff Nurture Group training in order to establish formal nurture groups in school.
  • Further develop utilisation of local and national support agencies for extended pastoral care.
  • Additional curriculum resources.
  • Extra curricular activities.

In 2014 all four of our PPG children made expected progress (two levels) by the end of Key Stage 2 in Reading. Three of the four children made expected progress in Writing and Maths.

2012/13

During the academic year our school received £41,903.

This money was spent on providing:

  • Reading and Maths resources.
  • Speech and Language resources.
  • One to One Tuition.
  • Targeted phonic and speech and language groups.
  • Targeted numeracy support.
  • Additional teacher for maths and literacy in Spring 2013.
  • Additional pastoral support group sessions.
  • Focused continual professional development.
  • Extra Curricular Activities

In 2013 the progress made by Free School Meals children exceeded national expectations in Reading, was in line in Maths and was broadly in line in Writing.

2011/12

During the academic year 2011/12 our school received a total of £23,824.

This money was spent on providing:

  • One to One Tuition.
  • Additional small group teaching in maths and literacy.
  • Additional pastoral support group sessions.
  • Booster Groups.
  • Focused continual professional development.
  • Additional curriculum resources.
  • Extra Curricular Activities.

The results on pupil attainment have been:

In 2012 all free school meals children made expected progress (2 levels) by the end of Key Stage 2.