Pupil Premium


Invicta Primary School

Pupil Premium 2018/ 2019 Report/Policy Statement


What is Pupil Premium?  

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.

DfE will allocate PPG to schools and local authorities the following amounts:

  • £1,320 per pupil for each Ever 6 FSM full time equivalent (FTE) pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 6, except where the pupil is allocated the LAC or post-LAC premium
  • £300 for each pupil aged 4 and over in year groups reception to year 11 who is either Ever 6 service child FTE or in receipt of pensions under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and the War Pensions Scheme (WPS)
  • £2300 per pupil
  • identified as having left local authority care as a result of adoption, a special guardianship order or child arrangements order
  • who has been in the local authority care for 1 day or more
  • recorded as both eligible for FSM in the last 6 years and as being looked after (or as having left the local authority care.

Context of our school:

Number of Pupils on roll 


Number of pupils who are entitled to FSM or have been for the last 6 years


Number of pupils who are looked after (LAC)


Number of pupils who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority because of a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order or a residence order


Number of Pupils whose parents currently employed in the armed services


Total Amount of Pupil Premium  2018-2019


Principles for supporting disadvantaged pupils

  • Quality first teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils. 
  • Supporting all children with their EHWB and mindset though understanding of metacognition and self regulation.
  • Appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are specifically assessed and addressed. 
  • Support disadvantaged pupils in their EHWB with an increased pastoral team to support and ensure that children are ready to learn.
  • In considering provision for socially disadvantaged pupils we recognise that not all pupils eligible for FSM will be socially disadvantaged. We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are eligible for free school meals. 
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated in a range of different ways based on differing needs- we evidence allocation of  money in our Pupil Premium report.


  • To support accelerated progress of the more able disadvantaged pupils.
  • To ensure disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress in line with their peer groups.
  • To ensure that pupils are fully resourced in their learning.
  • To strengthen community and family links for PP pupils.
  • To develop self-motivated behaviour development for disadvantaged pupils with their families.

The spending is outlined in 3 sections with an approximate cost calculated below.

  • Quality teaching for all
  • Targeted support
  • Support for families

Quality Teaching for all




To ensure Quality first teaching and improved progress and attainment for all regardless of starting points.

Effective learner programme

Provide effective training to all staff on metacognition, self-regulation and associated theories and classroom practices so that lessons are more effective.


4 days

Deputy head 

5 days

To ensure children understand how to self regulate and support themselves in class using given resources so that in-class learning becomes more effective.

Establish and train a cohort of pupil-coaches especially for PPG pupils.

Consultant 4 hours

1 teacher 

2 hours per week

To ensure that year 1 and 2 pupils receive consistent and targeted Phonics teaching.

Read, Write, Inc and Word up takes place 4 times per week in smaller groups

Read Write Inc and Word up are supporting pupils to attain the phonics check level of assessment through daily repetition.

10x LSA’s 

7.5 hours per week

To accelerate phonics reading acquisition and comprehension 

Daily reading groups before school and during assembly

4x LSA’s 

10hrs per week

To support accelerated progress of the more able disadvantaged pupils.

Disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress in line with non disadvantaged pupils.

A variety of support and intervention groups are allocated across the school for all abilities with a particular focus on children with literacy difficulties including dyslexia

1:1 supports SEND pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding.

1x LSA 

Full time

2x LSA’s 

5 hours per week

Sur      To ensure that Year 6 have consistent and targeted teaching of English and maths.

Additional adult deployed to Year 6 to take a smaller group out during maths and english lessons.

Experienced teacher run reading groups and writers cafe in smaller group during English lessons.

Lunchtime clubs to support with social, emotional wellbeing

Deputy headteacher to run small group teaching to support disadvantaged children reach greater depth

Deputy headteacher

3 hours 5 days per week


3 days per week


Full time

To provide bespoke CPD opportunities for all members of staff 

Enhanced menu of bespoke professional development opportunities for teacher and support staff

Training with a particular focus on Disadvantaged children.

Specialist training to support children with specific needs


Approximate total cost


Targeted support 




To develop self-motivated behaviour development for disadvantaged pupils with their families.

To develop social, emotional and personal skills.

Family support worker employed to support disadvantaged families.

Regular meetings to support vulnerable families with housing, behaviour management classes etc.

Supporting pupils will social and emotional development sessions including, relaxation exercises, emotion exploration, bereavement support etc.

Child and family support leader

3 days per week

3 Learning mentors

To ensure children are able to access the curriculum and are safe in school. 

Certain PP children who have an intersection of need, have 1:1 cover at various or all parts of the day

Learning mentors and LSA’s

To improve learning and social behaviours across school

Children feel listened to and are able to better deal with their emotional problems.

Lunchtime clubs support children with social difficulties

3 learning mentors

To give music opportunities to pupils who may not be able to access this at home.

Disadvantaged pupils highlighted as showing a talent in music are given the opportunity to have free instrument lessons.

Rock band


Music specialist teacher 

5 hours per week

Peripatetic music teachers

To give sporting opportunities to disadvantaged pupils

Heavily subsidised before and after school clubs are provided to support families with work and home commitments.

Sporting teams train with a specialised P.E teacher and compete across the local authority.

2x LSA’s 5 hours per week

To give creative opportunities to disadvantaged pupils

Disadvantaged children take part in paid after school activities e.g cooking and drama. 2-3 places per club

2xLSA’s 5 hours per week

To support disadvantaged children’s physical development

Disadvantaged children take part in paid after school activities e.g football, hockey, dodgeball

1 specialist P.E. teacher and 2 apprentice LSA’s


Approximate cost


Support for families




To ensure all children are safe.

Supporting parents/ carers with advice, supporting with liaising with external agencies including Social Services and Safecore.

Family support workedLearning mentor

To ensure all children experience learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Trips are fully funded


To ensure all children are able to experience a residential away from home

Residentials for disadvantaged families fully funded


To improve punctuality for PP pupils.

Breakfast club is provided for families struggling to complete the morning routines and arrive at school on time. 

2 x LSA’s 

5 hrs per week

To support parents financially with the cost of school uniform.

To ensure the children feel part of the school

Disadvantaged children are entitled to a free uniform. 


Approximate cost




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