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Invicta Primary School

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Invicta Primary School

Pupil Premium 2021-2022 Policy Statement


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Invicta Primary School

Pupil Premium 2020-2021 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:

  • £1,345 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)
  • £2345 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.


Pupil Premium Spending & Impact for 2019 – 2020

Pupil Premium Funding Allocation for 2019-2020 - £175,200

**Due to the pandemic we have no data for 2019-2020

Date of internal PP review: 

September 2020

Date of next internal PP review:

July 2021


Pupil Premium strategy statement- Invicta Primary School 2020-2021

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  2020-21


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.
  • Support disadvantaged families who have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
  • 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 children, staff and other stakeholders are happy, safe and engaged with learning, development and the school particularly those who have been impacted by the partial closure of school and pandemic.
  • 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.
  • To ensure Year 6 children (who missed 5 months of schooling) are academically and socially prepared for secondary school

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.

To deliver a recovery curriculum and communication protocols which ensure children, staff and other stakeholders are happy, safe and engaged with learning, development and the school- training provided for all staff following the partial closure of school.

To embed the Invicta Teaching and Learning Strategy Agreement, ensuring clarity and consistency of expectations of Excellent teaching at Invicta.


Half termly Subject leader meetings to ensure equality of teaching in all subject across the 2 sites

Phase leader receiving Bespoke coaching facilitation to ensure teachers are held accountable and supported.

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



Middle leaders led by HOS’s



Middle leaders

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.

Head and AHT 

2 hours per week

To ensure precision teaching in Reading to enable children to access higher level text and inference questions.

Weekly teaching of vocabulary using Mrs Wordsworth

Training for English leads on Mrs Wordsworth

Staff training

Purchasing Mrs Wordsworth books

English leads

Class teachers

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 

Teacher led daily guided reading with small group out of class  

8x 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 support for SEND pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding- particularly those struggling with returning to school following the partial closure of the school

4x LSA’s 

Full time

To ensure that Year 6 are academically and socially ready for secondary school

Additional classroom created for 12 children

Head, deputy and phase leader lead the group daly every morning during maths and english lessons.


6 hours per week

Deputy head

3 mornings per week

Phase leader

1 morning 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 support children struggling to return to school following the partial closure.

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 with 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 receiving emotional support where needed

Art therapy

3 days per week

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

1:1 support during targeted 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.

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.

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 

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 and support families on low income

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

4 x LSA’s 

8 hrs per week

To support parents financially with the cost of school uniform so that children feel part of the school

Disadvantaged children are entitled to a free uniform. 


Approximate cost