Pupil Premium information

Graham James Primary Academy

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Expenditure – 2017/18

& 2018/2019 Spending Proposal.

 

Total number of children on roll (end of academic year)

415

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

64

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£84,480

Curriculum & PPG spending

At Graham James Primary Academy, we use the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) to support  PPG children in their education. We are able to offer daily interventions (listed below) as well as supporting learning and behaviour across the whole school.

We have been able to fund a fully qualified teacher to support upper KS2 children and several additional Learning Support Assistants across all phases of learning to support attainment and progress. In addition to this, we use the funding to have a Inclusion Manager /SENCO that is not classroom based – therefore, can support SEN & PPG children with more flexibility – and also overseeing PPG attainment and progress.

We have also provided additional resources and have given financial support with regards to school visits/ school journeys. We have also supported children/ families to overcome barriers to school participation (e.g. breakfast club).

Interventions and support

At Graham James Primary Academy, we run many interventions for both groups of children and individuals. The primary aim is to raise academic ability and remove any barriers to effective learning and progress. Below are just some of the interventions that take place during the school day:

  • Gym trail
  • Fine motor skills sessions
  • Phonics development
  • Guided reading support
  • Targeted maths interventions
  • Code X phonics & reading programme
  • Language interventions (both 1:1 and small groups)
  • Adult provision for children with EHCPs
  • Speech Therapy programmes
  • Spelling support
  • Circle of friends (social interaction support)

As the school has continued to grow in size so rapidly, so has the differing needs of children. Therefore, we have continued to invest in ‘Open Door’ counselling. Open Door works with young people to help them realise their aspirations and address any barriers that may stop them from achieving their full potential – at Graham James this has helped many PPG children both emotionally and academically.

To ensure all children make the progress that we know they are capable of all teachers track children’s progress carefully and interventions within the class also happen, at the direction of the teacher, this happens at various times of the day and can be led by the class teacher or the class learning support assistant.

 

2018/2019 Spending proposal

Total number of children on roll (Autumn Term 2018)

 

420

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

(Autumn Term 2018)

 

64

Amount of PPG received per pupil

(estimated)

 

 

£1,320 x 61

 

£1,900 x 3

Total amount of PPG (estimated)

£86,220

 

The plan for the 2018/2019 academic year is to continue to spend PPG in the same way it was spent in the 2017/18 academic year. As the school has now reached maximum capacity, children will be closely monitored in order to ensure they make good progress from their individual starting points. This will be achieved by professional dialogue, effective transition period and information sharing, and regularly reviewing the needs of the children. As in previous years, Graham James Primary Academy will continue to have a non-classroom based Inclusion manager/SENCO, this will mean this process can happen efficiently and with flexibility.

Due to historic success, we will continue to invest PPG spending in a fully qualified teacher to support upper KS2 children and several additional Learning Support Assistants across all phases of learning to support attainment, progress and removing barriers. They will lead focused daily interventions as well as supporting learning and behaviour across the whole school. The previous growth of the school in a short period of time has taught us that early support/ intervention is crucial in order to set the foundations for successful learning, children with misconceptions in their learning at a later age are far harder to identify and address.

We will continue to provide additional resources and financial support for those children on the PPG register and will take all reasonable steps to overcome barriers to learning and school participation (e.g. breakfast club).

 

Below is a link to our previous years Pupil Premium Information

Pupil Premium Information 2013-14

Pupil Premium Information 2014-15

Pupil Premium Grant Information 2016/2017