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An Outstanding Church School

Mrs Cowling will be absent from school due to a planned knee operation from Monday the 30th October returning after a phased recovery towards the later part of the half term.

Mrs Cairns will be deputising in her absence and Mrs Cowling will remain in close contact with the school.

Pupil Premium funding

The Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals (FSM - allocated to pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years, known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’) Looked After Children (LAC) and Armed Forces Services Children (FC) .

The government believes that the pupil premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium in a way they believe will best support the raising of attainment and help overcome barriers to learning for the most vulnerable pupils.


Pupil Premium Strategy






Academic Year


Total PP budget



Number on roll


Number of pupils eligible for PP


Date of most recent PP review

April 2017

Date of next internal review of PP strategy

July 2017





Identified barriers to educational achievement for pupils eligible for PP at Bishop Monkton CE Primary:

In-school barriers:

  • Our PP pupils may be looked-after children who have social and emotional challenges that need to be addressed
  • Children who are identified as PP may also have special educational needs (SEN)
  • Progress for low-attaining PP pupils can be low as a result of lack of engagement /poor attitude
  • Social and emotional intelligence skills combined with low self-esteem and lack of resilience  can impact negatively on outcomes
  • Social and emotional needs can impact negatively on behaviour
  • Access to educational experiences such as trips, residential visits and extra-curricular activities can be limited

External barriers:

  • Lack of life experiences such as accessing family holidays, visiting museums, exploring the countryside
  • Lack of home routine (sleep, food, homework) can lead to poor concentration and behaviour


Key Expenditure for 2016-17

Key area of spend


Total allocation

Growth Mindset programme

Personal and social development


Dedicated TA hours

Progress in Maths and English


Funding for school trips, residentials, before and after school club

Personal and social development



Area of spend

Intended outcomes


Implementation of Growth Mindset programme across whole school

  • Raise aspirations of all in order to not limit learning
  • Increased expectation of achievement by all
  • Better outcomes for targeted PP children with clear progress being made
  • Improved results at end of key stages
  • Attendance for all staff at Growth Mindset

training - 8 x 2 hours sessions

  • Pupil Assembly
  • Parents Meeting
  • Staff meeting with key actions identified
  • Focus of monitoring in Spring term to see actions implemented and measure impact
  • PP pupils targeted with personalised objectives

Dedicated TA hours in Early Years and Key Stage 1

  • To provide 1-1 or small group support for PP pupils in order to enhance their social and emotional development
  • Increase inclusion in all class activities
  • Improve self-esteem at school, leading to increased confidence and improved attainment in class
  • Use of ELSA material targeted appropriately and delivered by trained TA
  • Regular opportunities for staff to liaise/feedback to one another in order to gain a holistic understanding
  • Personalised curriculum for targeted pupils, supported by TA
  • Personalised behaviour plans to help support pupils through reinforcement of positive behaviours
  • Support from outside professionals with clear actions for TA to deliver
  • Training for TA in order to support LAC more effectively

Funding for school trips and residential visits

  • Pupils can access all school trips and residential visits, increasing self-esteem through extra-curricular activities and further opportunities to promote friendships
  • Pupils can access before and after school club in order to improve friendships and raise self-esteem
  • Classroom learning is supported by outside visits, with learning through context enhancing the curriculum, leading to better outcomes
  • Identify school trips and residential visits for the year – target children to be encouraged to attend
  • Liaise with parents of PP children and ensure support is given for them to access all extra-curricular activities


How will the school measure the impact of the Pupil Premium?

To ensure that PP funding is being used effectively the following procedures are in place:

  • Weekly update with all staff regarding vulnerable pupils
  • Termly review meetings with all staff to monitor and track attainment and progress of PP pupils
  • Termly monitoring report for Governors identifying allocation of funds, spending  to date and impact of actions
  • Parent consultation evenings to evaluate the growth of confidence and self-esteem in the classroom

Predicted outcomes for end of key stage 2 2016-17

2016-17 predicted outcomes (cohort of 17 pupils)












Working towards the standard

Pupils eligible for PP (2)





Pupils not eligible for PP (15)





Working at the national standard

Pupils eligible for PP (2)





Pupils not eligible for PP (15)





Working at greater depth within the  standard

Pupils eligible for PP (2)





Pupils not eligible for PP (15)







Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2015/16 is:  £15,047

Targeted area for PP pupils

Impact of PPG

Funding TA support to work alongside disadvantaged pupils (both full-time and mornings only).

Pupils are able to be supported effectively with personalised timetables, pre-teaching objectives, resolving any conflicts (playtimes) and having a key-worker who models appropriate communications.  This results in greater participation in learning activities and improved outcomes.

TA  to deliver Maths intervention

Consolidation of number work resulted in progress in outcomes in Maths

Visits and residential trips funded

Participation for all PP children – increased self-esteem and confidence

Providing daily Breakfast Check-in for some PP pupil

Positive start to the day enabled pupils to be ready for engagement in learning

TA to support transition activities

Greater familiarity with High school, reduce anxiety for September

TA training and implementation of Social intervention group

Provides focused emotional and social support, teaching children life-long skills


Daily emotional check-ins/outs supported by key-workers


Emotional regulation taught so that learning can take place

TA training for Better Reading Support Partners and implementation of 1-1 reading intervention

Rapid progress gains in reading made by PP pupil

Training for two TA’s for Drawing and Talking and implementation of 1-1 intervention

Provided a medium to explore emotional responses; was effective in developing learning behaviours




Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2014/15 was:  £19,459


Targeted area for PP pupils

Impact of PPG

Support children’s learning by ensuring that class sizes are as low as possible



At the end of KS2 100% of pupils attained level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths with 92% achieving level 4 or above in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Overall APS in reading, writing and maths was 31 which is above North Yorkshire data

Training for TA’s on Attachment Disorder

Better understanding of looked after children – able to support more effectively. Improved outcomes for pupils.

Visits and residential trips funded

Participation for all PP children – increased self-esteem and confidence

Funding attendance at Quackers Breakfast Club


Positive start to the day enabled pupils to be ready for engagement in learning

Provision of a Sports Club offering self-defence

Children participate in a disciplined sport learning control and self-regulation

Provide additional TA support for vulnerable and/or socially disadvantaged pupils

No children were excluded from school


1:1 TA support focused on improving reading

50% of targeted pupils gained more than expected progress in reading benefitting from additional 1-1 reading support




Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2013/14 was:  £11,494


The PPG allocation 2013/14 was targeted:

  • To provide additional TA support for vulnerable and/or socially disadvantaged pupils
  • To purchase ipads for small groups of pupils to use to enhance their learning
  • Member of staff trained in ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Small group sessions with a focus on improving social skills and relationships
  • Training for TA in First Class at number and delivery of intervention


The impact of the pupil premium grant for 2013/14 was:

  • 55 % of PP pupils made accelerated progress in reading
  • 33% of PP pupils made accelerated progress in writing
  • 55% of PP pupils made accelerated progress in maths (accelerated meaning above national expectations relating to progress)
  • Nurture groups impacted positively across school with good behaviour
  • Maths results showed 64 % of pupils across school to be making more than expected progress
  • Disadvantaged pupils at Key Stage 1 performed better at Level 2+ compared to national 




Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Allocation for 2012/13 was:  £7,355


For the academic year 2012/13 we received in Pupil Premium Funding.


This funding was put towards:

  • To provide short-term intervention programmes for underachieving pupils and those with SEN
  • To provide additional TA support for vulnerable pupils
  • To purchase supplementary resources for effective teaching and learning


 The impact of the pupil premium grant for 2012/13 was:

  • Disadvantaged pupils made better progress at the end of Key Stage 2 than other pupils
  • Effective support with relevant resources ensured pupils made better progress



For the academic year 2011/12, Bishop Monkton received £3,492 in Pupil Premium funding. 

This funding was put towards:

  • Installing a comprehensive tracking system which identifies vulnerable groups and  those pupils under-achieving
  • Training all staff on using this data to identify under-achievement
  • Allocating additional TA support for vulnerable pupils to access the curriculum

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