Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report

 1st September 2015 - 31st August 2016



 John Mayne CEP School received £26161 Pupil Premium funding in the financial year 2015-16. This was calculated by the Local Authority for the number of children on roll who were in receipt of free school meals in the last 6 years (EFSM). The total number of pupil premium children last year was 17

 The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.

Area of Focus




Subsidising school trips (Leeds Castle, science trip, pantomime) entrance fees and travel expenses.



100% of pupil premium children accessed school trips to use as inspiration for their writing

Music Lessons


1 child was able to continue with their clarinet lessons.

HLTA Training


1 year course.

HLTA – dedicated time with pupil premium children.

Literacy and Maths booster classes in Y6.


100% of children achieved expected standard in reading and writing at the end of KS2.

50% achieved expected standard in Maths.

After School Clubs


2 children accessed after school provision.

School Uniform


5 children able to wear a smart school jumper.

Milk and Fruit


All KS2 children offered milk and fruit daily.

Teaching Assistants

1 X 28 hours a week

1 x 20 hours per week

1 X 32 hours per week


8 children supported with all aspects of the curriculum including specific personal learning interventions (reading, behavior for learning support, etc).


Projected Expenditure for the Period 1st September 2016 31st August 2017

Barriers to learning:

  • We strongly believe that the best way to overcome disadvantage for our Pupil Premium (and all children) is to invest in our biggest resource- our staff. Through high quality professional development and the sharing good practice within our own and other schools, our children can achieve the best learning outcomes.
  • We also recognise that some children are limited in enriching cultural experiences for a variety of reasons. Where a child is unable to access these at home, we as a school will support access to these rich first hand experiences.
  • Children also can have a fixed mindset, not believing they can be successful in their learning or that a problem might be too difficult for them to solve.
  • Further additional vulnerabilities which can have a negative impact on their learning
  • Limited parental engagement in supporting home learning or reading at home
  • Improving attendance is a priority for our pupil premium children, having attendance over 95% is one of the biggest driving factors to improving learning outcomes. The overall attendance for pupil premium children in 2015/16 was 94.8% compared to 95.7% for the whole school. 

How will we overcome these barriers?

  • Equality of access to a diverse range of culturally enriching experiences to support language development (school trips, visiting workshops, Y6 residential)
  • High quality continuing professional development for all members of teaching staff (teaching and learning, disadvantaged groups, feedback marking and assessment). Our children deserve the very best teachers and TAS’s that are highly skilled in order to achieve the best possible learning outcomes.
  • Release time for subject leaders, teachers and TA’s to share good practice within our own/other schools and monitor pupil progress.
  • Music lessons once a week with a professional musician to extend their cultural experiences and improve readiness for learning
  • Year 6 booster lessons taught in small groups or 1:1 to diminish the difference in learning through quality first teaching
  • Parental workshops to develop parents understanding about how to support their child’s learning and development at home. Targeted support for key families by SENCO
  • Release time for subject leaders to run parents workshops (approximately once per term).
  • Introduction of Project 95 to improve attendance. Target support for vulnerable families.

How will we spend the money?

The total amount of Pupil Premium funding allocated for the year 2016-2017 is £20380.00, which is representative of 15 children that are eligible, this is 11% of the school number.

Below is a breakdown of how the Pupil Premium money has been spent to best support the children in our school.



Approximate Expenditure

Music lessons


School Uniform


Milk and Fruit


Subsidised School Residential Trip (Y5-6 PP children)


Subsidised Educational Visits and performances


CPD for teachers and teaching assistants to develop teaching and learning


Release time and cover for subject leaders to mentor colleagues and monitor impact


Booster classes in upper Key Stage 2 in Maths and Literacy


Release time for teachers to work with key parents through workshops


Attendance resources





How will we monitor the impact?

We have a variety of methods to monitor and evaluate the impact including:

  • Termly pupil progress meetings.
  • Data analysis.
  • Learning walks.
  • Pupil conferencing.
  • Teaching and learning lesson observations.
  • Book scrutiny.
  • Feedback from parents (eg: questionnaires)
  • Moderated learning in school and within our local learning hub.
  • Termly attendance meetings, meetings with parents.

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Review Date: September 2017