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report of pupil premium spending and impact for 2017/18

Pupil Premium at Instow Community Primary and Pre-School 2016/17 and strategy for 2017/18


Our strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.

For the current academic year 2017/18:

  • Our school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount for 2017/18:

  • £27,700


A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

  • Learning to learn skills (including emotional barriers).

  • Reading standards

  • Creative writing confidence.

  • Spelling strategies and grammar skills.

  • Phonics development

  • Maths confidence, especially reasoning.

  • Access to ICT (computing) in an educational setting.

  • Access to Forest School education.

  • Access to quality homework research sites.

  • Access to school residentials.

  • Dyslexia


How we’ll continue to spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach

    • Wide range of core subject interventions by accredited staff, to address misunderstandings in core subjects and to pre-teach in preparation for a new topic, for individuals and small groups.

    • Learning Mentor to work with individuals and small groups to ensure children develop positive learning skills and remain in full-time education.

    • Whole-school education around Growth Mindset skills, so that PP pupils take responsibility for their own learning as part of the whole school community.

    • Ongoing monitoring of the impact of our Dyslexia training programme and subsequent enhanced Award for the Devon Dyslexia Programme, ensuring that any PP pupils are fully supported in their studies.

    • Family Workshops to strengthen parent-child relationships, as well as school and home communication.

    • Training for school staff in elements of the above needs.

    • ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistants) training and on-going supervision for an accredited member of staff I order to support transition for older pupils in to KS3 settings.

    • Music tuition to aide concentration and brain development – stretching able pupils.

    • Forest School provision to develop problem-solving strategies and teamwork skills.

    • Purchase of Mangahigh, Espresso and Times-Tables Rock Stars service level agreements to enable inclusion and motivation in the modern learning environment.

    • Case by case consideration to support PP children and their families to access school residentials.


How we’ll measure the impact of the Pupil Premium funding for 2016/17:

  • Now that published data on pupils progress has changed since 2016, we shall be referring to the following data and using this to inform you and Governors of the impact, by July 2017:


  • Percentage of PP pupils on track or better, to achieve end of year targets.

  • KS2 and KS1 SATs data

  • Standardised Maths, Reading and Spelling progress tests.

  • Teacher Assessment (using close monitoring and tracking of pupil progress using School Pupil Tracker)

  • Phonics data.

  • End of Foundation Stage data.



The date of the next published review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

  • July 2017 (for 2016/17)


For the previous academic year, (2016/17) we will include:

  • how we spent the pupil premium allocation

  • the impact of the expenditure on eligible pupils

Pupil premium 2014/15 impact and projected spending for 2015/16

Pupil Premium 2013/14 Impact and Projected Spending for 2014/15

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium 2013 / 14

Pupil Premium


In 2011-12 the Government started its Pupil Premium funding. This fund is allocated to schools to support pupils whose families are in receipt of free school meals or to support children in care. From 2012-13, the criteria for such funding has expanded to include all children who have been eligible for free school meals within the last 6 years.


These monies aim to ensure pupils reach their full potential, both academically and socially.


In 2011-12 the school received £5368.00 in Pupil Premium funding.


In 2012-13 Instow School used a combined grant of  approximately £7800.00 available to support such families.





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