Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Use of Pupil Premium 2016-2017


The Pupil Premium is allocated to:

  • children from low-income families who are currently eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as Ever6)
  • children who have been looked after by the local authority (LAC)
  • children who currently have a parent in the military
  • children who have had a parent in the military at any point in the last 3 years (known as Ever3)

Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to counter the barriers to learning for pupils identified as disadvantaged. The aim is to narrow any achievement gap between these pupils and their peers. Pupil Premium funding enables a range of intervention, support and enrichment activities to be funded. Green Oak is investing its Pupil Premium to make the maximum possible impact on learning for students entitled to the funding. Expectations for each child are realistic. At Green Oak Primary and Nursery School we are aware that some of our most vulnerable and disadvantaged families are not entitled to Pupil Premium Funding while other children who receive the Premium are high achievers who exude confidence in all areas of school life. We are therefore careful to look at each child’s needs individually and assess what additional provision could enable them to develop further as an individual.  However, there are some overlaps in need which have informed our spending strategy (see table below for details). The most common barriers to learning identified among our pupils this academic year are:

  • Behaviour and attitudes to learning and challenges with social interaction
  • Persistent poor attendance – if children regularly miss school our opportunities to support them in their learning are immediately reduced in comparison to their peers. 
  • Accessing or engaging in extra-curricular activities e.g. sports, music, arts, or other after school activities that often have a financial cost

For 2016 -2017, Green Oak Primary School will receive £73,920 Pupil Premium funding. Other funding from additional funding streams was added to this money to ensure that we could support all our vulnerable children.



Brief explanation

Targeted Pupils



Home School Link Worker (HSLW)

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)

The HSLW works with families to provide help, support and advice at challenging times. She works with small groups and with adults and children on a one to one basis. The HSLW is also able to source additional funding to support families in the community. The aim is to support families with their children’s behaviour and attitude to learning. Parenting courses are also facilitated.

A lunch club is run daily by the HSLW for selected children – specific resources have been purchased and allocated to these sessions

The school has a trained ELSA (the HSLW) who is allocated three afternoons a week to work with vulnerable children, delivering personalised interventions and support. Additional time is allocated to planning the ELSA sessions. The ELSA sessions address any barriers to learning which have arisen due to emotional needs or needs relating to social interaction.

All year groups




Forest School/animal care

Years 1 and 2 access regular Forest School activities. It is giving additional learning opportunities and experiences to targeted children and develops team and communication skills in many other children. We would expect to see enhanced confidence and self- esteem leading to a greater readiness for learning in the classroom. Children are encouraged to think out of the box and to operate outside their personal comfort zone. The programme also develops an awareness of the natural environment and encourages children to make the right life choices.

Yrs 1 and 2



Curriculum Support

Funds made available to support the cost of curriculum resources. This ensures that all children are able to attend clubs, purchase uniform or PE kit, etc. Children targeted with this support will be able to access areas of the curriculum which would otherwise not be available to them. Enhanced opportunities will enable them to reach their full potential.

All year groups



Reading Recovery Program

1:1 reading recovery from a fully trained, senior teacher.

Year 1




Booster Maths and Reading SATS Groups

Pupils are taught in a small focused group three times a week by a qualified teacher. The aim is to enable these children to attain at least national expectations in Maths, Reading and Writing at the end of key stage 2. 12 weeks

Year 6



One-to-one / Group Interventions

CPD for staff to deliver interventions

There are several children who are not necessarily on the SEN register receiving additional support in areas such as phonics and motor skills. These interventions aim to enable a child to overcome a barrier such as poor handwriting, phonics, maths or spelling.

All year groups



Funding of School Curriculum trips, residentials, Before & After School Club, school meals

The school makes the decision to fund opportunities where applicable. No child forgoes an experience owing to financial hardship.

All year groups



Music Lessons

Children who have chosen to learn drums, guitar or keyboard

Yrs 3, 4, 5, 6






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