Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional money delegated to the academy and is matched to the number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals and who are children of service families. At Samuel Barlow Primary we use our funding for a range of purposes suited to the individual needs of our children.

Please see our plans and spending review below:

Pupil Premium – Plan of spend 2020-21

Pupil Premium – Review of spend 2019-20

Sport Premium

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

Find details of our plans below.

Sports Premium 2020-21

Coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium

The coronavirus (Covid-19) catch-up premium is aimed at helping schools mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on education. The purpose of this funding is to help children and young people ‘catch up’ with their education and to make up for lost teaching time. The following information details how we will use our funding at Samuel Barlow Primary Academy.

How we intend to use the grant

Early reading, language and phonics support

  1. Read Write Inc programme daily in target groups.
  2. Nuffield Early Language Intervention: group and 1:1 sessions.
  3. Investment in books to read at home.

Catch-up phonics and reading interventions for lowest 20%

  1. Phonics screening for all year 3 pupils.
  2. Bespoke programme designed and delivered three times a week to ensure that gaps in phonetic knowledge are addressed.
  3. Phonics resources to support in English sessions in year 3.
  4. Intensive reading intervention – phonics, 1:1 reading, reading fluency, reading speed for targeted pupils.

Implementation of core curriculum slightly adapted to provide students with core focus and core knowledge in key curriculum areas.

  1. Focus on PSHE (C19- wellbeing).
  2. Core skills in all areas – taking diagnostics to assess a starting point.
  3. Focused intervention with teachers and TAs to ensure that gaps and misconceptions are addressed.

PiXL transition package DTTR, swift intervention as required by diagnostic assessments.

  1. Transition package used to determine gaps in learning.
  2. QLA and papers set by assessment calendar to enable tracking and gap identification.
  3. Support staff used to provide swift and flexible intervention as required.

Social and emotional support to ensure children can access learning in the academy (family support worker and TAs).

  1. Set up a new curriculum for children in the learning hub.
  2. Provide a bespoke programme of intervention.
  3. Support staff used to provide intervention as required.

How we will assess the effect of this expenditure on the educational attainment of our children

Teachers and the raising standards lead will work together to analyse and compare data to autumn baselines to check that gaps in learning have been addressed and children are on track to meet their targets.

  • Phonics target is met or exceeded.
  • Communication and language end-of-year target met.
  • Children make typical or better progress in communication and language.