Pupil Premium

School Information

Pupil Premium Grant

Amount Allocated

Pupil Premium Strategy
The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, who research shows underachieve compared to their non-disadvantaged peers. The premium is provided in order to support these pupils in reaching their potential. The Government have used pupils entitled to Free School meals as an indicator for deprivation, and have deployed a fixed amount of money to schools per pupil, based on the number of pupils registered for Free School meals. The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support their pupils to increase their attainment, and ‘narrow the gap’. Schools are accountable for narrowing the gap, and school performance tables include new measures that show the attainment of pupils who receive the pupil premium compared with their peers.

In order to meet the above requirements, The Forest View Academy will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. Our priority will be focused on ‘narrowing the gap’ for those pupils not on track to achieve the ‘expected standard’ at the end of Key Stage 2, or to make good progress. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, the academy will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed through termly pupil progress monitoring.

In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, The Forest View Academy recognises that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged. The academy also recognises that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. The Forest View Academy has the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil of groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.

Pupil Premium Grant

Range of Provision

The range of provision

  • Facilitating pupils’ access to education
  • Facilitating pupils’ access to the curriculum
  • Additional teaching and learning opportunities

Impact of Pupil Premium (Progress 2017 – 2018)

33% of our children were eligible for Pupil Premium. All children eligible for Pupil Premium made  outstanding good progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.

 Overall progress:

  • Maths (all year groups) = 5.1 steps
  • Reading (all year groups) = 5.1 steps
  • Writing (all year groups) = 5.8 steps
  • Good progress = 4.0 steps   Outstanding progress = 5.0 steps

Please refer to the Pupil Premium Strategy below for details of current Pupil Premium spend as well as the impact of last year’s spend.

Next review of the pupil premium strategy- Beginning of October 2020

Pupil Premium

How it is used

Pupil Premium is used for all children who are eligible for Free School Meals, children who are Looked After and children of Armed Services Personnel as follows:

  • To provide carefully chosen intervention programmes delivered by highly trained Teaching Assistants
  • To provide teacher intervention support across the school
  • To part fund the appointment of a Child and Family Support Worker
  • To deliver one to one tuition
  • To fund a range of after school provision, such as: Booster English and Maths groups
  • To provide a reduction in class sizes
  • To support with subsidising educational visits: residential trips so all children have equal access to the experiences we offer (enrichment support)
  • To provide termly structured conversations – identifying personalised targets
  • Offer wider opportunities to all children by providing Ukuleles tuition
  • To provide a new school uniform for all children eligible for Free School Meals
  • To supplement PE funding to fund a PE Specialist in school to deliver well-structured activities during lunchtimes and after school

A summary of the main barriers to achievement faced by eligible pupils.

In School Barriers

  1. Poor gross and fine motor skills.
  2. Gaps in knowledge and understanding of key vocabulary.
  3. Overall gaps in  knowledge and understanding of mathematics,  phonics, spelling, grammar and punctuation
  4. Poor attendance and punctuality
  5. Low levels of social and emotional development on entry to Year 3

External Barriers

  1. Attachment issues
  2. Poor home learning environment with limited resources.
  3. Equal access to curriculum enrichment and opportunities
  4. Emotional resilience and anxiety – stigma around mental health
  5. Limited aspirations – learning not prioritised in the home