Pupil Premium 2016/17

At Bramingham we continue to be dedicated to ‘Meeting individual needs, to the best of our ability’.
Funding has been reduced because our number of pupil premium children has reduced, however the costs of interventions and providing smaller groups has not changed. Rather than reduce what we have been doing we have reviewed progress, identified the most successful interventions, looked at where we have been able to make a difference to a child’s life in terms of learning and emotional well being and have found the additional funds needed. Groups continue to include both children who are Pupil Premium, and those who are not.
The most successful interventions have been ERR, our flexible but targeted phonic groups and reading and spelling probes. Our smaller targeted maths groups in Key Stage 2 have also shown to be successful.
Horse riding and physiotherapy sessions have enabled 2 of our pupil premium children, with cerebral palsy, to walk unaided for the first time.
We have evaluated the most successfully lead groups in terms of pupil progress and these staff have been observed and lead training to develop the skills of all staff involved.
Our focus for our Pupil Premium Grant is to address the issue of ‘narrowing the gap’.
All our work through Pupil Premium is aimed at accelerating progress by moving children to make at least expected progress in English and maths. We have evaluated our interventions and based on the needs of the children and the funding available we have planned interventions for 2016/17. An area we feel needs to be further developed is meeting children’s emotional needs. In addition to training one of our Family Workers to become an Art Therapist, we also plan to:
  • Deliver therapeutic music sessions
  • Parenting groups
  • 1 to 1 counselling with children
Number of pupil premium children in each year group
  EY  Y1  Y2  Y3  Y4  Y5  Y6 
Number  8 7 4 11 9 9 10
Percentage  13%  12%  6%  19%  17%  15% 

  • 15 children out of the 58 pupil premium are listed as SEND (26% of PP)
  • 5 out of the 15 SEND have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHCP
  • 10 out of the 15 SEND have SEN Support
  • 17 of the PP children did not start in Reception (29%)
  • Targeted interventions for reading, spellings eg reading and spelling probe
  • Wordshark group to target reading and spelling for Years 3 and 4
  • Targeted writing conference for Year 6
  • Additional 1:1 reading sessions
  • Reciprocal reading sessions in Year 5
  • Booster morning maths group in Year 6 and 2
  • Focused writing groups in Year 2
  • Homework club – access to ICT facilities
  • ERR – targeted phonics support in Year 1 and 2 – 75% of year 1 pupil premium children passed the screener
  • Smaller maths groups in Key Stage 2 – pupil premium children have a progress measure of 110.5, for the whole cohort it was 102.7
  • Communication group for Year R and Key Stage 1
  • Access to clubs – cookery, breakfast/ after school club
  • Parental workshops led by teachers, organised by family workers eg handwriting, phonics, Brainbuilders
  • Support for social/ emotional well being led by family workers/ PP Champion through social skills groups, 1:1 focused work, support from Young Carers
  • Additional groups in EY- Colourful Semantics, Gross Motor Skills,
  • Funky Fingers, smaller focused phonics and maths groups
  • Language support across the school with the introduction of Colourful Semantics
In addition to the above interventions we also provide:
  • CHUMS to deliver therapeutic music sessions
  • Additional clubs- gardening, cookery, dance, sewing, knitting, Lego therapy