use of Pupil Premium strategy 2017-18


Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

16 pupils

Amount of PPG received per pupil


Total amount of PPG received


Main Barriers Facing Pupil Premium Students

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face at LJBS are complex and varied

– there is no single difficulty faced by all. The following have been identified:

 a.     Social and emotional conditions, requiring support, nurture and family support and counseling.

b.     Behaviour: having a readiness to learning with good ‘behaviour for learning’ in school – pupils with specific social and emotional needs that affect their learning

c.     Speech and Language, access to books, ebooks and audiobooks, assisted technology, as well as a growing number of children joining school with very limited knowledge and understanding of the English Language.

d.     Pupil progress and achievement:  We wanted to ensure that the progress and                achievement in literacy aligned more closely with  Mathematics, and especially to narrow the gap between children in receipt of the Premium and their peers.


   Nature of support

a)    Speech & Language Therapy support across Whole School. Extra time to support children with Speech and Language delay and disorders. This will assist PPG children both academically and socially, giving them the confidence and tools to access the curriculum.

b)    Phonics interventions for PPG pupils in Year 1 & 2:  Additional adult to work with targeted groups. As phonics is an area many PPG students struggle with it is vital to give them individualised support at this time. This will ensure they are able to access the whole curriculum through the ability to read.

c)     Additional adult support for pupils in class, years 1-6. In particular, small group support including supportive handwriting groups, and both literacy and maths groups (both inside and outside the classroom). These interventions have been identified as areas where students are struggling. These groups are based on pupil targets and should ensure progress is made in these key areas.

d)    Southover learning mentor working with children across school. 1:1 and in small groups with emotional and social issues. Some PPG children have been identified as requiring support, either social and emotional. These programs are individualised to pupil need.

e)    Purchase of Ipad Apps specifically to support the interventions, including spelling and maths Apps. These resources will help PPG students access the curriculum, assist with learning behaviour as well as provide students with language tools      

f)     Lunchtime social clubs run by the SENCO. These will be run with social and emotional goals in mind.

Curriculum focus of PPG spending

a)    The curriculum areas receiving focussed support for PPG pupils are maths, literacy and PHSE.

b)    Literacy interventions focus on improving the level of phonics, handwriting and extended writing.

c)     Maths interventions are focussed through targeted learning groups with the objective of helping pupils to match their peers and to meet national expectations at the end of the key stage. PPG receive specific interventions and support for areas of identified weakness.

d)    Acquisition of books and equipment to support the delivery of interventions and individualised learning.

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

a)    The school will evaluate the impact on each pupil at the end of each term.

b)    Evaluation will focus on academic gains determined through assessments and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a result of the interventions

c)     Attainment and progress of pupils eligible for the pupil premium grant in reading, writing and mathematics compared to non-pupil premium pupils.

d)    We will compare achievements against national standards. Where we observe gaps in achievement, we agree ways to narrow that gap so that all children attain well against local and national standards.

e)    Attendance data

f)      Indicators of improvements in behaviour

g)    Pupil voice through questionnaires and interviews

h)    Parent feedback through questionnaires.

i)      Case studies

Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17

Amount allocated      £23760