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Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2018-2019

Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative to provide support to specific groups of children who are vulnerable to ensure they reach their full potential both academically and socially. The fund allocated to a school is based on the percentage of pupils who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) or are a child looked after (CLA), or a child from service personnel.

At Roundwood Primary the number of pupils in receipt of FSM is small, however, whilst this funding remains available we would urge all parents/carers who may be eligible for FSM (including those receiving Universal Free School Meals) to take up their entitlement.

For Foundation Stage and for Years 1 to 6 please visit www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals, or alternatively, the school meal page of our website (from the parent tab) for further details. If you require assistance with a FSM application please call the customer service centre on 0300 123 4048 (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday), or the school office will be happy to help you.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant PPG 2018/2019
Total number of pupils on roll (excluding Nursery)310
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding7 (2.2% of pupils)
Amount of Pupil Premium funding to be received in 2018/2019£7240
Free School Meal Pupils£2640
Children Looked After£0
Children Adopted£4600
Forces Families£0
ProvisionAim of ProvisionImpact of Provision
Music lessons / Extra curricular activities To develop self-confidence and provide opportunities to enrich the pupils’ learning experienceSelf-esteem is raised and talents are identified and supported
1:1 tuitionTo ensure rapid progressPupils make accelerated progress
Opportunities to receive regular pastoral support from support staff with specialist skillsPastoral support for both families and pupilsEmotional stability improves and pupils are more able to understand and regulate their emotions
Dedicated time for the SEND Co to work with pupils and liaise with parentsClose monitoring of pupil attainment and progressInterventions are matched to emerging needs and pupils and families feel supported
Art therapyTo develop resilience, emotional stability and self-esteem thereby improving overall readiness to earnEmotional stability improves
Purchase of concrete apparatus to support the teaching of mathematicsTo foster independence in learning and consolidate key number skillsImproved attainment to diminish the difference
Purchase materials to enhance role play opportunitiesTo develop key language and communication skillsPupils’ progress and attainment in communication, language and literacy is improved
Support from an Educational Psychologist to inform best practiceTo support teachers to deliver targeted and timely interventionsStrategies employed enable the child to thrive

Measuring the Impact of PPG spending
The school closely monitors the impact of spending of pupils’ academic attainment, progress within and across year groups and their social and emotional development. Provision is evaluated and reviewed when necessary.


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2017-2018

Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative to provide support to specific groups of children who are vulnerable to ensure they reach their full potential both academically and socially. The fund allocated to a school is based on the percentage of pupils who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) or are a child looked after (CLA), or a child from service personnel.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant PPG 2017/2018
Total number of pupils on roll (excluding Nursery)308
Total number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding5 (1.6% of pupils)
Amount of Pupil Premium funding to be received in 2017/2018
=£7500
Free School Meals = £2200
Children Looked After = £1500
Children Adopted = £3800
ProvisionAim of ProvisionImpact of Provision
Music lessonsTo develop self-confidence and provide opportunities to enrich the pupils’ learning experienceSelf-esteem is raised and talents are identified and supported
1:1 tuitionTo ensure rapid progressPupils make progress that is at least in line with their peers
Opportunities to receive regular pastoral support from support staff with specialist skillsPastoral support for both families and pupilsEmotional stability improves and pupils are more able to understand and regulate their emotions
Provide training for staff to understand Attachment Staff understand the needs of pupils with attachment issues and can help them develop resilience and emotional stabilityStaff are equipped to recognise attachment issues and know how to respond
Dedicated time for the SEND Co to work with pupils and liaise with parentsClose monitoring of pupil attainment and progressInterventions are matched to emerging needs and pupils and families feel supported
Art therapyTo develop resilience, emotional stability and self-esteem thereby improving overall readiness to earnEmotional stability improves
Purchase of concrete apparatus to support the teaching of mathematicsTo foster independence in learning and consolidate key number skillsImproved attainment to diminish the difference
Purchase materials to enhance role play opportunitiesTo develop key language and communication skills Pupils’ progress and attainment in communication, language and literacy is improved
Purchase of GL Assessment toolsTo identify communication needs from which to plan early interventionPupils’ progress and attainment in communication, language and literacy is improved
Purchase of key texts to support reading developmentTo foster good reading practises at home and broaden and enrich reading experiences To promote a love of reading and foster positive family experiences
To train staff in the ELKAN approach to communicationTo develop a whole school approach to language and communicationPupils’ progress and attainment in communication, language and literacy is improved

Measuring the Impact of PPG spending
The school closely monitors the impact of spending of pupils’ academic attainment, progress within and across year groups and their social and emotional development. Provision is evaluated and reviewed when necessary.


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2016-2017

Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative to provide support to specific groups of children who are vulnerable to ensure they reach their full potential both academically and socially. The fund allocated to a school is based on the percentage of pupils who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) or are a child looked after (CLA), or a child from service personnel.

At Roundwood Primary School, the number of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding is small, however, in 2016-2017 we received: £3800

Pupil Premium Statement
In making provision for the pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, the following provision was made:

ProvisionAim of ProvisionImpact of Provision
Purchase of concrete apparatus to support the teaching of mathematicsTo foster independence and in learning and real experiences to consolidate key skills in number across the schoolImproved attainment in mathematics to diminish the difference
Provide training for teaching and support staff in the use of concrete apparatus to support the teaching of mathematicsTo accelerate progress in mathematics and foster independent learningImproved attainment in mathematics to diminish the difference
Art therapyTo develop resilience, emotional stability and self-esteem thereby improving overall readiness to learnEmotional stability improves
PAT Pets as Therapy reading programmeTo promote a love of reading within a supportive environment Confidence in reading improves
Dedicated time for the SEND Co to work with pupils and liaise with parentsClose monitoring of pupil progress and attainmentDifferences in attainment and progress between pupils and their peers are identified and early interventions put in place to ensure rapid progress
1:1 tuitionTo ensure rapid progressPupils make progress that is at least in line with their peers
Support staff with specialist skills appointed to develop pastoral support programmesPastoral support for pupils and families Emotional stability improves and pupils are more able to manage their emotions
Music lessonsTo develop self-confidence and provide opportunities to enrich the pupil’s learning experienceSelf-esteem is raised and talents are identified an supported

Measuring the Impact of PPG spending
The school closely monitors the impact of spending on the pupil’s academic attainment, progress within and across year groups and their social development.  Provision is evaluated and reviewed when necessary.


Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure 2015-2016
Pupil Premium is a government funding initiative to provide support to specific groups of children who are vulnerable to ensure they reach their full potential both academically and socially. The fund allocated to a school is based on the percentage of pupils who are receiving free school meals, have received free school meals in one of the previous 6 years (Ever 6) or are a child looked after (CLA), or a child from service personnel.

At Roundwood Primary School, the number of pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding is small, however, in 2015-2016 we received: £6333.13

Pupil Premium Statement
In making provision for the pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, the following provision was made:

ProvisionAim of ProvisionImpact of Provision
The purchase of Dyslexia support softwareTo ensure access to the curriculum when recording written workPupils are able to record work successfully, thereby raising attainment and improving self esteem
PAT Pets as Therapy reading programmeTo promote a love of reading within a supportive environment Confidence in reading improves
The employment of a dedicated teacher for CLA pupilsTo develop strong home-school links and ensure successful transition between classesPupils and parents are supported and pupils progress and attainment is closely monitored
Dedicated time for the SEND Co to work with pupils and liaise with parentsClose monitoring of pupil progress and attainmentDifferences in attainment and progress between pupils and their peers are identified and early interventions put in place to ensure rapid progress
1:1 tuitionTo ensure rapid progressPupils make progress that is at least in line with their peers
Music lessonsTo develop self-confidence and provide opportunities to enrich the pupil’s learning experienceSelf-esteem is raised and talents are identified an supported
School trip funding for residential visitsTo allow pupils to experience activities which are new or challenging alongside their peersPupils’ develop self-confidence and enjoyment

Measuring the Impact of PPG spending
The school closely monitors the impact of spending on the pupil’s academic attainment, progress within and across year groups and their social development. Provision is evaluated and reviewed when necessary.