Proposed Pupil Premium Expenditure 2016 – 2017


The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most. Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.


Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1320 (£1900 for LAC) per pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families. School are required to report this information.


Number of pupils on roll: 479


Number of eligible pupil:


PP 314 x £1320=£414,480

Service 1 x £300=£300

Service +pp 1 x £1620 =£1,620

LAC 11 x £1900=£20,900


Total Allocation = £437,300



Devonshire Primary Academy is committed to enabling all children to gain an outstanding education. We recognise that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can face particular challenges and welcome the Pupil Premium as an important way to support them.

Our approach ensures that all aspects of the school support children from disadvantaged backgrounds, by providing targeted support when it is needed. For example, in examining the progress of every pupil, teachers, the head teacher and school governors look in detail at the development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with other needs.


Our tracking system allows us to monitor the children’s progress. From 2014, we now look closely at the attainment and achievement of all pupils and in particular those children in more vulnerable groups such as free school meals and Looked After Children to ensure that they are making the expected progress, in line with their peers and with children in other schools nationally. 


It is by providing excellent teaching, tailored to the needs of every child and supported specific help to enable pupils who are falling behind to catch up quickly and those who are excelling to be stretched further, that each can reach their full potential. We also recognise that to enable pupils to develop wider skills, talents and experiences, participating in clubs and school visits and journeys play

an important role and should be accessible to all. We therefore use some pupil premium money to pay for and subsidise these activities for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them.


See below for the priorities for Pupil Premium expenditure for 2016-17



Age Range

Staffing Implications


Targeted Area Of Development

Pre School



TA 30 hours






Improve outcomes in all prime areas including communication and language








Teacher (0.8) full year

18 hours TA support





Improve outcomes within communication and language


Streaming of phonics to accelerate progress.


Boost of MA children (40-60 mths)


Raise PP GLD.



Teacher (1.6) full year



TA Support (30 hours)






Targeted intervention for PP to accelerate progress and raise attainment in RWM.


Phonics boosters to ensure phonics screening targets met.


Targeted intervention for LA PP children. Practical, concrete learning and basic skills.


Y2 streaming to accelerate progress and raise attainment in RWM.


Support for retest of Y2 phonics screening


IDL programme.


Support of PP children who require social, behavioural support.

Lower KS2

Teacher (1.6) full year


TA Support (60 hours)







Streamed groups in Year 4 in reading, writing, maths to accelerate progress in a ‘bump’ year.


Targeted intervention for PP children to accelerate progress and raise attainment in Years 3 and 4.


Additional support for identified children in Year 3 through the Achievement For All programme.


To support PP children with social, emotional and behavioural needs (1:1 withdrawal, nuture groups, in and outside of class).


Supporting learning in a poor attaining cohort that is also a ‘bump’ year group of

3 classes.


Supporting learning of a challenging cohort through 1:1, group work.



Upper KS2

Teacher (1.5) full year


TA Support (40 hours)


Extra TA support (18 hours)









Targeted intervention for PP children to accelerate progress and raise attainment in Years 5 and 6.


Y6 streaming to accelerate progress and raise attainment in RWM, improve behaviour, reduce disruption and provide a more targeted curriculum support.


To support PP children with social, emotional and behavioural needs (1:1 withdrawal, nurture groups in and outside of class). This cohort is a particularly challenging group with 3 pupils in Serf placements.


To support PP children with severe social, emotional and behavioural needs to access the SATS and the curriculum as a whole.


Support for LA PP in reading and spelling 1:1.





TA Support (30 hours)


TA Support (18 hours KS2)




To support PP children with speech, language and communication needs to access/engage with the curriculum using provided strategies and pre-learning vocabulary.


Raising self-esteem and confidence.


Development of comprehension and expressive language skills.


Learning Mentors

Full time x3 (47 hours)


Support of PP children with insufficient social skills & social challenges.


Raising esteem & confidence with 1:1 support.


1:1 support in and out of class with PP children who display severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Speech and learning interventions.


Support of transition to High Schools.


Network and meeting with outside agencies (Cams, Cafs, social workers).


Engagement of parents in school.


Supporting LAC


Supporting children who have suffered trauma, attachment, bereavement etc.


Assistant Headteacher & Phase Leader

(0.2) Data analysis and pupil progress monitoring


Rigorous analysis of half termly data.


Identification of trends, groups of children inc PP, SEN, LAC, EAL etc.


Intervention groups identified and organised and progress monitored.


Reporting of pupil progress to SMT.

SHINE & Educational

Psychologist support


SLT input and OT assessments & Educational Psychologist assessments


Speech and language support. Assessments made and support targeted. TAs carry out the support.

Support for Special Order Guardianship of pupils

Learning mentor


Supporting learning.


Social and emotional support delivered by learning mentords.

Curriculum Enrichment

All staff


Allottment club

Garden area

Subsidised theatre, zoo and other educational visits, residential visits.

Subsidised sports kit etc.