Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Funding Per Academic Year:

Sep 2013 – Aug 2014

£65,518

Sep 2014 – Aug 2015

£83,366

Sep 2015 – Aug 2016

£104,550

Sep 2016 – Aug 2017

£122,460

Sep 2017 – Mar 2018

£ 61,230

Activity

Impact

Year Group

READING

Home reader diaries, renewable of Bug Club subscription and monthly magazine subscription for use in the library.

  • Enjoyment of reading is shared by all.
  • Children change their reading books more frequently and read a higher number of books.
  • Diaries purchased to encourage a better communication between home and school.
  • Improved reading standards.
  • Children enjoy reading for pleasure.

Whole School

WATER BOTTLES

Provision of water bottles to all new starters.

 

  • The benefits of an adequate water intake are widely recognised and include healthy skin, less dental decay, increased concentration, good energy levels and an ability to sustain activity.
  • Bottles kept in school and washed/refilled daily for children to use throughout the school day.

New Starters

ICT

Purchase of iPads

  • Allowing students to take control of their own learning.
  • Its light weight and portability means it can easily be carried from class to class without having to close and reopen the screen.
  • Extending learning beyond the classroom.

Whole School

PLAYGROUND

Purchase and installation of Trim Trail on upper Junior yard and staging area with seating on lower junior yard.

Purchase of new outdoor play equipment.

  • Promote an active lifestyle in children through trim trails and climbing.
  • Stimulating imaginations.
  • Inject excitement and fun into the playground.
  • Extending learning beyond the classroom

 

Whole School

RESIDENTIAL VISIT

Four night residential booked to YMCA Lakeside.

  • Transport costs covered by school to make the holiday accessible/more affordable for a wider range of pupils.
  • PPG pupils visit cost subsidised.
  • Families feel school understands & is supportive.
  • Improved social skills and nurturing of CLA pupils.

Year 6

CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Local links subscription, topic resources and seasonal activities.

  • High quality and leading innovative resources has increased pupil enjoyment of school life.
  • Support topic work – Subscription to Towneley Hall for visits. (Topic linked).

Whole School

BEHAVIOUR & ATTENDANCE INCENTIVES

Competitions, newsletters, certificates, badges, rewards, merit system, gold traffic light awards. STARS Reward Initiative for Upper Juniors.

  • Promote increased awareness of the importance of attendance.
  • Improved attendance to 96.9%.
  • Pupil’s motivation to attend has increased.
  • Attendance strategies to support vulnerable children and families to increase pupil attendance.
  • Improvements in behaviour as children respond well to incentives.
  • Traffic Light behaviour monitoring system consistent through whole school approach.  Children inspired to achieve ‘gold’ status and remain off ‘red’.

Whole School

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Nurture groups, parenting courses, multi-agency liaison, new nurture (rainbow) room equipment.

 

  • Provide practical help and support to families.
  • Help children to remove barriers to learning, raise their aspirations and help them to achieve their full potential.
  • Act as lead professional in multi-agency work.
  • Courses run to support parents e.g. The Incredible Years Parenting programme.
  • Daily nurture/breakfast time for disadvantaged pupils.
  • FSW maintains up to date records of impact upon individual children/families.
  • Change for Life club delivered after school.

Support available to all families.

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

Thai Boxing, Netball, Creative Writing, Board Games, Recorder, Football, Computing, Reading for Fun, Singing, Maths for Fun Club, Choir, Adventure Club, & Sign Language.

  • To provide resources to enrich pupil’s lives (extra-curricular learning).
  • Improve social skills and fitness.
  • Pupil engagement in extra-curricular activities has increased.
  • To encourage self-confidence.
  • Subsidised to expand availability of membership for a greater number of pupils.
  • Change 4 Life club targeted at promoting healthy lifestyles and positive choices.

Participants Rotate Each Term as requested

EDUCATIONAL OFF SITE VISITS

DEWA Roman Experience, Clitheroe Castle, Blue Planet Aquarium, Chill Factore, Cadburys World, University of Manchester Museum, Rossendale Ski Slope, Tatton Park, Barley Sculpture Trail, Wellybobs, Helmshore Textile Museum, Blackpool and Global Renewables.

  • Visits subsidised to make educational visits more affordable for a wider range of pupils.
  • Families feel school understands & is supportive.
  • Improved social skills and nurturing of CLA pupils.
  • Linked into class topic work.
  • Promotes an engagement to learning.
  • Provides opportunities that some children would not otherwise experience.
  • Promotes SMSC skills.

Specific

Classes

IN SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Anglo-Saxon, Ancient Egyptian Historian, Stone Age Expert. Amazon Animal Man bringing unusual species into school to enable children to learn about different environments.

  • Improved social skills and nurturing of CLA pupils.
  • Linked into class topic work.
  • Visitor charges subsidized.
  • Experiences enrich the education of our pupils.
  • Promotes an engagement to learning.
  • Provides opportunities that some children would not otherwise experience

 

Whole School

ASSEMBLIES & SINGING WORKSHOPS

Singing Assemblies and Philosophy for Children Workshops – provided by professional singing/drama organisation.

  • Weekly singing assemblies – whole school participation.
  • Improving singing skills.
  • Children perform in front of parents – increasing self-confidence and self -esteem.
  • Philosophy for Children – inspiring children with low self-esteem/confidence.
  • Small group work with selected children – develops confidence.

Whole School

 

Pupils selected by teachers

PLAYTIME BEHAVIOUR

 

Outdoor equipment purchased, games/activity packs provided for pupils remaining indoors for nurture at lunchtime and positive playground signage.

  • Help children to remove barriers to learning, raise their aspirations and help them to achieve their full potential.
  • Encourage a healthier and more active playtimes.
  • Promote positive self-esteem and a sense of security by attending lunchtime group.
  • Developed social skills of pupils during a daily pastoral nurture session.

Whole School for Playtimes

 

Pupils selected by teachers for lunchtime group

PRODUCTIONS IN SCHOOL

 

Lower Junior Christmas Production and year end Year 6 Production

  • Improving singing skills.
  • Stimulating imaginations.
  • Benefit children's education and development: physical, artistic, mental, personal and social/interpersonal skills.

 

BOOK BAG

Provision of a Lowerhouse Junior School Book Bag free of charge.

  • Enable all children to transport books/homework to and from school safely.
  • Ensure all children have access to a book bag.
  • Promotes reading at home.
  • Improves reading attainment.

All new starters

ABLE, GIFTED & TALENTED

Attendance at Able Writer and Able Maths events.

  • Ensuring the needs of the most able pupils are met.
  • Improved attainment in maths and English.
  • Improved confidence in most able pupils.
  • Promotes breadth of learning opportunities.
  • Pupil engagement and enjoyment.

Able Pupils