John Gulson Primary School

 The Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Service Children and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months – this includes Looked After Children (LAC)

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils at their school.

From September 2012, we are required to publish online information about how we have used the Pupil Premium Grant. This will ensure that parents and others are fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and extra support that they receive.

Our allocation for Funding

Year 2016-2017 is £252,120
Year 2018-2019 is £240,000

Total Number of pupils on role including Nursery 631 Basic Characteristics

  • 25% of pupils are eligible for pupil premium.
  • 94% of pupils are from ethnic minority groups.
  • 79% of pupils do not speak English as their first language.
  • 15% of pupils on SEND
 % of pupils eligible for PPG 25%    (157 children)
Total Grant £240 240

If red achieved

PPG Spending

Many of the pupils attending John Gulson Primary School start their early years of schooling with little or no understanding of English. The school ensures that this is compensated for throughout the pupils’ educational journey through the school.


Teaching assistants support class teacher in English and Mathematics enabling better adult/pupil ratio. The teaching assistants’ role is to offer support with teaching and learning to reduce the deficit in pupils understanding of English. Many of the teaching assistants employed at the school speak the community languages of the families and so are invaluable in the support they provide to the school in its drive to raise standards.


In addition to supporting children during QFT, the teaching assistants/other support staff deliver a variety of interventions which include:

  • Structured Language Units.
  • One to one tuition.
  • Read, Write, Inc.
  • Speech and Language groups.
  • One to one targeted reading.
  • Playground support from Learning Mentors and Play Partners.
  • Targeted small group work in English and Mathematics.
  • Targeted group work for pupils identified as more able in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.


Objectives for the grant • To target under performance and raise standards, focusing in on Reading as this was below national in terms of attainment.

• To support teaching staff in using assessment information to identify children who are vulnerable to underachievement and to provide interventions / additional support

• To provide interventions for targeted PPG children  in Key Stage 2 – this has been targeted to accelerate the progress of those children leaving Key Stage 1 below age related expectations and those at risk of  not making expected progress

• To support Teaching and Learning across the school, and to continue to develop Home/School link meetings and workshops for parents

• To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being and enjoyment of school.  To provide ongoing support for families including delivering parenting courses.  To liaise with outside agencies to support children and families in their homes and improve attendance

• To provide additional support (before and after school) to boost children’s confidence to make rapid improvement in their learning, particularly towards the end of Key Stage 2

• To provide opportunities for staff (teachers & support staff) to develop further skills that will enable pupils to make the most possible progress e.g. effective marking and feedback, delivery of specific interventions to support lower attaining children

• To improve attendance and to ensure that children have the fuel needed for a busy day by continuing to offer  breakfast


Planned spending of Pupil Premium Grant for this financial year:

Item/Project How will it support learning/Desired outcomes Cost (approx.)

per year

Impact (RAG) & Next Steps

To be reported/updated termly

Contribution to non-contact time for all class teachers to meet SLT ( half termly Pupil progress/Inclusion meetings) To support staff in using assessment information to identify children who are underperforming and plan interventions/additional support. £11 880
TAs across the school to support Maths & English Interventions Provide interventions for children who are underperforming. We believe that where support staff are  well trained and work together effectively with teachers, this will lead to increase in attainment. Additional adults will also enable teachers to plan and deliver targeted interventions for underperforming PP pupils. Additional adults will also enable pupils to receive 1:1 or smaller group support to target specic areas of need. £54 240

+£29 432

Contribution to the salary cost full time Learning Mentor and 25% FSW To support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of well-being, enjoyment of school. To provide ongoing support for families including delivering parenting courses. To liaise with outside agencies to support children and families in their homes and improve attendance. For many of our disadvantaged pupils, barriers to learning can be removed or diminished through regular partnership between school and parents, for example through regular communication and providing additional support. £39 524
Booster Classes (KS1- 22 children and

 KS2-28 children)

Provide additional support (before and after school) to targeted groups of  children to ensure that the  gaps in their learning are closing  and they are making  accelerated progress £10 000
Staff development (e.g. Speech and Language, Autism training) To provide opportunities for staff (teachers & support staff) to further develop their skills so that they can better support children’s Speech & Language development across the school £500
Austism Resources Additional resources made available for PPG pupils to support them both at home and school £500  
Speech and Language therapist time.

X 4 in-house Speech and language TAs.

To ensure pupils are  identified swiftly and supported  by  both the Speech and Language therapist and S&L teaching assistants


£24 110

£24 574

 Raising attendance and punctuality

Fund  Breakfast club/ introduce walking bus

To improve attendance to least 96% and to ensure that children have the fuel needed for a busy day.

Children to be happy and want to come to school

Walking bus in place for targeted pupils to improve their punctuality and attendance.

Plas Dol-y-moch funding To ensure that all pupils’ have an opportunity to take part in a residential experience £1600
Visits/ Trips To ensure PPG pupils are able to take part in planned curriculum enhancement visits at a reduce cost. £8028
Art & lego Therapy Children entitled to PPG have access to Art and Lego Therapy to support their social and emotional needs £945  
Guitar Lessons- 12 Children To ensure PPG pupils have the opportunity to access music tuition guitar lessons £1592.50
Revision guides Revision guides made available to pupils in Year 6 to support their learning at home £300
ICT Equipment Identified pupils’ provided with ICT equipment to use at home to support home learning £1000
School Uniform To provide school uniform for identified pupils. ( ongoing) £200  
TOTAL Expenditure £216 685
Budget remaining   =£240 240 –£216 685=£23 555

Performance Summary 2017-2018

Performance Summary 2017-2018 (1.3 MiB)