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Pupil Premium 2020 - 21

School’s Pupil Premium Strategy

The ‘Pupil Premium Grant’ (PPG) is the sum of money allocated to the school via the local authority under section 14 of the Education Act 2002 (2). To help support the learning of students from low-income families who are either eligible (or have been eligible within the past six years) for Free School Meals (FSM) or are Children in Local Authority Care (CLA) who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

At Five Elms we aim to use the Pupil Premium funding to provide more focused support for Pupil Premium (PP) children aimed at improving attainment in English and mathematics.

We have developed an experienced Inclusion Team who monitor and engage with identified PP children to provide emotional and behavioural support.  We have two experienced Pastoral Support Workers working to improve the communication and interaction skills of identified pupils, so they are able to access learning more easily.

In addition, we employ a counsellor to work with vulnerable learners and their families to support wellbeing and overcome specific barriers to learning.

A Summary of the Barriers to Educational Achievement at Five Elms Primary:

At Five Elms we seek to work with children, parents and carers, the local education authority and appropriate agencies to reduce or remove barriers wherever possible. The purpose of the Pupil Premium is to help support those pupils from low-income and deprived families to ensure that they attain and make progress at an equal rate to their peers especially in English and mathematics.

We employ Pastoral Workers who provide pastoral and emotional support to children in school and work with vulnerable families who need extra support.


  • Ensure there is a positive relationship between home and school
  • Ensure there is a friendly welcoming school environment
  • Help improve attendance
  • Involve parents in their child’s learning and school life
  • Provide more regular, meaningful communication
  • They hold CAF and TAF meetings and liaise with eternal agencies to support families.

This engagement ensures that:

  • Parents are more involved, and children will enjoy school
  • Children will develop a positive attitude to learning
  • Self-esteem is raised and confidence improved
  • Academic achievements improve.

For the years 2018 to 2020 we completed the two year school improvement programme ‘Achievement for All’ focussing on effective strategies for vulnerable and disadvantaged learners in order to raise educational aspirations, access and achievement.

We will also continue our commitment to pupils across the school by having access to most current ICT equipment, including iPads, Clicker Apps, Clever touch screen, the Android apps, and online IT learning, (Education City, Purple Mash, Espresso and DB Primary).

The school is developing a blended learning approach and PP funding helps to fund the iPad provision which enables access to technology for all children including the disadvantaged. This is in addition to the 34 devices provided by the DfE.

How the school Measures the Impact and effect of Pupil Premium allocation.

Learning groups and extra intervention provided are evaluated via the July data, both national results and internal data from the school assessment system.  In-year attainment and progress are measured via termly tracking meetings and issues addressed directly with class teachers to ensure appropriate support and intervention can be actioned.

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