Pupil Premium Action Plan for 2020-21

Eythorne Elvington Ethos

At Eythorne Elvington we aim to provide a challenging, caring and inclusive learning environment in which every child – regardless of background or ability – may fulfil their potential and grow in self-confidence whilst developing respect for the people and environment around them.

Pupil Premium Funding

Pupil premium funding is allocated to the school to help support children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (or have been any time during the last 6 years, known as Ever 6) or children who have been looked after for more than 6 months and children of service families.

National Performance data shows that disadvantaged children are half as likely to achieve five A*to C GCSEs including English and Maths as their peers.  The school aims to use the pupil premium money to support pupils in order that they make progress equal to that of other children.

We aim to provide teaching and learning opportunities in school that meet the needs of all pupils however through our funding we aim to close that the gap in achievement for this group of pupils through accelerated progress.

Summary Information
Academic Year 2020-21 Total PP Budget £77,880 Date of most recent strategy statement September 2020
Total Number of Pupils 110 Number of pupils eligible for PP 46 Date for next review of this strategy September 2021
Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP including higher ability)
In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school)
A.       Ensuring class teachers plan effective lesson and manage support staff ensure best outcomes for all
B.       Children’s over reliance on adults, lacking independence
C.       Children’s lack of resilience sometimes resulting in poor engagement and attitudes to learning
External barriers (issues which also require action outside school)
D.      Attendance levels
E.       Lack of aspiration
F.       Lack of support from home plus home environmental factors such as late nights and disorganisation etc.
G.      Lack of wider experiences outside of school
Desired Outcomes
A. Through effective monitoring of teaching and learning by SLT, ensure that all PP children make expected rate of progress or greater.  Termly PPMs to moderate the assessment figures and amend provisions for PP pupils.
B. One of the school’s new Curriculum Drivers is Initiative.  Using this, teachers will use their medium term plans to factor in teaching and learning opportunities focussed around children using their initiative.  The end goal is for children to be more equipped to take problems using their initiative and have the confidence and tools to do this.
C. High levels of pastoral support enabling all pupils to access learning for 100% of the time, maximising learning opportunities and making good progress across all areas of the curriculum.
D. Aiming for 97% attendance for PP children.  Rewarding attendance and the offering of breakfast club facility to PP families helping towards this.
E. Using the new curriculum driver of Possibilities – model and sell the concept to children of having aspirations to have a successful life.  Show them what this would look like and how to get there.
F. Increased parental engagement in school through a range of scenarios – parent/teacher consultations; parent workshops etc.
G Through showing children a range of “Possibilities” on a termly basis – their awareness of what experiences there are outside of school will be widened.
Planned expenditure
Academic year: 2020-21
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach Evidence and Rationale? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Cost When will you review the implementation?
Accelerated progress for PP children not working at the appropriate year group Maintaining small class structure across the whole school – specifically in the morning for core subjects moving from 5 to 6 classes. In past years in smaller classes – the gaps between PP and Non-PP has been minimal and the progress of PP children has been exceeding national average. Monitoring of teaching and learning including work scrutiny; lesson obs; pupil conferencing. HT 2 x additional teachers in the school to allow us to operate as a 6 class set up for mornings. Termly PPMs
Opportunities for PP children to work at greater depth level across a range of subjects Ensure PP children are challenged enough to achieve greater depth and explore mastery to get there.  Small focus groups and raising aspirations to get there. Number of PP children achieving expected is good but smaller focus groups needed to move these children now into greater depth. Monitoring of teaching and learning including work scrutiny; lesson obs; pupil conferencing. HT Termly PPMs
PP children to be given tools to use their initiative and show resilience in challenging tasks Medium term plans to plan for initiative challenges as part of the teaching and learning.  Teachers to share good practice of this. Small classes can at times allow children to rely on the adult support that is available. Subject Leaders to monitor the long term plans and look for evidence in books of initiative lead learning opportunities. Subject Leaders 3 x year with Subject Leader monitoring
PP children to have a broader range of life experiences increasing their aspirations Teachers to plan for a range of life experiences to be exposed to the children in their learning that they may not have the opportunity to have away from school. Through pupil voice it is evident that children’s experiences away from school are limited and this then has an impact on their understanding of the world restricing their awareness when it comes to reading and writing. CTs to plan a range of experiences to be provided for children.  Subject Leaders to ensure these are happening on monitoring visits. Subject Leaders


3 x year with Subject Leader monitoring
  TOTAL: £73,000
Desired outcome Chosen action/approach Evidence and Rationale? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead Cost When will you review the implementation?
Improved attendance and Punctuality A number of PP children with poor attendance and punctuality invited to our Breakfast Club to ensure they are here at 8am therefore on time for the start of the school day. In the past 18 months a number of cases of poor attendance and punctuality have improved through attending the Breakfast Club Effective staffing at breakfast club.  Monitoring attendance of focus children.  Regular communication with parents. HT Breakfast Club Staff

Food and Drink



All children to have a healthy lifestyle Milk and fruit at break time for PP children.  Use of the breakfast club facility as indicated above. Children perform better when healthy.  In the past some children have struggled to concentrate as a result of lack of breakfast etc. Monitoring of free milk and fruit.  Effective communication with parents regards these facilities.  CT to monitor impact on childs welfare and learning. SLT
  TOTAL: £5,000