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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-21


Pupil Premium Allocation, Use and Proposed Impact


Total number of Pupils

(Sept 2020) 

Number of pupils eligible for PP

Date of next internal review of this strategy

523 (not including PT pupils)


Summer 2021


Pupil Premium allocation for 2020-21:   £146, 810


How we identify and address barriers to learning faced by individual pupils:


Barriers to learning are identified through everyday teaching practice and discussed in detail for each Pupil Premium entitled child during regular “Pupil Progress Discussions” following assessments in the key areas of learning. Theses discussions are led by senior staff members and are attended by all class teachers in each relevant year group.


Pupil Progress Discussions ensure that:

  • progress and attainment of each pupil is discussed in detail;
  • barriers to learning are identified and recorded;
  • impact of current interventions is evaluated and strategies/provision
    re-considered and altered as required;
  • appropriate targeted interventions and support are instigated (see below)


Summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school:

  • Identified Special Educational Needs
  • Speech and Language & Social Communication Difficulties
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Broken family structures
  • Low parental engagement/parenting skills
  • Social housing (e.g. overcrowding, neighbourhood disputes etc.)
  • Social Services involvement
  • Low attendance
  • High level of medical needs


 Pupil Premium Grant Statement 2020-21



Proposed Impact

Funding from PPG

Targeted Support


Intervention is targeted to suit each child in the form of:

  • Small group support
  • Booster groups
  • 1:1 support
  • Speech & Language support
  • EAL support

Access to ICT hardware & software to enhance learning


Improved and accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths


Improved use of vocabulary relevant to English & Maths



Improved access to different learning strategies


£5915.60 x 4









Curriculum Enrichment

The curriculum is extended to pupils in the following ways:


  • Subsidised visits
  • Workshops & Theatre performances in school
  • Use of specialist staff in various subjects
  • Specialised learning groups to allow curriculum provision at the right level
  • Purchase of resources that further enhance the curriculum and engagement including Phonics schemes in the Early years


Pupils have a bank of experiences to enhance their learning and are able to develop the talents they have outside the school curriculum


Pupils use good resources that support learning


Reading is widely supported throughout the school especially in the Early Years












Well-being support


We believe in supporting the whole child and their families and achieve this in the following ways:

  • Safeguarding & Welfare manager
  • Pastoral support throughout school
  • Playtime support to organise specialised games
  • Counselling for individual children and groups offered through in house counsellor employed by the school 3 days a week, these include play therapy & lego therapy
  • Mental Wellbeing survey carried out across Key stage 1 and 2 to determine the children who are emotionally unstable
  • Parent & child healthy relationship groups (‘hands are not for hurting’)


Pupils learn how to manage their own behaviour


Pupils develop strategies to manage their feelings


Parents feel supported and are able to reach out for guidance and help with various problems


Better attendance and general well-being of the children


Counselling available in a very short time scale if required

The feelings of the children about the school are known and any areas for improvement identified













Parental Engagement


We really value the importance of partnerships with our parents and support this through:

  • Parental access to the Welfare manager throughout the week
  • Workshops for parents to support their knowledge & understanding of school
  • Support groups for parents of children with SEN
  • Coffee mornings / afternoons for parents involving outside providers e.g. Citizens advice bureau, children’s centre support workers etc.
  • Family learning groups
  • Support with doctors and paediatrician appointments


Parents are able to support their children with their journey through school and to access the curriculum


Parents knowledge is improved and how they can support their children


Positive relationships are fostered between the parents and school staff


Positive relationships are developed amongst the parents



Additional School Support


Extra support is provided in the following ways:

  • Subsidised visits out of school
  • Subsidised support for music lessons and dance sessions
  • Support in the home with financial help & guidance and food donations
  • Breakfast club funding
  • Home visits for identified families regarding children starting at school or Nursery
  • Home visits for children with attendance difficulties

Pupils have new experiences and are enabled to pursue them


The home life situation is improved and a better environment for the children


Children who are pupil premium can access breakfast club free of charge


Transition of children into school is a positive process








Staff Training / Release


We believe in the development of our staff to enhance our provision and achieve this by:

  • Training to support all identified staff for delivery of purchased intervention schemes
  • Courses relevant to the effective use of PPG accessed by SLT members
  • Teachers released to observe other staff to improve their performance
  • Teachers given time to meet regarding Pupil Progress on a regular basis


Support staff know how to teach intervention programmes appropriately


PPG is used effectively and the impact is effective throughout the school


Teachers meet in teams to discuss progress and feed this back to the SLT on a regular basis




Total Cost

£147 770.40


If surplus money is available this is used to support newly arrived pupils through intervention and resources. However the costs stated outweigh the grant and do not fully include some of the costs incurred.


Impact will be measured through:  


  • A Pupil premium register that tracks the provision for all pupils accessing pupil premium. This is tracked across our school management information system.
  • Regular Pupil progress meetings within teams to discuss the progression being made by identified children.
  • Data analysis carried out at the end of each school year.
  • Specialist questionnaires aimed at children experiencing difficulties at home and at school. e.g. SDQ’s / Wellbeing evaluation sheets
  • Improved attendance of Pupil premium groups