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Pupil Premium Review of 2019-2020

Desired Outcome

Chosen Approach


Lessons Learned

Approximate cost

Outstanding achievement in reading for all pupil premium pupils

LEXIA- Independent differentiated reading programme.

Small group tuition for reading and phonics led by Learning Support Assistant.

RICH – 1:1 Reading development.

3 new books each year.

PiXL Primary Membership.

PiXL unlock – Vocabulary APP.

Pupils were making good progress prior to ‘lockdown’.

Focussed 1-1 and small group input from a teacher accelerated progress.


LEXIA had most impact where it was closely monitored by the class teacher.


Outstanding achievement in maths for all pupil premium pupils

PiXL Primary membership.

PIXL small group tuition to narrow the gap in reading, writing and mathematics.

1-1 tuition and  small group tuition provided by a qualified teacher to consolidate the basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics

To provide individual support / resources to overcome identified barriers to learning.

Pupils were making good progress prior to ‘lockdown’

PiXL was very effective in identifying and plugging gaps in knowledge.

Use of a variety of representations, notably Numicon, accelerated progress.

Focussed 1-1 and small group input from a teacher accelerated progress.


Increase attendance for pupils eligible for pupil premium

The services of an Education Welfare Officer to manage attendance and punctuality

Attendance of PP pupils improved prior to ‘lockdown’.

Close monitoring by A Thurgood with the support of the EWO improved attendance.


Build resilience and self-esteem of identified pupils.

Improve learning behaviours of pupil premium children.

Forest School activities to develop resilience and self-esteem.

Social Communication Groups.

Lunch Bunch

50% subsidy to attend 1 after school sports clubs per term.

No charge for day visits.  50% subsidy for residential visits

Forest Schools programme engaged reluctant learners.

Social Communication and Lunch Bunch supported vulnerable pupils to manage their wellbeing and mental health.

Supporting pupils to manage their emotions supported positive behaviour.


Supporting pupils learning at home during ‘lockdown’.

Reading books for the home, study booklets, pens and pencils were provided, to encourage learning at home.

Pupils had access to physical materials to support their learning in reading, writing, phonics, mathematics and science during the period of school closure.

Pupils supported to continue learning.