Kirkstall St. Stephen’s C of E (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

Funding Statement 2017/18

Kirkstall St Stephen’s 2017-18 PPG Overview of Funds

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll


Date: September 2017


Amount of PPG received per pupil category 1- Deprivation

Amount of PPG received per pupil category 2- Service Children

Amount of PPG received per pupil category 3- Looked After Children

74 Children

0 Children

2 Children




Total amount of PPG received September 2017-2018

*Received or Projected


76 Children



Identified Barriers to Educational Achievement

Kirkstall St Stephen’s has identified the following barriers to academic achievement for our pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant.

1. Financial Deprivation:

Some of our families in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant are living with financial difficulties. This can affect the children in our school in many ways, including: lateness or absence, unable to afford educational visits, home environment- instability

2. Attendance & Punctuality:

Some of our families who receive the pupil premium grant have poor attendance and/or punctuality.

3. Limited Time to Support Children

Linked to financial deprivation, some our families have very limited time to spend together. Parents may hold several jobs, or work unsociable hours resulting in limited parent-child time.

4. Limited Ability to Support Children

Some of our families do not have the ability to support their child at home with their academic learning. There are many reasons for this, including: not understanding the curriculum; limited time; being under confident in their own skills; not speaking English.

5. Pupils who are in receipt of the PPG and are also on the SEND register

Many of our children who are on the SEND register are also in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. Being on the SEND register means the school/family has already identified that a child has barriers to learning.

6. Social and Emotional Health of Pupils

Some children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant have support in school to overcome social and/or emotional health related difficulties. These difficulties are often as a result of: bereavement, changes in family setting (e.g. birth of a new baby, parent/carer divorce), have behavioural problems, or social services being involved.

7. Limited Resources/Life Experience

Some children in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant have few educational tools/resources (books, educational games, computer for learning) at home. Opportunities to develop life experience may also be limited. Reasons for this are often linked to those mentioned above, especially limited time and financial deprivation.



How will the PPG funding be spent to address barriers


What the money will be spent on

Reasoning for approach

How School will monitor it’s impact and effect


Supplementing Educational Visits for families in great difficulty


All children in the school community, regardless of their financial situation, have the same opportunities as their peers.

Children will feel accepted and of equal self-worth = invaluable

The children will not be informed if school has paid on their behalf.


Careful Monitoring of the Assessments in School

(part of DHT wage- 6xhalf days)

Last year we amended the assessment system in school to allow for differentiated tracking of pupils in receipt of the PPG and also to separately monitor pupils currently in receipt of Free School Meals. School found that the current Free School Meal pupils on average were underperforming against not only the non-PPG pupils but also the Ever6 pupils (PPG but not FSM). Dedicating time to carefully monitor the groups of children allows school to implement focussed interventions earlier to ensure all children make the best possible progress.

Half termly monitoring of pupils across school, allowing for better informed intervention practice.

1, 2

School family support worker(s)


To work alongside families to create strategies to get pupils into school regularly and on time.

To support families in gaining access to help/support within the community- e.g. food banks

Attendance figures

Individual pupil records

Parent voice/Case Study

Pupils report of having basic needs met


Training Courses for Staff


School staff will be trained up to date Courses will be identified on a needs basis over the course of the year and in particular in response to changes in key legislation.

All courses attended to improve learning for PPG pupils will feed back and evaluate on how the course will have a beneficial effect. It is essential to ensure that all pupils have the best chance of reaching their potential.

3,4, 5, 6

In class targeted support, School Intervention Staff- Core Subjects & Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)

Staffing costs for PPG dedicated improvement: £91,000

3-Limited time

Pupils who fall into this category will have been identified by class teachers for intervention to allow the children to develop further in the area they are at a disadvantage. Interventions will take place to support the child in their areas of need, starting with the highest priority. This could be: time to speak with an adult; social skill work; games; additional Reading/Writing/Maths work. The aim is for this intervention to close the gap on their peers.

4- Limited ability

Children with this barrier will likely have identified the issue themselves or their parents/carers will have spoken to school about it. School will then identify the best way to support the child in the necessary areas; this will most often involve an intervention in Reading, Writing, Speech & Language or Mathematics. This helps to close the gap on Non-PPG pupils.


Children on the SEND register will already have tailor made interventions in place in school to support them to overcome their educational difficulties. However, the pupil premium allows additional time to be spent working with children in this category.



All pupil’s academic achievement is assessed half termly in all core subjects using both formative and summative assessment from class teachers.

SEAL interventions will be measured according to a system of pre and post questionnaires to be completed by staff, pupils and/or pupil’s family members.

Success of interventions for SEND pupils is discussed in termly individual education plan (IEP) meetings with teachers and the SENDCO.


All data will be evaluated by the intervention manager and opinions of class teachers and the intervention team involved are sought in order to determine the success of an intervention. This performance will then influence future interventions.


Staffing homework club daily

(Included in staffing above)

Homework club is run daily by a HLTA who is employed largely to support children in receipt of the pupil premium grant. This allows all children to access support and computer technologies to complete their homework, out of lesson time. This helps raise a child’s self-confidence and attainment.

More pupils will complete set homework and therefore keep up with the expectations set on them by the class teacher


Priority places in after school sports clubs/activity clubs

Sports coaches

Resources- e.g. food (cooking club)


Children on the pupil premium register have priority places for after school clubs- should they choose to participate. Research has shown that additional opportunities like this can help raise academic achievement

Research has shown that additional opportunities like this can help raise academic achievement

Registers of out of schools activities to be taken


Miscellaneous Resources


On occasion a child may not have some equipment which school deems essential, e.g. a book bag. If this is the case, school may decide to provide the child with the item(s).

All children have equipment required to participate in school activities.


Date of the Next Review: September 2018


Pupil Premium Grant Strategy Plan 2017-18

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of
all children, and expects our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.