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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Expenditure 2018/19

Premium 2018/19

  • This year we have £155,742 in our Pupil Premium allocation. (£1,756.95 Early Years’ entitlement) This money is being used to enable us: -
  • To continue the high level of additional staffing to enable the small teaching groups to take place, not solely for Pupil Premium children, but for the enrichment of the whole school.
  • To continue funding extra-curricular and enrichment activities so that all our children are allowed to experience activities/trips which may otherwise be unobtainable to them. This enables them to have an opinion, grow in confidence and try new things! Many of the children in school are thrilled to take part in our enrichment opportunities and they enjoy experiences which they never forget, long after leaving Netherton Moss.
  • To continue the refurbishment of various areas for learning around the school. This is to ensure high quality learning environments for the small, targeted intervention groups, as well as providing areas for pastoral care.

Other funded enrichment activities:

  • Pupil Premium has also allowed us to purchase new resources enabling children to access the New National Curriculum effectively. It is the primary aim of our curriculum, that our children develop the skills necessary to communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings successfully in a wide range of different forms. They need the ability to read well and read widely as this broadens horizons, develops imagination and provides a rich vocabulary through which to construct knowledge and understanding of the world. We have purchased a wide variety of reading materials enhancing our ‘Love to Read’ culture across the whole school, as well as up-dating our KS1 Read Write Inc training and resources. We have also bought into an on – line lesson planning and assessment resource.(Twinkl and The Literacy Tree)  These enable teachers to continually update the delivery of quality first teaching.
  • Visiting Drumming Workshop
  • Author Visits/ Theatre Visits
  • Attendance Celebrations.
  • Dance Festivals
  • Chess in schools
  • Clarinets for KS2
  • Lunch time and after school clubs; staffing and resources
  • Contributed to the costumes and lighting for whole school (award winning) performances.
  • Subsidised trips to CHET / Philharmonic Hall as well as Rock and River
  • Contributions to other trips and visitors as required to enhance the curriculum.
  • Cookery Club resources which played a major role in our successful bid for the Educate Award for ‘Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills’
  • Homework Club resources
  • Golden Table; reward system
  • Behaviour Support Interventions
  • Curriculum Resources / The Literacy Tree / Ipads
  • Councillor – supports children who have extreme social and emotional anxieties.
  • Behaviour Support / supports children individually and in small groups.
  • Educational Phycologist. 



  • (Additional LSA hours across both key stages) This facilitates small, targeted learning groups, as well as providing support for vulnerable children. Small group interventions have enabled children to learn and make progress at their own pace. In addition, a variety of lunch time clubs have been created enabling children to access activities that ordinarily would not be available to them on a regular basis.
  • In Nursery (Additional Staffing.) This role is part funded by Early Years Pupil Premium and topped up with main school Pupil Premium funding. To support the children and enable them to access the Early Years National Curriculum effectively.
  • (2x 0.6 Class Teachers. KS1&2) This facilitates Quality First  intervention teaching within small, targeted learning groups, allowing children to gain confidence in their ability to achieve, and helping to narrow the attainment gap for all children who require such interventions.

This support allows children to learn at their pace, and at their level, without feeling inadequate in front of the whole class thus building their confidence and self-esteem. Children are able to discuss, choose and work on identified areas of weakness confidently, which in turn allows children to achieve and make progress. The expenditure also facilitates specific, targeted interventions to take place to enable the children to move forward and continue to make progress. “I love going with Mrs Rainford because she’s clever at maths and helps me a lot when I am stuck.”

 Year 2

All interventions are monitored and evaluated to measure the impact through attainment.

PSA / Attendance Support Advisor: This year we are continuing to fund our PSA through Pupil Premium. Her contribution to our whole school and the community have proven to be invaluable.

  • Our PSA provides social and emotional as well as bereavement support. She attends external meetings with parents as well as playing a lead role in TAF, CP and CIN meetings. These interventions have benefitted all our children enormously as they have an adult in school who they trust, like and feel safe with, in a secure environment to share their thoughts and feelings.
  • Over the last year our parents have continued to build a positive relationship with our PSA enabling them to access the support they require, in order to support their children and ensure that they achieve in school. Also, the wider family is supported. A recent audit highlighted that our PSA has provided direct support with over 45%* of our children and their families.

Whole school playground resources:

  • To develop social skills and enhance friendship groups, encouraging children to work inclusively and collaboratively. There has been a marked reduction in the number of incidents reported on the playground since the new equipment has been made available.

School Fund:

  • Enables teachers to purchase resources to enhance learning and experiences within the classroom.


All Pupil Premium children are tracked and progress is recorded on our school tracking system. After analysis, the data informs teaching staff where and what interventions are required to secure progress. Staff meet every half term to record details of interventions and next steps for our PP children. PP funds these meetings.

Impact of Pupil Premium on all the children in our school:

  • The children benefit from a suitable level of support and intervention which enables as many as possible to achieve the appropriate end of year expectations, and when necessary to catch up.
  • SEN interventions suggested by outside agencies are having a positive impact on attainment, progress and behaviour.
  • The impact of Pupil Premium expenditure is monitored and evaluated through the use of termly lesson observations, scrutiny of children’s work, half termly meetings with support and teaching staff to evaluate the impact of specific interventions.
  • Performance management objectives for staff related to the use of additional adults.


Barriers to Learning.


Attendance and Punctuality               Mental Health

SEND                                                Writing

Transient children                             Vocabulary

Social and emotional issues.


Netherton Moss is a popular school and has rising numbers.  Visitors to our school are struck by the calm environment in classrooms, the friendly demeanour of the pupils, the enthusiasm for learning, the respect that pupils have and the manner in which they ‘look out’ for each other.  The last OFSTED report highlighted “the welcoming and happy school where behaviour is good and pupils are polite and friendly”.


       Summer 2018 Assessment Y6

Writing       40% WT   40% EXP    20% GD

Reading       40% WT   60% EXP

SPAG           100% EXP

Maths           30% WT 70% EXP

Science         20% WT 80% EXP

SEN              50% = 5 children

PP                 80% = 8 children of which 50% (4 Children) are SEN

6/8 of PP children working at EXP or GD in Writing

6/8 of PP children working at EXP in Reading

6/8 of PP children working at EXP in Maths


*Awaiting on latest data


Up-dated December 2018