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Pupil Premium Grant


Pupil Premium money has been allocated to schools over a financial year. The amount of money is based on the number of pupils eligible to take up free school meals (FSM) and Looked After Children.


Over the country children who are eligible for free school meals and Looked After Children tend not to make as good progress or attain as well as those who are not.

The government wants the money used to help to narrow the gap between disadvantaged children and none disadvantaged children.


In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, it is recognised that not all pupils who receive or qualify for Free School Meals will be socially disadvantaged. In addition, not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for Free School Meals. Joseph Turner Primary therefore reserves the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. In making provision for Looked After Children, it is recognised that LAC receive additional funding through alternative means and there is different guidance for how this additional funding is spent.


At Joseph Turner Primary School we look at the progress and attainment of all children as individuals to ensure that they have the best possible chance to do as well as they can with the resources we can offer.


Joseph Turner has been awarded The Pupil Premium Award 2015!


The Department of Education has acknowledged all the hard work that has been carried out at our school. The reason we were selected for the awards is that we are one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of attainment and progress of our disadvantaged pupils.


We have a number of different ways that we use the Pupil Premium Grant to support the development of disadvantaged pupils. We have a full time school counsellor and a Family Support team. We appoint Learning Support Assistants that specialise in delivering specific interventions.


Financial Year 2017-2018

We are estimated to receive a total of £211,254 in Pupil Premium Grant between April 2017 and March 2018.

We plan to spend this £211,254 and an additional £21,799 taken from the school budget in the following areas:




Support Staff Salary (Pastoral Team)


Support Staff Salary (Speech & Language)


Free School Meals (Years 3 to 6)




Teacher Salaries


Support Staff Salary (Breakfast Club)


Staff Training


Attendance £4,000
Educational Visits £4,000




Areas of Spending

  • Improving the quality of teaching and learning for disadvantaged pupils through professional development of all staff.
  • School Counsellor – 1 to 1 counselling provision for vulnerable pupils and parents, Nurture provision, behaviour support
  • Pastoral Manager – family support work with vulnerable families, attendance.
  • Family Support Assistant – family support work with vulnerable families, attendance.
  • Learning Mentor - new role to deal with Pupil Behaviour.
  • Providing small group work with an experienced teacher/learning support/TA focussed on overcoming gaps in learning.
  • HTLA – Additional speaking and listening intervention and EAL support
  • LSP4 – Reading interventions for upper KS2, Fresh Start intervention
  • In class support from a learning support member of staff/TA.
  • LSA/P – support for 1:1 interventions as appropriate to the individual pupils.
  • Improving emotional health and well-being of disaffected pupils through targeted pastoral intervention provided by the school counsellor and or family support advisor/assistant.
  • Providing funding to access enrichment experiences for disadvantaged pupils e.g. school trips, out of hours clubs etc. to support the whole rounded development of these pupils.
  • Breakfast club, staffing and resources – providing before school provision for all children including disadvantaged pupils.
  • Developing and encouraging parental engagement and providing parent/pupil learning opportunities.
  • Targeted intervention to improve the social, emotional health and well-being of disaffected pupils.
  • Supporting families to ensure consistently high attendance and achievement.
  • 1 to 1 tuition supporting disadvantaged pupils
  • Developing access to ICT based learning opportunities.



Attainment and Progress for Pupil Premium Children


We closely track the progress of all children and provide effective intervention strategies to ensure every child make at least expected progress from Foundation Stage to the end of year 2 and from the end of year 2 to the end of year 6.

Free School Meal children, Disadvantaged pupils and Looked After Children are attaining higher than their national equivalent in all subjects by the end of year 6.


Free School Meal children’s, Disadvantaged pupils’ and Look After Children’s Value Added is higher than their national equivalent in all subjects by the end of year 6. Progress is Joseph Turner Primary School is ‘Outstanding’ for these children.


Closing the Gap – Disadvantaged pupils APS.


The gap between disadvantaged pupils in school and non-disadvantaged pupils national is closing over time in all subjects and is closed by the end of year 6. Disadvantaged pupils in school are achieving better than non-disadvantaged pupils in All Subjects, Maths and Reading.