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Pupil Premium Report 2017

Pupil Premium (2015-2016)



The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and allocated by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) in Reception to Year 11).  A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.  This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for this specific grant by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.


Objectives for Pupil Premium in this school

  1. The Pupil Premium will be used to provide an appropriate level and range of additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils, through focused teaching.
  2. The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers through targeted intervention sessions – e.g. Switch on Reading or First Class Number.
  3. As far as its powers allow, the school  will use the specific funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupil Premium and others.
  4. We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives
  5. Pupil Premium funding will also be used to raise attendance for eligible pupils to be in line with the national average for all children


Pupil Premium Grant for 2016-17

A grant of £207,240 has been allocated to school for the financial year 2016-17.


Main barriers for our pupils

  • SEN which need addressing & therefore low baseline measures
  • Poor attendance and punctuality which results in gaps to learning
  • Moving into the school mid-way through a Key Stage  (particularly new to Y5 and Y6 in the past two years) 
  • Reading at home regularly or completing homework


How Waterloo Primary will spend the Pupil Premium for 2016-17

  • An additional teacher in each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6, to work with SEN and Pupil Premium children operating at the lower levels.
  • An additional Teaching Assistant in Reception to deliver intervention sessions for Pupil Premium children to accelerate progress.
  • Targeted afternoon intervention for Pupil Premium pupils, who are not SEN, but off track, delivered by a teacher, in order to accelerate progress.
  • Targeted intervention for more able disadvantaged pupils as appropriate to ensure they are achieving their targets.
  • 5 additional TA hours for each class for targeted intervention for pupils with PP eligibility 
  • 1:1 Reading – Switch on Reading – daily for 10 weeks delivered by a Teaching Assistant.
  • Attendance Manager (25 hours a week) to focus on raising the attendance and punctuality of Pupil Premium children to narrow the gap against national attendance


Impact of interventions will be measured by:-

  • Headteacher half termly pupil progress meetings with class teacher and support staff
  • Governor, with responsibility for Pupil Premium monitoring, to meet with Headteacher half termly
  • Headteacher report to Governors each term and through on-going review of School Improvement Plan.


Pupil Premium strategy review

The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher attended training delivered by The Heath Teaching School and Academy on 22.3.16  to  become reviewers for the use Pupil Premium Funding. 

A Pupil Premium Review will take place in February 2017 by the Capital Teaching School as part of our core membership.  An action plan is available in school which is reviewed half termly through our on-going monitoring.


Pupil Premium Intervention 2015-16

Additional teachers were placed into Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 to provide small teaching groups for English and Maths for our SEN/Pupil Premium groups.  Additional afternoon teacher intervention was targeted towards pupils who had not secured key learning objectives.  This was based on our pilot project the year before where this intervention had proved to be successful  

.In addition to this additional teaching, an EEF intervention, developed in Nottingham (Switch on Reading) was introduced into school in January 2016.  This follows the Reading Recovery structure but is delivered by a Teachng Assistant.  A successful bid was made through the CAPITAL Teaching School>  IN order to maximize the excellent results in our pilot scheme, this was extended for pupil premium children who were off track.  This had impact on KS1  and lower KS2 Reading results 2016 as can be seen from the table below.


Switch on Reading

January -July 16 cohort





Reading age impact

Comprehension age impact

Book band levels





44 children

17 months

20  months

6 levels

Boys 25

15 months

18 months

6 levels

Girls 19

19 months

22 months

6 levels

Pupil Premium 22

19 months

21 months

6 levels

PP Boys 10

16 months

15 months

6 levels

PP Girls 12

21 months

25 months

6 levels


11 months

13 months

5 levels

SEN Boys 6

13 months

15 months

7 levels

SEN Girls 2

7 months

7 months

4 levels

New starters 4

19 months

24 months

8 levels

New starters Boys 1

34 months

41 months

13 levels

New starers Girls 3

14 months

18 months

6 levels


8 months

16 months

6 levels

EAL Boys

8 months

16 months

6 levels

EAL Girls





Additional Intervention delivered by Teachers 2015-16

Expected progress for pupils, using the Target Tracker system was set at 5 steps of progress over the academic year as this was the first year of using the new system of assessment without levels and there was no previous data using this system.

Teacher Assessment indicated the following progress for Pupil Premium Pupils against the rest of the cohort in Reading, Writing and Maths



Teacher Assessment 2015-16





Year 1 cohort

5.8 steps

5.9 steps

5.8 steps

Year 1 Pupil Premium

5.7 steps

5.8 steps

5.7 steps

Year 2 cohort

4.9 steps

4.9 steps

5.2 steps

Year 2 Pupil Premium

5.3 steps

5.2 steps

5.3 steps

Year 3 cohort

5.1 steps

5.1 steps

5.3 steps

Year 3 Pupil Premium

(SEN impact)

4.5 steps

4.3 steps

4.9 steps

Year 4 cohort

5.3 steps

6.3 steps

4.9 steps

Year 4 Pupil Premium

5.6 steps

7.3 steps

5.0 steps

Year 5 cohort

7.0 steps

8.0 steps

5.6 steps

Year 5 Pupil Premium

7.9 steps

8.5 steps

5.9 steps

Year 6 cohort

6.1 steps

8.0 steps

6.4 steps

Year 6 Pupil Premium

6.5 steps

8.5 steps

6.4 steps


In all but one year group, the progress made by Pupil Premium pupils was in line with, or greater than the cohort, which supported narrowing the gap in terms of outcomes.  The SEN group had a significant impact on the PP results for Year 3, particularly those children joining school mid year.

Attendance for Pupil Premium pupils in 2016-17 remains a target with the appointment of a new Attendance Manager – September 2016.


Pupil Progress expectation for 2016-17

Following the use of Target Tracker as a tool for monitoring progress all children are now confidently tracked by staff using this system based on previous coverage of all curriculum statements.

In 2016-17 the target set for each child is a minimum of 6 steps of progress. (2 steps each term)



Waterloo PE Sport Premium Funding Expenditure 2015-2016 academic year.


Total funding Granted

School was granted a total of £9,672. School must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.


Breakdown of Costs




Specialist teaching for school swimming squad.

To improve the quality of swimming in KS2 swimming squad.


Hire of Swimming Pool.

To enable swimming squad traing for 1hr per week.


PE resources.

Improvement of delivery of PE lessons.


Specific welfare staff member to organise/supervise team games.

Improvement of adult led and sports activities that children are involved at lunchtime.


Outdoor games resources for lunchtime activities.

Improvement amount of adult led and independent physical /sports activities that children are involved at lunchtime.


Release for PE coordinator to deliver PE lessons to KS1 and KS2 classes.

To improve delivery of PE lessons across school. To support members of staff with delivery of lessons in PE areas that they are inexperienced/ require support with e.g. gymnastics.


Y6 Outdoor and Adventurous Education

Kayak course at Crosby lakeside Adventure Centre for all Y6 children.







Effect of the Sport premium funding on pupils PE and sport participation and attainment.

During the 2015-2016 academic year the school was awarded with the School Games Mark Gold award for our continued commitment to the improvement of Physical Education and sporting opportunities for the children of the school.


Children from Y1-6 competed in inter schools sports competitions including multi sports, football, hockey, tag rugby, orienteering and kwik cricket.


For the first time ever the school represented Sefton at the Sainsbury's School Games at Wavertree Sports Park. The school team played hockey against teams from all over the North West.


We began a school sports council. The children (under the supervision of the PE co-ordinator) organised and led house team sports competitions at lunchtimes once a week. This involved children from Reception to Y6.


To inspire the children, we organised a visit from the British Olympian Hannah Whelan. This was used to involve every child in the school in a high energy physical activity session, to promote British values and to allow the children to see a gymnastic performance by a professional. This visit inspired an increased number of participants to the school gymnastics club.


We employed a swimming teacher and a lifeguard to deliver swimming squad training sessions for one hour per week before school on Wednesdays at Merchant Taylor's Swimming Pool. We continue to improve our finishing positions in inter school swimming galas.


During lunchtimes, children are able to participate in organised sports activities led by welfare staff. Sports premium funding was used to purchase equipment and to fund a specific member of staff to lead sporting activities e.g. a variety of attacking and fielding game equipment/space hoppers/parachute.


The sports premium funding allowed the school to release the PE co-ordinator from class for a day per week. During this day, the coordinator supported class teachers across the school with the delivery of their PE lessons. This was initially done as demonstration lessons by the coordinator, with the following weeks of each half term allowing the class teachers to take progressively more responsibility for the teaching of the lessons with the support of the coordinator. This allowed the class teachers to develop their skills and confidence in the area taught.


This use of sports premium funding allowed the PE coordinator to gain a clear picture of the quality of the PE lessons across the school. It allowed for personalised support for the development of the class teachers PE skills, and for the co-ordinator to assess the skill levels of the children in a broad range of PE areas.

Linked to the increased sporting activities in the school Obestiy Levels measured in Year 6 Were below Sefton and National levels.

Waterloo 18.7%     Sefton 19.4%          National 19.1%



The continued use of the sports premium funding will allow us to sustain many of the activities/programmes from last year.


We have a passion for sporting activities and PE in the school and will endeavour to achieve the School games Gold mark again by further developing the opportunities we provide the children.


The experiences/training of the teaching staff in PE lessons will allow them to independently deliver higher quality PE lessons this academic year.


We have also planned in the costs of a specialist PE teacher from our feeder High school to deliver PE lessons across the school in a range of PE areas. This will initially target gymnastics in Y3 as the teachers expressed an interest in developing their skills in this area. This will also allow the children to compete in the inter school gymnastics competition organised by the local School Sports Games Coordinator.