Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy

Believe Endeavour Succeed Together

Kershaw Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0AW



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Pupil Premium Spending Rationale 

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to children from families who are, or have been, eligible for free school meals (FSM), within the last six years. The grant is also made available to support children of service personnel and those who are looked after by the local authority (LAC).


What are our aims for the Pupil Premium Grant?

The aim of the Pupil Premium is to identify and implement strategies that help to increase social mobility and reduce the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged pupils nationally. Securing strong foundations in literacy and numeracy are key to success in any subject; strong literacy and numeracy are crucial for preparing children for life beyond school. Our PP spending plan reflects that belief


Who benefits from the Pupil Premium Grant?

John Dunford (PP Tzar) states

There is solid evidence that poor teaching disproportionately disadvantages deprived children. Equally, evidence tells us that excellent teaching disproportionately benefits them. So high quality teaching must be at the core of all pupil premium work. It follows that it is legitimate to spend PP funding on raising the quality of teach


Orrell Lamberhead Green  Primary uses part of its PP Grant to improve the quality of teaching in the school so that PP children will disproportionally benefit from these improvements

However, improving teaching and the quality of interventions the school offers, means that many of the teachers and some of the interventions put in place are shared by children who are not in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. We do this in order to promote good progress for all children because creating an atmosphere in which all children succeed further promotes the success of children in receipt of PP funding.




What barriers do pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant face?

The barriers and challenges disadvantaged pupils face are complex and varied- there is no single difficulty faced by all. However, we have identified several barriers that we believe are particularly relevant to our disadvantaged children in our context.

These are the key barriers we have identified:

  • Poor Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Emotional and Social behavior
  • Poor attendance or punctuality

We allocate our Pupil Premium Grant to resources that aim to close the gaps in these areas.

How do we decide how to spend the Pupil Premium Grant?

In deciding how to use our Pupil Premium Grant, we draw upon the following sources:


  • Sutton Trust report: “The Pupil Premium: Next Steps”
  • Education Endowment Foundation Teaching and Learning Toolkit,
  • Research on disadvantaged pupils and the vocabulary gap, available
  • The support and professional experience of other successful schools in identifying what works best


From these sources we have identified the following priority areas for spending:


  • Evidence based literacy interventions: phonics, comprehension strategies, reading programmes.
  • Evidence based numeracy interventions: mastery maths
  • Small group and/or individual intervention groups
  • Pastoral team


Spending for school year 2016-2017




Intended Outcome

Link to EFF

Staff Training in RWI/L&L


To improve the quality of teaching in English and to develop staff skills in delivering Reading interventions

EEF +4 months


To increase % of PP pupils making rapid progress in phonics


To increase the % of PP working at expected levels in Reading/Writng at KS2


To sustain accelerated progress of PP pupils in phonics.

Part fund Assertive mentoring

(cover for mentor release)


To improve PP engagement in their learning and know their next steps.

EEF +4 months


PP better able to identify what they need to improve in learning and able to act upon feedback given

Part funded

Teaching Assistant support for learning


To contribute to provision planning meetings for PP pupils

To deliver planned interventions to PP pupils

Provide feedback to pupils and teachers

To attend pupil progress meetings with SLT

EEF +2


To increase the % of PP working at expected levels in Reading/Writng at KS2


Part fund third Year 6 Teacher


To split Y6 into smaller groups to ensure PP pupils make accelerated progress.

EEF +4

To increase the % of PP pupils achieving expected/ better than expected progress.

Easter School for Y6 pupils


To boost pupils confidence and accelerate progress of PP pupils

EEF +2

To increase the % of PP pupils achieving National expectation to be in line with NPP children in school.

Part fund Pastoral and Ethos Manager


To provide early intervention and support for all PP pupils.


To support vulnerable parents in the application process for Free School Meals


To support vulnerable parents and pupils in attendance at Early Help Meetings.


To work with external services in referring vulnerable pupils and families.


To form Health Care Plans for vulnerable children

EEF +4

PP premium pupils and parents are supported and signposted to interventions so that PP pupils make accelerated progress.




Parents provide positive feedback.




Successful intervention for pupils with social, emotional and health difficulties

TA Level 3 Pastoral support for PP pupils with specific emotional needs as identified through the provision maps.


To support PP pupils with emotional needs that impact on learning.


Improved attitudes to learning. Increased classroom engagement.

Leadership time for PP Champion


To carry out data analysis and evaluation.

To identify priorities for PP spending and provision

To produce new provision maps for each year group, which clearly map out the planned interventions for all PP children

To monitor provision for PP pupils

Liaison with governing body

Closing the gap between PP and NPP pupils in school and nationally.

Governing body are well informed of PP premium outcomes and able to make evaluative judgements about the impact of spending.