A funding agreement exists between the Department for Education and Paradigm Trust, which sets out the framework for the operation of Solebay Primary Academy. Under that funding agreement, Paradigm Trust is required to publish in each financial year information in relation to:

  • the amount of pupil premium allocation that Solebay Primary Academy will receive during the financial year.
  • on what it intends to spend the pupil premium allocation.
  • on what it spent its pupil premium in the previous financial year.
  • the impact on educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous financial year’s pupil premium.

Context

The main barriers to educational achievement faced by disadvantaged pupils in Solebay Primary Academy are:

  • low starting points on entry – mostly linked to low language levels.
  • low parental engagement for some families – this often leads to poor attendance and persistent absence.
  • broken family structures – some of which have led to safeguarding issues.

Current year – September 2018 to end August 2019

Solebay Primary Academy expects to receive £117,040 in pupil premium for the period September 2018 to end March 2019. The allocation for  April 2019 to end August 2019 has yet to be confirmed. The school plans to spend this, or has already spent this, as follows:

[NB where the chosen services/spend benefit all pupils, the funding contribution has been pro-rated to reflect the proportion of pupil premium students within the target population. Salary costs have been pro-rated to 7/12 to reflect cost to the end of March 2012.

  • £20 000 on Read,Write Inc and Literacy and Language training and resources to deliver the program effectively. Everything depends on reading.
  • £15 400 on resources and training in mathematics mastery (a highly structured mathematics scheme of work influenced by best practice from Singapore).
  • £25 000 additional teacher staffing, including staffing to ensure that pupils attain the nationally expected standards.
  • £8000 to enable all pupils to participate in residential visits for pupils in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. This also contributes to  taxis for pupils not staying over/ visitors, regardless of family incomes (the visits / visitors constitute a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening).
  • £2500 to provide ICT learning resources, targeted at individualised instruction in reading and mathematics/these resources will also be used to develop the computing programme to be delivered to all pupils in KS2 in addition to pupils in EYFS and KS1.
  • £15 140 to provide early speech and language specialist intervention.
  • £6000 to fund Saturday morning lessons in the spring and summer term for Y6 pupils.
  • £4000 to fund Saturday morning lessons and after school tuition in the spring and summer term for Y2 pupils.
  • £2000 to provide breakfast club and afterschool club for vulnerable pupils.
  • £12 000 to increase parent/carer involvement through the work of the home school support worker, an attendance adviser and other staff members.
  • £7000 to enable all pupils to participate in educational visits / visitors, regardless of family incomes (the visits / visitors constitute a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening)

Previous year – September 2017 to end August 2018

Solebay Primary Academy received £213,446 in pupil premium for the period September 2017 to end August 2018. Spending allocations are shown below, together with a brief overview of impact on educational attainment. Further details are available on request.

Amount/on whatImpact
£25,000 on Read,Write Inc and Literacy and Language training and resources to deliver the program effectivelyPupils in YN-Y4 who received this approach to teaching made strong progress in developing in reading and writing.
Impact on pupils’ achievements:
GLD 80%
Year 1 phonics - 96%
Year 2 - re-take 100%
KS1 RWM combined - 87%
KS2 RWM combined - 63%
£13 600 on resources and training in mathematics mastery (a highly structured mathematics scheme of work influenced by best practice from Singapore)The quality of mathematics teaching in Y1-Y4 where mathematics mastery is taught is consistently strong.
Impact on pupils achievements:
KS1 results pupils’ achieving at or above 94%
Pupils exceeding in KS1 55%
90% pupils in Y1-Y4 achieved at or above in mathematics.
£49 700 additional teacher staffing, including staffing to ensure that pupils attain the nationally expected standardsThe additional teacher was able to deliver good quality cover or PPA lessons with a consistent approach. Therefore no learning was lost. This contributed to the pupils’ achievements across the year groups.
£31 000 additional teaching staff and support staff to enhance the quality of teaching and learning as the academy rapidly expands in pupil numbersThe additional teacher was able to deliver good quality cover or PPA lessons with a consistent approach. Therefore no learning was lost. This contributed to the pupils’ achievements across the year groups. No learning was lost or disrupted.
£11 000 to enable all pupils to participate in educational visits including Year 5 and Year 6 residentials and taxis for pupils not staying over/ visitors, regardless of family incomes (the visits / visitors constitutes a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening)We strongly believe that the residential school journeys are a key part of a pupil’s education. The residential visits constitutes a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening.
End KS2 writing 76% at or above.
£1540 to enable pupils to attend breakfast club, regardless of family incomesThis enabled some of our most vulnerable pupils to have a good, healthy start to the day.
Pupils were ready to learn at the beginning of the day.
£14 300 to fund a family support workerThis provided some of our families the support they required at difficult times.
£10 500 to provide ICT learning resources, targeted at individualised instruction in reading and mathematicsThe impact of using a creative approach to the teaching of the core subjects has had a positive impact on reading and writing outcomes for pupils.
GLD 80%
Year 1 phonics - 96%
Year 2 - re-take 100%
KS1 RWM combined - 87%
KS2 RWM combined - 63%
£10 300 to provide early speech and language specialist intervention.This has developed some of our pupils with speech and language delay. Pupils have made good progress after specialised intervention provided.
£10 000 to fund Saturday morning lessons in the spring and summer term for Y6 pupilsThis has contributed to the strong progress for the pupils at the end of KS2 and their attainment achievements.
£20,000 to enable all pupils to participate in educational visits / visitors, regardless of family incomes (the visits / visitors constitute a key stimulus for writing, speaking and listening)We ensure all pupils are exposed to as many first hand experiences as possible. Every topic we teach features an educational visit to set the topic into real life experiences. This has helped to embed learning and pupils have widened their vocabularies which have been used in their writing pieces.

Last updated July 26, 2019