Clifford Primary School

Clifford Primary School

Pupil premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement – Clifford Primary School

As well as providing financial support for PP families to ensure all children are included in enrichment activities and events, our pupil premium money helps with the funding of classroom support staff and support whole school initiatives.



Clifford Primary School

Academic Year



Total pupil premium budget


We have a very low % of children receiving pupil premium funding.



How we will spend our funding:


Quality of teaching for all

Desired outcome



How will we ensure that it Is implemented well?

Staff lead

High quality CPD for teachers and TAs to deliver reading, writing and Maths to lead greater depth and mastery of core skills

Training in Talk for Writing, reading initiatives and mastery maths


Staff training on supporting more able pupils and SEND


All approaches to embedded throughout the school

Teachers delivering high quality English and Maths lessons that are consistent through the school



Staff meeting

Whole school focus Observations and learning walks

Book scrutiny


SS and JL

Improve outcomes in writing in EYFS, KS1 KS2 for all groups including more able and SEND

Raise the profile of writing

All classes to implement Talk for writing

Thorough moderation

Focused discussions around the provision for more able and PP children


An improvement in the % of children reaching ARE and greater depth

Comparison of our more able outcomes with national average and local schools

Termly pupil progress meetings

Writing moderation and learning walks

JL and SS

To enhance children’s experiences with school trips and events

Exposure to experiences that broaden the language and skills.

Financial support for PP families to ensure all children are included.

Evidence of wider vocabulary and knowledge of places which are evidenced in their speech and writing.

Whole school initiative on creating an inspiring curriculum, full of experiences


Targeted support

Pupils making at least expected progress and any gaps

A TA is employed in each class most mornings to support Maths and English.

They also run interventions in the afternoon for catch up programmes and support with pre and post teaching 

Teachers and support staff delivering high quality lessons and interventions

Whole school focus Observations and learning walks

Book scrutiny

Termly Pupil progress meetings

SS and JL

Other approaches

To ensure all children are happy and calm, and understand how to be a friend

Value assemblies

Weekly circle time. Staff to have training on running circle time sessions

Peer mediators are trained each year to support other children, with updates termly

Children enjoy coming to school. They show respect to each other and establish good friends.

Observation in and around the school.

Pupil and parent questionnaires


SS and LP

To improve the attendance of PP children

To establish a good relationship with the parents

Meet with the parents of children with low attendance and support them to ensure attendance improves.

Encourage high attendance with certificates and displaying the attendance of each class on the weekly newsletters


PP groups attendance is in line with non-PP and in line with National average


% of children with low attendance improves

Attendance reviews: analysing if attendance % have improved, particularly PP pupils

SS and CP