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How the Pupil Premium is being spent and barriers to learning.

This year, Bishop Ridley received £40,920 from the Pupil Premium Grant.  The number of pupils registered as FSM6 is 34.

Below are ways in which we intend to support pupils throughout the academic year 2017-2018.






One-to-one support and group interventions led by a qualified teacher.

0.4 FTE Graduate Tutor


0.2 FTE Senior Leader Pupil Premium Interventions



Qualified Teacher

Provision maps,

Weekly feedback to class teachers.

Individual tailored tuition every week for each child eligible for the Pupil premium

Booster support in Year 6 led by a qualified teacher.

0.4 FTE 

Graduate Tutor


0.2 FTE Senior Leader Pupil Premium Interventions



Qualified Teacher

Provision maps,

Weekly feedback to class teachers.


Funding of school trips, activities, clubs.



Pupil Premium Lead.



Purchase of resources to improve classroom/intervention room environments.



Pupil Premium Lead


Impact on phonics teaching is strong. Resources are well used and support whole year group teaching.

Bexley Junior Citizenship



Year 6 Teachers

Access to citizenship event for all of year 6.

Evidence regarding increased likelihood of serious accident

Engage Every Learner Course



Pupil Premium Lead

Spring 2018


Pupil Premium Champion  


Pupil Premium Lead


Collating and managing pupil premium interventions.


Main Barriers to Educational Achievement


The table below explains some of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by some of the children at Bishop Ridley and how we plan to assist them to overcome these barriers. 


Barrier to Learning

Proposed Actions


Evidence of Impact

Low levels of engagement in reading, especially in Early Year.

A fully qualified teacher will be providing intervention and support in the Early Years to engage children’s interest in reading. 

Boys enjoyment of reading will also be a focus as this has been highlighted as an area requiring development.

Intervention Teacher

Class Teachers


Children’s progress and attainment in reading in Early Years will be regularly monitored and intervention levels reviewed throughout the year.

Low attendance.


Children with low attendance will be identified and support put in place, where appropriate, to increase attendance.  Outside agencies will be involved in some cases. 

Deputy Head Teacher,

Class teachers, Office Staff, SENCO.

Levels of attendance will be monitored closely and impact of support will be reviewed.  High rates of attendance should have a positive impact on attainment and progress.  This will be measured. 

Emotional and social wellbeing.  Lack of emotional stability can have a negative impact on the attainment and progress of pupils at Bishop Ridley.

Individual children identified as suffering from emotional and/or social issues will have support put in place.  Where appropriate, this may be 1:1 sessions with trained staff.

Whole school strategies on emotional and social wellbeing are being implemented throughout the school.  All staff have received training.

All staff,


Play Therapy trained staff, class teachers .

Children who have been identified as having emotional and/or social issues will be monitored carefully.  Their academic progress and attainment will be closely monitored as well as their emotional and social wellbeing. 

Lack of educational stimulus outside of the school.

At Bishop Ridley we aim to provide a wide variety of enrichment through high quality educational trips. This will ensure that all children, including Pupil Premium children, will benefit from stimulus outside of the classroom.  

All Staff

Part funding of school trips/funding for Pupil Premium children if deemed appropriate/necessary.

Enrichment outside of the school will lead to greater progress and attainment in school.  This will monitored on a regular basis.

Aspirations for future education/careers

All pupils at Bishop Ridley need to have positive aspirations for the future.  In partnership with local schools, we will run a careers day for a number of pupils in the school.  This will involve meeting children from different local schools and considering the different career paths that all people can make.  This will then be fedback to all children throughout the school.

Pupil Premium Champion, Class teachers.

Positive impact of aspirations for the future will be assessed.  Link made to educational achievement and future careers will be understood. 


Key Expenditure 2016-2017

Last year the school received £55,740 from the Pupil Premium Grant.  The number of pupils who received the Pupil Premium Grant in the academic year 2016-2017 was 30. 

This is how the money was spent in the academic year 2016-2017:

  • Group interventions led by a teacher.
  • Funding of school trips, activities and clubs.
  • Purchase of resources
  • Improvement and development of intervention rooms.