Pupil Premium and SEND

At Harpley C of E Primary School we believe in providing the best that we can for all our pupils, whether they are gifted and talented, disadvantaged or vulnerable, or whether they have additional needs.  We have tried to achieve this by developing our school so that it meets this broad range of needs.

We have a building that is well maintained and accessible and an excellent range of facilities that include specialist books, computers and dedicated work areas.  Our friendly and well-trained staff deliver a range of activities and programmes that are designed to help all our children make progress. To see the school’s Accessibility Plan please click on the link.

To read our SEND Policy and Annual Statement (part of the Norfolk local offer) please click on the link SEND Policy and Annual Report 17-18H

Norfolk SEND Partnership (previously known as Norfolk Parent Partnership) provides information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities at all stages of SEN support.  To access their website please click here.

Schools receive Government funding for both Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and for disadvantaged or vulnerable groups of children, the latter being a Pupil Premium grant based on the level of disadvantage in a school. The disadvantage level is determined by a number of factors including the percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals over several years.

Our school aims are

  • To provide a supportive environment with Christian values where children feel happy and secure.
  • To provide a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum to develop skills, knowledge, creativity and independence enabling each child to reach their full potential.
At Harpley C of E Primary School we aim to ensure that all our children make good progress.  We make a particular point of meeting the needs of our most vulnerable children in order to ensure they make as good progress as other pupils and to provide equal opportunities.  Our use of SEND funding and the Pupil Premium reflect these aims.
Approximate total planned expenditure for academic year 2016-17 to support the learning of children who are either disadvantaged or have additional needs will be over £25,000.
SEND Funding 2016-17 £7,887
The school receives an income fo government funding for Special Educational Needs and Disability.  In the financial year 2016-17 Harpley will be funded £7,887 for Low Cost High Incidence SEN.
Support programmes for SEND pupils currently used at Harpley include Sound Discovery, in class support, small group work and one to one tuition.
2016-17 Funding will be used to
  • Support the medical needs of a pupil (£2,222 plus overtime as required)
  • SENDCO Support HLTA (£1,296 plus overtime as require
  • TA hours for Sound Discovery, Reading and Maths intervention & support (£3,304)
  • TA support for reading (£1,896)
               Staff Training
  • HLTA SENDCO Support training and overtime (£115)
  • Diabetes training TA overtime (£40)
  • STEPS training TA overtime (£40)
  • Course Fees (£90)
                                                                                              Total: £8,722
All our teaching assistants have been trained to deliver the Sound Discovery programme.  This is a programme to help children who struggle with phonics.  The aim is to help them catch up with their peers, and in most cases, this is a very successful scheme.
The majority of money available to support children with special or additional needs is delegated to Clusters of schools.  It is intended that a more local assessment of need will bring about a targeted level of support for children.  Harpley is part of the Litcham Cluster of schools called the Litcham Learning Community (LLC).  The LLC work collaboratively and have developed the role of a Cluster Co-ordinator for SEND who manages the delivery of support across the Cluster schools.  The LLC have also developed a system whereby funding can be apportioned to school budgets based on additional need, over and above the school income.  Harpley C of E Primary School receives some additional funding following the bidding process developed within the LLC.
Pupil Premium Funding 2016-17 £15,100

Pupil Premium funding comes to schools to help support the progress of the most disadvantaged or vulnerable children. This is because it has been shown through national statistics that children from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds achieve less well than those who are not.

Harpley C of E Primary School will receive £15,100 in Pupil Premium funding for the academic year 2016-17. We plan to use this money to bring about improved outcomes for all our children in general, but our disadvantaged or vulnerable children in particular, these include:-

Staffing costs

  • Increased teaching staff for KS2 (£6,376).  This includes one to one and small group boosters outside lesson time.  Further increased teaching time is funded through the staffing budget line.
  • Daily TA support for Mathematics – all Key Stages (£2,643)
  • 12 hours per week TA support for post LAC pupil (£2,674)
  • 5 hours per week PP HLTA support (£2302).  Further HLTA support in both classes –funded through school staffing budget
  • Support for medical needs of PP pupil (£1,320)
Curriculum Enrichment
These include activities that would otherwise not be available to some groups of pupils due to disadvantage (including rural disadvantage.)  Harpley C of E Primary facilitates a wide variety of opportunities and subsidises some places for pupils and transport.
This year curriculum enrichment opportunities have included
  • Violin lessons from Norfolk Music Service (£700 – half total annual cost)
  • Subsidies for educational visits as required up to (£500)
  • After school clubs for PP pupils (up to £2300)
Approximate total expenditure for academic year 2016-17 to support the learning of children who are disadvantaged will be over £16,515.



Pupil Premium Funding 2015-16 £18,480 inc Pupil Premium Plus £5,413

SEND Funding 2015-16 £3,882

Pupil Premium funding 2015-16 included:-

Staffing Costs

  • Continued increased teaching staff for KS2 from September 2015 (£10,400), remainder paid from staffing line of school budget.
  • Daily TA support for Mathematics – all Key Stages (£2,354)
  • SENDco/PP Admin Support (£1,312)
  • Fulltime HLTA support in both classes – funded through school staffing budget.
  • HLTA PP Support (£2,187)
  • Writing Booster groups x 2 from February 2019 – 7 weeks (£511)
  • One to One tuition LAC pupil (£2,774)
  • Classroom assistant support for pupil with medical needs (£1,991) with half the cost from school staffing budget.
Sound Discovery
In the academic year 2015-16 we will be spending £1255 on the delivery of this provision.
Staff Training
SENDco Support Cluster Meetings Overtime (£138)
Diabetes Training- TA overtime (£27)
Course Fees (£90)
Curriculum Enrichment
This year curriculum enrichment opportunities included:-
  • Violin lessons from Norfolk Music Service (£600) with reminder of cost from school budget.
  • Subsidies for educational visits as required (up to £500)
  • After school clubs for PP pupils (up to £100)
Approximate total expenditure for academic year 2015-2016 to support the learning of children who are either disadvantaged or have additional needs is over £23,000.


  • Pupils learning needs are well supported in class and through intervention as appropriate.  This ensures pupils develop good learning behaviours, are motivated to learn and have good self-esteem.
  • In 2015 SEND and PP pupils made as good progress from their varied starting points as non PP?SEND pupils in KS2.
  • All KS1 PP and SEND pupils attained L2 in reading, Writing and Maths at end of Key Stage 2015.
  • KS2 PP pupils attained L4 or above in English, Maths and Science at end of Key Stage 2015
  • All KS2 PP pupils made at least two levels progress or better from KS1 to KS2.
  • In other year groups PP pupils are achieving well or have intervention and support programmes in place to ensure continued good progress and good levels of attainment in relation to their starting points.
Cohorts in the school are quite small and to provide too much detail here could identify individual children.  For this reason, further information about progress can be obtained from the school.

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