Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Pupil Premium Strategy


Please click here to see our Pupil Premium Report for 2020-2021


At the Church of England School of the Resurrection, all members of staff and governors accept responsibility for all pupils, recognising that a significant number of our pupils in the the school, some of whom are not eligible for Free School Meals, may at any point during their school career, require additional support and intervention. we are committed to meeting their social, pastoral and academic needs in a nurturing, Christian environment. as with every child in our care, a child who is entitled to Free School Meals, and consequently the Pupil Premium Grant, is valued, respected and entitled to develop their potential, irrespective of any disadvantages they may have. 


The pupil premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for Free School Meals in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Families whose children are in Foundation stage and Key Stage 1, who are entitled to Free School Meals, will still have to apply, even though they are in receipt of Universal Free school Meals. It is also used for pupils who have been entitled to Free school Meals at one time but no longer qualify. Schools have the freedom to spend the Premium, which is additional to the underlying schools budget, in a way they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils. 

In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing body and staff of the Church of England School of the Resurrection, will ensure that provision is made which secures the teaching and learning opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils. As part of the additional provision made for pupils who may belong to vulnerable groups, the Governing Body and all staff in the school will ensure that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and clarified at termly pupil progress meetings. In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, the Governing Body and staff of the Church of England School of the Resurrection recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and equally not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. With that in mind, the Governing Body and staff reserve the right to allocate the Pupils Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils that the school has identified as being ' socially disadvantaged'. 

                                                                                      2020 – 2021

Our planned spending is based on last year’s figures, £123.475 (91 pupils + 12 EYFS pupils)

At this stage, we do not know how our figures will change from last year.

The funds are used to provide staffing to support vulnerable and targeted learners, with intervention programs and support in reading, writing and mathematics. The funding is also used to ensure that the pupil premium children are positively impacted not only through academic success but to also break down the barriers for some of our Pupil Premium children, for example poor attendance and punctuality, help to improve self-esteem, self-belief and become aspirational. All our pupil premium children will be fully equipped, smart and feel that they belong and have the same opportunities as all Church of England School of the Resurrection pupils. 


                                                                                    Pupil Premium Review 2019-2020


Our initial plans were based on figures for the previous year, £123,475 from 91 pupils plus 12 EYFS pupils however our actual Pupil Premium income was £127,579

Intent  Implementation Impact

Every class to have their own teaching assistant



1x TA in every class Nursery to Year 6

1 extra TA in Nursery

1 extra TA in Year 3

1 extra TA in Reception

-A daily opportunity was provided for a trained member of staff to support children with spelling and literacy activities as the classroom doors were opened at 8.40am enabling the pupils to consolidate their learning from the previous day

-Parents can see that their children are working immediately so are keen to get their children into lessons on time. This had the impact of improving our punctuality of targeted families. as children wanted to continue their learning. 

-Class teachers are able to plan for their teaching assistant to provide additional support for small group work enabling children to make sustained progress in the subject and to reduce misconceptions in subjects.

-Teachers are able to complete small group interventions knowing that the teaching assistant is supervising the class. This ensures that all children have high quality first teaching when gaps are noticed in their leaning and understanding

-More opportunities for personalized learning were available thereby raising the standards and addressing children’s misconceptions more promptly.

-the impact of teacher absence is reduced due to familiar adults are teaching the class. Behaviour of our children has been commented on as a strong point on our SIAMS

-the teaching assistant monitors the amount of time children spend reading and provide 1-1 reading support enabling pupils to begin to make accelerated progress. This ensures that children are progressing through the Accelerated Reading books in the correct sequence and understanding more of what they are reading
After school clubs to be open to all children Teaching assistants running after school clubs

-After school clubs are open to all children- art, choir, crafts, homework, booster ensuring that PP pupils, EAL pupils and LAC children are given the same opportunity to access the clubs. 

-Teaching assistants run the clubs. Our teaching assistant use their vast skills and knowledge to enrich the pupil's experiences

-Pupil Premium contributes towards the cost of resources for after school clubs. These resources may be unaffordable to some of our pupils so are low on the priority list for families.

-this provision supports all parents as the clubs are free enabling parents to prioritise their family's basic needs

-it supports parents who find completing homework with their children difficult as our recent survey shows that parents do struggle to support their children as they themselves do not understand the work. Teaching assistant run homework clubs in their own class so that they are familiar with where and how each child needs support

-resources are provided free offering the chance for all children to access resources that parents may not be able to purchase- paint, sewing equipment, craft resources, ICT

-children enjoy the activities and take pride in their work. Displays are up around school showing pupils club work and competitions are entered via the Art club and Sports Club.

-children learn new skills that there is not time to learn in the curriculum. This gives them pride and enables them to show off a new skill to their families.

Improve pupils reading fluency and understanding


Lexia (purchased for 2019-2020)- £3850

Accelerated reading (purchased for 2019-2020) £4865

Pupils to use Lexia in Years 4,5,and 6

Breakfast club pupils to use Lexia

Accelerated Reading used across Years 2-6 for all children to access

-children are becoming more fluent with their reading as they begin to read more challenging books. Pupils are using punctuation well to read with expression

-children are understanding the text more and are able to answer both oral and written questions on the text

-pupils are learning more suitable vocabulary in their spoken and written langauge.  

Provide a breakfast club for all children



4 x staff are employed via Pupil Premium to run the club

Greggs provide the food

Free of charge

-every child starts the day with a healthy breakfast meaning that they are ready to learn as they have fuel for learning

-provides a calm environment for children to read, complete Lexia, read to adults and complete Mindfulness activities. This provides children with an atmosphere conducive to learning.

-support children in making good progress with their reading fluency and reading comprehension as pupils read to adults on a regular basis and their understanding of a variety of texts is improving with this support

Support SEN/PP children



Fund extra Educational Psychology visits to school for assessment

-majority of the children seen by our Educational Psychologist are allocated an EHCPlan following the Plan Do Review schedule.  This ensures that school can provide the correct support to meet the needs of all pupils

-Pupils Premium money subsidizes the Educational Psychologist as we have a high number of children who require assessment as opposed to advice only. A significantly high proportion of our SEN pupils are also PP pupils

Provide opportunities for a number of classes to learn to play a musical instrument



Music service SLA bought each year to ensure that children are taught by a qualified musician and teacher

Pupil Premium money is added to the funding provided through the Manchester Music Hub

2 specialist teachers are employed one afternoon a week

Pupil Premium supports the loan of musical instruments

-Years 2 and 3 are given the opportunity to learn to play the recorder. This has supported a number of children who have struggled in Maths and English but they have found that they have a talent for music which has improved their self esteem a great deal.

-Year 5 and Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to learn to play either a woodwind instrument, the violin or the keyboard. Pupils play the same instrument for 2 years given them the chance to sit graded exams. Once children go to high school they may not have the same opportunity to play and instrument

-our pupils have an appreciation of the different styles of music and can listen to and comment on live musical performances well. We have taken pupils to see ballet performance, had musicians into school and visited Stoller Hall to listen to orchestral concerts with excellent behaviour and feedback from both pupils and members of the public.

-online music lessons were provided by the music service during lockdown which enabled pupils to continue their music tuition as instruments were also taken home

To use trips and visits to support the curriculum



Pupil Premium subsidizes the cost of trips, entrance fees and the cost of the coaches

Reception visited Dippy the Dinosaur in Rochdale

Manchester Cathedral visits for each class

-children have first-hand experiences that they would otherwise not have had such as concerts, ballet, climbing, visits to Linnet Clough to camp overnight and water skills days at Debdale.

-experience supports the development of language building technical vocabulary and descriptive language as pupils are exposed to new and varied vocabulary

-trips have a positive impact on our children’s reading and writing as they are encouraged to write about their feelings and thoughts on the trip, write letters of thanks and reports on their activity. 

All pupils to wear the school uniform



Pupils Premium enables the parents to purchase good quality school uniform at a reduced cost

Sell good quality branded uniform at a reduced cost

-in cases of hardship, Pupil Premium money has been used to give the parents a full uniform to ensure that no child is disadvantaged or bullied because they are not wearing the same as other children

-supports the sense of belonging and community as all children are extremely proud of their uniforms and it is often commented on when the school visits places- it is often thought that we are a private school.

-research suggests that uniform has a positive impact on behavior and we believe that is so as every child feels that they belong to the school community, the class community and the church community. Pupils are proud of the school and their uniform.

-all our pupils look equal which supports inclusion and reduces bullying and acceptance that we are all equal

To support the wider curriculum



Year 5 were able to take part in a funded song writing project, however, transport had to be provided for them to attend the Royal Northern College of Music

Pupils took part in an African drumming project

For our KS2 Christmas performance we hired a high school’s theatre

For the Nursery Nativity and KS1 Christmas performance we hired spotlights

Year 4,5 and  6 pupils took part in the Rochdale festival where they delivered speeches but transport was needed to get the children there and back

Pupils Premium subsidized -Linnet Clough visit for Year 5 and Debdale for Year 6

-children gained a deeper understanding of performance, pride and achievement as they understood how practice improved their performance. It supported pupils understanding that sometimes we have to change things in order to get them right and to the highest standard that we can

- all pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 were invited to take part in the Rochdale festival and a high number of PP children chose to take part. This activity supported pupils oral speaking, research skills and confidence as they practiced in front of the school before performing in front of strangers, receiving feedback and comments. It supported pupils with understanding that feedback is given to help you get better not to criticize. 

-due to COVID 19, a large number of work packs were prepared for children unable to access online learning and posted or hand delivered on a regular basis. This ensured that all children in the school community could continue learning. When we returned in September our baseline data showed that pupils had continued their learning using the resources provided for them, as the data showed that pupils had not regressed as much as was anticipated. The parent survey showed that the vast majority of work packs were delivered to our PP children.