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  • Comberton, Cambridge
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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium and Pupil Premium+ Funding

Aspirations, Allocation and Impact for 2016-2018

 

Rationale

 

Pupil Premium Funding was introduced in 2011 to improve outcomes for disadvantaged learners, and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

 

In 2013, the DfE introduced pupil premium plus funding for looked after and previously looked after children. This was in recognition of the part schools played in supporting children who have had a difficult start in life.

 

Pupil premium funding is allocated to support children from the following groups:

  • Children from families with low income and who are eligible for free school meals;
  • Children who have been subject to a residency order or been adopted after being in care since 2005;
  • Children with parents in the armed forces

 

The Pupil Premium Lead at Meridian is The Headteacher. A Higher Level Teaching Assistant acts as the Pupil Premium Champion.

The allocation and monitoring of Pupil Premium Funding is the responsibility of the Headteacher and the Inclusion link Governor.

 

At Meridian Primary, the Pupil Premium Funding facilitates access to the curriculum, provide additional teaching and learning opportunities and additional support and intervention. Our aim is to support children’s social and emotional well-being; and improve their progress and attainment in English and maths so that we narrow the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers.

Statistical Information

 

 

 

No. of Children on roll

 

No. of Children receiving Pupil Premium

% of All Children receiving Pupil Premium

Total Pupil Premium Funding received

2014-2015 Financial Year

213

21

9.9%

£26,100

2015-2016 Financial  Year

211

21

10.0%

£30,640

2016-2017 Financial Year

217

21

9.7%

£29,460

2017-2018 Financial Year

199

20

10.05%

£26,000

 

Pupil voice

A summary of a recent monitoring survey with some of the children highlighted that…

Children were all keen to talk about their learning and were happy to make mistakes.

They were all able to articulate one thing they felt they needed to improve on.

 

Outcomes from 2016-2017

Impact

  1. Attainment improves for

Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium

Attainment has improved in Y6 SATs outcomes for pupil premium children. Most achieved expected in all areas at Y6.

100% of Children in receipt of pupil premium obtained a good level of development in EYFS.

50% of pupil premium children met the phonics threshold in Y1.

100% of our Pupil Premium children obtained KS1 reading and 50% obtained writing and maths.

2. Expected or better progress for children in receipt of PP funding

All pupil premium children in all year groups Rec – Y6:

Progress measured from their Autumn 1 2016 starting points to July 2017. All children made progress; we have been measuring a good standard of progress per year groups.

Reading: 83.4% good or better progress in reading

Writing: 55% good or better progress in reading

Maths: 50% good or better progress in maths

3. Higher rate of progress made by higher attaining children in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.

 

In Y6, one child made accelerated progress in English, particularly in the reading SAT paper (compared to KS1 outcomes). The score of 110, was above the standard of the expected (average) scaled score. Gaps were identified and provision was in place to enable good progress by all our Y6 children from their starting points.

1,2,3 Total Expenditure: £22,800 Teaching Assistant support, interventions + HLTA Champion release time, data training

4. Improvement in Attendance, Enjoyment, Life Skills, Equipment for school for children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

 

Attendance has improved for children eligible for pupil premium funding. There has been close monitoring and tracking of attendance.

 Annual attendance in July 2017 was 94.5%. This has improved.

Pupil Premium children confident to perform in school music festival alongside peers.

4,Total Expenditure: £3000 school items and equipment, financial support to access school trips and clubs/music lessons, staff training, developing PSHE curriculum, The Learning Bus (healthy lifestyles) 

End of Year Performance of Pupil Premium Children compared to All Children at Meridian and national figures

 

End of Early Years Foundation Stage June 2017

 

 

Achieving Good Level of Development

Achieving Expected in Reading

Achieving Expected in Writing

Achieving Expected in Number

 

National GLD

All

PP

Non PP

All

PP

All

PP

All

PP

Reception

71%

73%

100%

77.4%

88%

100%

79%

100%

82%

100%

End of Year 1 and Year 2 Phonics Screening Check June 2017

 

Y1

Achieving Expected Standard

Average Mark

 

 

National

All at Meridian

Pupil Premium only

Non- pupil premium only

All

PP only

Phonics by Year 1

81%

81%

50%

76%

36.9

33.7

Phonics by Year 2

67%

67%

   none

67%

32.7

N/A

Year 2 SATs 2017

 

 

Y2

Working At Age Related Expectations

Working at Greater Depth or Higher Standard

 

National %

All Y2 at Meridian

pupil premium only

Non- pupil premium only

National

%

All

PP

Reading

75.5%

84%

100%

 

78.6%

25.2%

29%

0%

Writing

68.2%

74%

50%

 

75%

15.6%

3%

0%

Maths

75.7%

81%

50%

 

78.6%

20.5%

10%

0%

Combined reading, writing, maths

63.7%

71%

0%

 

71.4%

 

10.9%

0%

0%

Year 6 SATs 2017

 

Y6

Working At Age Related Expectations

Working at Greater Depth or Higher Standard

 

 

National

%

All Y6 at Meridian

Non- PP

Pupil Premium

National %

All

 

PP

 

Reading

71%

87%

93%

67%

25%

58%

33%

 

Writing

76%

84%

86%

67%

18%

29%

0%

 

Maths

75%

81%

82%

67%

23%

39%

0%

 

Grammar, punctuation, spellings

76%

 

84%

86%

67%

31%

42%

0%

 

Combined reading, writing, maths

61%

81%

82%

67%

9%

16%

0%

 

Pupil Premium Plan 2017-18

What are the barriers to learning for our children with allocated Pupil Premium funding for 2017-18?

  • Low starting points when joining the school against the rest of the cohort
  • Core skills in phonics and maths
  • Need support to plan writing (developing planning structures)
  • Immature social and emotional development
  • The ability to form strong friendships
  • Confidence, and encouragement needed for public speaking tasks
  • Organisational skills
  • Mental health and wellbeing

 

 

Plan of action to support children in receipt of pupil premium funding for 2017-2018

Intended Outcomes for 2017-2018

 Low starting points, improve core skills:

  • Differentiation through quality planning ensuring all children are able to access the curriculum alongside their peers – ensuring a range of mixed pairing and group activities for children to communicate in different ways.
  • Additional phonics intervention alongside reading tasks; tracking intervention in KS1 (teacher lead).
  • Termly pupil progress meetings on how we are addressing core skills in maths at KS2 and writing frames at KS1 specifically in Autumn term and Spring 1.

Attainment improves so more children in receipt of pupil premium obtain expected standards in reading, writing, maths and phonics.

 

 

 

Progress rates on track throughout the year: Evidence of improvements in phonics and core maths skills throughout the year.

 

 

Organisational, planning for writing:

  • Teachers to teach explicitly how to plan a piece of writing using a variety of self help guides/structures.
  • Teachers to plan in Success Criteria checklists for writing and self assessments for writing.
  • Purchase resources - talking cards for children to rehearse and organise their writing through talking through their sentences.
  • Visual timetable in every classroom, checklists for what equipment is necessary for different lessons.

Improvement in the quality and quantity of extended writing tasks

 

Children well prepared for lessons

 

Resources being used effectively to support quality writing

Developing quality friendships,

improve social and emotional development, support mental health

and wellbeing, develop confidence

  • Provide a quality PSHE curriculum for every class throughout the year facilitating friendships through a buddy scheme.
  • Provide more calm zones centrally within the school to share a book/activity with a friend
  • Provide children with a trusted adult to provide encouragement and support friendship issues.
  • Provide external advice and precision work from 'Blue Smile' or through the Local Authority 'Early Intervention Family Workers' to support social and emotional development and encourage confidence.
  • Ensure children are attending school
  • Provide additional activities during lunchtimes (a lunchtime structure where necessary).
  • Provide access to interactive sports (via clubs) held at school for pupils who need support in this area.

 

Children are happy to come to school and have good and improved attendance rates.

 

Children improve in confidence to speak to a group or a larger audience.

 

Children have good playtimes and can name a good consistent friend.

 

Access to sports and activities in lunchtime and after school supports friendly and improved interaction.

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  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD
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