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PUPIL PREMIUM REPORTING TO PARENTS 2019-20

 Pupil Premium is government funding given to schools, in addition to the underlying school's budget, to raise achievement and close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. In the 2019 to 2020 financial year, primary schools will receive £1 320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools will receive £2 300 for looked-after or adopted children and £300 for each child from a family where the parent is a member of the Armed Forces. Schools have the freedom to spend the Pupil Premium, but there must always be a focus on identifying ways they think will best support the raising of attainment for the most vulnerable pupils.

 

At Miers Court Primary School, we ensure that our Pupil Premium Grant is used to provide a range of teaching and learning opportunities for our children, closely matched to their needs. Our aim is to narrow the gap between pupils eligible for Pupil Premium and their peers and to eliminate barriers to learning and progress; these are seen as barriers to be overcome - not excuses for poor attainment or lack of progress.

 

Our school’s typical barriers to learning are as follows:

 

Financial constraints which may mean that eligible pupils are unable to access educational visits and other extra-curricular opportunities Pupils may not have had books read to them at home or have opportunities to read regularly with an adult Some pupils lack confidence, self-esteem and resilience which results in them being unwilling to take a chance in case they get their work wrong. They do not see making mistakes as part of the learning process. Additional support needs in the classroom which may impact upon eligible pupils’ ability to be able to remain focused and access the task Attendance: some children have low attendance and this impacts on their learning

 

Our use of pupil premium is targeted to ensure that: 

i) All pupils receive well-planned support to reach their individual targets in English and Maths so they achieve to the best of their ability.

ii) All pupils have access to a range of opportunities across and beyond the whole curriculum, which they might not otherwise be able to access.

iii) We work alongside our families, listening and offering advice and support, and provide parents/carers with ways to help their children at home.

 

Total Grant for 2019-20: £34320 (estimated)

 

PROVISION PLANNED FOR 2019-20

To partially fund additional small group sessions in Mathematics, Reading and Writing focused upon overcoming gaps in learning, to accelerate progress and raise attainment. To partly fund additional classroom support in all classes. To partly fund Mrs Payne our Pastoral Support Worker to work alongside families and provided them with support including signposting to other agencies. To partly fund lunchtime clubs with the Pastoral Support Worker to encourage social skills and make lunchtimes more enjoyable. To partly fund our Attendance Officer to improve attendance and punctuality. To partly fund staff training to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. To partly fund curriculum enrichment activities, such as music lessons, for families in receipt of benefits. To partly fund LSAs to provide additional support for pupils, including Speech and Language input, Clever Fingers, mentoring, etc. To fund the Y6 Finding Futures Project aimed at raising aspirations and outcomes. Supporting families in receipt of benefits so the children can take part in educational visits, including our Year 6 residential trip.

 

All our work through the Pupil Premium will be aimed at accelerating progress to move children to at least age-related expectations.

 

The school will publish information on how the Pupil Premium Grant has been used to 'narrow the gap', for pupils eligible for Pupil Premium at the end of the academic year.

 

Eligibility for Pupil Premium

 

There are three categories of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: -

 

 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you are in receipt of any of the following: -

 

Please ask us if you think you may be entitled.

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) or have been eligible at any point in the last six years.
  • Children in Care (CIC) or adopted.
  • Children of Armed Forces Personnel.
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income Related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income that does not exceed £16,190).
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.
  • Universal Credit.
  • Pupil Premium Expenditure Report for 2018-19

    Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received

    Total number of pupils on roll

    420

    Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

    29 in Year R-6

    Amount of PPG received

    £33000

     

    In 2018-19 our Pupil Premium Grant was used to fund: -

     

  • Additional classroom support from LSAs in all classes
  • Interventions in KS 1 and 2 to close the gaps in writing and maths
  • Speech and Language support
  • Interventions to develop motor skills
  • Social skills groups
  • Finding Futures coaching and mentoring programme
  • Music lessons
  • Supporting school visits for families in receipt of benefits
  • Supporting swimming lessons for families in receipt of benefits
  • Work with the Pastoral Support Worker - pupils
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • Family support - Pastoral Support Worker
  • Attendance Officer to increase punctuality and attendance
  • Staff training to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children 
  • Staff training for Pastoral Support Worker
  • Resources for Lego Therapy
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    Outcomes

    Early Years Foundation Stage

    60 pupils (1 child = 2 %)

     

    All pupils

    Pupil Premium

    EYFS GLD %

    80%

    No Pupils

    EYFS GLD #

    33

    No Pupils

     

    Year 1 Achievement

    Phonics Screening

    60 pupils (3 children = 5%)

    Year Group

    No. taking check

    No. achieved

    %

    1

    60

    48

    61

    Pupil Premium

    3

    1

    33

     

    Year 2 Achievement

    60 pupils (5 children = 8 %)

     

    All Pupils

    Pupil Premium

     

    Total at age expected

    Greater depth

    Total at age expected

    Greater depth

    Reading

    72%

    17%

    0%

    0

    Writing

    70%

    7%

    0%

    0

    Maths

    73%

    13%

    0%

    0

    Reading, writing and maths

    64%

     

    0%

    0

     

     

    Year 6 Achievement

    60 pupils (5 pupils – 8%)

     

    All pupils

    Pupil Premium

    Percentages of PPG pupils achieving this

     

    Total at age expected (incl GDS)

    Greater depth

    Total at age expected

    Greater depth

    Reading

    67%

    27%

    71%

    28%

    Writing

    85%

    18%

    86%

    14%

    Maths

    72%

    22%

    57%

    14%

    GPaS

    75%

    27%

     

     

    Reading, writing and maths

    63%

    12%

    43%

    14%

     

     

    Here are details of this year's update and conditions for the PPG:

     

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-allocations-and-conditions-of-grant-2019-to-2020/pupil-premium-conditions-of-grant-2019-to-2020

     

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