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PUPIL PREMIUM SUMMARY 2014 – 2016

The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to schools by the Government to help address the under-achievement of children who are eligible for Free School Meals, ‘Looked After Children’ (in care of the Local Authority for at least six months), adopted children or children of service families.  In 2012, this funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for FSM within the last six years. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium in ways that they judge best to raise the achievement of these children.  They are required to publish information about this on the website.  What follows is a summary of our Pupil Premium funding, how we have spent it and what impact it has had on pupil achievement.

Funding

Year

Number of children aged 5+ on Roll

Eligible Pupils

Per Pupil

Total Pupil Premium Grant

2013 – 14

372 171  £953 £162,963

2014 – 15

 392 188 £1,300 £244,400

2015 – 16

391 175 £1,320 £231,000

We have spent the grant in a variety of ways that impact on the achievement of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium.  Some interventions benefit all pupils, some are specifically targeted at groups or individuals on FSM. Some interventions are directly related to pupil attainment (i.e. 1:1 tuition, booster groups), others have a more indirect impact on achievement by raising aspiration, self-esteem and broadening horizons (i.e. counselling, aspirational clubs, opportunities for adventure). We spent our 2014 – 15 pupil premium in the following ways:

  • Additional teachers and teaching assistants in Year 6 for Literacy and Numeracy lessons to enable more targeted teaching.
  • Additional 1:1 tuition for specific pupils in Year 6.
  • Additional reading and phonics support in Year 2.
  • Time for whole school focus on tracking the achievement of pupil premium children and responding to any concerns.
  • Additional float teaching assistants to provide more targeted support within lessons across the school.
  • Additional adult in nursery to boost children’s language development.
  • Pupil Parent Support Worker whose work is primarily focused on improving the learning opportunities and parental engagement of pupils with barriers to their learning (i.e. attendance, attitude).
  • Place2Be – a school based counseling and therapeutic service designed to support children and families in challenging circumstances.
  • Subsidies for breakfast clubs, after school clubs, school trips, residential weeks/weekends, music tuition and special events.
  • An additional day of administration staff to enable a whole day to be spent supporting attendance issues.
  • Increasing the support for eligible families with children under five through the Children’s Centre.
  • Our Family Support Worker (Children’s Centre) will be employed for an additional day to support school families.
  • A language assessment and intervention project in KS1 working with a speech therapist.
  • Additional under 5 initiatives including ‘Never Too Early To Talk’ bags.
  • More children collected by the Walking Bus.
  • Level 6 Maths club in Year 6.
  • Phonics workshops for parents.
  • Increasing the number of clubs available after school.
  • Match funding Big Adventure initiatives with Wide Horizons.
  • The Stand Out Boys Project across Reception and Year 1.
  • Rocket Readers.

Our 2015 – 16 grant will be spent in similar ways with additional money going towards:

  • Learning Mentor to continue Stand Out Boys project and to increase support for behaviour in Key Stage 1 & assistance of Inclusion Leader.
  • Team Around the Pupil Progress meetings (TAPP) to enable all teaching staff to discuss effective strategies for targeted children.

Looked After Children are targeted more specifically, this funding (£1900 per child) is received termly and will follow the child if they leave the school.

Outcomes

Pupil achievement at Marvels Lane is good, with improving outcomes and trends in almost all areas.  In terms of progress, the breakdown of Marvels Lane children’s progress is:

AVERAGE POINTS PROGRESS (Years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) 2013 – 2015

Reading Writing Maths Overall
2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
PP +3.9 +4.2 +4.4 +3.7 +4.2 +4.4 +3.7 +4.0 +4.5 +3.7 +4.1 +4.4
Non-PP +4.7 +5.4 +4.7 +4.4 +4.7 +4.3 +4.0 +4.8 +4.9 +4.4 +5.0 +4.7
Difference -0.8 -1.2 -0.3 -0.7 -0.5 +0.1 -0.3 -0.8 -0.4 -0.7 -0.9 -0.3
National* +3.3 +3.5 +3.3  +3.4
Difference ML PP v Nat All +0.6 +0.9 +1.2 +0.2 +0.7 +0.9 +0.4 +0.7 +1.2 +0.3 +0.7 +1.3

In other words, our progress for Pupil Premium children is above National progress of all children.

In terms of attainment:

 Percentage of Yr 6 pupils attaining Level 4+ 2013 – 2015

Level 4+ Level 5+
R,W,M Reading Writing Maths R,W,M
2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
PP 79% 81% 89% 79% 94% 89% 79% 84% 89% 79% 88% 92% 21% 25% 11%
Non-PP 69% 91% 92% 79% 91% 93% 97% 91% 92% 79% 95% 94% 17% 36% 39%
Difference +10 -10 -3 0 +3 -4 -18 -7 -3 0 -7 -2 +4 -11 -28%
National Disadvantaged  63%  67% 70%  78%  82% 83%  74% 76% 79%  76%  78% 80% 12% 13%
National Other  83% 85%  92% 92%  89% 90%  90% 90%  29% 29%

In other words, our Pupil Premium children made accelerated progress so that they are at or exceeding national attainment of all children by the end of year 6.

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