Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals [FSM] and those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. In 2011 – 2012 this amount was £488 per child, for 2012 – 2013 this increased to £600 per child. For this academic year there is an allocation of £900 per pupil premium child. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include any children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. This year the amount has increased to £1300 per child.

The percentage of pupils in the school who are currently eligible for FSM  6% (13 children) and 11.5% (25 children), have received FSM in the previous 6 years.

Currently there are no looked after children and no children from service personnel families.

The funding allocation for this year is £37,700.

‘Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best places to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.’                                                                                         Source: DfE website

 

  Pupil Premium Funding – Update Statement                       June 2015

 

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools received £1,300 for pupils in reception year to year 6 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years.

In Markyate Village School and Nursery we have 24 Pupil Premium children; this includes 14 Free School Meal children.

As a school we have involved the parents by asking them how they would like the funding spent.  Many parents asked for support for school trips and especially the residential trip in year 6. We have also supplied:

  • counselling sessions to 3 children,
  • revision books,
  • extra-curricular lessons,
  • uniform
  • breakfast club
  • extra TA support
  • resources e.g. coloured paper and overlays, challenge books for Literacy and Maths, reading resources, maths equipment including games, NUMICON

We monitor the children’s levels half termly and endeavor to ensure that they are working at Age Related Expectations. If there is an area of concern we meet with the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistant and discuss how we can ‘close the gap’. We also recognise that some of the children are at Age Related Expectations and we, with the class teacher’s input, consider how we can help promote learning and achieve mastery for these children e.g. buying a wider and more challenging range of books and resources.

We recognise that progress can be measured in many ways and personalising the funding to the individual, we believe, gives focused, clear and specific ways forward. This demonstrates that we have a bespoke approach that caters for the individual child and its family.

 

Clare Power INCO

2014 – 15

In 2014-15 Pupil Premium allocations will be used to fund strategies which will further support learning and will, therefore, increase the number of FSM children reaching and exceeding national expectations.

We plan to:

Subsidise funding for school trips, residential trip, swimming, clubs including breakfast and after school activity clubs, funding for cycling proficiency ensuring that all children have equal opportunities to engage in these activities if they so wish.

Provide Open Toybox play therapy counselling sessions.

Purchase of additional laptops and i-pads enabling us to further develop the use of ICT through the curriculum and the exploration of ICT in everyday life.

Staff training for behaviour strategies to support children in keeping safe and helping others to keep safe.

Purchase of Maths resources to support MAGAT pupils to fully reach their potential.

Funded places on Maths challenge and Maths support days run by Herts for Learning advisors.

Purchase of reading scheme books to supplement books available in classes.

Pupil Progress Meetings. We hold half-termly meetings with staff in each class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings are used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and/or achieving age-related levels at the end of the year.

Additional teaching assistant support which means that we can continue to provide at least one teaching assistant per year group meaning there is an adult available to work with small groups and individuals.

One to one tuition is given to pupils from year 3 upwards who are not making expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Continue the development of outdoor learning spaces to ensure that all children have access to outdoor experiences that enhance their learning.

Mindfulness training to classes and groups to support children in coping with stressful situations and getting the best out of themselves.

Developing the pastoral care and family liaison across the school.

Employment of an INCO teaching assistant to further support individuals and groups to narrow the gaps in their learning.

Funding of uniform as and when required.

 

2013-14

For the year 2013-14 the school’s pupil premium allocation was £20,600.

FSM Ever 617 pupils Baseline from the endof the previous year% of children on track End of the summer% of children on track  Increase in %
 Reading        56.3%  71.4%  15.1%
 Writing         50.0%  64.3%  14.3%
 Maths         35.3%  76.5%  41.2%

The above tables highlight the impact on progress and attainment that that Pupil Premium funded activities have produced in the terms of measured outcomes in the last year.

KS1 outcomes for pupils entitled to FSM.

APS school APS National
Reading 16 14.8
Writing 13.3 13.5
Maths 15.5 14.8

 

Ks2 outcomes for pupils entitled to FSM.

L4+ school Level 4+ National Level 5 school Level 5 National
 Reading  100%  78%  33% 30%
 Writing  100%  74%  33%  17%
 Maths  83%  77% 0  27%
 GPS  33%  62%  16%  34%

 

In 2013-14 the funding allocated was spent in the following areas.

Continued development of outdoor learning spaces to ensure that all children have access to outdoor experiences that enhance their learning.

Subsidised funding for school trips, residential trip, swimming, clubs including breakfast and after school activity clubs ensuring that all children have equal opportunities to engage in these activities if they so wish.

Open Toybox play therapy counselling sessions.

Purchase of laptops and i-pads enabling us to further develop the use of ICT through the curriculum and the exploration of ICT in everyday life.

Staff training for protective behaviours to support children in keeping safe and helping others to keep safe.

Purchase of Maths resources to support MAGAT pupils to fully reach their potential.

Purchase of reading scheme books to supplement books available in classes.

Pupil Progress Meetings. We hold half-termly meetings with staff in each class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings are used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and/or achieving age-related levels at the end of the year.

Additional teaching assistant support which means that we can continue to provide at least one teaching assistant per year group meaning there is an adult available to work with small groups and individuals.

One to one tuition is given to pupils from year 4 upwards who are not making expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

 

2012 – 2013

Pupil Progress Meetings. We hold half-termly meetings with staff in each class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings are used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and/or achieving age-related levels at the end of the year.

Additional teaching assistant support which means that we can continue to provide at least one teaching assistant per year group meaning there is an adult available to work with small groups and individuals.

One to one tuition is given to pupils from year 4 upwards who are not making expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Enrichment of the curriculum through out of school and in school visits to support pupils’ engagement in their learning. E.g. Farm visit for the whole school.

Development of outdoor learning spaces through provision for KS1 or an outdoor space in the quad where learning can continue to take place according to a child’s interests and needs. In addition there is the development of the amphitheatre in the Dell for outdoor learning, experiences and performances for enhancing the curriculum and learning opportunities.

This will be carefully monitored throughout the year and if necessary adjustments will be made in accordance with the progress the pupils are making.

 

2011 – 2012

A new Reading scheme was ordered enabling lower ability readers across the school to access higher interest books.

Additional teaching assistant support which means that there is now at least one teaching assistant per year group meaning there is an adult available to work with small groups and individuals.

One to one tuition is given to pupils in year 5 & year 6 upwards who are not making expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Pupil Progress Meetings Termly meetings with staff in each class to discuss the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths. These meetings were used to plan and evaluate interventions for children at risk of not making at least good progress and/or achieving age-related levels at the end of the year.