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Pupil Premium

Please see below our Pupil Premium spending report which outlines how we spent our Pupil Premium funding and the impact of spending. 

Monega Primary School

‘Most Improved School in Newham’

Amongst the Top 3% of Schools in England for Progress

 

Pupil Premium 2015 - 2016

 

Introduction

 

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

 

Allocation

 

In most cases, the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

 

Our Context

 

At Monega Primary School, 25% of our children are eligible for Pupil Premium. However, the majority of our families are on low incomes. Therefore, most of our Pupil Premium allocation is used for the benefit of pupils across the school. That said, we consistently monitor the progress of our Pupil Premium children through a robust assessment system and we allocate specific funding as appropriate to ensure inequalities are robustly addressed through a range of learning programmes.

 

Attainment and Curriculum Enrichment

 

At Monega Primary School, we strongly believe that an enriched curriculum that engages and motivates children has a profound impact on achievement and attainment. We believe that it has this impact because of the confidence and self-esteem it fosters. Therefore, we have allocated a percentage of our Pupil Premium to fund learning opportunities that develop and challenge our children in this way. We balance this with ensuring that we provide high quality targeted learning support for children across the school so that we are continually narrowing the progress and attainment gap. We recognise that there has been a rise in expectations through the new curriculum so in response to this we have ensured our teachers have an excellent subject knowledge therefore an area of spending is the employment of expert consultants such as the FOCUS Consultant for English. She was employed to work alongside the newly appointed English Co-ordinators and support planning and Teaching across Year 1 to Year 6.

 

The following is a summary of how and why we have allocated our funds:

 

  • Enriching the curriculum through buying in companies to motivate and engage pupils such as the Forensic Workshop in Year 3, and the Puzzle Company to provide pupil’s with exciting and varied opportunities to engage in problem solving opportunities. The Cats Grin Theatre performed to whole school to facilitate pupil engagement in whilst being entertaining and educational.

 

  • We have also employed 6 high level teaching assistants to deliver Maths and English interventions and to provide a variety of targeted learning opportunities both in and out of class for targeted groups. One of these HLTAs works closely with the Intervention Teacher to develop a more systematic approach to the way phonics is delivered to all pupils and the way the impact in measured. The impact of this was seen in our Year 1 and 2 Phonics Data.

 

  • We bought into 2 Educational Psychology Services over the academic year to ensure we were able to meet the learning needs of all pupil’s efficiently.

 

  • Early intervention in the foundation stage is vital for children to be ready for transition and so they are not continually trying to ‘catch up’. We have bought into the Speech and Language Service Level Agreement which allows us continuous access to a SAL therapist who works throughout the school. With the employment of a HLTA specifically for SAL groups were able to deliver SAL programmes in small group sessions and 1:1 targeted sessions across the school throughout the year.

 

  • We have placed Nursery Nurses in each of our Reception classes to run a ‘Key Worker’ system. Nursery Nurses target planning for key groups of children and focus on prime areas of learning. The emphasis was on communication and language – see impact. One Nursery Nurse works across our EYFS Phase, engaging Parent Education, she runs a ‘Toy Library’. In our EYFS we run parent workshops, building an effective ‘Home - School’ liaison.

 

  • Employment of 2 additional teachers to target vulnerable groups has facilitated accelerated progress in Year 2 and Year 5 and Year 6. One of the teachers employed was also a SEN Specialist Intervention Teacher who was able to impact upon whole school attainment in Reading for vulnerable groups. Targeted 1:1 reading and small group interventions were set up to run daily for pupil’s who were identified as disadvantaged to support progress.

 

  • Our pupil mobility is high, 20.9 %, and a large proportion of these children enter school with little or no English. The EAL Team of 2 adults are directed to work in class each morning with targeted groups of vulnerable mid-phase arrivals to support effective differentiation and quality first wave teaching. In additional to in-class support, they are also run welcome groups and Language Enrichment Groups which complement the teachers planning and support pupil engagement and ability to progress quickly.

 

 

Total Pupil Premium Amount for 2015 – 2016:

 

Area

Cost

English Consultant – Focus

 

£3000

Educational Psychologist Service Buy-in

 

£500

Speech and Language Service Buy-in

 

£3300

6 HLTAs – Across KS1 and KS2 – English, Maths and Phonics

 

£97,000

Learning Mentors – SEMH

 

£25,000

EAL Team

 

£20,000

Additional Teachers for Interventions

 

£70,000

Nursery Nurses in Reception Classes

£25,000

 

Booster Classes – Year 6

 

£1200

Total

£245,000

 

Financial Year

Roll

Eligible for FSM

Eligible LAC

PP per Pupil

Amount of Pupil Premium Funding Received

2016-2017

 

175 pupils

0

£1320

£231,000 (175x£1320)

2015-2016

 

184 pupils

0

£1320

£244,880 (185x£1320)

2014-2015

 

207 pupils

0

£1300

£269,100 (207x£1300)

 

 

The impact of the Pupil Premium is evaluated at the end of each academic year through the analysis of data for children. The evaluation of attainment for 2015 -2016 can be seen below:

 

 

Num. of PP Pupils

% PP @ expected

% non PP @ expected

Diff. (PP & non PP)

EYFS

15

87

78

+9

Y1 Phonics

9

100

89

+11

Y2 Phonics

15

93

93

0

KS1

Reading

15

80

76

+4

Writing

15

73

76

-3

Maths

15

80

78

+2

Combined

15

73

72

+1

KS2

Reading

37

86

0

-6

Writing

37

81

75

+6

Maths

37

84

86

-2

Combined

37

73

71

+2

 

Proposed Intentions for 2016 / 2017

 

Phase

 

Staff Member

Action

Proposed Area of Impact

Cost

EYFS

 

Full time designated TA

Working with targeted groups of children in Nursery

Lowest 20% and disadvantaged pupils

£14,000

Whole School

 

Community Cohesion Teacher

Parent Workshops and School Clubs

Improve parent liaison and the provision for After School Clubs

£7,700

Year 6

 

Teachers

Booster Clubs

SPAG, Maths and English

To improve learning outcomes

£8,000

Year 2 and Year 6

 

Additional Teachers for Achievement

Smaller class sizes

Improved KS1 and KS2 SATS Results of lowest 20%

£88,000

Year 1 - 6

 

Class Teachers

Build a Maths No Problem Middle Leadership Team.

Include the buying of resources to support this scheme.

Improve the standard of teaching Maths across the school.

To improve the progress and attainment using effective resources.

£13,626

Years 1 - 6

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistants

One HLTA in every phase.

Improve support for disadvantaged pupils in every year group.

£144,000

Whole School

 

School Based

Social Worker

To have direct access to expert advice enabling the school to respond immediately to safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding

£30,600

Year 6

Outside Provider

To improve Teaching and Learning

Year 6 to have a deeper understanding of Shakespeare; impact on Reading and Writing

£800

Whole School

Speech and Language Service – Buy-in

 

To support children with S&L difficulties

 

£13,000

 

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