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Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning For Life

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery"We love learning at Meridian because it's fun" (Year 1)"We use learning behaviours to make us better learners" (Year 2)"Meridian is friendly and welcoming " (Year 3)"We collaborate to make colourful learning walls!" (Year 4)"We enjoy celebrating special events" (Year 5)"We go on adventures to support our learning" (Year 6)

Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium?

 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income and other disadvantaged families and their peers. If a child has been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the past 6 years or has been continuously looked after for at least 6 months (LAC) the school receives an amount per head within their budget. This has risen each year to the current amount of £1320 per pupil. A provision is also made for children who have a parent in the armed services. Schools will also receive £1,900 for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of 1 of the following: adoption, a special guardianship order, a child arrangements order, a residence order. Meridian Community primary School is committed to ensuring maximum progress for all groups of children and strives to close any gaps.

 

Meridian Community Primary School actively promotes equality of opportunity for all staff, governors, pupils and parents, creating a harmonious learning community where all can succeed. The school is committed to developing the “whole child” and focuses on the emotional and psychological welfare of their children in addition to their educational provision. We have a clear, strategic approach to the use of specific Pupil Premium funding and plans are integrated into wider school support and improvement systems. These are monitored and evaluated regularly and in depth data analysis ensures that the correct support and strategies are identified to maximize progress. Strong leadership systems ensure that Pupil Premium funding has the necessary impact. This includes the Assistant Head teacher leading the development plan and a coordinated strategic leadership approach to implementing plans. All matters relating to the Pupil Premium are reported back to the Governors via the Curriculum, Staff and Pupil sub-committees, ensuring that the school is held to account for the impact of spending. An inter-threaded matrix approach for the support of PPG pupils is enabling school to develop a strong, comprehensive and sustainable support package which leads to improvements in outcomes for this identified group.

You are entitled to Free School Meals if you are in receipt of Income Support, an Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, an Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit (only if you do NOT receive Working Tax Credit), Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit, National Asylum Support Service. 

 

Free School Meals Application Form

 

Further Information

  

Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

 

Academic year

Total Number of Pupils of roll (PP %)

Amount of Pupil Premium funding

2013-14

394 (25%)

£89,582

2014-15

391 (26%)

£139,600

2015-16

391 (26%)

£139,369

2016-17

391 (30%)

£150,740

 

Summary information

School

Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Academic Year

2017/18

Total PP budget

£165, 840

Date of most recent PP Review

July 2017

Total number of pupils

435

Number of pupils eligible for PP

126

Date for next internal review of this strategy

July 2018

 

Ofsted Evaluation (December 2014)

‘Pupil premium funding is astutely directed at meeting the needs of disadvantaged pupils. Senior leaders plan efficiently and review the impact of this funding sharply, changing support as required. This has led to an improvement in the achievement of these pupils.’

 

‘Governors accurately analyse progress information, sharply review the impact of the pupil premium grant and other funding, and challenge school leaders relentlessly to achieve higher standards’

 

Current Attainment

 

EYFS

Showing % of pupils achieving ELG

2016

 

2017

Reading

Writing

Number

 

Reading

Writing

Number

ELG

Exceeding

ELG

Exceeding

ELG

Exceeding

Disadvantaged Pupils (11)

70%

70%

70%

Disadvantaged Pupils (17)

53%

18%

53%

0%

65%

12%

Other Pupils (36)

75%

75%

75%

Other Pupils (64)

72%

22%

71%

5%

80%

19%

Difference

-5%

-5%

-5%

Difference

-19%

-4%

-18%

-5%

-15%

-7%

Pupil Premium not SEND (7)

71%

29%

57%

Pupil Premium not SEND (13)

62%

23%

62%

0%

77%

15%

National (2016)

 

 

 

National (2017)

80%

 

73%

 

79%

 

 

KS1

Showing % of pupils attaining expected standard or at greater depth

2016

 

2017

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

At ARE

Greater Depth

At ARE

Greater Depth

At ARE

Greater Depth

Disadvantaged Pupils (25)

68%

67%

67%

Disadvantaged Pupils (19)

61%

16%

58%

0%

68%

16%

Other Pupils (32)

80%

73%

73%

Other Pupils (51)

80%

22%

78%

10%

75%

18%

Difference

-12%

-6%

-6%

Difference

-12%

-6%

-20%

-10%

-7%

-2%

Pupil premium not SEND (greater depth)

73% (15%)

0%

73% (15%)

Pupil Premium not SEND

91%

27%

82%

0%

91%

27%

National (2016)

74%%

65%

73%

National (2017)

76%

25%

68%

16%

75%

21%

 

KS2

Showing % of pupils attaining expected standard or at greater depth

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2016

 

2017

Reading

Writing

Maths

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

At ARE

Greater Depth

At ARE

Greater Depth

At ARE

Greater Depth

Disadvantaged Pupils (18)

60%

45%

55%

Disadvantaged Pupils (19)

53%

21%

50%

5%

63%

10%

Other Pupils (31)

70%

71%

77%

Other Pupils (35)

63%

26%

72%

3%

74%

14%

Difference

-10%

-26%

-22%

Difference            

-10%

-5%

-22%

+2%

-11%

-4%

Pupil Premium not SEND (11)

80%

60%

73%

Pupil Premium not SEND

60%

20%

68%

7%

80%

13%

National (2016)

66%

74%

70%

National (2017)

71%

25%

76%

18%

75%

23%

 

  

Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP including high ability)

 In-school barriers

A. In the majority of cases there is still a gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children in reading, writing and maths.

B. A key underperforming group are pupil premium children with SEND support

C. Although increasing, there are fewer PP children obtaining greater depth across the school in reading, writing and maths than non PP children.

 External barriers

D. Attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP are 91% compared to 95% for non PP.

 

 Outcomes

A.  To close the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils in reading, writing and maths

B. To ensure Quality First Teaching and WAVE 3 interventions for PP SEND children is effectively planned for, delivered and assessed to impact on pupil progress

C. To raise the number of children achieving at greater depth in every year group.

D. Increased attendance rates for pupils eligible for PP.

 

 

Forward Planning 2017/18: Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery will receive £145,466 pupil premium allocation for the financial year 2017/18

 

This is how we are going to spend the money

Additional Teaching Sessions                                                             Learning Mentor                                                  Educational Welfare Officer

TA – Afternoon Support                                                                     Leadership Opportunities                                  Extra Curricular Support               

Financial support to parents and carers                                          Small group / 1:1 tuition                                     Curriculum and Intervention resources      

                                               

Pupil Premium used for

Amount allocated

New / continued intervention

Summary of intervention or action

 

Evidence and rationale?

Specific intended outcomes

Monitoring

Impact

High Medium  Low

 

AHT

(PP & Maths Lead)

 

DHT

(Eng Lead)

 

Additional Teaching Sessions

 

£70,566

 

43%

Continued

 

 

Designated member of senior leadership team who will take a lead role in the monitoring of achievement in PP children.

 

Teaching support in key year groups where attainment and progress is less than national average.

 

Evidence from last year demonstrates significant positive impact of these children who benefit from increased levels of support. 

Ensure gaps between PP and non PP children are closed and above national attainment and achievement across the school in English and Maths so that PP children attain in line with their peers, particularly at the higher or greater depth standard.

 

Ensure that all teaching is are never less than outstanding over time, maximise achievement and progress gains.

Headteacher & Link governor

 

Termly milestones to track impact

 

Update governors at monthly meeting

 

All PP children make accelerated progress to achieve national expectations.

 

 

 

AHT (SENCO)

 

Thrive teacher (0.6)

 

£26, 841

 

16%

Continued

See above

 

SENCO teacher to carry out additional group teaching of vulnerable groups for those children on SEN register who are off track.

 

Thrive teacher working with individual and groups of children to support with emotional literacy.

See above

 

Thrive children currently at 94% of PP.

Headteacher & Link governor

 

Termly milestones to track impact

 

Update governors at monthly meeting

 

 

Learning Mentor

 

50% of £13,913

 

< 1%

Continued – new member of staff

To work directly with identified individuals or groups of pupils to help overcome barriers, improve behaviour and raise attainment.

 

To liaise with parents, appropriate agencies, and the wider school community to support all concerned. Support PP Lead and SENCO in addressing attendance concerns of key families.

Improvement in behaviour of key vulnerable PP children.

 

A reduction in number of internal and external exclusions.

 

Attendance milestones met.

 

Parent questionnaires demonstrate a positive opinion of behaviour in school.

Headteacher

 

 

Educational Welfare Officer

 

£10,000

 

< 1%

New Post

 

Advertised July ‘17

Support from the school’s attendance officer to work with families and children whose academic progress is impacted by poor attendance.

 

Support for attendance at Breakfast Club to reduce absenteeism and lateness.

 

Attendance is a key whole school issue and further more explicit action is required in order to improve rates.

Continue to demonstrate improved levels in whole school attendance so that attendance between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils is in line.

 

Continue to work with families to achieve a further decrease in persistent absentees and latecomers.

Headteacher

 

AHT (SENCO)

 

 

TA – Afternoon Support

£16,477

 

< 1%

 

Support in classrooms during morning sessions to target watch children on a rotational basis.

 

Run WAVE 3 interventions in the afternoon in S&L, phonics and reading, physio, fine and gross motor, English & Maths.

 

Attend CPD opportunities run by English & Maths teams to ensure they maximise the progress the children make during these sessions.

 

PP with SEND is a key underperforming group within the school. Specialised TAs to work on same day interventions with children identified as significantly off track.

Raise self-confidence and increase participation/motivation for targeted pupils especially mobile PP.

 

Disadvantaged pupils with SEND achieve in line with their peers

Phase Leaders

 

SLT

 

 

Leadership Opportunities

 

£0

 

Development of opportunities for disadvantaged pupils to lead and take on responsibilities within school, also developing resilience, being proactive, etc. to prepare pupils for the wider world.

To develop confidence and independence in learning, especially for disadvantaged pupils. Pupils to demonstrate greater awareness of opportunities that are open to them in the wider world.

PP Lead

 

School council

 

 

Extra-curricular subsidy

 

 

 

 

 

 

£3,500

 

Trip and visits across the school including School Journey, curriculum visits, performers in school and workshops. Support for attendance at sports after school clubs to develop skills and sportsmanship. Support for disadvantaged pupils to attend holiday clubs. Places provided at after school clubs for disadvantaged pupils (both sports and subject based).

Enrichment opportunities presented to disadvantaged pupils.

 

Target 50% attendance at identified clubs by disadvantaged pupils. See also Sports Premium plan.

PP Lead

 

Business Manager

 

Karate: 30%

Cheerleading: 42%

Football: 25%

Forest Schools: 20%

Multi Skills: 50%

Dodgeball: 25%

Gymnastics: 40%

 

Financial Support

 

We offer some limited financial support to students of low income families for uniform, music lessons and equipment

Wellbeing and readiness for school leading to reduction in concerns for key families. Enrichment opportunities presented to disadvantaged pupils.

PP Lead

 

Business Manager

 

 

Small group interventions

 

£4,740

 

< 1%

 

Groups of pupils work with a teacher or support staff to overcome specific barriers, including specific learning difficulties and speech and language interventions.

Important that the most needy children work with the class teacher. By identifying watch children will ensure that takes place.

Substantial progress and additional engagement in learning. Attainment gaps closed by July 2018

Phase Leaders

 

SLT

 

 

Tuition support

 

£1690 (Third Space Learning)

 

<1%

 

Groups of pupils are offered small group tuition for reading, writing and maths before or after school to boost progress and overcome barriers.

As above

Case studies for Third Space Learning have shown significant impact for children catching up with their peers in the twelve week period.

More able disadvantaged pupils to exceed in R, W, M. Opportunity for higher achieving disadvantaged pupils to attend workshops participate in projects within school.

PP Lead

 

 

Curriculum and intervention resources

 

 

Additional resources for teaching of times tables and flexibility in number (Numicon, TT Rock Stars) Subscription to Rock Stars to support engagement in homework (maths)

 

Improve confidence and accuracy within writing so that pupils make substantial progress from starting points. Disadvantaged pupils will demonstrate improved inference and deduction skills in reading at least in line with their peer, greater depth. Disadvantaged pupils will demonstrate fluency when applying mathematical skills to achieve the higher scaled scores (111+) in line with their peers

 

 

Total

£157,574

Amount left to allocate: £8,267

Total PP Spend

£165,840

 


 

Pupil Premium Funding Impact 2016-17 (NB: Disadvantaged means pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Grant)

 

This is how we spent the money in 2016/17

Year 5/6                                 £16,000                                                 Booster (including 1:1)       £6,840                                                   AHT                                                £31,000

TA – Afternoons                   £43,700                                                 Reading Support                  £7,200                                                   HLTA mentoring                             £18,200

In addition to above:

SKILS – Lunchtime               £5,000                                                   Parent Support                     £4,000                                                   Extra Curriculum                            £10,000

Big Foot Music                      £8,000

 

Pupil Premium used for

Amount allocated

New or continued

Summary of intervention or action

Specific intended outcomes

Monitoring

Impact

Next Steps…

Year 6 Class

£16,000

Continued

Significant need within this cohort since Year 4; addressed by employing additional teacher and creating 3 smaller classes to provide increased support and to accelerate learning and progress

Close remaining gaps between PPG and non PPG pupils- raise attainment and achievement across the school in literacy and maths so that PPG pupils attain in line with their peers, particularly at the higher or greater depth standard. Ensure that 100% of our lessons are never less than outstanding over time to maximise achievement and progress

Monitored as part of ongoing Pupil Progress systems and strategies

Pupil Premium Data

Teacher Assessments

R – 60%   W – 45%   M – 55%  Combined – 45%

PP Not SEND

R 80%      W – 60%     M – 73% Combined – 60%

SATs

R – 50%   W – 50%    M – 60% Combined - 40%

PP Not SEND

R – 60%   W – 67%   M – 80% Combined – 53%

Progress

R -20%    W +15%    M +10%  Combined +5%

 

Teaching in year 6 in never less than good with 75% of teaching graded outstanding.

 

Not necessary for third year 6 class due to nature of cohort.

Booster
(including 1:1 tuition)

£6,840

Continued

Groups of pupils are offered small group tuition for reading, writing and maths before or after school to boost progress and overcome barriers.

 

Term 1&2 after school

Maths (AR)

4 cdn every Tues

Maths (RA)

2 cdn every Tues

Phonics (KD)

9 cdn every Thurs

Spellings (AP & RH)

AP: 6 cdn every Thurs

RH: 7 cdn every Thurs

 

Term 3 & 4 after school

As above plus…

Writing (HP)

6 cdn every Thurs

Maths (HJ)

6 cdn every Thurs

 

For all children at risk of underachievement, including those who are receipt of pupil premium, who received booster to achieve age related expectation in reading, writing and maths.

DHT & AHT to monitor through observations, book scrutiny and data analysis of outcomes.

 

All PPG to make substantial progress to close any attainment gaps. More able disadvantaged pupils to exceed in R, W, M.

 

 

Impact from Maths booster

Maths Breakfast Club: 76% of cdn met expected standard

After school sessions: 55% of cdn met expected standard

Impact from English booster

After school sessions: 96% of cdn met the standard in SPAG.

 

English booster to continue with SPAG but include reading comprehension in light of KS2 results. Third Space learning to be offered as a 1:1 route for maths.

AHT / DHT

 

Teaching sessions

£31,000

New

Designated member of senior leadership team who will take a lead role in the monitoring of achievement in PP children.

 

Headteacher to monitor

Maths

Year 2: 80% met age related expectations and 38% of the group have been assessed as working at greater depth: MD to liaise with phase leader how these can be improved due some sessions being rushed because of time constraints.

Year 4: 50% of group who were off track made accelerated progress in 5 weeks to now be in line with age related expectations. Those children who did not make ARE to be picked up through intervention in Term 1.

Year 6: 100% of the group met the expected standard, 39% of group demonstrated to be working at considerably greater depth than national average, this translates to a scaled score of 110+. Booster groups throughout term 4 to continue next year.

Maths Breakfast Club: 76% of cdn met expected standard

English

Year 4: 54% of group who were off track made accelerated progress to be at expected standard.

Year 6: Booster sessions with DHT: all cdn met the expected standard within the group and 3 children achieved greater depth.

TA - Afternoons

£43,700

Continued

From class teacher recommendations, interventions programmes planned for all children who have special educational needs, including those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

 

Audience: Reception to Year 6 SEND children

Raise self-confidence and increase participation/motivation for targeted pupils. To ensure that attainment gaps are closed by July 2017 accelerated progress, with a particular focus on disadvantaged pupils achieving at greater depth across subjects in line with peers

Assistant Head teacher to monitor through observations, IEP book scrutiny and data analysis of outcomes

AHT (DM) to feedback in Term 3 on impact of learning plans and skills books.

Reading Support

£7,200

Continued

Following class teacher assessments and recommendations and EYFS assessments, intensive programme of support given to accelerate learning in reading and writing

Audience: Year 1 SEND children for reading

Improved reading skills and confidence Improve attainment and progress – PPG pupils to close attainment gaps and make substantial progress (+1 point above other pupils) Target - New to School intake for rapid interventions. Identify needs and accelerate progress (+1 point above other pupils).

Assistant Head teacher to monitor through observations, IEP book scrutiny and data analysis of outcomes

2017 Phonics Scores

Y1 – all pupils 89% / PP – 89%

Y2 resits – 3 cdn passed, 10 still under standard but 7 made substantial gains on their Y1 score.

 

Reading Recovery: 100% of PP cdn passed phonics score. All children have made visible progress with strands and now only making one or two small errors on oral segmentation and non word reading.

 

Reading support teacher was absent for medical reasons for 6 weeks in Term 4/5

 

HLTA mentoring

£18,200

Continued

Support children at risk of fixed exclusion.

 

Support with their pastoral and educational barriers.

 

Funding to continue to staff a Nurture Club for pupils who find the playground difficult to cope with.

Improved attendance for those children with significant absences

Reduction in fixed term and internal exclusions

Raise self-confidence and self-belief in disadvantaged pupils, increase confidence to resolve conflicts so that learning is not disrupted and pupils develop resilience when challenged. Reduce recorded behaviours by 25% during 2016-17 from 2015-16 figures for

disadvantaged pupils.

 

Assistant Head teacher to monitor impact of Learning Mentor programme through pupil conferencing, observations of children and exclusion data (fixed term and internal)

In 2016/17 there have been 6 fixed term exclusions involving 3 children of which 2 are PP. This is an increase from 1 child last year. However the two children excluded have high levels of need have ESBAS intervention.

 

In 2016/17 there were a total of 13 internal exclusions involving six children of which 3 are PP.  

 

PP conferencing  with cdn at risk of exclusion planned for term 3

Lunch club currently caters for 8 children daily. 5 are PP.

 

Attendance for PP was 91% compared to 95% which was the school average. As a result next year some of the PPG will be spent on EWO to work with key vulnerable families.

 

 

 

Additional Spend

SKILS - Lunchtime

£5,000

Continued

Supervised specialist sports coach to run football sessions 5 x a week.

Audience: all children

 

Suspended due to staff member leaving

To reduce fixed term exclusions

To reduce internal exclusions based on inappropriate playground behaviour

Fixed term exclusion monitoring

Internal exclusion monitoring

 

Terminated at end of Term 4.

Parent Support

£4,000

 

Continued

Financial support parents with the purchasing of school uniform, book bags and PE kits. 

Inclusive practice

 

Wellbeing and readiness for school leading to reduction in concerns for key families. Enrichment opportunities presented to disadvantaged pupils.

Head teacher and Business Manager to monitor support given to parents

Support with uniform

 

Term 1 & 2 – 13 children

 

 

Creativity in the curriculum

£10,000

New

Trip and visits across the school including School Journey, curriculum visits, performers in school and workshops. Support for attendance at sports after school clubs to develop skills and sportsmanship. Support for disadvantaged pupils to attend holiday clubs. Places provided at after school clubs for disadvantaged pupils (both sports and subject based).

Enrichment opportunities presented to disadvantaged pupils.

 

Target 50% attendance at identified clubs by disadvantaged pupils.

 

See also Sports Premium plan.

HT / Business Manager to sign off any expenses

Eastbourne Theatre trip (Dec ’16) subsidised for PP families who were asked for a contribution.

 

Peacehaven Beach trip – Year 4

 

Working in partnership with local charity to provide a summer trip out for 6 families to theme park in Hampshire. Trip includes park entry and transport.

Big Foot Music

£8,800

New

Music teacher bought in to provide class teachers with an additional 45minutes per week over 2 x ½ terms as directed non-contact time.

 

At end of term 4 became cover for PPA

Teacher directed to use this time to work with PP children on a varying basis

-          Marking & feedback

-          Pupil conferencing

-          Additional interventions

SLT to monitor time tables; how non-contact is being spent.

Monitoring file for how teachers have spent their time. Good practice includes: 1:1 sharing feedback and setting targets, small group intervention to address gaps, taking as extra PPA then using time effectively across the week.

 

 

Total PP Spend

£150,740

Total Additional Spend

£30,787

 

 

 

 

Date Report published: September 2017                                       Date of next review: July 2018

 

Matt Doody, Deputy Headteacher