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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. 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.

 

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Further information

 

Ofsted Evaluation of Meridian (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’

 

 Key Priority:  to close the disadvantage gap by addressing inequalities and raising the attainment of those students in low-income families.

  

This is how we spent the money in 2015/2016

Teaching Assistant interventions (£51,000)

Lunchtime support (£5000)

Booster (including 1:1 tuition) (£42,300)

East Sussex Behaviour and Attendance Service (£4550)

Learning Mentor sessions (£18,200)

Parental support (£1,000)

Additional teacher in year 5 – partial (£12,319)

 

Pupil Premium used for

Amount allocated

New or continued intervention or activity

Summary of intervention or action

Specific intended outcomes

Monitoring

Impact

Language Specialist Teaching Assistant Intervention

Share of

£51,000

Continued

Following Language Link assessments, small intensive programme of support given to develop expressive and receptive language skills

Audience: Reception and Year 1 children with speech and language difficulties

Develop early language and communication skills to accelerate learning and support children achieving age-related expectations in Communication, Language and Literacy in Reception and reading in Year 1

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

Reception: pupil premium (PP) children

67% at expected in listening

78% at expected in understanding

78% at expected in speaking

56% at expected in reading and writing

 

53% of PP children in year reached ARE at the end of in reading.

 

Phonics Specialist Teaching Assistant

( Year1)

Share of

£51,000

Continued

Following class teacher assessments, small intensive programme of support given to develop phonics skills and accelerate learning in reading and writing.

Audience: Reception and Year 1 children with identified needs in phonics

 

To ensure children’s phonic knowledge is secure

Increase % of Year 1 children to pass the phonics screening test

Achieve age related expectations

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

In year 1 59% PP children passed the phonics screening.

In year 2 68% PP children passed the re-sit.

53% of PP children achieved age related expectations in reading

53% of pupil Premium children achieved age related expectations in writing. Although there were 4 children who arrived during the summer term who qualified for FSM.

Phonics Specialist Teaching Assistant

(Years 2, 3 and 4)

Share of

£51,000

Continued

Following class teacher assessments, small intensive programme of support given to develop phonics skills and accelerate learning in reading and writing.

Audience: Years 2, 3 and 4 with identified needs in phonics

To ensure children’s phonic knowledge is secure

Year 2 children to pass the phonics screening re-test

Achieve age related expectations in reading and writing

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

100%  PP children increased their phonic knowledge

100 % of PP children who received this intervention passed the phonics screening re-test in year 2

91% of Pupil Premium children who received this intervention achieved age related expectations in reading

Reading Recovery Specialist Teaching Assistant

( Year 1)

Share of

£51,000

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

Accelerate reading progress

Accelerate writing progress

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

In year 1 69% Pupil Premium

Children passed the phonics screening.

53% of pupil Premium children achieved age related expectations in reading

53% of pupil Premium children achieved age related expectations in writing. Although there were 4 children who arrived during the summer term who qualified for FSM.

Teaching Assistant SEN interventions

Share of

£51,000

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

SEND children to make at least expected progress in reading, writing and maths

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

 

Lunchtime support

£5000

Continued

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

Audience: all children

To reduce fixed term exclusions

To reduce internal exclusions based on inappropriate playground behaviour

Fixed term exclusion monitoring

Internal exclusion monitoring

1 child in receipt of pupil Premium received a fixed term exclusion in 2015/2016 compared to 1 child in 2014/2015 and 2 children in 2013/2014.

 

Booster (including 1:1 tuition)

£42,300

Continued

Booster teacher in year 6 all year. Booster teacher in year other KS2 classes and will be deployed according to need.

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.

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

PP children attainment:

Reading 56%

Writing 52%

Maths 52%

Combined 53%

East Sussex Behaviour and Attendance Service

 

£4550

Continued

Support with hard to reach families in improving individual children’s attendance and punctuality

Whole school attendance, particularly those eligible for Pupil Premium

Late sweeps

Individual support for children with specific behaviour needs who are at high risk of fixed term or permanent exclusion

Improve attendance for all children, including those eligible for Pupil Premium

All children at risk of exclusion, including those from vulnerable groups are supported

Reduction in external and internal exclusions

 

Assistant Head teacher to analyse attendance data

Assistant Head teacher to analyse internal and fixed term exclusions

95.8 % Pupil Premium attendance compared to 96.4 %  all children and for non-pupil premium children at 96.7%

 

Learning mentor role developed to be full time.

 

 

 

Learning Mentor sessions

 

£18,200

New

Support children at risk of fixed exclusion. Support with their pastoral and educational barriers.

Improved attendance for those children with significant absences

Reduction in fixed term and internal exclusions

 

 

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

1 child in receipt of pupil Premium received a fixed term exclusion in 2015/2016 compared to 1 child in 2014/2015 and 2 children in 2013/2014.

 

 

 

 

Parental support

£1,000

Continued

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

Inclusive practice

Head teacher and Business Manager to monitor support given to parents

Uniform and resources were provided to families who were seen to be in need. 

Additional teacher in year 5

£12, 319

New

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

Increase in percentage of all children, including those eligible for Pupil Premium, achieving national standard in reading, writing and maths by July 2016

Monitored as part of ongoing Pupil Progress systems and strategies

PP children attainment:

Reading 56%

Writing 52%

Maths 52%

Combined 53%

 

Forward planning 2016/2017

 

Meridian Community Primary School received £150,740 pupil premium allocation for the financial year 2016/2017.

 

This is how we are going to spend the money

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 intervention or activity

Summary of intervention or action

Specific intended outcomes

Monitoring

Impact

High / Medium / Low

Year 5/6 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

 

Booster
(including 1:1 tuition)

£6,840

Continued

Booster teacher in year 6 all year. Booster teacher in year other KS2 classes and will be deployed according to need.

 

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

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.

Deputy Head teacher to monitor through observations, book scrutiny and Assistant Head teacher to 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. Opportunity for G and T disadvantaged pupils to attend projects and workshops with other schools and participate in G and T projects within school.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

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.

Additional Spend

SKILS - Lunchtime

£5,000

Continued

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

Audience: all children

To reduce fixed term exclusions

To reduce internal exclusions based on inappropriate playground behaviour

Fixed term exclusion monitoring

Internal exclusion monitoring

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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.

 

Total Additional Spend

£30,787

 

 

 

 

Total PP Spend

£150,740

 

Plans for future funding include:

  • Continue to develop the provision of support at lunchtimes to ensure that all disadvantaged pupils are given the opportunity to develop the social skills needed to become successful well-rounded individuals.
  • Digital Leaders: use technology such as iPads to create podcasts and vlogs about their learning to be uploaded to the school website and app.
  • Continue to fund places for disadvantaged pupils at sports clubs and promote places for disadvantaged pupils at other clubs, for example Book Club, to provide additional opportunities for disadvantaged pupils.

 

Tracking and Intervention: The progress and achievement of all pupils is monitored at key points in the academic year. Any pupil (disadvantaged or not) who is in need of intervention is identified and the necessary support is put in place. This is led by the Headteacher, the SLT and SENCO through regular meetings and discussions. Target Tracker is used to analyse assessment data and to highlight differentials in performance and impact of interventions.

 

Resources and Staffing: The contribution from Pupil Premium will continue to provide a range of intervention programmes to help children reach their full potential in Literacy and Numeracy, e.g. the Power of Reading, RWI, Project X, SALT, dyslexia support, Behaviour Manager, lunchtime and afternoon groups to support pupils’ self-esteem, attitudes to learning, sense of wellbeing and enjoyment of school.

 

What is the National Expectation? From 2015-16, the system of levels has ended for all year groups. Instead, schools will use a variety of assessment tools to measure the progress of pupils, although pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 will continue to be assessed using new standardised tests. We will continue to use Pupil Asset to track and evaluate our pupil progress and attainment. We aim to use the tracker which utilizes Pupil Asset Point [PAPS] linked to the new national curriculum standards. Our aspirational targets will continue and ensure that our pupils [all groups] achieve more than expected from starting points and therefore demonstrate that they are ready for the next stage of their education.

 

Date Report published: September 2016

 

Date of next review: July 2017

 

Matt Doody, Assistant Headteacher

 

Further Information