Introduction to Pupil Premium
The Department of Education has allocated additional funds to schools called the ‘Pupil Premium Grant’, which is specifically aimed to raise the attainment and help improve the life chances of pupils who receive free school meals. The reason for this is that children on free school meals (FSM) tend to perform less well at school, be less likely to go on to higher education and be more likely to be unemployed as adults. While we know that this will definitely not be the case for all children on free school meals, we are pleased that the Government recognises that these children can sometimes face greater challenges than others during their time in school.
Our Pupil Premium Grant
At Manor Junior School, we are committed to helping every pupil achieve their very best while they are in our school, to have high aspirations for what they can achieve and have high hopes for their future. We strive to achieve a stimulating interactive learning environment and value the contribution of parents/carers as well as the wider community. The following is a summary of the funding received by Manor Junior School to show parents and other interested parties how the pupil premium funding has been used to benefit our children.
Total pupils on roll 2017-2018 540
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG 2017-2018 78
Total amount of PPG received 2017-2018 £ 132,916
The main strategies used to improve learning over the past year included:
• Closing the gap sessions
• Learning mentor intervention
• Increase in children in taking part in enrichment activities.
Curriculum Focus of Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2016/2017
• Intervention groups for reading, writing and mathematics (including closing the gap groups for SATs)
• Quality texts purchased to support reading progress including new book bands
• Staff training for staff and TA’s for benchmarking
• TA support extended (handwriting, up levelling, social skills groups)
• New reading material purchased to engage reluctant readers
• Educational day trips are subsidised
• Lunch time invitation (targeted support games club, focus children invited)
• Resources sought to support learners in their areas of need, for use at home (revision books, homework support books- CGP)
• Learning mentor support
• Making a wider range of clubs available/accessible (Artis lunch time group, gardening club, ICT club)
• The introduction of online education programmes
• Homework club support
• G&T provision (writing workshops with authors and )
• Artis drama Speaking and Listening enrichment
• TA -Training for Numicon – Maths resource
Our Proposed Curriculum Focus of Pupil Premium Grant Spending 2017/2018
• Extended school provision
• Theatre & music groups and other enrichment opportunities
• Inspirational visitors (including authors)
• New curriculum
• Resources /booster books/revision books, reading books and Maths games.
• Online programmes including the introduction of online homework
• ICT provision
• Improvement of our school learning environment.
• Integris training to enable groups to be identified
• Support /Training for mixed ability class teaching
• Improved learning and school environment
• Restructuring of staff including SLT
• Quality first teaching support
• Gift and Talented competitions, visits and provision, including tuition for areas in which children wish to excel
• Learning mentor support for specific pupils
• Resources (such as booster books/revision books and Maths games etc).
• Numeracy training for staff and interventions
How our Pupil Premium has helped
• By raising attainment in English and Maths through additional support, target groups and intervention groups
• The gap between PPPs and their peers narrowed
The Impact of our Pupil Premium
In Reading, Writing and Maths combined, 63% of our pupil premium pupils achieved the expected standard compared to 67% nationally.
In Reading, 74% of our pupil premium pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, compared to 77% nationally. Similarly in Writing, 78% of our pupil premium pupils achieved working at compared to 81% nationally. In Mathematics, however, while only 78% of pupils were working at (compared to 80% nationally) 33% of our pupil premium pupils came out as working higher than expected compared to 27% nationally. A great achievement we feel.
Data taken from the ASP - Analyse school performance (RAISE)
This statement will be reviewed in July 2018 and agreed by the Governing Body at the summer term FGB meeting.
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