Pupil Premium

To view our Pupil Premium Strategy Academic Year 2016-17 please click on the following link: Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17


What is Pupil Premium Funding?

The Pupil Premium is government money designed to help disadvantaged children and young people to achieve. The Funding is allocated to schools for children from Reception to Year 11 who have registered for Free School Meals in the last six years, are in care or have parents in the Armed Forces. In 2012/2013 financial year, the funding allocated was £623 per child, £900 per child 2013/14 and £1,300 per child in the financial year 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.

For more details on Pupil Premium visit: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium


How much Pupil Premium money does our school get?

In 2011-12 we received                      £6,832

In 2012-13 we received                      £12,600

In 2013-14 we received                      £27,254

In 2014-15 we received                      £40,290

In 2015-16 we received                      £30,798

In 2016-17 we received                      £39,860


How is the money spent?

We look at where more support or provision is needed in the school to raise standards for all children. If children are falling behind or need more help to achieve higher levels then we put in place small groups or one to one teaching programmes; we call these ‘intervention programmes’. We choose teaching approaches and intervention programmes that are supported by research. Please see the link to the Sutton Trust Education Research documents. For more information on educational research visit: suttontrust.com

We can also spend the money on training for staff to make sure they are up to date with the latest information about teaching strategies that work best for all pupils.

How much parents and carers get involved with their child’s learning makes a big difference to how well a child will achieve at school. So we can spend the money on a range of activities that involve parents and carers coming into school to take part in workshops, courses, programmes and meetings. These are all designed to help parents and carers learn how to best support your child.


How will the parent/carer know it is working?

We track each child’s achievements and progress every term, so we can quickly see if our interventions and support programmes are working effectively.

If your child takes part in an intervention programme, we will measure how they are doing at the start of the programme, and when the programme is completed. This will enable us to measure the progress made.

We will report to you at Parent’s Evening’s, held in September, March and July each school year, however we may meet with you more frequently if we feel that you should be aware of any concerns or to celebrate the progress that your child is making. If you would like information on your child’s progress at any time during the school year, please contact the class teacher.


Where can I get more information about the Pupil Premium funding and grant used at the school?

For more information about how we plan provision and track progress please speak to Miss Lavelle.


How will the money be spent this financial year 2016/17?

We have identified the following key areas of expenditure to provide support for pupils in the school.

Provision
Breakfast and After School Club funding
Funding support for out of school learning experiences e.g. Music, School Trips, Visitors
1:1 support / small group support to deliver individual academic Intervention programmes
Resources to support 1:1 and small group Intervention programmes
Out of school and in school academic booster classes
Speech & Language Therapist: Assessment – individual assessment of pupils to aid programmes of learning and to support staff
Play Therapy & Lunch Time Counselling for pupils
Quality First Teaching: Teaching Assistants to support Teaching and learning in the classroom.
Parent Support Advisor (PSA) to support families and provide a link between home and school. The PSA will also provide support linked to financial matters including, delegation of food bank vouchers, and signposting for other support.

The school will update and report to governors each Term. The governors with designated responsibility for Pupil Premium are Mrs DuBern and Mrs Denney.


I am not sure if my child could have Free School Meals or Free Milk – Where can I get more information from?

Please speak in confidence to Mrs Brydon-Brown in the School office. She will be happy to help any parent that would like to discuss this further.


What we found out last year about how Pupil Premium had worked?

Last year we found that the money enabled us to support children in the school with their learning and access to wider curriculum opportunities.


Impact of Pupil Premium money in 2015/16

Pupil data outcomes in 2016

Summary of Pupil Premium pupil achievement 2015 – 2016

End of EYFS Statutory data outcomes 2016 (3 pupils)

There are 3 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 2 pupils (67%) achieved the key Good Level of Development indicator.

Year 1 Phonics Screening outcomes 2016 (3 pupils)

There are 3 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 2 pupils (67%) achieved the expected Phonics standard. The one who did not has a Statement of SEN and was dis-applied from the screening test.

Key Stage 1 Statutory data outcomes SATS 2016 (7 pupils)

There are 7 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 3 pupils (43%) met the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths. These percentages are lower than for non-eligible pupils but 2 of the Pupil Premium pupils are also on the SEN register.

Key Stage 2 Statutory data outcomes SATS 2016 (4 pupils)

There are 4 pupils in this cohort who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 4 pupils (100%) met the expected standard in Reading, 3 pupils (75%) in SPAG and Writing and 2 pupils (50%) in Maths.              2 pupils (50%) achieved the combined subject indicator compared to 75% of those not eligible.

Key Stage 2 Progress of Pupil Premium Pupils SATS 2016 – data from RoL Report 2016

SUBJECT AREA ALL PUPILS PUPIL PREMIUM

PUPILS

PROGRESS for PP

against non PP

READING 1.5 5.4 PP +3.9
WRITING 1.0 3.1 PP +2.1
MATHS -0.2 1.0 PP +0.8

 

School Tracking Data and action for Pupil Premium 2016-2017

Across the Year 1 to Year 6 cohorts very few Pupil Premium pupils have completed the year on the final STEP for their year group (21 STEPS assessment system). There is a target for all pupils that are not on the SEN register to make accelerated progress during 2016-17 (move 4 STEPS). The progress of Pupil Premium pupils in all cohorts will be closely monitored each term through analysis and at Pupil Progress Meetings held each Term. From September 2016 we have been able to put in place a ‘new’ additional academic provision for all Pupil Premium pupils; this is outside of classroom support with a budget of £9,960 from September 2016 – March 31st 2017 (4 Terms until the end of the financial year). See Pupil Premium allocated funding report and Interventions for each year group.


Pupil data outcomes in 2015

Year 2 SATS data 2015 (3 Pupil Premium Pupils)

The percentage of Pupil Premium pupils achieving a Level 2 or above was: Reading 67%, Writing 67% and Maths 100%.

Year 1 phonics data 2015 (5 Pupil Premium Pupils)

80% (4 out of 5) of Pupil Premium pupils who completed the test in Year 1 achieved the pass mark in the Phonics Check. This is above the national average. Our data over the last two years shows our Pupil Premium Pupils achieve well above national for all Pupil Premium pupils passing the phonics Screening Check. By the end of Year 2 all Pupil Premium pupils have reached the expected standard in the national Phonics Screening Test.

Year 2 phonics data 2015 (5 Pupil Premium Pupils)

100% of Pupil Premium pupils who completed the test in Year 1 achieved the pass mark in the Phonics Check. This is above the national average.

Year 6 SATS data 2015 (3 Pupil Premium Pupils)

100% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in reading and 67% 3 levels of progress.

100% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in writing and 67% 3 levels of progress.

100% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved 2 levels of progress in maths and 33% 3 levels of progress.

The progress of Pupil Premium Pupils is well above the national for 2 and 3 levels of progress.

100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 and 67% in Level 5 in reading (significantly above the national average)

100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 and 67% in Level 5 in writing (significantly above the national average)

100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 and 33% in Level 5 in maths (above the national average)

100% of Pupil Premium pupils attained Level 4 and 67% in Level 5 in Spelling Punctuation and Grammar (significantly above the national average)

Outcomes 2015 for our Pupil Premium pupils

Our 2015 data shows that Pupil Premium children at Mereworth Community Primary School are achieving higher than all Pupil Premium children nationally and all other children nationally.

Pupil Premium Pupils at Mereworth achieve significantly above all other children nationally in Reading and SPAG and above all other chi8ldren in Maths and Writing.


Pupil Premium Policy is available to download here: Pupil Premium Policy 2016

The Pupil Premium Grant information for financial year 2015/16 is available to download here: Pupil Premium Grant 2015-16

The Pupil Premium Grant information for financial year 2016/17 is available to download here: Pupil Premium Grant 2016-17


Previously Free School Meals

Children of parents on low income may be eligible for Pupil Premium which would entitle them to subsidised (sometimes free) school activities and free school lunches. Please follow the link for further information and to see if you are eligible:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals/kent