Pupil Premium Funding
The Pupil Premium funding (£1345 per child) from the Department of Education is given to schools to support pupils who qualify for the funding, such as children who are looked after or are entitled to free school meals, (not to be confused with Universal Free School Meals, which are currently available to all children in Reception to Year Two). Currently at Parklands there are 41 pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding.
Pupil Premium Ambition
Our aim is to diminish any differences so that pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium funding leave our school without disadvantage. Therefore, at Parklands, we use the funding to support and challenge the learning of these pupils, with a focus that the children make at least good progress in the core areas. As well as focusing on academia, we value the wider provision and opportunities to ensure we focus on the whole child including social, emotional and mental health.
Pupil Premium Implementation
How we will spend the funding:
This year, our primary spending will be:
Pupil Premium Impact
We measure pupil premium impact by assessing our work against our ambition.
Leaders, alongside class teachers, regularly evaluate the success of this funding in securing the pupil’s academic progress, comparing the outcomes of pupils who qualify for funding to other pupils nationally and within the school, with an aim of diminishing any difference in achievement between the two. They also work with the school’s family support worker and external agencies where necessary.
We have worked hard to improve the attendance, including that of Pupil Premium children, and it has greatly improved since the Trusts’ takeover in 2018. We monitor attendance of all pupils carefully and work closely with families to improve attendance where needed. Our current attendance rate across the school is 96.5% which is above that of schools nationally.
Interventions are set up for any child that receives extra funding and falls below 95% attendance in order to allow them to access their learning. This can range from a Breakfast Club provision to family meetings with a member of the Senior Leadership Team and or Family Support Worker to identify how best to get their child attending school regularly.
If you have any questions about Pupil Premium allocation, please contact Mrs Winstanley.
Overall strategies will be reviewed July 2021.
Impact of Funding 2019-20
Impact of Funding 2018-2019
Focus: Improving outcomes
EYFS: All pupils in receipt of the funding in EYFS left a GLD (Good Level of Development)
Y1: All disadvantaged pupils passed the phonics screening
Y6: Disadvantaged pupils in Y6 did exceptionally well in 2019, achieving better than non-disadvantaged pupils nationally, particularly at higher levels:
|Proportions meeting age expected levels|
|School disadvantaged 2019||83%||92%||92%||83%||83%|
|National non 2019||73%||78%||79%||78%||65%|
|National disadvantaged 2019||62%||68%||67%||67%||51%|
|School disadvantaged Scaled Scores||106||106||108|
|National scaled scores||104||105||106|
|Proportions meeting higher levels|
|School disadvantaged 2019||42%||42%||33%||67%||17%|
|National non 2019||27%||20%||27%||36%||11%|
|National disadvantaged 2019||17%||11%||16%||24%||5%|
Focus: Making Progress Targets & Accelerating Progress
Y2: All disadvantaged pupils in Y2 made at least expected progress, with 50% of disadvantaged making accelerated progress from EYFS exits to Y2 exits.