Pupil Premium

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Pupil Premium

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:

  • On additional staffing to ensure that the children who qualify for Pupil Premium have the precise and focused educational provision that they need to meet their academic targets.
  • Used to cover the cost of additional curriculum opportunities, such as clubs and trips.
  • Access to IT at home through purchase of equipment to support home learning and homework.
  • Additional pastoral support for pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium through the use of our Family Support worker.
  • Intervention groups to further core learning to target pupils.
  • Specialist teaching groups involving Pupil Premium pupils to diminish any gaps between children in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and non-pupil Premium pupils.

 

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.

Attendance:

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 2022.

Pupil Premium Strategy.docx

Impact of Funding 2019-20

Pupil-Premium-Strategy-Update-July-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
Reading Writing Maths SPAG Combined AT
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
National disadvantaged

scaled scores

102 103 104

 

Proportions meeting higher levels
Reading Writing Maths SPAG Combined HS
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.