Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. We use eligibility for free school meals (FSM) as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level.

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Funding for 2018 to 2019

  • The school received funding to target pupils who are eligible for or who have been eligible for Free School Meals within the last 6 years and/or have been looked after
  • The Pupil Premium provides an opportunity to review existing approaches to see if they are effective and to look at new or innovative means of improving standards for all.
  • At St Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School we have high aspirations and ambitions for all our children.
  • We are determined to ensure that our children are given every chance to realise their full potential and ‘Be the Best I Can Be’.

Planned Pupil Premium Expenditure 2018-2019

Funding for 2017 to 2018

In the 2017 to 2018 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6

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

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

This year St Mary Magdalene School is expected to receive £106,920 Pupil Premium Funding.

The money this year will be spent on maintaining the majority of the provisions from 2016-2017 and developing plans to provide additional support.

Pupil Premium Planned Expenditure 2017-2018

Funding for 2016 to 2017

In the 2016 to 2017 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6

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

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

This year St Mary Magdalene School is expected to receive £109,500 Pupil Premium Funding.

We aim to use this funding to maintain all of the provisions from 2015-2016 and are developing plans to provide additional support.

The money this year will be spent on:

  • SDBE Consultant
  • Booster Teacher
  • Further Literacy consultant support
  • Behaviour Matters workshops
  • Mentoring programme

Pupil Premium Expenditure Action Plan 2016-2017

Outcomes:

The school was inspected in March 2017 and maintained its ‘Good’ grading.

“The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. This has been achieved despite a period of instability and considerable staff turnover. You have been determined that pupils’ learning would not be compromised as a result of recruitment difficulties.”

Ofsted


Funding for 2015 to 2016

In the 2015 to 2016 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,320 for pupils in Reception to Year 6

Schools also received £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

If a pupil has been registered as eligible for free school meals and has also left local-authority care for any of the reasons above, they will attract the £1,900 rate.

St Mary Magdalene School received £118,012 Pupil Premium Funding.

We used this funding to maintain all of the provisions from 2015-2016 and provided additional support including the following:

  • an Art Therapist
  • a Maths Booster Teacher
  • Enabling Enterprise Project
  • Maths intervention support
  • Literacy consultant

Pupil Premium Expenditure Action Plan – 2015-2016

Outcomes:

The progress of disadvantaged pupils across the school ensures that any attainment gap is closed or is closing overall.

% Making good and above progress

Reading Writing Maths ALL
All 78 73 83 78
Pupil Premium 81 78 86 82
Non Pupil Premium 77 69 81 76

By the end of KS2, the progress of disadvantaged pupils is similar to or above in relation to, ‘other’ pupils nationally.

KS2 Value Added: Pupil Premium

READING

WRITING

MATHS

Average Scaled Score Estimate

Average Scaled Score Actual

Average Progress Reading

Average Scaled

Score Estimate

Average Scaled Score Actual Average Progress Writing Average Scaled Score Estimate Average Scaled Score Actual

Average Progress Maths

101.4

102.8 1.46 100.3 102.2 1.9 102.0 106.2

4.2


Funding for 2014 to 2015

In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools received the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:

  • £1,300 for primary-aged pupils

Schools received £1,900 for each looked-after pupil who:

  • had been looked after for 1 day or more
  • was adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005, or left care under:
    • a special guardianship order
    • a residence order

St Mary Magdalene School received £115,000 Pupil Premium Funding.

We used this funding to maintain all of the provisions from 2013-2014 and provided additional support including the following:

  • Speech Bubbles Drama Workshops for KS1
  • Specialist Phonics training and support with Nina Birch
  • Reading Helpers x3
  • Parent workshops
  • CUES-Ed project ‘Who I Am & What I Can’ for Year 3
  • New ICT suite resources
  • Secondary Transition Programme
  • Literacy consultant to support phonics teaching across the school

Pupil Premium Expenditure Action Plan – 2014-2015

Outcomes:

A recent parent questionnaire found that over 98% of parents feel that teaching at the school is good and that their child is making progress.

Following the Cues-Ed project, a 6 week programme that helps children to recognise and make links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, 63% of pupils reported an increase in their well-being.

Pupils were quoted as saying:

“Sometimes things in class are hard so I take a minute to think over it – to think in a different way”

“[I learned] how to solve problems at home – change my behaviour. Talk and listen to my brother more”

 “It’s helped me with my actions when I have a problem. If I wanted to calm down I can use handy breathing.”


EYFS Good Level of Development 2015

School % achieving expected standard National % achieving expected standard
FSM 71 45
Non-FSM 64 64

The percentage of FSM children reaching a Good Level of Development was above the National Average.

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

% achieving expected standard 2013 2014 2015
School National School National School National
FSM 90 57 86 63 100 66
Non-FSM 83 73 78 78 85 80

A higher percentage of FSM pupils pass the Phonics Screening Test than Non-FSM pupils. The percentage of FSM pupils achieving the expected standard has consistently been above the National Average.

KS1 Results 2015:

Reading Writing Maths
School National School National School National
FSM 17.0 15.2 16.7 14.0 17.0 15.2.
Non-FSM 17.3 17.1 15.9 15.8 16.6 16.8

This table shows the Average Points Score. There is a gap between the Average Point Score of our FSM pupils compared to our Non-FSM pupils in reading. However our FSM pupils performed better than our Non-FSM children in writing and maths. In addition, our FSM pupils scored higher than the National Average in each core subject.

Funding for 2013 to 2014

In the 2013 to 2014 financial year, schools received

  • £953 for each eligible primary-aged pupil

At St Mary Magdalene School 42.9% of pupils eligible for FSM compared to national of 26.7%

In 2013-2014 St Mary Magdalene School’s Pupil Premium Allocation was: £82,911

This funding was used in the following ways:

  • Providing drama and dance curriculum to every child through specialist teacher
  • Inspirational Speakers Programme to promote high aspirations
  • External agencies and specialists to lead after school clubs
  • KS1 and 2 Maths intervention
  • Volunteer Reading Helper x2
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) across the school
  • SALT screening for all Reception pupils
  • Learning Support Assistant deployed to continue SALT input
  • Reception Parent workshops
  • Parent workshops with parent packs for curriculum based workshops
  • Pupil Development Centre staff member
  • Resources to support individual learners
  • Curriculum events
  • Master gardener to deliver gardening sessions
  • A wide range of After School Clubs on offer
  • Extend PE provision
  • Specialist PE sessions for KS1 SEN pupils
  • Specialist PE sessions for G&T pupils
  • Extending music provision

Pupil Premium Expenditure Action Plan 2013-2014

The funding made a difference to the attainment of disadvantaged pupils in the following ways:

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 2013

School % achieving expected standard National % achieving expected standard
FSM 90 57
Non-FSM 83 73

The percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is above National Average. A higher percentage of FSM children achieved the expected standard.

KS1 Results 2013:

Reading Writing Maths
School National School National School National
FSM 15.6 14.8 14.7 13.5 15.9 14.8
Non-FSM 17.6 16.8 16.3 15.5 16.4 16.5

This table shows the Average Points Score. There is a gap between the Average Point Score of our FSM children compared to our Non-Free School Meals children. However, our FSM children scored higher than the National Average in each subject.

KS2 Results 2013:     

Reading Writing Maths
School National School National School National
FSM 30.5 26.9 28.8 25.9 28.1 27.0
Non-FSM 31.2 29.2 29.3 28.2 28.8 29.5

This table shows the Average Points Score. There is a very small gap between the Average Point Score of our FSM children compared to our Non-Free School Meals children. However, our FSM children scored higher than the National Average in each subject.


Summary:

We continue to work hard to identify any gaps in the progress and attainment of different groups and offer opportunities for all pupils to receive a balanced curriculum.

The school has rigorous systems in place to monitor the progress of all pupils. We are constantly looking at our provision and interventions and will review our expenditure in line with the needs of our pupils.