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Marshfields School

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under achievement.  These include pupils who are entitled to free school meals, those looked after by the Local Authority and the children of armed service personnel.  All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used.  It was first introduced in April 2011, since then the amount schools receive has increased.  Schools will receive funding based on the amount of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. The impact of the funding should also be reported.

For the academic year 2016/17 Marshfields received £70,560. 

We received a total of £67,620 (72 students on pupil premium and 1 service student) with an additional £2960 for our Looked After Children (children in Care).

The Pupil Premium was used to support the learning of all vulnerable students in the following ways:

  • Delivering and evaluating strategy groups, to achieve objectives on pupils statements of SEN, by delivery of specific interventions, eg Fine Motor Skills, Concentration Skills, Sensory circuits etc
  • Contribute to the development and funding of Inclusion Support Assistants (PSM/C&L/BESD/Cognition and Learning)
  • Providing 1:1 literacy and numeracy interventions
  • Accelerated reader subscriptions
  • Additional support to pupils and families by the Family Support Worker
  • Access to a Counsellor
  • Subsidising trips and enrichment experiences for pupils entitled to pupil premium
  • Subsidising reward trips
  • Mathletics subscription
  • Support to pupils and family at TAC/CIN/CP level
  • Duke of Edinburgh Staffing and registration

Impact of funding

  • 56% of Year 11 students were entitled to Pupil Premium and all of these students received a number of qualifications
  • 75% of students in Year 11 on Pupil Premium received the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze Level.
  • 56% of measurable progress in reading of Pupil Premium students
  • Independent skills developed with time spent in the Bungalow
  • 1:1 support identified and offered to vulnerable students to enable them to achieve
  • Students were engaged in school life enriched by a variety of trips and extra-curricular experiences
  • Clicker 7 software purchased to help improve literacy and have seen positive outcomes with student engagement in lessons
  • 87% of students who have attended Breakfast are entitled to Pupil Premium
  • 66% made expected progress in their core subjects in KS3
  • 3% exceeded expected progress in their core subjects in KS3
  • 56% made expected progress in their core subjects in KS4
  • 15% exceeded expected progress in their core subjects in KS4

Funding for 2017/18

£71,025.00

(Including £900 for Children with parents in Service)

(Additional monies can also be applied for the 5 LAC children)

Plans for spending the pupil premium allocation next year:

  • Delivering and evaluating strategy groups, to achieve objectives on pupils statements of SEN, by delivery of specific interventions, eg Fine Motor Skills, Concentration Skills, Sensory circuits etc
  • Contribute to the development and funding of Inclusion Support Assistants (PSM/C&L/BESD/Cognition and Learning) and an additional member of staff to join the Inclusion Team to support students in BESD.
  • Providing 1:1 literacy and numeracy interventions by Inclusion Support Assistant with specific responsibility for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Accelerated reader subscriptions
  • Additional support to pupils and families by the Family Support Worker
  • Access to a Counsellor
  • Subsidising trips and enrichment experiences for pupils entitled to pupil premium
  • Subsidising reward trips
  • Mathletics subscription
  • Support to pupils and family at TAC/CIN/CP level
  • Duke of Edinburgh Staffing and registration
  • Supporting an established breakfast club
  • Post 16 Library to be established to help create a reading ethos in Post 16
  • External support from Autism specialists

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/premium