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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.

Summary For 2015/16

For the academic year 2015/16 Marshfields received £70,455.

We received a total of £66,855 with an additional £3,600 for 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/IEP writer subscription (EDUKEY)
  • Additional support to pupils and families by the Family Support Worker
  • Access to a Counsellor
  • Subsidising residential 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

  • 57% of Year 11 students were entitled to Pupil Premium and all of these students received a number of qualifications
  • The majority of students in Year11 on Pupil Premium received the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze level
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh was offered to Post 16 students
  • Measureable progress in reading by a number of students
  • Independent skills developed with time spent in the Bungalow for Year 11 and Post 16 Students
  • 1:1 support identified and offered to vulnerable students to enable them to achieve
  • The Bungalow offered Nurture groups to a selection of students
  • Students were engaged and school life enriched by a variety of trips and extra-curricular experiences
  • Clicker 6 software purchased to help improve literacy and have seen positive outcomes with student engagement in lessons
  • Library Assistant appointed to give support in the Library during Strategy session and to ensure the Library is stocked appropriately and students are supported in selecting appropriate levelled books
  • Phonics training whole school to support reading across the school

Funding for 2016/17

£67,620

(72 Pupil Premium children and 1 service child)

(2 Looked after Children, funding to be applied for termly through PEP meetings)

Plans for spending the Pupil Premium allocated 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)
  • Providing 1:1 literacy and numeracy interventions by Inclusion Support Assistant with specific responsibility for Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Inclusion support assistant providing parents with information to support their child for literacy and numeracy during Friday morning café.
  • Accelerated reader subscriptions/IEP writer subscription (EDUKEY)
  • Additional support to pupils and families by the Family Support Worker
  • Access to a Counsellor at school.
  • Subsidising residential trips and enrichment experiences for pupils entitled to pupil premium
  • Subsidising reward trips and provide transport home from after school clubs. 
  • Mathletics subscription
  • Support to pupils and family through Early Help Assessment. (TAC/CIN/CP level)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Staffing and registration
  • Supporting an established breakfast club

For more details on the Pupil Premium please visit:

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