Download our Pupil Premium Policy 2017

Pupil Premium Grant is allocated annually to schools. The amount varies from school to school and is determined by the number of children entitled to free school meals. The Governors and Headteacher allocate the funds so that it addresses the needs of all pupils, enhancing the education delivered at Monksdown Primary School.

Pupil Premium 2016-17

Pupil Premium allocated is £308559.00

How we plan to spend the money:

Our priority this year continues to be to provide high quality adult support, therefore the majority of the funding will continue to be spent on employing additional staff.

  • Employ a teacher to support pupils with EAL (0.5)
  • Employ a teacher to support pupils with English in Years 5 and 6 (0.2)
  • Employ a teacher to support pupils with SEN (0.4)
  • Employ additional support staff in EYFS
  • Employ a Teaching Assistant who specialises in Maths to support pupils in KS2 (0.2)
  • Employ specialist teachers in French, Music and ICT in order for class teachers to deliver immediate intervention
  • Employ Food Technology teacher (0.2) and provide ingredients and resources
  • To provide interventions across the school
  • To fund 3 school trips/workshops/activities for every year group to launch curriculum projects for all pupils
  • To promote a new Science Curriculum in KS1 and KS2
  • To provide transport for families who have been identified as needing support with punctuality and attendance.
  • To provide transport for children to compete in sporting competitions
  • Fully and partly fund enrichment experiences including trips, visitors and after school clubs
  • To provide after school booster classes for Years 2and 6 pupils in preparation for end of Key Stage SATs
  • To fund Maths Mastery training, supply cover for CPD – Reception and Year 1
  • To fund Primary Writing Project
  • To provide additional time for teachers planning and assessment

Pupil Premium Impact – 2015-16

Project

  1. Employ additional teachers to work with pupil and families who have EAL and SEN

Impact

In the majority of classes, our EAL pupils have made at least expected progress with a majority of pupils making greater than expected progress in all areas (Reading, Writing and Maths).

SEN pupils have benefitted from being taught in small groups. Progress was demonstrated in their books.

Project

  1. Employ additional Teaching Assistants

Impact

Using additional adults in Year 2 resulted in 9 of the 11 pupils who sat the Phonics Retake test passed. Those 2 children who failed to pass the test have Special Educational Needs.

Project

  1. Employ a qualified Sports Coach to deliver lessons and an after school club.

Impact

This year has shown a 25% increase by Pupil Premium children in KS1 and KS 2 partaking in the after school sports clubs. Additional sports coaches delivered high quality lessons to all classes across the three Key Phases. CPD ensured that staff’s skills were improved.

Project

  1. Employ a part time teacher (2 days per week) to work with targeted groups for English and Maths in Year 6/Year 5.

Impact

All pupils, including those eligible for PPG benefitted from the use of the part-time teacher. The Year 5 and 6 pupils were taught in small targeted groups, thereby ensuring bespoke lessons were delivered.

Year 6 SATs results Writing 72%, Maths 68% SPAG 70% all in line with National Expectations.

Project

  1. Employ a Maths specialist to work with the most able pupils.

Impact

Better than expected progress was made by all pupils in the Most Able Maths group and a high level of attainment was achieved in KS2 SATs.

Project

  1. To provide Senior Leaders with management time in order to monitor progress and attainment of pupils across the whole school.

Impact

Assessing without levels which is the new statutory assessment system is now firmly in place.

Support from SIP consultant has ensured accurate data analysis for EYFS.

Senior Leaders have conducted a rigorous monitoring programme scrutinising books, observing the quality of teaching and learning in lessons and conducting pupil progress meetings.

Project

  1. Deliver Reading Recovery programme for identified KS1 children.

Impact

11 Pupil Premium pupils successfully completed the Reading Recovery programme.

Project

  1. Improve the learning environment both indoors and outdoors across the whole school.

Impact

Enhanced playground area for KS2 pupils by incorporation of two new Astro turfed areas. One area is for play where the children need a soft area to land, such as tumbling, gymnastics etc.

Another area is a quiet, shady area with new colourful benches with trees and a canopied area. Pupils enjoy having their packed lunches and sitting quietly or playing calm games.

Key Stage 1 playground has been provided with 3 new storage sheds, fully equipped with outdoor toys and games.

The Nursery area has been refurbished, a new path leads to Reception playground and the trees and plants have been made more manageable, creating a safer area for the pupils to play. Astro turf has been installed so that the children can play on ‘grass’ all year round.

Inside school we have concentrated on improving the environment with permanent professional, inspirational display boards that reflect the school’s aims.

Project

  1. Fully and partly fund enrichment experiences including trips, visitors, after school clubs etc.

Impact

There have been many enrichment activities including: visits and visitors, Chess Tournament, Tri Golf, Attendance Trip to Water Park and Cinema, Scooter Day, Pop Project, theatre trips, Everyman and Epstein and visits from Travelling by Tuba, Faith Bebbington – local artist and a puppet creator.

Project

  1. Purchase additional resources to enrich the curriculum and to support pupils in their learning.

Impact

Resources bought for Foundation Stage included dressing up costumes to go with different themes and interests of the children. They helped develop the children’s imaginative play, physical skills of dressing and undressing, communication and social skills when negotiating with other children and sharing.

Additional Guided Reading books enabled children to take home the book they had read with the teacher thus building communication and language, reading and self-confidence and awareness.

Various trips to enhance themes and interests taught such as Chester Zoo, Chirk Castle and the theatre made topics come to life and developed communication and language, PSE, Literacy, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.

Project

  1. Employ additional staff in EYFS

Impact

The extra adult per class in Reception for Pupil Premium children enabled the pupils to be taught in smaller groups and often 1:1. Activities included speaking and listening, engaging in play with small groups to develop friendships and sharing (PSE), Knowledge and Understanding of the world and imaginative play, guided and individual reading and writing groups, Maths groups to help with number recognition and counting skills.

In addition to this, one PP child has difficulty with class routines and behaviour and the additional support has also enabled him to make progress with these areas.

Additional staff teaching extra phonics lessons ensured 80% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the Phonic Screening Test.

Learning Environment and Resources – indoors/outdoors

Project

  1. Employ a teacher 0.2 to cover SENCO release time.

Impact

Has enabled SENCO to keep SEN information up to date with relevant information. Has made liaison with outside agencies easier and more timely. Has enabled me to discuss children with staff in greater depth. Has enabled me to plan, attend and follow up meetings about children (e.g. EHAT reviews) more thoroughly.

Project

  1. Provide transport to school and other venues.

Impact

Providing transport has improved the attendance and punctuality of 15 Pupil Premium pupils. Many pupils have benefitted from being able to compete in sports competitions, attend extension learning opportunities in local secondary schools.

Project

  1. To provide a new science curriculum to KS2.

Impact

The teaching of Science has improved across KS2. Staff are trained to deliver exciting, engaging and informative lessons. The children enjoy the new scheme as there are many more practical investigations.

Project

  1. To provide additional resources within the Foundation Stage to increase engagement in all areas.

Impact

The children in the Foundation Stage have benefitted from a range of new outdoor equipment. The equipment has really engaged the children in their learning outside and has impacted on the children’s communication and language development (CLL) and social and emotional development (PSED).

Project

  1. To introduce ‘Forest School’ into the Reception classes.

Impact

Forest School has enabled the Pupil Premium children to have the opportunity to experience new activities that they would not normally experience in their everyday lives. Children were cautious about engaging at the beginning of Forest School sessions but as these sessions progressed, their self-confidence and self-esteem grew (PSED). Children’s communication and language (CLL) was encouraged through group activities such as den making, group art sessions and team building games. Children have learned to undertake their own risk assessment when taking part in activities using tools and fire (Physical development – Health and Self Care). Children have a good knowledge of health and safety in the outdoor environment. Children are more aware of the environment in which we live and how to look after it, such as growing fruit and flowers. Children are aware of the different animals and insects that live in our local environment. (Understanding of the World).

Project

  1. To refurbish and restock the school library.

Impact

There has been 25% increase in after school library usage. Parents are encouraged to borrow books from our adult section. Our school has achieved the Liverpool City Council Library Award.

Due to the changes in assessment procedures and raised expectations, it is difficult to compare result with previous years.

How Monksdown Primary School plans to use the Pupil Premium to support learning in the year 2015/16 

117 pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and the allocation for 2015/16 is £294.360

 

How Monksdown Primary School plans to use the Pupil Premium to support learning in the year 2014/15

189 pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and the allocation for 2014/15 is £241,800

This money will be used to:

  • Employ an additional teacher 0.9 to work with pupil and families who have EAL and SEN
  • Employ additional Teaching Assistants
  • Employ a qualified Sports Coach to deliver lessons and an after school club
  • Employ a part time teacher (2 days per week) to work with targeted  groups for English and Maths in Year 6/Year 5
  • Employ a part time teacher (2 mornings per week) to provide additional  support for Years 1 and 2 pupils
  • Employ a Maths specialist to work with the most able pupils
  • To provide Senior Leaders with management time in order to monitor  progress and attainment of pupils across the whole school
  • Deliver Reading Recovery programme for identified KS1 children
  • Improve the learning environment both indoors and outdoors across the whole school
  • Fully and partly fund enrichment experiences including trips, visitors, after school clubs etc.
  • Purchase additional resources to enrich the curriculum and to support pupils in their learning.
  • Employ additional staff in EYFS