The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. Please click on the link below for further government information.
At Middle Park we aim to provide a high quality education for all our pupils. We rigorously track each child’s level of progress to ensure we are effective in identifying needs so all children can reach their full potential.
This academic year 2016/116 schools have been allocated £1320 for each pupil who is registered for FSM (free school meals) or has been registered in the last six years. The total allocated to Middle Park is £258,820. We will be providing targeted teaching and interventions to accelerate progress in reading, writing and maths.
We are completely committed to ensuring that we narrow and close any attainment gaps between our pupil premium children and their peers.
Do you qualify?
You can register for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit – provided you are entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue and Customs) that does not exceed £16,190.
- Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
Please talk to the school office about registering your child.
Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2015-16
As a result of our Pupil Premium spending last year:
- Year 6 children eligible for pupil premium attained higher than all children nationally with 70% achieving the expected standard in RWM (compared with 53% national)
- The progress of children eligible for pupil premium in Year 6 was in the top 10% nationally in reading and maths.
- Year 6 children eligible for pupil premium in the challenge maths class achieved significantly accelerated progress of 7.6 over the year and an average scaled score of 112.
- Year 2 children eligible for pupil premium scored an average scaled score of 103.3 in reading and maths
- ALL SEN children throughout the school who are eligible for pupil premium made progress.
- In Year 5, children who are eligible for pupil premium made more progress in RWM than other SEN children.
- 96% of Year 1 children eligible for the pupil premium met the required standard at phonics (compared with 81% of all children nationally)
- Parental links were strengthened through HSLW and Inclusion Leader support and parental engagement opportunities such as FAST and weekly targeted coffee mornings. Positive comments were evident on parent surveys and case studies evidence significant impact on some individual families.
- The Achievement for All project focussed on WBRI SEN children throughout the school who are eligible for pupil premium and CLA. All children made expected progress and case studies evidence individual children who made better than expected progress
Pupil Premium Spending 2016/17
|Activity||Intended Impact||Budget Heading||Amount|
|Top setting support from DHT in years 6, extended day learning opportunities||Ensure higher attaining children achieve their potential in SATs||Staffing||£54,880|
|Increased support for higher attaining PP children in Year 3||Ensure PP children achieve their potential throughout the school||Staffing||£30,000|
|Small group targeted intervention work for PP/WBRI children, Planned and monitored by senior leaders, delivered by support staff||Ensure all WBRI/PP children are making accelerated progress in order to close the attainment gap in RWM||Staffing||£33,100|
|Teachers to ensure targeted conferencing impacts on progress and learning||All PP children make accelerated progress in RWM||Staffing||£20,000|
|Extra reading support in FS2, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 (support staff)||All PP children make accelerated progress in reading||Staffing||£33,100|
|Half day weekly for Inclusion Leader/HSLW to target PP attendance, punctuality and Early Help||Improve PP attendance and punctuality to secure accelerated progress for children||Staffing||£17,740|
|Flexible and bespoke support available to Inclusion Leader for Early Help||Discretionary Fund||SEN||£10,000|
|Targeted projects and enrichment, (residential school journeys, extended Forest School, enrichment opportunities)||To develop speech and communication skills of PP chn in FS2 and Year 1. To provide enriching, memorable opportunities for all children to enhance lifelong learning.||Curriculum||£20,000|
|Behaviour support for PP children in KS1 and FS2 (Support Staff)||To ensure PP children are able to make accelerated progress in order to close the attainment gap in RWM||Staffing||£30,000|
|Parenting engagement projects including SEN support short courses||To strengthen relationships with PP families||Parental Engagement||£10,000|