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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
Harlow
Essex
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

2017/2018 Pupil Premium

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll (Years Rec-6) 371
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (ever had FSM in the last 6 years) 121
Amount of PPG received per pupil £1320
Total amount of PPG allocated

 

£159,720

Summary of PPG spending in the financial year 2017-2018

 

Objectives in spending PPG:

To raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Summary of planned spending:

Each phase (KS1/LKS2/UKS2) has an intervention TA, not class based, to support children’s development in reading, phonics, writing and maths. These sessions take place outside of the mathematics/English lesson, allowing identified children to have one-to-one/small group sessions with a trained TA addressing an area of weakness or building on skills.

Intervention programmes have been put into place for all children who need support – rapid reading, writing and maths. Re-resourcing our Rapid intervention scheme will also take place this year and as this is in place primarily for our PP pupils it accounts for a percentage of the costs.

Another key issue that affects children’s learning occurs when they have emotional or social disruptions at home or at school.  Three learning mentors have been working at the school for the past few years and funding for them has come through other, now ceased, funding.  The pupil premium funding is now being used to pay for these learning mentors.

We are continuing to employ 2 extra MDAs, one in KS1 and the other in KS2. We have found that less incidents occur outside on the lunch break when there is greater supervision and intervention, therefore when children come back into the classroom they are ready to learn and settle down quickly.

As a proportion of our PP children have special educational needs, part of our PP funding goes towards the cost of the Inclusion Manager. Not only does our Inclusion Manager work directly with individuals and groups of children; she also involves the parents in a variety of areas to support them and their child’s learning. We offer a range of workshops for parents in phonics, , e.safey, EAL, SATSs support, first aid, school readiness, Maths workshops for Knex, school readiness,  secondary school transition as well as family communication. Through the diligence of the provision provided we gained the ‘Parent Partnership Award’ (2014-2015) and will continue with this provision this academic year and renew.

Poor attendance is directly linked to under achievement.  We have our own Attendance Officer in school who supports the Headteacher in her targets to raise attendance further as we know this is crucial in supporting good attendance and progress.

Homework underpins learning in class and can be a barrier to good/accelerated progress if this work is not completed, therefore to support pupils and parents with their homework activities we have implemented several clubs where children have the opportunity to attend and get support with their homework if necessary.

To support parents further with their morning routine we have put in place a breakfast club which all children are welcome to attend. PP funding is used to ensure that all children with this entitlement can attend breakfast club for free and are personally invited.

 

Item/Project Budget cost Objective Intended Outcome Measurable outcome
Welfare support in nursery class x2 12,000 Early intervention to ensure that vulnerable pupils have the pastoral care they need whilst supporting parents. PP Children are performing at national at the end of reception. Performance data
Library maintenance and running 1,000 Resources are available to support vulnerable pupils and raise attainment of these pupils. Raise attainment, particularly in reading and writing for boys. Performance data
Lunchtime provision – MDA x2 5,000 To ensure lunchtimes are calm and peaceful, ensuring children are ready to work when they go back into class. Pupils are more alert and ready to learn when returning to the classroom – raised levels of achievement. Gap analysis data

Performance data

Lunchtime provision/clubs 2,000 To ensure lunchtimes are calm and well provisioned, ensuring children are ready to work when they go back into class. Pupils are more active and ready to learn when returning to the classroom – raised levels of achievement. Gap analysis data

Performance data

Attendance officer 3,000 Early intervention for vulnerable pupils especially when impacting on attendance.

 

Attendance is being maintained at national expectation Attendance data
Learning mentors 17,000 To support identified vulnerable pupils through confidential 1:1 sessions. Raised self-esteem and trust of adults leading to confidence to express feelings. Learning mentor gap analysis data
G&T workshops 1,000 To further enhance provision and opportunities for target pupils who are classed as G&T. Pupils who are classed as G&T to attain and progress more in their gifted compared to their peers. Gap analysis data
Intervention teaching assistant support x3

 

30,000 To further enhance provision of interventions for target pupils who are in receipt of PP. Pupils in receipt of PP continue to attain similar standards to those of their peers. Intervention gap analysis data
Updating /maintaining intervention schemes 9,000 To ensure all interventions are up-to-date and provision is current. Pupils in receipt of PP continue to attain similar standards to those of their peers. Intervention gap analysis data
General Resources 9,420 To ensure all teaching resources are current for vulnerable groups. Pupils in receipt of PP continue to attain similar standards to those of their peers. Performance data
Family FUNS scheme parents 2,000 To support parents and children with the social skills, communication and physical development – of all pupils including those who are vulnerable. Children’s parental relationships, functional skills improve – raising attainment particularly in PE. Gap analysis data
PTM monkeys 800 To support parents and children with the social skills, communication and transition – of all pupils including those who are vulnerable. Children’s parental relationships, communication skills improve – raising attainment particularly in PSED. Gap analysis data
Communication – TV screens, group call. 6,000 To improve communication with parents – how they can support their child at home/clubs available/provision All parents have equal opportunities to access the school provision. Enhances home/school liaison. Performance data
Breakfast club and homework club subsidiary

 

6,000 Provide the opportunity for all children (particularly PP) to start the day with a good breakfast. Pupils more alert and ready to learn – raised levels of achievement Club – gap analysis data
Pond/ outdoor learning 7,000 To raise self-esteem for all children outside of class, particularly those that are vulnerable. Raised levels of confidence and resilience in every-day tasks. Performance data
Inclusion manager 20,000 To support vulnerable pupils across the school with various needs – identification. All individual needs are addressed and children make good or better progress. Performance data
Teacher Cover – PM/PSMs 10,000 To ensure all teachers know their PP pupils and are able to confidently put forward the correct provision for them. Identified pupils to make accelerated progress Performance data
Pupil Premium lead 5,000 To track pupils attainment and progress throughout the year and action next steps. Identified pupils to make accelerated progress Performance data

Gap analysis data

Admin costs /training 8,000 To train and resource any further learning for staff Impacts on whole school to raise levels of achievement and teaching and learning Performance data
1:1 Tuition 5,500 To extend the number of identified children receiving 1:1 tuition and enable then to make at least expected progress. Impacts on whole school to raise levels of achievement – particular focus on Y6 Performance data
 

Total

 

£159,720

 

 

Total PPG received £159,720
Total PPG expenditure £159,720
PPG remaining 0

 

 

 

 

*We will be reviewing this again at the end of the summer term 2018