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Postal Address

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

2018 / 2019 Pupil Premium

Overview of the school

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received
Total number of pupils on roll (Years Rec-6)

 

388
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (ever had FSM in the last 6 years) 128
 

Amount of PPG received per pupil

 

£1320
 

Total amount of PPG allocated

 

£168,960
Summary of PPG spending in the financial year 2018-2019

 

 

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, 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. Ordering in study books for Y2 and Y6 children will also take place this year. These books will support the children’s development and readiness for the SATs tests.

 

Another key issue that affects children’s learning occurs when they have emotional or social disruptions at home or at school.  Two learning mentors have been working at the school for the past few years; this is partially funded through pupil premium due to a high number of PP pupils accessing this provision. Children’s mental health and wellbeing is paramount to lifelong education and something we value highly at PTM. As the need for this provision has grown, we have extended our provision further and expanded our team which includes a further part time learning mentor, an assistant SEN-co and a family liaison officer, all of which have a high level of involvement with these pupils. Not only does our family support team work directly with individuals and groups of children; they also involve 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, cookery, on-line safety, EAL, restyle revamp and repair, school readiness, secondary school transition as well as family communication. ‘Family FUNS’ is a newer scheme for parents that was piloted last year. This aims to support parents and children with their social skills, communication and physical development. Through the diligence of the provision provided we gained the ‘Parent Partnership Award’ in 2014-2015 which was re-achieved last year (2017-2018).

 

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.

 

Poor attendance is directly linked to under achievement. Involvement of the Attendance Officer has been crucial in supporting the schools drive to raise attendance.

 

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 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.

 

We have offered 1:1 tuition for a number of years which has been successful. We continue to do so for our vulnerable pupils as well as others.

 

 

 

 

Item/Project Budget cost Objective Intended Outcome Measurable outcome
Welfare support in nursery class 6,000 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

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 22,000 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 classes as G&T. Pupils who are classed as gifted, continue to achieve higher standards to those of their peers. Gap analysis data
Updating 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
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
Revision support  – CGP 1,500 To ensure all areas of test support is given to those undergoing their SATs. Pupils in receipt of PP continue to attain similar standards to those of their peers. Performance data
Family FUNS scheme for parents 2,000 To support parents and children with the social skills, communication and physical development – involving all pupils including those classed as vulnerable. Children’s parental relationships, functional skills improve – raising attainment particularly in PE. Gap analysis data
TV screens/APP – communication 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

 

8,000 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
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
Family support team

(Safeguarding officer and family liaison officer)

30,000 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

1:1 Tuition 6,000 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
Miscellaneous £1000 ·         Uniform

·         Head-lice treatments

 

Pupils are motivated to come to school every day.

Identified families are supported financially for specific needs.

Gap analysis data
 

Total

 

£153,500

 

 

 

Total PPG received £168,960
Total PPG expenditure £153,500
PPG remaining £15,460