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Pupil Premium Strategy- September 2017

The school’s strategy in respect of the pupil premium for the current academic year focusses clearly upon two co-dependent approaches. These reflect the recommended practice in the NFER document Supporting the Attainment of Disadvantaged Pupils, Success & Good Practice and the needs of the children within this setting. They are:

  1. Structure: Pupil premium families require the social and emotional support to ensure that the children attend school frequently. This engenders a positive approach to both the school, education and ensures that children enter the classroom exhibiting effective behaviour for learning.
  2. Interaction: Children are exposed to a collaborative and cooperative pedagogy where they learn through experience, self-reflection and from their peers thus building learning resilience. They shall receive focussed and proportionate high quality teaching from all adults in the classroom.

The pupil premium allocation for the current academic year is £109,560.

The way in which this money is spent on our learners reflects those barriers to educational achievement faced by pupil premium learners at Moorgate Primary Academy. These are:

  1. Attainment on entry
  2. Learning behaviours
  3. Attendance
  4. Family partnerships: a.Social and emotional b. Educational
  5. Social Mobility

The pupil premium allocation is used to address the barriers identified above. The way in which this is spent and how the impact and effect of its expenditure is measured, is detailed below.  This is reviewed on  a termly basis with the designated Local Academy Council member for Pupil Premium who will consequently present the findings to the full Local Academy Council.

Priority Area for development for disadvantaged children
What are we spending the money on?Why are we spending the money on this?
Which barrier/s does the strategy refer to?
How/When will the impact be measured?
Ensuring the performance of these groups is in line with their peers and in line with national expectations (attendance / emotional resilience)
- Early Help Leader who has the responsibility for liaising with families whose attendance/emotional resilience /progress is a cause for concern.
1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 5
Looking at patterns of attendance and progress of Pupil Premium Children. (Termly 2016/2017)
Ensuring the most disadvantaged children receive quality support in lessons to ensure children make improved progress impacting on attainment.
- Providing full time LSA support for each class every morning to ensure that our pedagogy for teaching, learning and assessment is carried out. - Support for all learners (and particularly that who are eligible for PP funding) through accurate and proportionate interventions.
1, 2, 4b
Looking at patterns of attendance and progress of Pupil Premium Children. (Termly 2016/2017)
Well-trained workforce- Delivering high quality intervention programmes to ensure children make improved progress impacting on attainment. Additionally, adapting the PSHE curriculum to ensure children are developing the ability to cope with the rigours of 21st century society. 
- Training the LSA’s/EHL to deliver evidence based impact programmes (such as Forest Schools, Art Therapy, Lego Therapy)    - Developing an updated PSHE curriculum that reflects current national guidance and recommended curriculum. 
1, 4b
Evidence of impact from interventions (Intervention Docs- Termly 2016/2017)
Families engendering a more positive approach towards school, education and learning.
- Residential/Trip/Extended School Opportunities providing enrichment activities which the children might not otherwise get.- The Core offer – a “package” that school provides for children who are entitled to pupil premium funding. This package will consist of educational resources and training matched to the schools delivery of teaching and learning.
3, 4a, 5
Looking at patterns of attendance and progress of Pupil Premium Children. (Termly 2016/2017)

 

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