Millennium Primary School Millennium Primary School

Maritime Academy Trust

Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil premium is government funding provided to schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and to close the gaps between them and their peers. It is to provide opportunities and experiences to improve the outcomes for those children. At Millennium we use the Pupil Premium to ensure that our most vulnerable children are given opportunities with additional support to enhance their development and educational attainment. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to schools on the basis of the number of students on roll known to be currently eligible for Free School Meals or who have claimed in the last 6 years, as well as students who have been looked after continuously for more than 6 months by the Local Authority. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

How Millennium spent their Pupil Premium allocation?

In 2018/19 Millennium received £175,560 as a pupil premium allocation.

Impacts

Clearly the academic impact of the funding is at the heart of the monitoring that is carried out, however, we also believe that there are qualitative impacts of how we spend our pupil premium money. The following report details the qualitative effects of this spend followed by figures that show the impact that the funding has had upon ‘closing the gap’ in terms of attainment for those eligible for pupil premium and their peers.

 

ACTIVITY

 IMPACT

Focused smaller group phonic sessions

These supported pupil premium children and those working at a similar level and helped to close learning gaps between these children and their peers.

Sports Coach

This led to calmer lunchtimes with fewer behaviour incidents as the children were able to self-regulate. This in turn has led to a smoother transition to the afternoon sessions as the children are in a good frame of mind for learning.

Small group and 1:1 support

These groups received targeted support in maths, handwriting, Numicon, phonics and English, allowing them to narrow the gaps in their learning.

Subsidised places in breakfast club

 

This helped to support the punctuality of these children and ensured that they started the day fully fed. It has also helped to improve the attendance for these pupil premium children.

Extra-curricular clubs

 

This widened the interests of these children and gave them new experiences.

IXL Homework club

Pupil Premium children who did not have access to a computer at home were offered a place in IXL homework club in order to give them an additional opportunity to practise skills taught in lessons.

Counselling and mentoring

 

We offered specifically focused sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties so that all children are able to effectively access their learning. The school has a Learning Support Mentor to support children to access all educational provision effectively.

Leadership and CPD

 

A member of the Senior Leadership Team maintained responsibility for pupil premium children. We continued to train staff on research and initiatives from the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation which this year included training on metacognition, targeted questioning and assessment for learning.

Curriculum Topics

 

Real life and purposeful outcomes ensured that children were highly motivated and excited about learning.  As result of being highly motivated they achieved their full potential.

SALT intervention in EYFS and KS1

 

We identified children in EYFS who needed extra support with speech and language so that the children had the best possible start to their school career.

Forest Schools

We have offered children in EYFS and KS1 enriching outdoor learning experiences, developing their life skills. Staff in EYFS and KS1 received training in order to carry out these enriching experiences in our forest school provision.

Music Tuition

 

By investing in musical instruments and specialist tuition, the school committed to providing the highest quality music provision that we can for all children.  In addition the Music Leader will offer places in the whole school choir. 

Reading Books

We have purchased new reading books for the children, enriching their English curriculum and developing reading for pleasure. This also supports our initiative of having whole class reading lessons where whole class sets of books are utilised.

Computing

We have purchased computing equipment and software to ensure our curriculum reflects National Curriculum expectations. Staff training has enabled children to develop their ICT skills and prepare them for being lifelong learners in the ever changing world of technology by investing in G-Suite.

 

What was the impact of the Pupil Premium?

 2019 End of Key Stage 2 results for Pupil Premium

 

School All

2019

 National All

2019

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium

School 2019

Pupils not eligible for Pupil Premium

School 2019

% achieving expected at reading, writing and maths.

Data will be added upon validation in November 2019

% achieving expected at reading.

% achieving expected at writing.

% achieving expected at maths.

 

2019-20 Pupil Premium Allocation

  • Millennium has been allocated £174,240 for its Pupil Premium grant to support disadvantaged children.

 

 Millennium Goal

Our main objectives for the children who qualify for pupil premium are for them to do as well academically as children that do not qualify for pupil premium. We are also looking to extend their understanding of the wider world by offering them opportunities that they may not get at home and enrich their cultural capital. Our pupil premium spend is based on high-impact, research-based recommendations from the Education Endowment Foundation and The Sutton Trust.

 Barriers to learning

  • Children start their school career at a lower level than their peers.
  • Children do not hold high aspirations of their learning or abilities.
  • Children start school with poorer language skills than their peers.
  • There is low parental engagement with the school and their child’s learning.

 Projected Impact

  • To reduce the in-school attainment gap between pupil premium children and non-pupil premium children in reading, writing, maths and grammar.
  • To identify and track higher attaining Pupil Premium children ensuring that they are being challenged and therefore reach their full potential.
  • To raise the aspirations of all pupil premium children and their families.
  • To develop links between the school and families at home.
  • To increase targeted extended school opportunities for pupil premium pupils.
  • To increase the range of services available to support the wellbeing of pupil premium pupils.

 How will we spend the money?

 

ACTIVITY

IMPACT

Cost

Focused smaller group phonic sessions

Children will continue to receive explicit and systematic phonics teaching by trained members of staff starting in EYFS and continuing into KS1.  This will support Pupil Premium children and help to close learning gaps. 

£20,000

Sports Coach

We will continue to employ a sports coach to engage the children in sporting activities during lunch times.

£9,000

LEXIA phonics intervention. 

The progress of PP children in Lexia has shown a positive impact on overall attainment. Continue with this

£10,000

Small group and 1:1 support

Additional LSAs have been employed to support children in small groups or 1:1 teaching.  These groups will receive targeted support in maths, handwriting, Numicon, phonics, Reading and English, allowing them to narrow the gaps in their learning.

£19,000

Staff training- to raise the focus on expectations for vulnerable children. 

This will ensure that teachers know how to identify any gaps between vulnerable groups and are confident to action plan how to close them. Staff will have a deeper understanding of how attachment and emotional resilience difficulties can impact on children within their class. Strategies will be provided to support teachers when planning for these children.

£6,000

Subsidised places in breakfast club

 

We will continue to subsidise breakfast club places for Pupil Premium children as this helps to support the punctuality of these children and ensures that they start the day fully fed.

£5,000

Additional Ed Psych input. 

To ensure that pupils who are PP and SEND are seen quicker and recommendations able to be put in place at the earliest opportunity to support their access to the curriculum. 

£4,000

Counselling and mentoring

 

We will offer specifically focused sessions to vulnerable children to support them with social and emotional difficulties so that all children are able to effectively access their learning. The school has a full time Learning Support Mentor to support children to access all educational provision effectively.

£20,240

My Concern 

Staff will be able to log concerns about individual children on an electronic data base. This will enable DSL’s to ensure early help is offered to the most vulnerable families at the earliest possible opportunity. 

£1,500

Leadership and CPD

 

We have a member of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for Pupil Premium children. We will be training staff on research and initiatives from the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation and this year will include training on metacognition, targeted questioning and assessment for learning.

£20,000

Curriculum Topics

 

At Millennium we feel passionately about offering a stimulating and engaging curriculum which produces memorable outcomes. We will be investing money so that children have the opportunity to achieve amazing results in their learning. This year we have plans to participate in another Maritime Expo which will allow children to travel through time, capturing these moments on film

£12,500

Resourcing the Curriculum 




This will engage all children making learning more accessible.

£4,000

SALT intervention 

We will identify children who need extra support with speech and language so that the children get the best possible start .

£22,000

Forest Schools

We will offer children enriching outdoor learning experiences, developing their life skills and have trained staff in EYFS and KS1 to carry out these enriching experiences in our Forest school.

£2,500

Whole Class Reading Books

We will purchase new reading books for the children, enriching their literacy curriculum and developing reading for enjoyment. This also support our initiative of having whole class reading lessons where whole class sets of books are utilised.

£10,000

Parent workshops




Leads for English and maths to provide parent workshops to improve academic and social successes for Pupil Premium children.

£1,000

Computing

We will purchase computing equipment, software and training enable children to develop their ICT skills and prepare them for being lifelong learners in the ever changing world of technology by investing in G-Suite.

£7,500


Total spend £174,240.