Pupil Premium Funding
The government believes that the pupil premium funding which is additional to the main school funding is the best to way to ensure the all children are able to make good progress and tackle disadvantage. This ensures that the school is able to target resources where they are needed most to address inequalities.
It is for schools to decide how to spend the pupil premium funding they receive. At Manor Field Infant School we use the funding we receive to purchase additional resources and to address both the academic and pastoral needs of our children to ensure they make good progress and achieve well.
Manor Field infant School – The Impact of Pupil Premium (Update November 2016)
In our school those pupils who receive pupil premium funding make good progress and the gap between their attainment and that of their classmates has narrowed in reading and is narrowing in maths and writing. The school promotes equality of opportunity in learning by providing pupils with extra help in lessons, in small groups or individually as required.
In 2015 -2016 Manor Field Infant School received £70,280 in Pupil Premium Funding. We used our funding in the following ways (a detailed breakdown is also on this web page):
Following research findings at national level and our own data we have targeted closing the gap on entry to school by employing a specialist speech and language teaching assistant.Our data analysis highlighted poor speech and language as a barrier to learning therefore our specially trained TA screens pupils via language link to create programmes that support each pupil’s individual language development. The impact being that there is no gap for the prime areas by the end of Foundation Stage at the end of the academic year 2015-16.
The appointment of a nurture group leader to address emotional and social needs of pupils, this support develops pupil resilience and self-esteem so that they can translate these coping strategies into the classroom and thus impacting on their learning.
Additional TA support and intervention including able writing and sunshine (memory) groups and our new Nessy phonics programme for personalised learning to overcome pupils learning barriers.
A maths enrichment teacher to specifically challenge able pupils so they will achieve at greater depth by the end of year 2.
Our results for pupils at the end of Year 2 (2015-16) did not demonstrate the improvements we had expected, or reflect the achievement we saw of our pupils who received pupil premium funding in the academic year 2014-15. We therefore as a school have altered and reflected on how we can improve further. We are able to demonstrate that there has been a significant improvement in the progress made by pupils across the other age ranges and the percentage of pupils working at age related expectations has increased. Our revised provision will ensure that we can replicate our previous success and ensure all pupils who are in receipt of pupil premium funding will achieve in line with or better than age related expectations.