Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls
CE Primary School

Faith in learning, achievement for all

Pupil Premium Allocation & Spending Statement

Financial Year 2016/17

Allocated Funds

Pupil Premium Allocation: £18 480
Total: £18 480

How this was spent

The School has a robust system for checking progress and expects all pupils, regardless of ability, belief, gender, race, background or disability, to make ‘Good’ or better than expected academic progress. Children are assessed based on teachers’ professional judgment at least three times a year and children are given additional support if they make ‘Expected’ rather than ‘Good’ progress. The school uses a variety of literacy and numeracy interventions delivered by a combination of the Class Teacher and Teaching Assistants.

“You demonstrate a passion and an absolute belief that every child deserves the best possible education and experience during their primary years. The school’s inclusive ethos is evident in all aspects of its work. ‘Faith in learning, and achievement for all’ is reflected in the everyday life of the school. This ethos and belief is shared by staff and supports pupils to achieve and experience success in their academic and personal development.” Ofsted 2016.

Our National Curriculum test results in 2017 showed that our Key Stage 2 disadvantaged children were in the top 6% of disadvantaged children nationally in the progress they made in Reading and top 2% in Mathematics. At Key Stage 1 100% of our disadvantage children achieved the expected standard in Reading and Mathematics compared to 79% of disadvantaged children nationally.

Pupil Premium has been spent on staffing and educational resources to support interventions for pupils who are vulnerable to not making ‘Good’ progress. Some money has been allocated to provide additional maths, reading and writing resources such as the Doodle Maths and Lexia Reading apps. These resources develop and extend early maths and reading skills for children of all abilities and can be used as catch up programmes for children vulnerable to underachievement. Children can access them on the School’s iPads and at home.

The School has an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) and she has worked with many children entitled to support from the Pupil Premium. Her role is to support the emotional wellbeing of our children which enables them to learn more effectively. This year the School extended ‘Forest Schools’ sessions to include Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children and took place in a local woodland, Tinney’s Firs. These sessions develop teamwork, care for the environment, promote wellbeing and cover many areas of the curriculum in an ‘out of classroom’ setting. Children entitled to Pupil Premium funding have been prioritised for ‘Forest Schools’ sessions.

Pupil Premium money has been used to assist parents with the costs of trips, uniform and Breakfast Club childcare. This allows equity of access to all the educational experiences the school offers and assists parents in ensuring their child starts the day ready to learn.

Financial Year 2017/18

Allocated Funds

Pupil Premium Allocation: £26 400
Total: £26 400

How this will be spent

Pupil Premium will continue to be spent on staffing and educational resources to support interventions for pupils who are vulnerable to not making ‘Good’ progress.

Some of the Pupil Premium funding will cover some of the ongoing costs of employing an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA). Following the success of the ‘Forest Schools’ 2016/17, this will be extended this year to provide Forest School sessions for disadvantaged children throughout the School.

The school will continue to use iPad apps as a numeracy and literacy intervention tool. Such apps support rapid progress in numeracy and literacy and so disadvantage learners vulnerable to underachievement will be prioritised with such interventions.

Pupil Premium money will continue to be used to assist parents with the costs of trips, uniform and Breakfast Club childcare. This allows equity of access to all the educational experiences the school offers and assists parents in ensuring their child starts the day ready to learn.