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Manor Beach

Primary School

 

Summary of Main Barriers to Learning

Pupil premium barriers to learning

 

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support the raising of achievement for the most vulnerable pupils. Some examples are as follows:

  • Additional TA support to deliver personalised intervention programmes
  • Provision of extra-curricular activities for children both in an out of school
  • Additional resources/equipment such as reading/maths books to meet pupil needs
  • Enriching the curriculum through the use of outside visitors such as an author
  • Enabling pupils to participate in  educational trips

Our key objective in using the Pupil Premium grant is to narrow the gap between pupil groups and to ensure that all children, regardless of their home background, have the same opportunities to learn and achieve. Through targeted interventions we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through school. It is also important that all our children are receiving a ‘whole’ life experience regardless of background and so, children are also given the same opportunities to participate in additional school tuition such as music lessons and out of school activities should they so wish.In 2017/18 school received a Pupil Premium allocation of £188,400. This refers to the academic year April 2017 to March 2018.

Barriers to educational achievement

  • Low language levels. Many children have language difficulties or delay when entering the foundation stage. This leads to social communication, reading and writing difficulties.
  • Broken family structures which leads to stress.
  • Low parental engagement.
  • Loss and bereavement.
  • Mental health issues in the family and /or child.
  • Frequent movement of schools.
  • Socio-economic disadvantage.
  • Housing Issues i.e. poor quality temporary housing/a lot of private rented accommodation
  • Poor health and diet
  • Low attendance
  • Safeguarding and welfare issues which may lead to social service involvement.
  • Poor resilience of parents/carers and children
  • Unemployment/ worklessness of parents and carers
  • Lack of choice for high school
  • Conflict between families in the community which spills over into school.
  • Witnessing domestic violence
  • Victims of abuse
  • Victims of neglect
  • Growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems

During 2017/18 we have use it in the following ways:

Additional Staffing

 

Additional part-time teacher to support groups of pupils in English and Maths across school

Additional TA hours supporting children 1:1 / groups on personalised programmes

Full time Family Learning Mentor to support families who may be affected by a variety of life’s challenges

Extra class teachers to reduce class sizes

 

Resources

 

Staff training to deliver proven intervention programmes e.g. Better Reading Support Partnership, First Class at Writing

Subsidy of transport costs to enable more class trips to take place thus expanding on our pupils’ experiences

Wider Opportunities (Year 4)

New materials e.g. KS 1 phonically decodable books, range of books for Better Reading Partnership, resources for the First Class Writing

Cost of training and resources for Early Talk Boost and Talk Boost

 

 

Pupil Welfare

 

Subsidised Breakfast Club & After School Club Places

Cost of Peripatetic Music lessons

Cost of school clubs not organised by school

Support with school uniform

Resilience workshop for parents delivered by New Start

 

Subsidised Events

 

Subsidy of transport for school trips and visits.

Support towards transport costs to ensure affordability of trips by parents.

Subsidy of costs towards Year 6 residential trip

Subsidy towards uniform costs for very low income families

Cost of milk for those Infant children eligible for free milk – apart from those under 5.

Financial assistance for families in crisis e.g. money for gas/electric, petrol, children’s clothing/shoes.

 

Impact of the above:

  • Attendance can be tackled and for those families where attendance is an issue strategies can be put in place. There are those hard to engage families. Employing Mrs Scantlebury in this role has certainly had a positive impact in challenging absence and improving attendance.
  • Family Learning Mentor supports families in trying to address/support unmet needs in a variety of ways e.g. in housing advice, debt management, family disputes, referrals to other agencies. Families are sign posted to services that can offer support if appropriate. Families supported to reduce the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
  • This is one of the ways in which we have helped to raise standards.
  • The intervention means that children’s learning needs can be addressed swiftly.
  • Children are given opportunities that they may well not experience.
  • The majority of the children have closed the gaps to meet age related expectations. However we do need to be mindful that quite a number of Pupil Premium children also have SEND.

In 2018/19 we will receive a Pupil Premium allocation of £172,460.

The Pupil Premium Co-ordinator is Mrs Julie Ward (Deputy Headteacher) and the Pupil Premium Governor is Dr. Alan Sykes (Chair of Governors). They meet termly to review the Pupil premium Strategy.

Planned Expenditure for April 2018 – March 2019

 

 

Additional Staffing

 

Additional part-time teacher to support groups of pupils in English and Maths across school

Additional TA hours supporting children 1:1 / groups on personalised programmes

Full time Family Learning Mentor to support families who may be affected by a variety of life’s challenges

Extra class teachers to reduce class sizes

 

Resources

 

Staff training to deliver proven intervention programmes e.g. Better Reading Support Partnership, First Class at Writing

Subsidy of transport costs to enable more class trips to take place thus expanding on our pupils’ experiences

Wider Opportunities (Year 4)

New materials e.g. KS 1 phonically decodable books, range of books for Better Reading Partnership, resources for the First Class Writing

 

Pupil Welfare

 

Subsidised Breakfast Club & After School Club Places

Cost of Peripatetic Music lessons

Cost of school clubs not organised by school

Support with school uniform

 

 

 

Subsidised Events

 

Subsidy of transport for school trips and visits.

Support towards transport costs to ensure affordability of trips by parents.

Subsidy of costs towards Year 6 residential trip

Subsidy towards uniform costs for very low income families

Cost of milk for those Infant children eligible for free milk – apart from those under 5.

Financial assistance for families in crisis e.g. money for gas/electric, petrol, children’s clothing/shoes.

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Manor Beach Primary School
Manor Drive, Thornton Cleveleys,
Lancashire, FY5 1EU
T 01253 853879

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