Pupil Premium Strategy

Pupil Premium Allocation 

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools to support disadvantaged pupils (those children eligible for free school meals FSM) and to close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Funding is also received for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel. This funding is designed to support the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

Identified barriers for PP children

  • Poor attendance
  • Lack of parental engagement (including support at home)
  • Poorer language and communication skills
  • Poorer numeracy skills
  • Lack of funding for visits and other cultural opportunities

Strategies used for PP children

At Marshfield we support the progress of all of our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners in small groups, focusing on numeracy, literacy and social skills. The progress of children eligible for pupil premium and all other children is regularly reviewed by the Senior Management Team and Governing Body.

Intervention and Strategies include:

  • Pupil Premium (PP) pupils are a focus of pupil progress meetings (4x year) when intervention and strategies are discussed.
  • High quality first teaching, regularly reviewed.
  • Meeting the needs of individual PP children for example providing funding for music lessons or running a maths intervention.
  • Deploying staff with appropriate skills to support PP children.
  • A clear PP action plan and PP leadership roles.
  • Reviewing research and using evidence based research to inform our planning and provision for PP children (The Sutton Trust EEF teaching and learning toolkit, Teaching Schools Council TSC review, Oxford School Improvement The Pupil Premium and The Pupil Premium Ofsted 2013).
  • A PP Governor who regularly meets with the PP lead.
  • Monitoring and reviewing of teaching and learning.
  • Monitoring and reviewing of interventions.
  • Provision map monitoring by the SENCO, subject leaders and the leadership team.
  • Leadership team daily monitoring of PP attendance.
  • Whole school ethos, all staff within the classroom are aware of who the pupil premium pupils are to allow for targeted support.
  • Whole school ethos, all staff know the barriers to learning for PP children and how we are working to overcome these.
  • Progress and attainment tracked and compared to all pupils – 3x year.
  • Pupil premium pupils are highlighted by teachers, who ensure that they are in at least one teacher guided group each week in reading, writing and maths.
  • The books of pupil premium children are marked first following guidance that shows high quality, timely feedback has the biggest impact on learners (Oxford School Improvement, The Pupil Premium).
  • All PP children are placed in short term intervention groups focussed on the gaps in their learning that will enable them to make accelerated progress, regardless of their ability.