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Use of the Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding allocated by the Department for Education to schools on the basis of the numbers of children entitled to and registered for free school meals (FSM) at any point within the last six years and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.  The expectation is that this additional funding will be used to support Pupil Premium eligible students and close the attainment gap between them and their peers.

 

Meols Cop Pupil Premium Strategy 2020 - 2021

 

 

Meols Cop Pupil Premium Strategy 2019 - 2020

 

Use of the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 2019/2020

Meols Cop Year 7 catch-up programme is designed to provide sustained, long-term improvement in attainment through early identification and tailored intervention.

 

Number of Students Below Expected Standard in Reading: 70

Number of Students Below Expected Standard in Math: 57

Our current estimated funding for 2019-20 is £16,500 and we intend to support our learners by implementing the following strategies that have proven to impact on standards:

1. Year 7 Mathematics curriculum- allow smaller class sizes for students to work in intensive smaller group tuition.

2. Year 7 English curriculum - allow smaller class sizes for students to work in intensive smaller group tuition.

3. Literacy and Numeracy extra hours allocated for students in need of support. Student are identified on entry from KS2 prior attainment and allocated a Meols Cop ranking score combing skills from Reading, Grammar and Mathematics. Students identified in need of support receive extra 6 hours a fortnight to support Literacy and numeracy. Number of Students allocated Literacy and Numbers catch up: 43

4. Think Reading Program – Staffing for one to one.

5. External Services and materials – ixl.com and ‘Connecting Math Concepts’ to support with numeracy program.

The data from the DfE on the QLA (Question Level Analysis) helps to support staff with areas of strength and weakness. This diagnostic level analysis is shared with Literacy and Numeracy staff and forms action plans for the hours dedicated to catch up.

Use of the Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium 2018/2019

Number of Students Below Expected Standard in Reading: 56

Number of Students Below Expected Standard in Math: 57

Allocation: £16,348

2018-2019 allocation for Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch up premium was allocated to staffing. 44 students were allocated into the literacy and numeracy groups. These students received both literacy and numeracy. We set students based on KS2 prior attainment at the start of the academic year and created literacy and numeracy groups for students to work in. Students received 6 hours of Literacy over a two week period and 6 hours of Numeracy over the same period of time. Funding was allocated to staff these hours with groups and provide tailored intervention materials to suit the needs of the students.

 

Reviews took place at the end of the year to measure progress of students against their peers with the additional hours dedicated. These support hours run on a two year program and students allocated hours in year 7 have now been allocated further hours in year 8 and we feel this is necessary to support our students in the catch up program.

Attainment:

Students are measured using KS2 assessment baselines and data shared from KS2 SAT’s examinations. Final yearly reviews take place to see if students continue with literacy and numeracy into year 8. All students in the academic year 2018/2019 have continued with literacy and numeracy catch up.

 

In literacy 46% of students met the standards expected outlined in the curriculum during the academic year 2018- 2019 with 35% working slightly below the expected standard and 19% not meeting the standard. In numeracy 68% of students met the standards expected outlined in the curriculum during the academic year 2018- 2019, with 22% working slightly below the expected standard and 10% not meeting the standard.

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