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    PUPIL PREMIUM STATEMENT

    The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant, based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in Reception to Year 11. For looked after children, the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After returns (SSDA903). A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of these pupils.

    The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by Mayfield School to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most

    Pupil Premium Funding for 2012/13

    Total number of pupils on roll                                                 1431

    Approximate number of pupils eligible for PP                         453

    Total amount 2012/2013                                                  £221,064

    Nature of the Support offered 2012/2013

    • We employed a Parent Student Support Adviser specifically to ensure that all families but particularly where there is disadvantage, have access to support and guidance.
    • We employed Learning Mentors for each Year Group who also worked with students where there was disadvantage.
    • We employed an Independent Advice & Guidance Counsellor whose specific focus is on students at risk of becoming NEET.
    • Mayfield School subsidise school meals by an additional 51p per day per FSM student.
    • Financial support made available to students from families whose circumstances are particularly challenging, so they can participate fully in the range of school activities and trips.
    • We paid for music lessons for some students.
    • We paid for items of equipment and clothing for some students.
    • We held nurture groups for students who were targeted to work in smaller groups to enhance their skills and confidence and facilitate their transition to secondary school.

     Pupil Premium Funding for 2013/14

    Total number of pupils on roll                                                             1512

    Approximate number of pupils eligible for PP                                     505

    Amount of PP  per pupil (2013/14)                                                   £900

    Total amount 2013/2014                                                             £454,500

     Nature of the Support offered 2013/2014

    • We employed a Parent Student Support Adviser specifically to ensure that all families, but particularly where there is disadvantage, have access to support and guidance.
    • We employed Learning Mentors for each Year Group who also worked with students where there was disadvantage.
    • We employed an Independent Advice & Guidance Counsellor whose specific focus is on students at risk of becoming NEET.
    • Mayfield School subsidise school meals by an additional 51p per day per FSM student.
    • Financial support made available to students from families whose circumstances are particularly challenging, so they can participate fully in the range of school activities and trips.
    • We paid for music lessons for some students.
    • We paid for items of equipment and clothing for some students.
    • We held nurture groups for students who were targeted to work in smaller groups to enhance their skills and confidence and facilitate their transition to secondary school.
    • We gave one to one tuition to students requiring extra help to fully access school’s literacy and numeracy strategies.
    • Bright Sparks Breakfast Club – breakfast is free for FSM students
    • The Bookworms reading programme was designed to improve reading ages and work alongside the Accelerated Reader programme.
    • Literacy and Numeracy catch up summer sessions took place in the holidays.
    • Outside agency exam support and study skills sessions.
    • The LIT programme (boosting literacy at Key Stage 3).
    • Lexia reading programme to improve the reading ages of students (a computer aided programme).

     Year 7 Catch Up Premium (2013/14)

    The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium provides schools with an additional £500 for each Year 7 pupil who did not achieve at least level 4 in reading and/or maths at the end of Key Stage 2.

    Year 7 Catch Up Premium for 2013/14

    Total number of pupils with KS2 data below level 4                                 54

    Amount of Year 7 catch up funding per pupil (2013/14)                        £500

    Total amount 2013/2014                                                                   £27,000

     Nature of the Support offered 2013/2014

    • We gave one to one tuition to students requiring extra help to fully access the school’s literacy and numeracy strategies.
    • The Bookworms reading programme was designed to improve reading ages and work alongside the Accelerated Reader programme.
    • The LIT programme (boosting literacy at Key Stage 3).
    • Lexia reading programme to improve the reading ages of students (a computer aided programme).
    • Summer school literacy and numeracy catch up.
    • Gap busters literacy and numeracy after school sessions
    • Educational rewards trips for pupils who reach level 4.

    Mayfield School is committed to ensuring that all our students are supported to achieve the highest educational outcomes possible. Where young people experience financial, social or cultural disadvantage we will use the Pupil Premium funding to better address the needs of these students. Mayfield School has an excellent record in terms of ‘closing the achievement gap’ between Pupil Premium students and non-Pupil Premium students and those students consistently score higher than the national average when compared to non-Pupil Premium students.

    Monitoring of Impact

    The impact of our Pupil Premium interventions are shown through the following:

    • Increased aspirations;
    • An enriched, well-rounded education;
    • Improvements in effort, attendance, attitude or behaviour;
    • The overall attainment of a particular group of eligible pupils;
    •  The removal of any other obstacles to achievement.

    Evidence of Impact

    • Much of the evidence is linked to individual students. However, a recent analysis of results of pupils in Years 7-9 showed that the gap between pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding and those that aren’t is not evident.
    • Year 8 pupils who attended the summer literacy and numeracy catch up sessions said that were now more confident in English and maths lessons. 100% of the pupils who attended made progress towards the next level and 60% of the students who attended reached their target grade.
    • 100% of year 7 students that were helped financially to go on the Danbury residential trip said that they had made friends and felt more confident at school since the trip.

    At Mayfield, we have consistently been above the national average for the value added we offer our students. The Pupil Premium funding has provided an additional way to help us to do that.

    If you have any questions about the Pupil Premium, or you need information about applying for free school meals, please contact Miss J Campbell, Assistant Headteacher, at the school or by email: campbellj@mayfieldschool.net

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