Pupil premium and PE/sport premium
A funding agreement exists between the Department for Education and Paradigm Trust, which sets out the framework for the operation of Murrayfield Primary. Under that funding agreement, Paradigm Trust is required to publish in each academy financial year information in relation to:
- the amount of pupil premium allocation that Murrayfield Primary will receive during the academy financial year.
- on what it intends to spend the pupil premium allocation.
- on what it spent its pupil premium in the previous academy financial year.
- the impact in educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous academy financial year’s pupil premium.
The amount of pupil premium allocation that Murrayfield Primary will receive during the academy financial year (2016-17)
For the period January 2017 until end August 2017, Murrayfield Primary received £134 900 in pupil premium.
Spending plans for January-August 2017
The school plans to spend this or has already spent this as follows:
[NB where the chosen services/spend benefit all students, the funding contribution has been pro rated to reflect the proportion of pupil premium students within the target population]
- £35 000 on ReadWrite Inc and Literacy and Language training and resources to deliver the program effectively
- £10 000 on resources and training in Maths No Problem (a highly structured mathematics scheme of work influenced by best practice from Singapore)
- £52 404 on additional teaching staff and support staff to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, particularly in Year 6, in order to rapidly improve standards. Pupils will also taught be on Saturdays and throughout the holiday period
- £4000 to enable all pupils to participate in the Year 6 residential visit, regardless of family incomes
- £1640 to enable pupils to attend breakfast club, regardless of family incomes
- £4700 to provide early speech and language specialist intervention
- £27 156 to fund a pastoral support manager.
The impact in educational attainment, arising from expenditure of the previous academy financial year’s pupil premium
The pupil premium spend for the period January-August 2017 was heavily targeted towards raising Y6 achievement. A significant, positive impact resulted:
- the proportion of pupils who achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics (combined) increased by more than a factor four, from 16% in summer 2016 to 57% in summer 2017
- the proportion of pupils who achieved the expected standard in reading was particularly impressive (74% compared to a national average of 71% and the predecessor school’s performance in the previous year of 22%)
- progress made by disadvantaged pupils is expected to be broadly in line with national averages for all pupils. This is in marked contrast to the progress made by disadvantaged pupils in the previous year, which, in reading in particular, was strongly negative (-4.36)
- the proportion of disadvantaged pupils who have attained the combined expected standard has increased from 19% in summer 2016 to 32% in summer 2017. This is still far lower than it should be but it is testament to the rapid improvement which has been achieved in the six months from January to June 2016
- the proportion of disadvantaged YR pupils who achieved the early learning goal in reading (91%) significantly exceeded the most recent national benchmark for all pupils (77%).
PE and sport premium
For the period January to August 2017, Murrayfield Primary received £3929 in PE grant funding. The school spent this as follows:
- £3929 as a contribution to the teaching and maintenance costs of swimming throughout the school, over and above the requirements of the national curriculum. At Murrayfield, all pupils from YR upwards have had a substantial period of swimming instruction, which is significantly in excess of the national curriculum entitlement.
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. We will meet the requirement to publish this data by the April deadline.