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Al-Furqan Primary School

Al-Furqan Primary School

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Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Al-Furqan Primary School Pupil premium strategy statement

School Overview

Metric

Data

 School name

Al-Furqan Primary School

Pupils in school

630

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

30%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£248,160

Academic year or years covered by statement

2018-2020

Publish date

01 December 2019

Review date

01 November 2020

Statement authorised by

Sue Barratt

Pupil premium lead

Sadyah Yafai

Governor lead

Sylvia Fry

 

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year

Measure

Score

Reading

3.1

Writing

1.5

Maths

3.6

 

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Measure

Score

Meeting expected standard at KS2

68%

Achieving high standard at KS2

19%

 

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Teaching staff to regularly review understanding, level of challenge and quantity and quality of work for disadvantaged pupils during lessons

Priority 2

Children in PP families have the same opportunities as none PP families.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

•  language and vocabulary skills (speaking & reading skills) • High numbers of pupils with EAL • widen experience of PP children

 

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress in Reading

 Continue/maintain Reading  above national progress scores in key stage 2

September  2021

Progress in Writing

Continue/maintain  Writing above national progress scores in key stage 2

September  2021

Progress in Mathematics

Continue/maintain Maths  above national progress scores in key stage 2 maths

September  2021

Phonics

Continue/maintain phonics above national expected standard in year 1

September  2021

Other

Increase participation of pupil premium pupils in extracurricular activities, both inside and outside school e.g. clubs, enabling enterprise trips etc. in order to broaden experiences

Increase participation

September  2021

 

Remember to focus support on disadvantaged pupils reaching the expected standard in phonics check at end of Y1

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Ensure all staff receive training focusing on reading & writing improving classroom pedagogy.

 

Priority 2

Increase children’s vocabulary and reading for pleasure

Priority 3

Review and audit the teaching of phonics in EYFS and Key stage 1.

 

Barriers to learning these priorities address

High levels of EAL means that children spend longer on developing language skills and therefore reading and writing strategies require more time and practise in order to become sufficiently embedded. High proportion of children do not speak English at home

 

Projected spending

£6000

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Intervention teachers and teaching assistants to support children who are falling behind

 

Priority 2

Year 6 holiday and booster clubs (Reading , Writing and Mathematics)

Priority 3

Provide pupils with book parcels to take home and continue to build on their library at home 

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Children struggle with higher order reading skills such as inference and deduction and are not answering with sufficient depth when reading. They also have difficulties with technical and specific vocabulary. This may be due to high percentage of EAL pupils

Projected spending

£223,007.00

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Children to participate in enrichment activities, (Skills Builder), whole school Challenge Day and one-year group to take part in business trips organised by Skills Builder team.

Priority 2

Provide breakfast club for children, ensuring they have opportunities to have a healthy breakfast at the start of the day, talk and play, as well as ensuring punctuality and readiness for school.

Priority 3

Family worker to support families by providing programmes eg  Nuture programme, Freedom programme .

Priority 4

Midday supervisors to support pupil premium children with extra needs

 

Priority 5

Music lessons Djembe

To enrich the curriculum and provide children an awareness of other musical cultures and traditions they may not otherwise have. Children will gain a creative lift which gives them a great boost of confidence and feel engaged.

 

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Some pupils have a lack of experiences in the local environment, in which they can base their future learning on. Engaging parents

Projected spending

£19,153.00

 

 

Monitoring and Implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

Ensure that enough time is allocated for staff training.

Ensure that gaps are closed between the different groups

Timetable staff training on calendar

Monitor every half term pp progress

Targeted support

Regular monitoring of children who are falling behind.

Attendance at booster classes

 

Timetable monitoring every half term, pupil progress meetings

Letters sent out to parents and teachers to speak to them on the importance of attending

 

Wider strategies

 

 

 

Widening children’s experiences

Engaging families

Ensuring pupil premium children are also taking opportunities to attend breakfast club and other clubs

Plan opportunities to widen children’s opportunities eg enabling enterprise

Workshops for parents to attend, family worker to work with families to ensure they are engaged

 

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

To improve language skills so that reading and writing strategies become sufficiently embedded.

Key stage 2 results were good, above National in ARE and Higher standard for all pupils in all subjects.

Combined for RWM was also above the national in ARE and higher standard

 

Phonics score above the National.

Disadvantaged pupil’s phonics score above National in Year 1 and Year 2 Phonics Check

Year 2 above National in all areas. Disadvantaged outperformed the Non Disadvantaged in reading, writing and maths at the expected and in reading, writing and maths compared to Nationally at the expected.

 

To improve inference, deduction, and understanding of technical and specific vocabulary  and being able to answer questions with sufficient depth.

Key stage 2 results were good, above National in ARE and Higher standard for all pupils in all subjects.

Combined for RWM was also above the national in ARE and higher standard

 

 

Other

To increase participation of pupil premium pupils in extracurricular activities, both  inside and  outside school e.g. clubs, enabling enterprise trips etc. in order to broaden experiences

Children developed Teamwork & Leadership; Listening & Presenting; Aiming High & Staying Positive; Problem Solving & Creativity skills.  Children who were normally shy and needed encouragement to participate in everyday lessons did not need that when working on the project/participating on the Challenge Day. Below are the trips children were involved in

Year 5 business trips

Gowling WLG  (a Global 100 legal practice) https://www.skillsbuilder.org/press/Al-Furqan-Primary-School-visit-Gowling-WLG-Birmingham

 

Aston University ( a leading UK university specialising in Business, Engineering and the Sciences with an international reputation)

https://www.skillsbuilder.org/press/Al-Furqan-Primary-School-visit-Aston-University

 

KPMG  One Snow Hill Birmingham (one of the largest professional services companies in the world. Its global headquarters is in Amstelveen, the Netherlands)

https://www.skillsbuilder.org/press/Al-Furqan-Primary-School-visit-KPMG-One-Snow-Hill-Birmingham-2019-06-26

 

 Whole school challenge day: Game On

https://www.skillsbuilder.org/press/Al-Furqan-Primary-School-Game-On-2018-19

 

Breakfast club

Children have an opportunity to have a healthy breakfast at the start of the day, talk and play, as well as ensuring punctuality and readiness for school.

34  disadvantaged children  benefited from having a nutritional breakfast , exercising in the morning, at school, completing homework,  socialising etc 

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