Closing the gap: all children reaching their potential

Pupil Premium

The Morley Newlands Academy believes that all children should benefit from a good education and provides pupils with equal access to a curriculum that supports children reaching their full potential. The pupil premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to pupils from poorer backgrounds in order to “close the gap” between richer and poorer children and those who have parents serving in the armed forces by improving academic performance.

Schools that are awarded the funding by government are given freedom to spend the money as they can best plan and make provisions for their students. The impact of the pupil premium is primarily measured through Ofsted results, pupil attainment, and Department of Education performance tables.

Click on the tabs below to see our proposed spending for 2017/2018 and the impact of our 2016/2017 spending

Pupil Premium 2017/18

Pupil Premium Strategy – September 2017

Report: 2016/17

Pupil Premium Analysis 2016/17

2016/2017 Allocation: £212,520

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Improved attendance.


Pupil Premium Funding Cost Purpose Desired Outcome
Appointment of two new Vice Principals with responsibility for teaching and learning to coach, develop and improve the quality of teaching (3 days per week) including in areas such as:

  • Marking and feedback
  • Metacognition
  • Mastery
  • Pitch and differentiation
  • Challenge for more able PP pupils
  • Implementation of Kagan
  • Addressing within school variance:
    • Ensuring consistent implementation of practice and expectations
    • Improving monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensuring Quality first teaching:
    • Team teaching and planning
    • Modelled lessons
    • Coordinate targeted CPD
  • Ensuring more accurate data:
    • Supporting effective use of data and gap analysis
    • Moderation
  • Ensuring Effective interventions
    • Providing targeted support intervention for pupils to address underachievement
    • Ensuring effectiveness of support staff
  • Increased % of PP pupils working at or above age related expectations (in line with national, difference diminishing between PP and others nationally).
  • Increased percentage of good / outstanding provision
  • Consistent implementation of practice and expectations across school
Phase leader release time to work with staff to ensure consistency and that outcomes improve across the phase. £7,000
  • Addressing within school variance:
    • Ensuring consistent implementation of practice and expectations
  • Ensuring Quality first teaching:
    • Team teaching and planning
  • Sharing best practice:
    • Release for staff to share best practice
    • Modelled lessons
  • Moderation:
    • Ensure that all results have been
  • Phase outcomes will be in line with national (for the key stage)
  • Provision will meet the needs of PP pupils (including the more able) as evidenced in SLT monitoring
Appointment of an additional teacher for year 6 £22,000
  • Smaller class sizes of 20 pupils.
  • Re-form to 30 pupils in the afternoon for one teacher to provide high quality same day intervention/pre-teach.
  • Key stage 2 outcomes in line with national
  • PP Pupils are ready for secondary school
  • Increased confidence of PP pupils in persevering and approaching problems and problem solving
Provide staff with targeted and appropriate CPD as recommended by research bodies for having maximum impact on outcomes. £5,000
  • Staff are trained on strategies such as:
    • Kagan (Collaborative Learning)
    • Metacognition (awareness of own thought process)
    • Mastery (depth of understanding)
    • Peer support
    • TA support
  • Evidence of excellent provision and teaching over time for PP pupils
  • Outcomes are in line with national for PP pupils.
Appointment of a new SENDco with responsibility for PP funding, including the buying in of resources such as Speech and Language. £19,000
  • Identification of specific need for PP pupils
  • Co-ordination of provision for PP pupils
  • Monitoring the impact of provision on PP pupils/pupils with SEND
  • PP Pupils will have their needs swiftly identified and support implemented to ensure differences diminish
  • PP Pupils who also have SEND will be effectively supported
Redeployment of 6 HLTAs across phases to maximise learning opportunities for PP pupils £12,000
  • Provide support during English and Maths for specific phase and small groups with similar learning needs
  • Teach classes to release teachers to provide support and extension for small groups
  • Phase outcomes will be in line with national
  • Provision will effectively meet the learning needs of PP pupils and increase their confidence
Deployment of family support manager to work with families and improve and attendance £20,000
  • Support families with pastoral needs
  • Support parents and pupils who are suffering from abuse and arrange support/counselling
  • Complete attendance analysis and make second day home visits where required
  • Liaise with SLT to invite parents in to discuss absences and set improvement targets
  • Arrange positive rewards
  • Barriers to learning will be reduced
  • Pupils will be able to deal with their emotions more effectively
  • Increased attendance ¡V in line with national (at least 96%)
  • Outcomes for pupils will be in line with national
Contribution to Cluster for access to pastoral services £1,600
  • Enable school to access a range of support for pupils with identified needs
  • Barriers to learning reduced
  • Confidence of PP pupils increased
Parent courses to support with building relationships between parents and their children/supporting parents in establishing behavioural routines. £1,000
  • Develop relationships between parents and children
  • Support parents in implementing boundaries at home and support those in school also to ensure
  • Improved relationships between parents and school
  • Parents will be confident to support their children at home
  • Parents understand their role in supporting school
  • Outcomes will be in line with national.
Increase the number of learning mentors to support pupils with emotional barriers to learning £25,000
  • Provide quality and measurable pastoral support for all pupils
  • Reduce barriers to learning so outcomes improve to being in line with national.
3 new teaching assistants for deployment across Key Stage 1 £35,000
  • Address the low numbers of pupils leaving EY with GLD
  • Address % of pupils not attaining phonics screening check
  • Increased number of PP pupils attaining GLD
  • Increased number of year 1 attaining expected standard in phonics
  • Increased number of year 2 pupils attaining expected standard in phonics re-sit
Subsidise trips and visits/enrichment activities/residentials £15,000
  • Extending experiences and building confidence.
  • Increased self- confidence greater independence, better team working and collaborative skills.
  • Opportunities to capture pupils’ imagination and provide greater opportunities.
Total: £233,600