We are proud of our friendly community within Manor Farm Community Junior School where courtesy and self-discipline are nurtured and each child is given the opportunity to make the most of their individual talents. The development of character as well as intellect is a vital part of the Manor Farm philosophy and a wide range of extra-curricular activities support high academic standards in the classroom. Children are encouraged to live as responsible and caring individuals and also to respect the lives and opinions of others.
The school community of children, staff, parents, governors and the local community work closely together with the aim of providing the highest possible standard of all round education for all our children.
Pupil Premium Funding
All schools receive additional funding for children who are entitled to free school meals and for families in the armed forces – this additional funding is called the “Pupil Premium”. The funding is provided for any child who has been entitled to free school meals at any point within the last 6 years. The money is given to schools to support them in enabling all pupils to reach and/or exceed the nationally expected level for their age. It is used primarily to help close the gap in attainment and / or progress that is often observed between Pupil Premium Pupils and Non-Pupil Premium Pupils.
Often parents are concerned that there is a stigma attached to being seen as a ‘low income’ family. At Manor Farm we treat the allocation of Pupil Premium with the strictest of confidence. We use all our resources to ensure that every child at Manor Farm has an equal opportunity to become an empowered learner and we believe that everyone can succeed and reach their full potential.
We work with our families and colleagues to make sure that everyone involved with all of our children has the highest of aspirations.
How much money has the school received?
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How do we use our Pupil Premium Funding?
Pupil Premium funding is used to help children achieve their full potential both within the curriculum, for example in their reading, writing and maths, but also for building character outside of the curriculum, for example, confidence and team-working skills. The school decides how to spend the money based on what we believe will have the most significant impact.
We are currently using Pupil Premium funding to:
- Provide additional curricular support to those in need, including working one-to-one with children or in small groups as appropriate.
- Ensure that classes have a Teaching Assistant as required therefore reducing the ratio of adult to children within the classroom.
- Provide focus intervention groups before school starts.
- Provide training for support staff so that they are always facilitating outstanding learning for the children they work with.
- Support Pupil Premium Pupils to attend school trips, after school club sessions, out of hours learning clubs, music and sport tuition where appropriate to help build character and improve learning.
- Provide high quality learning opportunities for all that include IT hardware and software.
- Provide intervention resources to enable identification of individual focus areas for development and to address these specific areas.
We are keen to work with the parents and carers of our Pupil Premium pupils so that parents / carers have a greater understanding of how to support their children’s learning at home.
Click here to see a summary of 2014-2015 spend: PP Spend Outcomes 14-15
Click here to see a summary of 2013-2014 spend: PP Spend Outcomes 13-14
What results have we seen?
The school and governors review data every term to ensure that any Pupil Premium funding spent has a direct impact on improving the attainment and / or progress made by our Pupil Premium Pupils. We have seen some good improvements in attainment and progress for Pupil Premium Pupils recently. We will continue to work hard to ensure that this improvement continues. In most areas Pupil Premium Pupils are progressing quicker than Non Pupil Premium Pupils. The 2015 SATs results show that our Pupil Premium Children outperformed Non Pupil Premium children nationally in all areas.
We track the pupils who are currently in school every term and ensure that appropriate support is put in place where necessary.
Please click the link to see our SATs results for Pupil Premium Pupils as well as information on how the Pupil Premium Pupils are achieving in other year groups.
If you think you might be eligible for free school meals and therefore Pupil Premium funding, please click here to download the application form.