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Pupil Premium

At icknield Primary School we strive to provide an environment where all children and all school members can be happy, healthy and safe and achieve their full social and intellectual potential. We do this by:

  • Providing a caring and supportive environment
  • Creating stimulating and exciting opportunities for learning
  • Developing positive relationships based on respect of self and others
  • Working in partnership with parents and carers. At Icknield Primary we strive to meet the needs of children and families whose circumstances may make them vulnerable and to minimise gaps in the progress children are making. The school works very effectively in partnership with the parents and carers of potentially vulnerable children to help break down barriers to learning and progress,that children occasionally encounter.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in 2011 and was designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the children who need it most. The premium is available for children eligible for free school meals, those who have had free school meals at any point in the last six years, looked after children and children of parents in the Services. Schools are free to spend the extra funding as they see fit, but the government requires schools to publish information about how they use it.

The total amount allocated to Icknield Primary School and how it is used:

  • The Government has stated that it

“believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and their peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who most need it.”

DfE website

We aim to work effectively with every child; we support them where necessary to overcome academic or emotional barriers that could prevent optimum progress. We want to enable all children to participate in the full range of activities offered within and beyond the school to ensure they have the very best learning experience and make outstanding progress. We believe that the first step in achieving this is through the provision of high quality first teaching and then if appropriate the provision of proven interventions which are planned, measured and monitored by the SENCo.

 

April 2015-16

April 2016-17

April 2017-18

Total number of pupils on roll

190 July 2016

184 July 2017

167 Oct 2017

Total number of pupils eligible for pupil premium

16

27 pp

1 service

31

Amount of pupil premium received per pupil

£1,320

£1,320 pp

£300 service

£1,320

Total amount of pupil premium grant received

£21,120

£35,940

£40,920

 

 

 

How the Pupil Premium Allocation was spent 2016-2017.

  • Funding in order to allow opportunities for children to attend early morning and after school clubs, after clubs and participate in school trips and visits
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide targeted support in phonics
  • Teaching Assistant hours to provide targeted support with English skills
  • Funding to pay for external counselling support for children

How the 2016-2107 Pupil Premium Allocation will be spent.

When making decisions about pupil premium funding it is important to consider the context of the school and the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for Icknield children in receipt of FSM can be less support at home, weak language and communication difficulties, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. Consequently in addition to those listed above the funding in 2017 will enable us to:

  • Fund the employment of a family worker to support all families, but especially vulnerable families, with aspects of parenting, attendance, supporting their child’s learning and working in partnership with school and outside agencies to achieve positive outcomes for children
  • To provide a safe place for children to be and person to talk to when they need ‘time out’ of classrooms
  • To create a safe place for when children need a quiet place to have reflection time.
  • Teaching Assistant time to support children with emotional needs.
  • Fund structured conversations for the parents of vulnerable children

 

  • Ensure that all children have access to clubs, trips, wrap around care and appropriate clothing when required
  • Ensure all children have a mid-morning snack if they require one
  • Ensure all children have milk, mid-morning
  • Access emotional support from outside agencies
  • Continue to support children through a range of interventions
  • Employ a teaching assistant to teach phonics intervention groups in KS2
  • Invite children to booster groups, which include food and drink.

Monitoring the impact of Pupil Premium Allocation

The Headteacher who has responsibility for Inclusion monitors the progress of all vulnerable groups and those in receipt of Pupil Premium funding half-termly. The progress of vulnerable groups is compared to children not receiving pupil premium and TA interventions allocated accordingly. The HT reports to the Standards committee of the governing body, on a termly basis. Full details of the pupil premium data is held in school. See attached document for the impact of Pupil Premium spending.

 

Scroll down for information about:

- Child Protection

- uniform

- term dates

- school dinners

- Agora (online payment system)

- homework procedures

- e-safety

- KS2 SATs results

- lunchtime rules

- TFU (our after school club)

- website screencasts

Child Protection

Uniform

 

Children at Icknield may choose their uniform from the following list:

  • Grey skirts/ pinafores

  • Grey or black trousers (girls may wear these).

  • White or grey shirts/ blouses/ polo shirts. Plain white or grey T-shirts and roll neck tops are also acceptable.

  • Plain red jumpers/ cardigans.

  • School sweatshirts/ sweatcardis/ polo shirts (available from the School Office).

  • Plain grey or black summer shorts or short trousers (no Bermuda or cycle shorts).

  • Red and white checked, or striped, summer dresses.

  • Footwear should be sensible flat shoes or trainers – no high heels, boots or boot style trainers.

 

Children will also need:

  • PE kit of plimsolls, white T-shirt and black shorts stored in a draw-string bag. Trainers are not allowed for apparatus work. A school kit is available from the office.

  • Games kit of warm tracksuit or something similar to wear when the weather is cold. Outdoor trainers or football boots.

  • A one-piece swimming costume and towel when the pool is in use.

  • A book bag to store reading books and letters home. These are available from the school office.

 

Please remember:

  • All clothes should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

  • Jewellery or make-up may not be worn in school. The only exceptions are watches and plain gold or silver studs for pierced ears.

  • Long hair must be tied back for PE and games.

  • Younger children may also require a change of underwear or spare uniform in case of accidents!

 

Most items of uniform can be ordered direct from School Trends website, see website details below.  Caps can be ordered at school, please contact the office. 

Here is Icknield Primary School Link:

https://www.schooltrendsonline.com/uniform/Icknield_Primary_School_CB22_3EA

School Dinner Menus

 

For more details about school dinners at Icknield please visit http://www.cambridgeshireccs.co.uk/page/school-meals/primary-school-meals1

 

Menus can be found here.

 

 

Agora - Logging in

Homework Procedures

 

Our homework policy was reviewed in February 2017 and is available in the 'Policies' section of the website. There have been a few updates made to the way we encourage home learning at Icknield and we encourage parents to familiarise themselves with these changes by either looking through the policy or reading our handy parent guide (see below). On 23rd February 2017 we shared these ideas at a parent information morning and the notes from this are also included below. For more information, please also look on the 'Class Pages' sections of the website for details specific to classes or speak to your child's class teacher.

 

 

E-Safety Information

 

An important part of children’s computing education is how to be safe online. We will continue our work in this area in lessons and through talking part in national E-Safety initiatives.

 

If you need any more information about keeping safe online or reporting issues please see the CEOP website, a great resource to support families and school. Resources can also be found on the NSPCC Website.

End of Key Stage 2 Results - 2017

 

Children achieving scaled score of 100 or more:

Reading: 78 % (National average 71%)
Writing: 72 % (National average 76%)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 62% (National average 77%)
Mathematics: 72% (National average 75%)

Reading, writing and maths combined: 63% (National average 61%)

Children achieving working at greater depth/ high standard:

Reading 28% (2016 National average 19%)

Writing 22% (2016 National average 14%)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling: 16% (2016 National average 22%)

Maths 19% (2016 National average 17%)

Reading, writing and maths combined: 9% (2016 National average 5%)

Average Scaled Score Per Pupil:

Reading- 105.1 (national average- 104.1)

Grammar, punctuation and spelling- 101.4 (national average- 101.1)

Maths- 103.3 (national average- 104.2)

Average progress: (national 0)

Reading: 1.9

Writing: 1

Maths: -0.3

End of Key Stage 1 Results – 2017

Percentage of children reaching expected standard or above at the end of KS1

Reading

Writing

Maths

Combined

80%

68%

68%

64%

 

Percentage of children achieving at greater depth at the end of KS1

Reading

Writing

Maths

Combined

16%

28%

16%

8%

 

 

Useful Links

 

If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the web links below useful.

Lunchtime Expectations 

We ask simply that the children be nice to each other and be kind and careful when they are playing with each other outside during break and lunch times. When things do not go according to plan, the attached document (which was drawn up after discussion with staff and pupils) sets out in more detail the expectations for behaviour at playtime and lunchtimes. It can be used to help put things right and clarify situations. We encourage children and parents to look through these rules and discuss them together. Any questions - please talk to your class teacher.

TFU

 

Icknield's after school club (TFU) is open to all pupils in the school.

We collect children from their classrooms at the end of the school day and take them to the hut we share with Pippins preschool, where we provide a healthy snack and a range of indoor and outdoor play activities.

We are open until 5.30pm Mon - Thurs, and 4.30pm on Fridays.

Sessions cost £5.50 per child if collected before 4.30, and £8 per child if collected between 4.30 and 5.30.

Information packs and booking forms are available from the school office.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please ask to speak to Wendy Solly.

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