Pupil Premium



The Government identifies Pupil Premium pupils in the following ways:

  • Those children who have received Free School Meals any time in the last 6 years
  • Looked After Children, adopted or fostered children
  • Service Children

The intention is to:

  • Reduce the ’attainment gap’ nationally and within individual schools.
  • Enable more PP pupils to enter further education
  • Inspire to achieve

We believe that in order to improve pupil’s learning and aspirations, spending needs to be well thought out.  By following some guiding principles, stakeholder involvement and robust monitoring and evaluation, we can and do make a difference.

 MJS Guiding Principles

Pupil Premium;

  • Funding will be ring-fenced and the school will be held accountable for its use.
  • Pupils must receive support that will either raise attainment (in the first instance) or address other factors which could lay the foundation for future learning.
  • Pupils will be known to staff who are also aware of how the money is spent.
  • Pupils will receive consistent high quality support that is monitored by the school, avoiding wastage of precious financial resources.
  • Pupils take part activities that are evaluated for impact.
  • Funding is monitored by the Governing Body who have a clear overview of how funding is being allocated and the difference it is making to the outcomes of pupils.
  • Policy is available in school and on the school website.

Decision Making

The governors delegate decision making to the Senior Leadership Team.  A named governor will take part in an overview exercise (discussion with staff/pupils, SLT) and report back to the Full Governor Body annually.

What research tells us:

Research from the Endowment Education Foundation; (https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/resources/teaching-learning-toolkit)

states that the highest impact for Pupil Premium children occurs in the following four areas;

  • Effective feedback (written and verbal)
  • Use of Learning Objectives to specifically identify the learning that is being developed
  • Peer-to-peer collaborative sharing of ideas and group work
  • Planned interventions


As a school, we consistently strive for improvements and plan effective resources for the development of the above areas. Alongside this we aim to provide additional activities as follows;

  • Small tuition groups for reading, writing, mathematics with teachers or teaching assistants.
  • 1:1 provision for Pupil Premium pupils with complex, social, emotional and physical needs
  • 1:1 provision for pastoral support
  • Raising the profile of attendance across the school and with parents
  • Working with families/workshops.
  • Training for specific areas with teachers/teaching assistants.
  • Setting up after-school activities for targeted pupils.
  • Participation in courses/events for pupils.
  • Participation in day trips and residentials

Please note that we plan to meet the needs of the individual and therefore would decide which of the above would be most suited and to which child.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Review

The SLT will carry out the following duties:

  • Monitoring the impact on PP pupils (in terms of wellbeing/academic progress and attendance).
  • A retrospective annual review and analysis is available on the school website.


Stakeholder Involvements

Governor:  The named governor will report to the Full Governing Body and be involved in the overview.

Pupils:   Will receive feedback about their learning on a weekly basis

Parents:  Parents will be informed of progress via Consultation Evenings, annual reports and other informal meetings.

Staff:  Class teachers will be accountable for the progress of Pupil Premium children. Pupil Premium pupils will be discussed with SLT at termly Progress Meetings.


Analysis of Expenditure 2016/17

MJS Strategy Statement 2016/17


Sports Premium


The Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools to support the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Competition.

All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used, as well as the impact this is having on pupils.


We continue to use our Sports Premium funding wisely and in our latest Ofsted inspection, it was reported that:

“The school has made effective arrangements for spending the primary sports funding to improve staff expertise and widen sporting opportunities. Qualified sports coaches work with staff, providing specialist coaching. The increased number of clubs and competitions has improved pupils’ opportunities to take part in sport. Approximately one quarter of Year 6 pupils are trained sports leaders.”  (March 2015)

Our aims of the funding are to:

  • Improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE.
  • Increase the provision of PE and Sport in school
  • Raise the profile of sport in our school

Please see our action plan to see the impact of our use of the funding, which amounts to £10,957 this year:

Improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE and SportThis year, we are working as part of the Mid Sussex Active by signing up for 6 days of CPD courses. Both of our current NQTs have a day’s training in an identified area, along with all four of our second year teachers.

Employment of a Sports Assistant to assist in the delivery of all games lessons during afternoon PE.
Increased confidence for new staff, leading to enriched and creative PE lessons. All ideas and resources are shared with all teaching staff.

More active physical activity for children through smaller group work. Most able children having the opportunity to work together through option of ability grouping in certain activities.
Increase the provision of PE and Sport in schoolWe have worked hard to provide clubs that are attractive and aimed at all groups of children. There are currently 19 different extra-curricular sports clubs that are timetabled during the year. These include dance, football, rugby, cross-country, athletics, multiskills, netball, cricket, golf and cheerleading. Our sports assistant is used each day to delivery clubs and to cover the administration side.

As a school we enter every competition available and many of our clubs are geared towards this. We provide friendly matches to give as many children as possible the opportunity to represent the school.
Last term, 352 children attended a sports club, which is 60% of our children. This is an increase from the previous year and one of the reasons for the school being awarded Gold in the School Games accreditation.
Raise the profile of sport in our schoolPE subject leader attending county PE conference.
Through increased competition and participation, we aim to be successful in competitions, raising our reputation for sport.

Sporting achievements to be celebrated in assemblies.
Up to date initiatives, with new creative ideas to teach all curriculum areas in an active and practical way. These ideas have been shared in staff meetings and are beginning to be used in a cross-curricular way.

A Sports Crew has been set up where children are in charge of organising intra-school sporting events.

Last year, we won Crawley competitions in football, cricket, athletics, cross-country, rugby and rounders. Our football teams qualified for regional and national finals and received a lot of attention in the local media.

All sports results are shared in assemblies and there is a sports noticeboard with up to date fixtures and news.


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