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18/06/19

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DriverYouthTrust

*Resource of the Week* Top Tips for Parents Communicating with Schools Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning. So, our expert team have put together top ten tips for parents to communicate effectively with their school. https://t.co/KRsxfoL55H https://t.co/Owf1InPHxO

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17/06/19

Police and fire officers supported a school to tackle the subject of stranger danger with children. Representatives from and joined forces with teachers at Magna Carta Primary Academy to cover the vital topic. https://t.co/wG5jxyu0qx https://t.co/V1mNzF0zW9

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14/06/19

Professional sports people are helping a school to introduce pupils to new activities. Magna Carta Primary Academy has given pupils a taster of handball with a coach from the English Handball Association https://t.co/PgIJzvXdd5 https://t.co/QRrqHjlly9

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13/06/19

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The Latin Programme

Latin word of the day: cogito, cogitare, cogitavi, cogitatum - think https://t.co/qXrqHJSUYq

13/06/19

We don’t tell children they are clever because that doesn’t help anyone- boys or girls. We praise hard work, learning from mistakes, perseverance, stamina and resilience. https://t.co/1XHtEuV2ni

10/06/19

Differentiation is important in order to enable some children to access the highest expectations, but differentiation by task is detrimental in so many ways.

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09/06/19

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Sue Cowley #fff

My new book is out next Wednesday so I'm doing a giveaway to celebrate! RT to enter. Winner picked at random on publication day. https://t.co/m0TSfVef19

09/06/19

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Mountfitchet Castle

Come and discover the history of Mountfitchet Castle - try on the various helmets, although we can’t guarantee they will keep the rain out ! We are open everyday from 10am to 5pm Loads of fun for all the family 😊

05/06/19

When schools consider content, what should stay and what should go, there are some periods of , such as the causes and effects of and the landings, which surely must be included in any curriculum worth its salt. https://t.co/dK9ybmweEF

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05/06/19

Our Chess Club is underway. Thank you very much to Simon, one of our neighbours for giving us his time to teach pupils how to place chess. https://t.co/SJgSIVN5NM

04/06/19

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim families celebrating today.

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04/06/19

Thank you to and Andrea and Andy for the Stranger Danger assembly this morning, and for spending time with pupils sharing aspects of your jobs. https://t.co/g78GCDK3ge

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30/05/19

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Ofsted

Letter from in today: https://t.co/6rUKj8mEPp

25/05/19

Maybe not but adults have to give children hope that it will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok then it’s not the end. After all, what is life without hope? https://t.co/iCKgUwE6JY

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24/05/19

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Stonewall

Happy 30th birthday to Stonewall! We were founded in 1989 to oppose Section 28 and the widespread homophobia it caused, and to change hearts and minds. We fight now, as we did then, till all LGBT people are accepted without exception. https://t.co/A1rLNwhK5M https://t.co/Fe7jWMW6lQ

24/05/19

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Volunteer Uttlesford

A fantastic Petal Wave Art Trail from https://t.co/9eEZ1dJXnF

24/05/19

Some authors capture a child’s imagination from the first words. Every child should know Judith Kerr’s books. https://t.co/66RucHiydh

19/05/19

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Mountfitchet Castle

New arrivals today - doves have just hatched 🐣

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19/05/19

Thank you to (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) for the donation of a defibrillator. The training we received was excellent and we want this to be available to the . We have raised £300 of the £600 we need for a suitable outdoor container in which to store it. https://t.co/SKYptUqDu4

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15/05/19

The reality of dementia is being explained to young children through an art project. Magna Carta Primary Academy has partnered with Volunteer Uttlesford to take part in numerous pieces of work together. https://t.co/Cjg0dkLTSt https://t.co/QVqeFBaiFD

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. It is paid to schools according to the number of pupils who have been registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years or have been in care for 6 months or longer

In the 2018 to 2019 financial year, pupil premium funding is £1,320 for each eligible primary-aged pupil and £2,300 for each eligible pupil who has been ‘looked-after’ for one day or more or who were adopted from care on or after 30 December 2005.

Eligibility for free school meals is used as the main measure of deprivation at pupil level to decide on how much funding each school receives.

The headteacher and Local Governing Board are accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged pupils compared with their peers
  • requiring schools to publish details online each year of how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having on pupil achievement
  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium

Each school must publish a report of the impact of pupil premium on attainment of disadvantaged pupils at the end of each academic year.

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The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published four tips for maximising the impact of the pupil premium. They are:

1. Schools should use evidence of 'what works' to inform their decision making, focusing on the areas that make the biggest difference to pupil outcomes.

At Magna Carta we use the EEF's research findings to inform our practice. An example is our decision to use Read, Write, Inc. to teach phonics and early reading. The EEF researched Fresh Start, which is the Read, Write, Inc. programme for older pupils and concluded: 

Fresh Start has been tested through a previous EEF efficacy trial involving ten secondary schools and 433 Year 7 pupils. The study randomised pupils within each of the schools and focused particularly on pupils who did not achieve a level 4 on their Key Stage 2 SATs. The project found a positive impact on all pupils of an additional three months’ progress over the course of an academic year. Read, Write Inc. Phonics uses identical techniques with younger children with the aim of preventing reading difficulties so that later interventions aren’t required or so that the number of children who need them is minimised.

2. The largest proportion of spending should be focused on improving the quality of teaching, followed by targeted support and whole-school strategies which support learning, e.g., to improve attendance and behaviour. 

At Magna Carta we have spent a large proportion of the pupil premium on improving the attendance of our disadvantaged pupils. 

3. As part of an overall strategy to improve the quality of teaching, using some of the pupil premium to recruit and retain teachers is justified. 

At Magna Carta, the pupil premium has not been used in this way thus far, however, it is a strategy we would consider should the need arise. 

4. Disadvantaged pupils who achieve highly in primary school are much less likely than their peers to convert this potential into excellent grades at secondary school, so schools should ensure that pupils elligible for the pupil premium receive some targeted support, including those who are high attainers. 

At Magna Carta there are very few pupils elligible for the pupil premium, therefore, they do receive targetted support, namely regular intervention. This includes the higher attainers. 

 

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