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08/12/22

Some of our School Council pupils helped St Mary's Church get ready for Christmas! Pupils across the school made decorations for the tree which our school leaders hung with care and pride. Visit the tree and church this weekend to enjoy the festivities and trees on display. https://t.co/1vzAEZmrKb

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07/12/22

It's that time again! https://t.co/6EQLeg5Z35

01/12/22

Disco fun at MCPA! https://t.co/wi3la7skXO

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16/11/22

Young leaders from Felsted teaching pupils how to play and enjoy the steel drums. https://t.co/Qc28LUYr97

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16/11/22

What an opportunity we had yesterday at Magna Carta! Felsted School Steel Band visited us and held workshops for year 6 and year 5 pupils. Pupils learnt to play the steel drums and then performed to the school. Thank you so much to Felsted pupils and staff. https://t.co/NfWaMuoJaw

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16/11/22

Odd Socks Day at Magna Carta!#oddsocks https://t.co/wVnOHUqy4S

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14/10/22

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👋 Are you ready for BMAT? ✅ View our current vacancies on our website - https://t.co/GJjumrvddf https://t.co/CoBUsn4lkF

13/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/RA9N6VpL5Z

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

28/09/22

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Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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22/09/22

Forest School fun at Magna Carta! https://t.co/0WAD9fL0ef

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21/09/22

Fabulous masterpieces created by our pupils during Matisse Month! We are very proud of what you have achieved. https://t.co/XCBqvKXL6W

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14/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

06/09/22

Welcome back to school! Have a great year. https://t.co/Kuils55efo

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

12/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/eZWrHo82gs

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08/07/22

We are proud of you! Grade 1 horse care achieved! https://t.co/cj9xIvzl1S

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28/06/22

The Great Fire of London at Magna Carta! Year 2 houses going up in flames! ! https://t.co/bqMQEOAUL3

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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

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 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 a proportion of the pupil premium is used to fund additional staff to run targetted support.

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 eligible for the pupil premium, therefore, they do receive targetted support, namely regular intervention. This includes the higher attainers. 

Looked after and post-looked after Pupils

If your child has previously been in the care of a Local Authority in England or Wales and has an adoption, Special Guardianship or Child Arrangements Order, they are entitled to extra support through Pupil Premium Plus funding. Currently, the amount is £2,345 per student and it must be spent to improve outcomes for previously looked after children. It is important to note that the funding is not ring-fenced for the individual child, which allows the school flexibility to ensure it has maximum impact. As the parent or carer, you must declare the child’s status and provide evidence of the legal order to us in order for us to claim the funding. You and your child are also entitled to support from the Essex Virtual School. If you wish to have a conversation about your child, we will treat the information with the strictest confidence. 

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