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Pupil Premium at English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School

 

This is a Government initiative aimed at "narrowing the gap" in achievement between children who are currently and have previously been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and other groups in school. At English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, we have higher than average numbers of children eligible for FSM so have been allocated this additional funding.

 

For the Academic Year 2020~2021, English Martyrs' has been allocated £82,010 for Pupil Premium. Whilst this seems an awful lot of money, if you read the document below, you will see how we spend it and how it soon goes. At English Martyrs' we believe that nobody should be left out or miss out on their learning for any reason, therefore so that we are able to provide cultural capital, the knowledge that all children should have, and so that they can learn without barriers, we supplement Pupil Premium Funding through the school budget.

English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School Pupil Premium Grant 2020 ~ 2021

 

Pupil premium strategy statement 2020 ~ 2021

 

 

School Overview

 School name

Primary School

Pupils in school

215

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

30%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£82,010

Academic year or years covered by statement

2020 ~ 2021

Publish date

October 2020

Review date

September 2020

Statement authorised by

S Gillespie

Pupil premium lead

A Howarth (HT)

Governor lead

S Gillespie (CoG)

 

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year (2019 data as a result of Covid-19)

 

Measure Score
Reading 4.4
Writing 0.7
Maths -1.9


Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year (2019 data as a result of Covid-19)

Measure

Score

Reading

Writing

Maths

Meeting expected standard at KS2

57%

43%

57%

Achieving high standard at KS2

43%

14%

 

 

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

To ensure Pupil Premium children have appropriate social and emotional support, especially during and post-Covid Pandemic

 

Priority 2

To ensure all disadvantaged children make good and better than good progress

 

Priority 3

To ensure Pupil Premium children’s attendance is in line with their peers

 

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Many disadvantaged children are not ready to learn when they arrive in school as a result of ‘missed’ learning because of Covid-19 and school closure; gaps in learning are adding to SEMH needs of children

Projected spending

(Priority 2)  £38,893

 

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress in Reading

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Reading

July 2021

Progress in Writing

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Writing

July 2021

Progress in Mathematics

Achieve average KS2 Mathematics progress score

July 2021

Phonics

Achieve national average expected standard in PSC

July 2021

 

 

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Ensure all relevant staff have received training for SEMH/ELSA and Rainbows Bereavement Counselling

In addition ensure all staff receive training for dealing with ACEs and SEMH; maintain ongoing CPD for ELSA and Bereavement and Loss counsellors, cascading expertise to colleagues within school;

Disadvantaged children to receive Yoga for mindfulness and well-being (now as Class Bubbles for Covid Safety)

Priority 3

Ensure Breakfast Club is in place and run effectively with appropriate staff to ensure Covid safety and also a settled base for children to start their learning and also arrive on time

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Staffing of Breakfast Club; ensuring all staff have relevant qualifications and training

Projected spending

£43,146

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Targeted small group intervention support for disadvantaged children who were not able to fully access learning (online and paper based) during school closure and during periods of isolation

Priority 2

Establish small group reading, phonics, writing and maths interventions for disadvantaged pupils falling behind age-related expectations

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Encouraging wider reading and providing catch-up in maths, reading, phonics and writing

Projected spending

£38,893 (** DfE Catch Up funding also allocated to this)

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Maintaining Breakfast Club whilst following Covid Secure guidelines

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Improving attendance and readiness to learn for the most disadvantaged pupils

Projected spending

£6,788

 

Monitoring and Implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

Ensuring enough time is given over to allow for staff professional development

Use of INSET days and Twilight sessions and additional cover being provided

Targeted support

Ensuring enough time for school maths, phonics and English leads to support small groups 

Leads to work with new and returning staff, including support staff, to lead small groups.

Wider strategies

Engaging the families facing most challenges

Working as a Nurture unit with local council and authority to provide ongoing support for families

 

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

Progress in Reading and Writing

Steady improvement in disadvantaged pupil progress from 2018 to 2019. On track towards aim.

Progress in Mathematics

Slightly lower progress on previous years. As a result, mastery will be embedded across the school, to ensure we meet the aim.

Phonics

Children not meeting PSC national standard. Whole school focus on Phonics with training to be given. New aim of disadvantaged pupils meeting national average for all pupils by September 2021.

 

 

Impact Statement for 2019 ~ 2020 Pupil Premium Grant at English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

 

For the Academic Year 2019 ~ 2020, English Martyrs' were allocated £83,280 for Pupil Premium. . At English Martyrs' we believe that nobody should be left out or miss out on their learning for any reason, therefore so that we are able to provide cultural capital, the knowledge that all children should have, and so that they can learn without barriers, we supplement Pupil Premium Funding through the school budget.

 

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