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Pupil Premium

School Overview

 

MetricData
School NameAthelstan Primary School
Pupils in school602 (Jan 20 Census)
Proportion of disadvantaged pupils28%
Pupil Premium allocation this academic year£231,340
Academic year or years covered by statement2020-2023
Publish dateSeptember 2020
Review dateJuly 2021
Statement authorised byDeb Halliday
Pupil Premium leadsLisa Watson and Fiona Barry    
Governor leadSarah Horsfield

 

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year (2019)

 

MeasureScore
Reading1.9
Writing0.3
Maths1.4

 

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year (2019)

 

MeasureScoreNon-Disadvantaged National
Meeting expected standard at KS254%71%
Achieving high standard at KS27%                                 13%

 

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

 

Measure   Activity
Priority 1   Ensure all relevant staff have high quality and regular PiXL CPD in order to deliver effective therapies.
Priority 2     Work with the RWI Consultant and access the online training portal with the RWI Leader to ensure there is a high standard of phonics teaching and tutoring in EYFS and KS1.
Barriers to learning for  our pupils

Language deprivation and language development; limited emotional resilience and low self-esteem; English as an additional language; abuse and neglect; low attendance rates and poor punctuality; lack of access to good morning, evening and bedtime routines; high mobility.

Impact of COVID lockdowns and remote learning has exacerbated the above issues.

Total Projected Spending£233,000

 

Teaching Priorities for current academic year

 

AimTargetTarget Date
Attainment in Reading, Writing and MathsAchieve the national figures for all children in this measureJuly 2023
Attainment and progress in ReadingAchieve at least national figures in KS2 ReadingJuly 2023
Attainment and progress in WritingAchieve at least national figures in KS2 WritingJuly 2023
Attainment and progress in MathsAchieve at least national figures in KS2 MathsJuly 2023
PhonicsAchieve above national expected standard in PSCJuly 2023
Other

Whole school target of 96% for all groups 

Persistent absence figures no greater than 9%

July 2023

 

Teaching for current academic year

 

MeasureActivity
Priority 1                Ensure all relevant staff have high quality and regular PiXL CPD in order to deliver effective therapies and that there is regular liaison between class teachers and support staff
Priority 2Work with the RWI Consultant and access the online training portal with the RWI Leader to ensure there is a high standard of phonics teaching and tutoring in EYFS and KS1.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressEnsuring staff are always sharing their observations and knowledge about pupils, so that there is no lost learning time.  Ensuring all staff understand how to accelerate progress in phonics.
Projected spending   £28,000

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

 

MeasureActivity
Priority 1                 JM to deliver regular after-school PiXL CPD to support staff to improve the quality and impact of therapies
Priority 2Daily one-to-one tutoring in EYFS and KS1 to accelerate progress in reading for pupils falling behind age-related expectations
Barriers to learning these priorities addressProviding catch up in the core subjects and faster acquisition of grapheme/phoneme correspondence
Projected spending£37,000

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

 

MeasureActivity
Priority 1                 Providing an effective Pastoral Team, including a Safeguarding Liaison Officer, to support pupils and families across a range of areas, including behaviour, well-being and good routines.
Priority 2Providing access to a broad range of extended services, including Breakfast Club and extra-curricular activities.
Barriers to learning these priorities addressAttendance and readiness to learn for the most disadvantaged pupils. 
Projected spending£168,000

 

Monitoring and Implementation

 

Area        ChallengeMitigating Action

Teaching

£28,000

Ensuring all staff continue to access high quality, subject specific CPD to enable them to deliver quality first teaching.

RWI online training portal and regular Development Days

Regular meetings with PiXL Consultant and attendance at conferences 

Targeted academic support

£37,000

Ensuring staff are given time and CPD to lead PiXL therapiesDedicated time set aside for the Assistant Headteacher to train staff and evaluate the impact of therapies
Ensuring the poorest readers are given daily one-to-one supportDedicated time for TAs to access coaching sessions and run focused one-to-one tutoring, monitored closely by the Deputy Headteacher

Wider strategies

£168,000  

Engaging families facing the most challenges

Allocation of a member of the Pastoral Team in each year group and weekly team meetings

Ensuring disadvantaged pupils are accessing a range of extended services

 

Why have we chosen these approaches?

  • Previous data since introducing both RWI and PiXL has shown significant improvement eg PSC from 59% to 92% in 2019.
  • PiXL therapies have had a very good impact on both pupils' ability to tackle SATs papers, subsequent attainment and the school's progress scores. 
  • Improved behaviour as a result of an experienced and effectively deployed Pastoral Team. 
  • Early intervention means less impact of lost learning for vulnerable learners. 

 

How will the impact be measured?

  • Regular drop-ins, team teaching and coaching by the Deputy and Assistant Headteachers
  • CPD evaluations
  • Data analysis
  • Laser meetings
  • Attendance meetings
  • Pastoral Team meetings
  • Behaviour grades and OBE statistics

 

Governors monitor the impact of PP monies at Strategic, Engaging Learning, Resources and Curriculum and Standards' committees.  

Summary of PP spending in 2019-2020

This allocation has been partially spent. 

 

Summary of spendingCost

RWI Phonics and Spelling including Development Days

Pastoral staff, including Safeguarding Liaison Officer

Learning Champions

Clerical officers to target attendance and extended services

Release of teachers for PiXL therapies

PiXL subscription and CPD

Manor Adventure residential visit

One-to-one tuition

Uniform and book bags

Achievement for All

£2,300

£125,951

£24,859

£32,185

£11,952

£2,500

£1,950

£29,369

£150

£2,000

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