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Ofsted 2018

Pupil Premium

 

Pupil premium strategy statementSt Edward’s Catholic Junior School

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils.

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils last academic year.

School overview

Detail

Data

Number of pupils in school

255

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

16.5%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended – you must still publish an updated statement each academic year)

2021 - 2024

Date this statement was published

December 2023

Date on which it will be reviewed

December 2024

Statement authorised by

S Harris

Pupil premium lead

R Stokes

Governor / Trustee lead

E Sidhu

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£54,600

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

Recovery premium received in academic year 2023/24 cannot be carried forward beyond August 31, 2024.

£0

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

£0

Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£54,600

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

Statement of intent

At St Edward’s we have high ambitions and aspirations for all our pupils. We aim to support all children to achieve their best in Spirit, Mind and Body.

 

Our pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding face a range of barriers to reaching their full potential. At St Edward’s we work hard to identify the specific barriers for each pupil to provide support to help overcome those barriers.

 

In addition to this we aim to enrich pupils culturally through access to extra- curricular provision including clubs, trips and book packs

Challenges

This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge

1

Loss of learning and reduced engagement due to COVID lockdowns

2

Lack of access to appropriate technology

3

Limited access to extra-curricular opportunities

4

Limited access to enrichment materials

5

Limited parental awareness of barriers

Intended outcomes

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

Equal access to enrichment opportunities

Pupils experience extracurricular activities and cultural enrichment.

Disadvantaged pupils maintain similar rates of attainment and progress to non- disadvantaged pupils.

End of year assessment data will show that 90 – 100% of disadvantaged pupils will make progress in line with peers.

Disadvantaged pupils who have fallen behind access quality catch up boosters from teachers in school

Analysis of booster interventions will show positive impact and accelerated progress

Parent awareness of barriers to learning, especially EAL parents

Parents who identify barriers to learning are supported to implement solutions

 

 

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium) funding this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £ 15,000

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Fund Learning Mentor (CH), nurture group and additional TA to support PP interventions additional/extra-curricular tuition (IGM, FS, Music, Sports).

Improved attendance and engagement, PP children achieving highest levels, children confident to participate fully in lessons.

1, 3 & 5

 

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support, structured interventions)

Budgeted cost: £ 15,000

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Additional teacher in Y6 for 4 mornings to allow teachers to place a greater focus on PP children

Children making progress in line with or better than peers.

1

Assessments by eg C&L, EP etc

Provide evidence for EHCP for PP children who otherwise would have to wait.

1

 

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £ 23,000

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Enrichment packs for each PP child at the end of each term.

PP children have access to Chromebooks in school and support to complete homework including AR quizzes.

PP children have access to materials that will stimulate their learning that they might otherwise not have.

PP children’s reading activities are being closely monitored to ensure they stay on track.

 

4 & 2

Learning mentor and nurture.

 

Drawing and talking training for 2xSpecialist TA’s

Children are happy to attend school and feel listened to and valued.

Children who have suffered trauma have opportunity to process.

1 & 3

Support parents with costs associated with school life.

Pay for school trips and uniform where appropriate.

1, 3 & 5

 

Total budgeted cost: £ 53,000

Part B: Review of the previous academic year

Outcomes for disadvantaged pupils

Year 6 2022-23 cohort 17% PP

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year

Measure

% expected standard + 2023

2022

Reading

82%

57%

Writing

73%

43%

GPaS

73%

71%

Maths

55%

71%

RWM

55%

43%

A greater percentage of children in 2023 had EHCP compared to 2022.

Externally provided programmes

Please include the names of any non-DfE programmes that you used your pupil premium (or recovery premium) to fund in the previous academic year.

Programme

Provider

Lexia

 

Language link

 

Star Maths

Renaissance

Fluency Bee

White rose

 

 

 

 

Service pupil premium funding (N/A)

For schools that receive this funding, you may wish to provide the following information: How our service pupil premium allocation was spent last academic year

N/A

The impact of that spending on service pupil premium eligible pupils

N/A

 

Further information (optional)

Teachers are made aware of who the disadvantaged children are, and make suggestions to extend support where necessary.

A proportion of funding is retained to used flexibly to address unanticipated needs.