"You have managed to steadily raise the profile of science in the school and in the wider community over a number of years, and to maintain that during this most difficult of years – a commendable achievement"
PQSM March 2021

Pupil Premium

School overview

Metric

Data

 School name

St Edward’s Catholic Junior School

Pupils in school

256

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

12%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£40 000

Academic year or years covered by statement

2019/20

Publish date

February 2022

Review date

September 2022

Statement authorised by

Suzette Harris

Pupil premium lead

Randal Stokes

Governor lead

Benedicta Gotah


Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last academic year

Measure

Score

Reading

N/A due to pandemic

Writing

N/A

Maths

N/A


Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Measure

Score

Meeting expected standard at KS2

80%

Achieving high standard at KS2

40%

 

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Provide quality cover to release class teachers to lead booster groups for disadvantaged pupils in their own class alongside peers of similar ability.

Priority 2

Purchase curriculum resources to issue to disadvantaged pupils to spark interest in topics to be studied.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Lack of access to learning tools and supports at home; English as an additional language; low levels of engagement with online learning; low parental confidence or support for remote learning.

Projected spending

£25,000.

 


Teaching priorities for current academic year 2021/22

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress in Reading

80% at ARE

Achieve National Average Progress Score in KS2 Reading

July 2022

Progress in Writing

80% at ARE.

Achieve National Average Progress Score in KS2 Writing

July 2022

Progress in Mathematics

80% at ARE.

Achieve National Average Progress Score in KS2 Maths

July 2022

Progress in Science

80% at ARE.

Achieve National Average Progress Score in KS2 Science

July 2022


Targeted academic support for current academic year 2021/22

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Provide additional teacher support to ensure that pupils are making progress in line with their peers

Priority 2

Pupils attend 90% of live lessons; remote learning tasks are completed and turned in at a similar level as all pupils.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Quality teaching to address learning loss during lockdown; access to technology for home

Projected spending

£25 000 (as above)


Wider strategies for current academic year 2021/22

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Fund Learning Support Mentor to support readiness to learn

Priority 2

Ensure that all pupils have access to outdoor learning through Forest School

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Low attendance; lack of access to technology; anxiety due to lockdown; inconsistent boundaries and expectations

Projected spending

£11 650


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 additional cover being provided by DHT

Targeted support

Ensuring enough time for school maths-lead to support small groups 

Teachers released for 1 hour per week to lead small groups.

Wider strategies

Engaging the families facing most challenges

Working closely with Learning Mentor and other agencies to provide school outreach programmes


Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

To build confidence and ‘cultural capital’

Continued funding of school trips and peripatetic music lessons

Additional expenses for those in need funded on an ad hoc basis as required eg uniform, occasional taxis, netbooks during lockdown etc.

Summary evidence not available due to pandemic

To build confidence and attainment in Maths

Year 6 pupils extension Maths groups

Summary evidence not available due to pandemic

To closely monitor progress in Maths for vulnerable pupils across the school

Star Maths used to closely track progress of all identified disadvantaged pupils in Maths.

Summary evidence not available due to pandemic