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Pupil Premium       

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Review of 2019/20 actions

Chantry Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary Academy – Federation Plan

Overview of our schools:

 

Chantry Primary Academy

Whitefield Primary Academy

Pupils in school

656

396

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

36%

47%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£281,160

£221,760

Academic year or years covered by statement

2019-2020

2019-2020

Publish date

November 2019

Updated March 2020

November 2019

Updated March 2020

Review date

November 2020

November 2020

Statement authorised by

Cori Bateman

Jan Christie

Pupil premium lead

Hannah Page

Hannah Page

Governor lead

Jamie Pardon

Melisa Trodd

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for last available academic year (2019 data)

Progress measure – the expected progress score is 0

Chantry Primary Academy

Whitefield Primary Academy

Subject:

Score

Score

Reading

1.1

2.4

Writing

-0.1

0.4

Maths

2.5

2.6

Disadvantaged pupil performance for last available academic year (2019 data)

Reading, Writing and Maths outcomes combined

Chantry Primary Academy

Whitefield Primary Academy

Measure

Percentage

Percentage

Meeting expected standard at KS2

68%

58%

Achieving high standard at KS2

11%

9%


  Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

 

Chantry Primary Academy

Whitefield Primary Academy

Review

Measure

Activity

Activity

 

Priority 1

Ensure that all teachers are highly skilled teachers of writing through high quality CPD/Consultancy Support

Despite the pandemic impacting all schools in March 2020 a significant majority of the CPD took place and the development of English Leaders was a significant element of the improvement.

Priority 2

Work with the Enigma maths hub and our mastery specialist teacher to embed Teaching for Mastery across all year groups

Mastery is well established across both schools and is understood by all professionals.

Priority 3

Raise awareness of the Education Endowment Fund toolkit so that teachers will adopt research based strategies

Teaching staff were signposted to the EEF toolkit but the development following this CPD was halted by the measures which have since been imposed in schools due to the pandemic.

Priority 4

Strategic leadership of Pupil Premium actions and activities

Each school has appointed a senior member of the strategic leadership to hold responsibility for promoting pupil premium actions and championing pupil premium achievement.  There is a lack of data to fully evaluate the impact of this due to the pandemic, however data up to March 2020 indicated some positive impact.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Ensuring staff use evidence-based teaching interventions and first quality teaching to support the progress of all learners and pupil premium pupils

Small group tuition has become embedded into the school week in order to target those pupils most in need of additional support.  This is one of a number of measures which were put in place in each school utilising the EEF toolkit.

Projected spending

£52000

£52000

 

*Teaching priorities for current academic year 2019-20

Pupil Premium in Red, Whole school in black.

Chantry Primary Academy

Whitefield Primary Academy

Target date /Review Date

Review

Aim

Target (Percentages)

Target (Percentages)

Attainment in Reading KS2

82% (77%)

79% (76%)

Nov 20

There is no end of year data available for 2019-20 as all statutory testing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Attainment in Writing KS2

72% (66%)

77% (76%)

Nov 20

There is no end of year data available for 2019-20 as all statutory testing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Attainment in Mathematics Ks2

80% (75%)

79% (76%)

Nov 20

There is no end of year data available for 2019-20 as all statutory testing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Phonics (Year One)

84% (94%)

84% (84%)

Nov 20

There is no end of year data available for 2019-20 as all statutory testing was cancelled due to the pandemic

Targeted academic support for phonics in the current academic year

 

Chantry Primary Academy

Review

Whitefield Primary Academy

Review

Measure

Activity

 

Activity

 

Priority 1

Review the phonic programme and reading selection to be sure that these match

THRASS has been replaced with JollyPhonics and all reading materials have been mapped according to phonic phases

Review the phonic teaching approach and maintain CPD for all new staff and update for existing staff

Read,Write,Inc. remains in place but has been adapted to meet the needs of the school and the remaining curriculum.

Priority 2

TA time to provide one to one and small group tuition to close gaps in learning

TA time fully in place Sept - Mar

TA time to lead small group sessions in phonics teaching sessions

TAs have been trained and deployed with excellent impact.

Priority 3

Provide CPD for all relevant staff to ensure fidelity to the selected programme

All staff have been offered CPD through online training

Audit phonics and reading resources and replace any gap areas

Audit carried out and resources topped up where necessary.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

These priorities will ensure that teaching is consistent and well matched to learning needs

 

to ensure high quality teaching input

 

Projected spending

£45000

Full spend

£31000

Full spend

Targeted academic support for current academic year

 

Chantry Primary Academy

Review

Whitefield Primary Academy

Review

Measure

Activity

 

Activity

 

Priority 1

Buy and embed use of Accelerated Reader across all year groups to increase reading for pleasure

In place

Embed practice in the use of AR to increase the engagement of pupils in reading further still

In place

Priority 2

Engage with Maths Hub to refine teaching in mathematics to ensure effective differentiation

In place

Engage with Maths Hub to refine teaching in mathematics to ensure effective differentiation

In place

Priority 3

In class support provided by teaching assistants directed through teacher targeting

In place although further training will be required to improve TA impact

In class support provided by teaching assistants directed through teacher targeting

In place although further training will be required to improve TA impact

Priority 4

Additional teaching for Yr 6 pupils to close gaps and prepare them for assessment processes

These sessions were in place from September 2019 but stopped when schools closed in March 2020

Additional teaching for Yr 6 pupils to close gaps and prepare them for assessment processes

These sessions were in place from September 2019 but stopped when schools closed in March 2020

Priority 5

Teacher provided small group tuition for disadvantaged pupils falling behind age-related expectations

These sessions were in place from September 2019 but stopped when schools closed in March 2020

Teacher provided small group tuition for disadvantaged pupils falling behind age-related expectations

These sessions were in place from September 2019 but stopped when schools closed in March 2020

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Close gaps in prior learning to enable children to catch up and keep up

Overall these actions have seen some impact although this was limited by covid closures

Close gaps in prior learning to enable children to catch up and keep up

Overall these actions have seen some impact although this was limited by covid closures

Projected spending

£108000

Full spend due to staff being on contract

£79500

Full spend due to staff being on contract

Wider strategies for current academic year

 

Chantry Primary Academy

Review

Whitefield Primary Academy

Review

Measure

Activity

 

Activity

 

Priority 1

Provide staffing to offer a breakfast to every pupil in conjunction with Magic Breakfast

Both cereal and bagels are offered

Provide staffing to offer a breakfast to every pupil in conjunction with Magic Breakfast

During 2019-20 bagels were offered with the intention of offering cereal from 2020-21

Priority 2

Full time attendance officer to support families with attendance needs

This role has been distributed across members of the Pastoral Team with a full time equivalent

Part funding (0.5) of a family worker to support families with attendance needs

This role has been distributed across members of the Pastoral Team with a 0.5

Priority 3

Full time additional Pastoral worker to provide family support and mentoring to PP pupils with pastoral needs

In place

Part time (0.8) additional Family worker to provide family support and mentoring to PP pupils with pastoral needs

In place

Priority 4

Establish behavioural and attendance reward systems

Use of Class Dojo is fully embedded and established.  Attendance rewards were not used in 2019-20 due to school closures.

Establish behavioural and attendance reward systems

Use of Class Dojo is fully embedded and established.  Attendance rewards were not used in 2019-20 due to school closures.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Improving attendance and readiness to learn for the most disadvantaged pupils

Attendance in March 2020 prior to closures stood at 95.9% with Persistent Absentee rate 2.8%

Improving attendance and readiness to learn for the most disadvantaged pupils

Attendance in March 2020 prior to closures stood at 95.9% with Persistent Absentee rate at 9.7%

Projected spending

£76160

Full Spend

£59260

Full Spend

Monitoring and Implementation

Monitoring and implementation across the Federation will be carried out as below:

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Review

Teaching

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

Staff capability and capacity for improvement

Employing HLTA personnel to ensure staff can be released for CPD

Strategic leader to provide coaching and support for professional growth

Additional staffing is in place and teaching and learning has been improved across the federation as a result.

Strategic leaders have ensured that support and guidance is in place for staff attending various CPDs in order to maximise the impact.

Targeted support

Ensuring enough time for teachers to provide small group tuition   

 

 

Quality of input from TAs

Friday afternoon tuition time established across the school with additional tuition time after school for Yr 6

 

TA training and coaching support from phonics lead and team leaders in each year group

Small group tuition was in place throughout the year right through to March when schools closed.

 

TA training was in place for Summer Term, however this was then taken online during the lockdown.

Wider strategies

Engaging the families facing most challenges

Family/pastoral support staff trained and provided with supervision to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and resilience needed for the job

Supervision in place at Chantry,

Plans are in place to set this up at Whitefield.