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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

 

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) 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 effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

 

School overview

Detail

Data

School name

Everton Primary School

Number of pupils in school

98

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

10%

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

Date this statement was published

November 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

September 2022

Statement authorised by

Mr A Green

Pupil premium lead

Mr A Green

Governor / Trustee lead

Mr R Kirbyshaw

 

 

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£15450

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

£2000

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

£17450

 

 

 

Part A: Pupil premium strategy plan

 

Statement of intent

Pupil premium is funding to improve education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in schools in England. Evidence shows that disadvantaged children generally face additional challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as other pupils.

 

At Everton Primary School we make decisions about using Pupil Premium funding whilst considering the context of our school and any specific challenges that we personally face. Everton Primary School is a smaller than the average-sized primary school. It has four classes. The Early Years Foundation Stage class caters for children in Nursery and Reception Years. Class 1 caters for pupils in Years 1 and 2, Class 2 caters for pupils in Years 3 and 4 and Class 3 caters for pupils in Years 5 and 6. The vast majority of our pupils are white British. There are a small number of children in school who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average.

 

Common barriers to learning for disadvantaged children can include: less support at home; weak language and communication skills; a lack of confidence; more frequent behaviour difficulties; attendance and punctuality issues; and more complex family situations that prevent children flourishing. The challenges are varied and there is no specific answer or ‘one size fits all’ approach.

 

Recently, research has found that disadvantaged pupils have been worst affected by the impact of the pandemic https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/guidance-for-teachers/covid-19-resources/best-evidence-on-impact-of-covid-19-on-pupil-attainment It is therefore more important than ever that school strategies focus on support for disadvantaged pupils.

 

At Everton Primary School our ultimate objectives for our disadvantaged pupils are:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils
  • For all disadvantaged pupils in our school to make or exceed the nationally expected progress rates
  • To support our children’s health and wellbeing to enable them to access learning at an appropriate level

 

How Everton Primary School’s current Pupil Premium strategy plan works to achieve these ultimate objectives:

  • A combination of quality first teaching and robust diagnostic assessments that address specific gaps before culminating in timely interventions
  • Positive relationships promote attendance and reduce the negative impact of lost school hours
  • Achievements are celebrated and emotional wellbeing promoted so that children have a positive self-image and develop the resilience needed to cope with challenge and change.

 

The key principles of Everton Primary School’s Pupil Premium strategy plan:

At Everton Primary School, we aim to develop the teaching provision for all children, with targeted interventions where necessary. The needs of children in receipt of the pupil premium grant are assessed and there may be individual barriers to learning identified. Our priorities, however, have been identified because they will address the needs of all disadvantaged children as well as the wider school population.

 

A tiered approach will be used in acknowledgement that ensuring the highest quality of teaching for all should be a main focus for spending, alongside additional expenditure on targeted support and wider strategies as necessary.

 

Our Pupil Premium numbers are low and in some cohorts there may only be one child. It is important that comparative percentages are viewed with caution.

 

Challenges

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

Challenge number

Detail of challenge

1

Internal data shows that the progress and attainment of Pupil Premium children was below that of their peers.

2

Some Pupil Premium children display signs of less secure emotional wellbeing and low self-esteem.

3

For some Pupil Premium children, opportunities to try and experience new activities and learn new skills are limited due to financial restraints.

4

Inclusion of Pupil Premium children within social groups of their peers and their families.

5

Parents and carers of Pupil Premium children need support in order to work and support their family.

 

 

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

The attainment of Pupil Premium children is in line with that of their peers.

Teachers know who PP children are and plan for these children accordingly. Teachers communicate the attainment, progress and any needs of PP children specifically at regular Pupil Progress meetings. PP pupils will make at least expected progress from their individual starting points towards their end of key stage targets. The percentage of Pupil Premium children achieving the standard at the end of each Key stage is in line with the rest of the school.

Pupil Premium children’s emotional wellbeing and self-esteem is supported in school – a safe and caring environment.

Pupil Premium children have access to a range of supportive and caring interventions and adults in school, which enable them to have high aspirations and confidence in themselves. Parental and pupil feedback is increasingly positive.

Pupil Premium children are given opportunities to experience new activities and learn new skills.

Everton Primary School uses funding to ensure that all Pupil Premium children can go on residentials, school educational visits, have access to after-school clubs and music lessons etc. A focus on cultural capital encourages participation, life experiences and ultimately understanding.

The inclusion of Pupil Premium children within social groups of their peers and their families is actively encouraged and promoted.

Children at Everton Primary School are taught to understand equality, different social and economic backgrounds and are empathetic and understanding to others’ situations. A focus upon community and the ‘EVERTeam’ promotes this.

Parents and carers of Pupil Premium children are supported in order to support them in work, education and training.

Everton Primary School uses funding to ensure that all Pupil Premium children can access wrap-around care as and when needed so families can use the time for work, education and/or training.

 
 

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: £ £7600

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

  • Pupil progress meetings
  • Monitoring using Scholarpack
  • The School Improvement Plan
  • CPD for staff - £1000

Clear and consistent monitoring of PP pupils is vital to ensure that progress is being made and that their academic needs are being met.

Making school staff aware of PP pupil attainment and progress being a SIP priority emphasises its importance.

1

  • TAs are timetabled to plan and deliver focused interventions
  • Teacher focused groups and interventions e.g. TASPs - £6500
  • Monitoring Cycle
  • Resources - £100

The impact of individual 1:1 and/or small group instruction and feedback.

Evidence of progress and attainment through monitoring.

The use of resources to embed and cement knowledge and understanding.

1

 

 

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

Budgeted cost: £6290

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

  • School led tutoring
  • £6000

The impact of individual 1:1 and/or small group instruction and feedback.

Evidence of progress and attainment through monitoring.

 

1

  • TASPs – see ‘Teaching’ section

The impact of individual 1:1 and/or small group instruction and feedback.

Evidence of progress and attainment through monitoring.

 

1

  • Toe-by-Toe - £100
  • Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots - £190

The impact of individual 1:1 and/or small group instruction and feedback.

Evidence of progress and attainment through monitoring in the Toe-by-Toe and TT Rock Star programmes.

 

1

 

 

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

Budgeted cost: £3,712.97

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

  • Thrive £345.60
  • Thrive Teacher
  • Thrive CPD £617.37

 

Research linked to emotional resilience and wellbeing. Individual Thrive assessments.

2, 3, 4

  • Funded after-school clubs £550
  • Funded music lessons £450
  • Funded residentials and educational visits £1300

The importance of cultural capital – experiences that enable children to learn key information, knowledge and skills from.

Building healthy positive links and relationships with fellow peers, members of the community, parents and families is a proven method to remove barriers and engage home support and child confidence, interaction and learning.

2, 3, 4, 5

  • Communication systems
  • Funded Breakfast Club places for PP children £450

 

By supporting families, school will build healthy relationships and positive attitudes to learning for pupils.

Building healthy positive links and relationships with fellow peers, members of the community, parents and families is a proven method to remove barriers and engage home support and child confidence, interaction and learning.

2, 3, 4, 5

 

Total budgeted cost: £17,602.97 (£152.97 over)

 

 

 

Part B: Review of outcomes in the previous academic year

 

Pupil premium strategy outcomes

This details the impact that our pupil premium activity had on pupils in the 2020 to 2021 academic year.

Due to COVID-19, performance measures have not been published for 2020 to 2021, and 2020 to 2021 results will not be used to hold schools to account.

 

Research has found that disadvantaged pupils have been worst affected by the impact of the pandemic https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/guidance-for-teachers/covid-19-resources/best-evidence-on-impact-of-covid-19-on-pupil-attainment This was also the case for Everton Primary School.

 

Everton Primary School now has a new Headteacher who will oversee and has written this new Pupil Premium Strategy for 2021-22 and beyond.

 

Externally provided programmes

Programme

Provider

Times Table Rock Stars

Maths Circle Ltd

Numberbots

Maths Circle Ltd

Language Angels

Nubridge Publishing Ltd

 

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