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Athelstan Community Primary School

"To be the best that we can be"

Pupil Premium

At Athelstan Community Primary School we are committed to ensuring that our Pupil Premium children achieve the best possible outcomes.

We have high aspirations for all the children in our school community and believe that all children should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and “Be the best that they can be “. We seek, as a school community, to provide personalised learning opportunities and targeted support to allow every child to flourish. We recognise that not all pupils, who are academically or socially disadvantaged are registered for free school meals, we therefore reserve the right to allocate Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil, or group of pupils, identified by the school as being at a significant disadvantage. In order to meet the above requirements, the Governing Body of Athelstan Community Primary School will ensure that provision is made to secure the teaching and learning opportunities and meet the needs of all pupils.

 

This academic year, (2020-2021) we have 68 pupils, who are eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding. The amount of funding expected for the academic year 2020-2021 is £105,798.00.The numbers of disadvantaged children vary year on year ,they are tracked throughout the academic year to ensure that the curriculum and their provision is tailored to meet their needs, according to their barriers to learning. Consultation with staff and parents  allows us to identify the areas of need for our  children .

 

This academic year we predict that there will be arise in need from our most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils due to the impact of Covid 19 ,combined with the closure of school in summer 2020 .In addition to the financial support provided through the Pupil Premium grant schools will also be able to access additional catch up funding to ensure that the curriculum and provision is tailored to meet each pupils individual needs.

 

Our priorities for 2020-2021  are:

  • To provide additional Pastoral care and nuture for those pupils who present with additional social emotional and mental health needs, due to the current pandemic.
  • To narrow the gap for those pupils currently not on track to achieve the age expected standard at the end of KS2.Additional support will also be targeted through the catch up premium allocation.
  • To ensure early identification of children with additional needs and to promote and implement early intervention programmes, including the use of the Early Years catch up funding.
  • To ensure that all pupils are challenged.
  • To ensure that Pupil Premium allocations enables access to after school clubs, holiday clubs, visits and enrichment activities (subject to Covid 19 restrictions and guidelines )
  • To prioritise the use of Pupil Premium for the most vulnerable, ensuring that it has the biggest impact on the life chances and education of our children

 

To enable all children to be ‘The best that they can be’ the following provision will be implemented

  • Provide pastoral support for individual pupils and families.
  • Provide additional resources and space for pupils to access support
  • Provide targeted intervention in maths and literacy within classes, including those pupils within Early Years.
  • Provide targeted additional group interventions for maths and literacy across the whole school with the support of the Catch Up funding programme. 
  • In Early Years, provide early intervention and assessment of speech and language acquisition.
  • To continue to ensure that attendance is a high priority subject to the Covid 19 impact.
  • Provide financial assistance for school visits, after school clubs and school uniform, including those pupils within Early Years
  • To provide places at breakfast ,after school club and holiday clubs   

                            Planned Pupil Premium Expenditure for 2020-2021

This academic year approximately 15% of our eligible school population are in receipt of pupil premium. These small numbers of children vary year on year so are therefore tracked on a highly individual basis throughout the school and their curriculum and provision is tailored to meet needs according to their barriers to learning.

 

What we intend to do:

How this will be achieved

To provide additional Pastoral care and nuture for those pupils who present with additional social emotional and mental health needs, due to the current pandemic.

Continue to embed the Thrive approach across school so that the children who need 1:1 support receive it.

The recruitment of an additional Pastoral Support Practitioner

The installation of additional space and resources to allow more access for pupils.

Targeted TA Support

To provide timetabled targeted support following data analysis in the first half of the autumn term

To narrow the gap for those pupils currently not on track to achieve the age expected standard at the end of KS2.Additional support will also be targeted through the catch up premium allocation.

Each class is supported by a dedicated Learning Support Practitioner who will work alongside the class teacher providing personalised learning to reduce the impact of the summer 2020 school closure.

Booster Groups Spring and Summer term

This has been targeted at those pupils who have been identified as needing additional input to achieve their targets via specific personalised after school interventions.

To ensure early identification of children with additional needs and to promote and implement early intervention programmes, including the use of the Early Years catch up funding. Working with external agencies children with additional needs will be fully supported. The Inclusion Manager and the Early Years teams will work collaboratively to identify, refer and support the additional needs of pupils. 

Using the EEF guide we aim to support pupils using a tiered model which focusses upon high quality teaching and targeted academic support

To ensure that the all pupils are challenged. Through the use of creative curriculum and additional support and resources we will stretch ,challenge and foster independence and resilience in all our pupils

Enabling our children to benefit from a range of experiences ,school visits and wider curriculum opportunities.

Funded places on trips ,music tuition, Arts mark qualification, residential visits ; uniform ,free milk and after school clubs

To prioritise the use of Pupil Premium for the most vulnerable, ensuring that it has the biggest impact on the life chances and education of our children

To work with families to recognise and improve the life chances of our pupils who are economically disadvantaged.
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