Pupil Premium

Christ Church CE Primary School achieves outstanding outcomes for children eligible for Pupil Premium.

Academic Year 2020/21

For the year 2020/21 we received approximately £117,075.

Our main objectives during this year were:

  • Following our review, we have identified the for gaps that may have increased following the Covid19 closure to be reduced.
  • FFT Aspire targets at the end of Key Stage 2 are met for Pupil Premium children, especially at Greater Depth. To ensure teaching is never less than ‘Good’ in every class.
  • All children to make at least expected progress in English and Maths, providing targeted academic support for pupils who are not making the expected progress.
  • Identified pupils, especially boys (where a gap exists), make accelerated progress.
  • The achievement of SEND FSM6 children continues to be accelerated towards the attainment of their non SEND peers.
  • Children across the school have a wider vocabulary and range of experiences.
  • The enrichment of pupil experiences to impact on quality of English, Maths, problem solving and enhance their ‘cultural capital’.

Interventions and other Pupil Premium strategies were seriously hampered during the nationwide school closures related to Covid19. As a result of the closure, statutory assessments were cancelled across the country, meaning there are no formal outcomes to share from the end of the last two academic years. However, our outcomes from the 2018/19 academic year showed:

  • In Key Stage 2 our Pupil Premium children significantly outperformed national and Birmingham averages for attainment.
  • In Key Stage 2 with Maths and Writing, the Pupil Premium group closed the gap with non Pupil Premium children in school and exceeded their results.
  • 90% of Pupil Premium children passed the Year 1 phonics screening test, an increase of 7% since 2017/18.
  • In Reception 100% of disadvantaged pupils achieved GLD.In Key Stage 1, disadvantaged pupils performed better than non PP pupils as well as out performing disadvantaged children in Birmingham. In all subjects, in Birmingham, PP children closed the gap on the non PP group.

What was the money spent on in 2020/21?

Note: Due to the difference between academic year strategic planning in schools and financial year Pupil Premium allocation, there may be a difference between the sum of costs below and the total PP allocated.

Staffing

  1. Providing supplementary teaching and support where impact can be clearly demonstrated.
  2. Small group tuition: Introducing targeted English and Maths teaching for pupils who are below age-related expectations, especially in Year 6.
  3. When required one-to-one support for disadvantaged pupils: Creating additional teaching and learning opportunities using Teaching Assistants.

Resources

  1. English resources: the purchase of key English based resources that support our school improvement priorities.
  2. Maths resources: the purchase of key Maths based resources that support our school improvement priorities.
  3. Assessment resources: the purchase of resources that support the achievement of all pupils at the end of key stages.
  4. Any other resources that are deemed necessary to support disadvantaged pupils.

Enrichment

  1. Development of high quality experiences and cultural capital by subsidising educational visits or expert visitors in school.
  2. Readiness to learn, attendance and punctuality: breakfast club providing pupils with a breakfast before school.

Services

  1. Supporting disadvantaged readers via Beanstalk reading volunteers.
  2. Providing vulnerable disadvantaged pupils and their families with vital early help through the Malachi Trust Family Support Worker.
  3. Supporting the mental well being of disadvantaged pupils through counselling sessions provided by The Wellbeing Crew.
  4. The purchase of new, and continuation of IT systems that support wider learning opportunities.

Training

  1. School improvement priorities are supported by purchasing CPD as necessary.
  2. Teachers and key leaders are up to date with latest educational strategies, approaches and statutory guidance by attending local authority briefings and training.

EYFS Pupil Premium

Due to the Covid-19 closure, there is no formal end of EYFS data from the 2019/20 academic year. During the 2020/21 academic year, EYFS will focused on closing gaps in attainment that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 closure.

Reports