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Holy Cross Catholic

Primary School

Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

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Building relationships with God and each other,
working hard in faith and hope to give our best in all things.

Pupil Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

 

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Pupil Premium Expenditure

 

The pupil premium is an allocation of funding provided to schools to support children who may be vulnerable to underachievement. The amount received is dependent on the number of children who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years.  The funding also includes looked after children and those with a parent in the armed forces. All schools are required to report on the amount of funding and how this is being used.

 

Pupil Premium at Holy Cross Catholic Primary:

 

  • We organise teaching and learning at Holy Cross Catholic Primary in order to meet the needs of all children in the best way.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for children who belong to vulnerable groups and that socially disadvantaged children have their needs adequately assessed and met.
  • We recognise that not all children who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged and we also recognise that not all children that are disadvantaged have free school meals. We support any child the school has identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Not all children receiving free school meals will receive pupil premium interventions at any one time.

Holy Cross Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

 

School overview

Metric

Data

 School name

Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

Pupils in school

236

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

15%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£70,324

Academic year or years covered by statement

April 2020-April 2021

Publish date

28/09/20

Review date

15/07/21

Statement authorised by

Mrs Sandra Power – Head Teacher

Pupil premium lead

Mrs Heather Westrop – Assistant Head Teacher

Governor lead

Mrs Rachel Thomas – Inclusion Governor

 

Disadvantaged pupil progress scores for the last published data from academic year 2018-2019

Measure

Score

Reading

+0.83

Writing

+0.21

Maths

+2.91

 

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for the last published data from academic year 2018-2019

Measure

Score

Meeting expected standard at KS2

67%

Achieving high standard at KS2

0%

 

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Measure

Activity

Priority 1  -  Reading

Ensure all relevant staff (including support staff) have received training to develop a love of reading within pupils and to develop pupils reading at greater depth.

Priority 2 - Writing

Ensure all relevant staff (including support staff) have received training to develop writing standards within English and across the curriculum.

Priority 2 - Maths

Work with the maths hub to receive (paid-for) training and purchase textbooks to embed Teaching for Mastery across all year groups.

Barriers to learning that these priorities address

Ensuring staff use evidence-based whole-class teaching interventions.

Pupils understanding the purpose and love of reading, rather than reading solely to pass a test.

Projected spending

£35,000

 

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress and attainment in Reading

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Reading (0)

50% Achieve expected

33% Achieve greater depth

July 2021

Progress and attainment in Writing

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Writing (0)

50% Achieve expected

33% Achieve greater depth

July 2021

Progress and attainment in Mathematics

Achieve national average progress scores in KS2 Mathematics (0)

50% Achieve expected

33% Achieve greater depth

July 2021

Phonics

83%

July 2021

Other

Attendance for disadvantaged pupils will be over 90%

All disadvantaged pupils will have the opportunity to attend all curriculum enrichment activities.

July 2021

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Embed use of Floppy Phonics across Nursery-Year 2 (including purchasing books for each sound for every pupil) to increase phonics development and to develop reading for pleasure

Priority 2

Establish small group interventions for disadvantaged pupils who are underachieving and falling behind age-related expectations

Priority 3

Establish a provision to enable us to provide a curriculum that ensures children are able to catch up and address gaps in their learning.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Encouraging wider reading and providing catch-up as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Projected spending

£20,000

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

To provide additional support as a result of the Covid pandemic through counselling, Educational Psychology assessments, and in school intervention support for disadvantaged pupils to support their mental health and well-being.

Priority 2

Introduce CLPE Power of Reading whole class text approach to develop a love of reading culture that is embedded across the school.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Pupils overcome anxiety and are happy to be at school. 

Attendance improves for disadvantaged pupils.

Disadvantaged pupils have the same access to enrichment opportunities to support their learning.

Projected spending

£15,000

 

Breakdown of Spend

Strategy

Cost

INSET training for all staff

£2,000

Additional adult support for SEN pupils

£4,000

Senior Leader cover costs

£9,286

Maths Lead cover

£4,000

Quality first teaching

£30,000

BCCS School Counsellor

£3,542

Educational Psychologist Visits

£3,800

Phonics Resources

£3,836

Maths Resources

£5,536

Cultural Entitlement/Extra Curricular Activities

£4,000

CLPE Power of Reading and CPD

£1000

 

 

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 senior leaders

Targeted support

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

Maths lead paired with student teacher to free up time to lead small groups.

Wider strategies

Engaging the families facing most challenges

Working closely with the LA and other local partnerships to engage parents.

 

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

Progress in Reading and Writing

Reading +0.8, Writing +2.5

Progress in Mathematics

+1.4

Phonics

Year 1 – 83.3%, Year 2 – 100%

 
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