Pupil Premium

Churchmead School Pupil premium strategy statement 19/20

At Churchmead, we pride ourselves on providing an inclusive provision to every student. We are committed to raising the profile of Pupil Premium Students and uphold high expectations, irrespective of their background, personal circumstances or experiences prior to joining our school community.

What is Pupil Premium?

The pupil premium provision is additional funding provided to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of lower income families and disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gap between their attainment and that of their peers.

Churchmead School receives funding for students eligible for free school meals, students whose parents are serving in the armed forces or students who are in care, adopted from care or ‘looked after’. 

Churchmead has a track record of ensuring this funding is used effectively to ensure our pupils make good progress.

  

School overview using validated data from 2018/2019.

Metric

Data

 School name

Churchmead School

Pupils in school

317

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

33.8%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£100,345

Academic year or years covered by statement

2019/20 – 2021/22

Publish date

May 2020

Review date

May 2021

Statement authorised by

Mr Chris Tomes

Pupil premium lead

Mrs Louisa Ovenden

Governor lead

Margaret Lenton

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Progress 8

-0.62

Attainment 8

33.5%

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

19%

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress 8

Achieve National Average for progress made by disadvantaged pupils.

May 22

Attainment 8

Achieve national average for attainment for all pupils

May 22

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

Achieve average English and maths 5+ scores for similar schools

May 22

Other

Improve attendance to national average

May 22

Ebacc entry

National average EBacc Entry for all pupils

May 22

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Recruitment, retention and professional development of all staff

Priority 2

Buy-in and embed PIXL strategies.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Retaining key members of staff

Projected spending

66,897

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Literacy interventions across KS3 for low attaining disadvantaged pupils

Priority 2

Increasing attendance at homework club and Year 11 interventions amongst disadvantaged pupils

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Attendance of key pupils at homework club and Year 11 interventions.

Projected spending

11,149

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Enrichment and aspirational trips and visits/extra-curricular opportunities for disadvantaged pupils; building confidence and resilience.

Priority 2

Continued development of PHSE programme/ learning days to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils; building confidence and resilience.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Encouraging wider participation and engagement in activities.

Projected spending

22,299

 

Monitoring and implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

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

Use of INSET days, Teaching and Learning briefing, department meetings, middle leader’s meetings and additional cover being provided.

Targeted support

Ensuring enough time for all subjects to plan, prepare and deliver targeted intervention for Year 11. 

Intervention for Year 11 built into staff directed time.

Wider strategies

Ensuring disadvantaged pupils are targeted and encouraged to take part in wider school activities.

Using PP monitoring sheet (BRAG) to track participation and identify any gaps or missed opportunities.

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim and target

Outcome

Progress 8 - Achieve National Average for progress made by disadvantaged pupils.

This still remains a key priority.

-0.62 2018/19

Attainment 8 - Achieve national average for attainment for disadvantaged pupils

This still remains a key priority.

33.5% 2018/19

National Average 2018/19 36.7%

% Grade 5+ in English and maths - Achieve average English and maths 5+ scores for similar schools

An improving picture, but this still remains a priority.

15% 2017/18        19% 2018/19

Other - Improve attendance to national average

The school is in line with the National Average.                            

01/09/2018 AM to 05/04/2019 PM

92.83%

National Average Autumn 2018/Spring 2019.   92.8%

Ebacc entry - Better national average EBacc Entry for all pupils

An improving picture, but still remains a priority.

Current figures, as at June 2020.

Year 8 Ebacc PP students - 9% has potential to go up.

Year 9 Ebacc PP students - 2%

Year 10 Ebacc PP students - 9%

Year 11 Ebacc PP students - 8%