Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

The main barrier to achievement in 2020/21 has been the impact of the Covid19 pandemic.  All children entitled to free school meals attended school throughout the lockdown period and were actively engaged in learning.  However all of these children showed signs of emotional trauma at some point during this time and the staff quickly identified that maintaining children’s mental wellbeing was a challenge.

 

To positively impact the attainment in Maths and English in 2021/22 we have:

  • identified focus areas for development in Maths and English

  • upgraded the level of training for significant staff

  • implemented individual intervention programmes where appropriate

  • modified the curriculum to meet the current needs of the children

  • developed our teaching styles to meet the current needs of the children

 

To positively impact the wellbeing of children in 2021/22 we have:

  • enhanced our PSME curriculum

  • developed a Wellbeing Policy to ensure a commitment to the mental wellbeing of children is embedded

  • undergone in-depth CPD on mental health/wellbeing in schools

  • taken a whole school approach and responsibility for the wellbeing of children

  • signposting families to outside support agencies

 

We will measure the impact of 2021/22 pupil premium funding by:

  • pro-actively engaging with individual families

  • monitoring attendance and engagement

  • implementing interventions at the appropriate time, based on the child’s current individual needs.

  • monitoring progress based on individual targets

 

Pupil premium spending is monitored by the full governing body and the Curriculum Committee feedback to the governing body at least 3 times a year.

Pupil Premium/Catch Up Statement