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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

In June 2010, the EEF published a new guide on the Pupil Premium. The EEF Guide to the Pupil Premium which aims to support schools is in spending their Pupil Premium to maximise the benefit for their students. ~The report recommends schools take a tiered approach to Pupil Premium spending. Teaching should be the top priority, including professional development, training and support for Early Careers Teachers and recruitment and retention. Targeted support for strugglings pupils should also be a key component of an effective Pupil Premium Strategy; as well as strategies that relate to non-academic factors, including improving attendance, behaviour and social and emotional support. 

This statement details our school’s use of pupil premium (and recovery premium for the 2021 to 2022 academic year) funding to help improve the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils. 

It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school. 

School overview

Detail

Data

School name

Moorhouse Academy

Number of pupils in school 

222

Proportion (%) of pupil premium eligible pupils

84 (36%)

Academic year/years that our current pupil premium strategy plan covers (3 year plans are recommended)

2021-2022

Date this statement was published

October 2021

Date on which it will be reviewed

September 2022

Statement authorised by

James Bannon (Chair of Governors)

Pupil premium lead

 

Governor / Trustee lead

 

 

Funding overview

Detail

Amount

Pupil premium funding allocation this academic year

£111,635

Recovery premium funding allocation this academic year

£12,035

Covid Catch Up Funding

£17,520

Pupil premium funding carried forward from previous years (enter £0 if not applicable)

£0

Total budget for this academic year

If your school is an academy in a trust that pools this funding, state the amount available to your school this academic year

£141,190

Part A: Pupil Premium Strategy Plan

Challenges

This details the key challenges to achievement that we have identified among our disadvantaged pupils.

Challenge number

Detail of challenge 

1

Retention of previous learning in maths and english

2

Ability to reason and explain connections in number

3

Ability to apply writing conventions consistently

4

Behavioural issues linked to individual circumstances

5

High levels of deprivation

6

Attendance - Ongoing tracking and actions taken to tackle PA in place

7

Parenting skills / difficult home circumstances that can impact children’s daily life in school

8

Attainment at the end of KS1 is below the NA in reading, writing and maths for pupils who are eligible for PP

9

Attainment at the end of KS2 is below the NA in reading, writing and maths for pupils who are eligible for PP

Intended outcomes 

This explains the outcomes we are aiming for by the end of our current strategy plan, and how we will measure whether they have been achieved.

Intended outcome

Success criteria

PP children will attain in line with the national average for all pupils (in line with their non-PP peers)

In line with national figures (as reported in 2019), at least 

KS1

Reading - 75%

Writing - 69%

Maths - 76%

KS2

Reading - 73%

Writing - 78%

Maths - 75%

To accelerate the progress of all PP children

Assessment data will show that 100% of PP children make at least good progress. 

This will be monitored through assessments, pupil progress meetings and phase reports.

To increase attendance and reduce persistent absentees

Attendance of PP children will be in line with their non-PP peers. 

% of absentees will show a reduction in PP children.

Activity in this academic year

This details how we intend to spend our pupil premium (and recovery premium funding) this academic year to address the challenges listed above.

Teaching (for example, CPD, recruitment and retention)

Budgeted cost: £ 82,900

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

To ensure high quality support for vulnerable children

  • Additional Teacher in lower KS2
  • Additional Teacher in upper KS2
  • TA3 support in Year 2

Additional teachers enable smaller teaching groups around 20 to address the missed learning and gaps children had due to COVID 19.

 

Additional Teachers

Year 2 - £19,300

Year 3/4 - £27,600

Year 5/6 - £25,800

Year 5/6 have a high proportion of pupil premium children (42%) and data shows that Year 6 Pupil Premium children’s attainment in reading, writing and maths is a priority for action in 2021/22.

 

Year 2 have a high proportion of pupil premium children (48%) and data shows that Year 2 Pupil Premium children’s attainment in reading, writing and maths is a priority for action in 2021/22.

 

This approach supports The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium (2019) and the tiered approach of :

  • Teaching
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Wider Strategies
 

There is evidence to suggest the positive impact of reducing class sizes from the EEF (2018) therefore additional teachers are used to reduce class sizes. 

1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

To ensure high quality teaching by supporting ECTs through the use of mentoring.

 

Year 5/6 - £3,400

The Early Career Development Programme supports Early Career Teachers (ECTs) to develop the skills and confidence needed to flourish in the classroom.

 

The mentor will be there to provide support and assist the ECT with to develop the skills and knowledge. 

1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

To ensure a high quality curriculum is delivered by developing subject leaders to deep dive into their own subjects and plan for progression

 

Year 5/6 - £6,800

Release time for all staff on a rota basis to focus on their subjects.

1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

 

Targeted academic support (for example, tutoring, one-to-one support structured interventions) 

Budgeted cost: £24,034 

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

 

TA3 - £1,554

The Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI) is a programme for children in Reception (4-5 years) which has been found to improve children’s language and early literacy skills. The programme involves a trained teaching assistant providing short small-group and individual teaching sessions to around 3-6 pupils for 20-weeks. Robust evaluations found NELI children made on average 3 months of additional progress in language.

1, 3, and 8

Targeted support and intervention to raise support in phonics and reading.

 

RML training to target phonics in KS1 and areas of KS2 where needed.

 

Educational Resources - £3700

Training - £8,400

Data shows that PP children in KS1 are a particular focus for raising attainment in phonics and reading. Pupil progress meetings show that phonics lessons have been missed due to COVID 19.

1, 3, 8 and 9

After school boosters in maths, reading and writing throughout school.

 

These boosters will help the children to close the gap due to COVID without the children missing out on their broad and balanced curriculum. (2 hours per week from November 2021)

 

TA3 - £1000

TA3 - £1000

TA3 - £1000

TA2 - £720

TA2 - £720

TA2 - £720

TA2 - £720

Research from The EEF Guide to Pupil Premium (2019) supports the tiered approach of 

  • Teaching
  • Targeted Academic Support
  • Wider Strategies
 

Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including on those who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement. 


 

1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

Pastoral Lead supporting PP children in afternoons to accelerate progress and performance.

 

TA3 - £4500

Data shows that PP children are a key focus for raising attainment.  

 

Evidence consistently shows the positive impact that targeted academic support can have, including on those who are not making good progress across the spectrum of achievement. 

1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

 

Wider strategies (for example, related to attendance, behaviour, wellbeing)

Budgeted cost: £39,120

Activity

Evidence that supports this approach

Challenge number(s) addressed

Daily breakfast club and before school provision to ensure PP children arrive on time and with sufficient food. 

 

Breakfast Club Leader - £1,800

Breakfast Club Support - £1,300

Breakfast Club Support - £1,300

Catering manager - £2,900

Kitchen Staff - £1,900

Products - £5,700

Data has previously shown that PP children are persistent absentees and are often late without having had sufficient food. 

5, 6, 7

Lunchtime intervention and support - Invitation to club to ensure that children feel safe at all times of the day providing relevant small groups or 1:1 support. 

 

TA3 - £500

TA3 - £500

TA3 - £500

TA2 - £900

TA2 - £900

TA2 - £900

TA2 - £900

Analysis of behaviour shows that lunchtimes were the most challenging time of the school day. 

 

Research from the DfE into the Impact of Pupil Wellbeing on Educational Outcomes shows that children with better emotional wellbeing make more progress in primary school. 

4 and 7

Pastoral office monitoring attendance daily and contacting families where necessary - home visits may follow.

 

Pastoral support - £11,100

Attendance and punctuality of PP children is below that of non-PP peers. 

6 and 7

Maths Mastery

 

Year 5/6 - £720

Evidence-based approach to teaching maths.  Helps pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths. Inclusive approach where all children achieve.  Slower pace which results in greater progress

1, 2, 8 and 9

Rewards for positive behaviours. Dojos are awarded and dojo money can be spent on rewards.

 

Dojo Rewards - £500

Children respond to positive reinforcement. 

4

Rewards for good attendance. Badges and class rewards for sustained attendance each half term/term

 

Badges - £800

Termly Rewards - £1000

Attendance and punctuality of PP children is below that of non-PP peers.

6 and 7

Broadening cultural capital experiences for all children. Class subsidy for activities, visitors and trips. 

 

Termly Rewards - £5000

Children do not have lasting experiences and so their cultural capital needs to be supported. 

5

 

Total budgeted cost: £146,054

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