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  • Chorleywood Primary School,
  • Stag Lane, Chorleywood,
  • Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire,
  • WD3 5HR
  • Telephone: 01923 282095
  • Email: admin@chorleywood.herts.sch.uk

Pupil Premium

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

 

 

 

Pupil Premium Statement 2020-2021

 

About the Pupil Premium

 

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) or children who have been eligible in the last six years.  It is also for children who are or have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

 

At Chorleywood Primary School we have undertaken a whole school approach to support vulnerable pupils. We are aware of barriers to learning individual pupils may experience and we work hard, in partnership with parents, to reduce and where possible eliminate these barriers. At Chorleywood Primary School we have high expectations for all pupils regardless of starting points and external influences. 

 

Barriers to learning might include:

· Socio-economic disadvantage  i.e poverty

· Broken family structures – family stress and low resilience

· Poor health and diet and/or high level of medical needs

· Parents with stressful occupations who work long hours or away from home for long periods of time.

· Unsupported learning habits at home e.g. the home may lack resources for learning and pupils may not have had reading modelled to them. The children may not have adequate support for homework.

· Pupils may have family circumstances or expectations that impact negatively upon their learning and ability to take up extra-curricular opportunities.

· Social and emotional issues resulting in low confidence and self-esteem.

· Attendance: Some children’s attendance is low which will impact on their learning.

· Language delay or difficulties as identified by a Speech and Language therapist. This leads to social communication difficulties, and issues with reading and writing

· Low parental engagement/parenting skills

· Safeguarding and welfare issues which may lead to Social Services involvement

· Loss and bereavement

· Trauma and other mental health issues in the family and/or child

· Special educational needs and disabilities

· Little or no access to devices to access online learning 

 

Individual support programmes are targeted to each individual pupil and monitored accordingly. 

 

All schools are accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils and are required to show the impact of this spending.  We are very proud of the positive impact on pupil outcomes of our Pupil Premium Grants. This is not just academically but in relation to behaviour for learning. This can be directly linked to the whole school promotion of our behaviour for learning characteristics for all pupils.

 

We support all pupils to be an effective LEARNER:

 

Listener

Enthusiastic

Ambitious

Resilient

Nurturing

Engaged

Respectful

 

 

Use of Pupil Premium 2019-2020 

 

For the academic year 2019-2020 Chorleywood Primary School was allocated a ‘Pupil Premium’ amount of £18,672.15.

 

During Covid-19 / national lockdown it was more important than usual to ensure the disadvantaged pupils had any support necessary.  

 

During lockdown staff and senior leaders undertook the following actions to safeguard the disadvantaged pupils:

· Invited all disadvantaged pupils in to the Key Worker bubble

· Weekly contact with parents and pupils 

· Provided lunches for all in school and provided vouchers for all pupils at home

 

 

This amount was used to support eligible pupils in the following ways from September to March 20:

 

· The provision of one-to-one tuition to support their academic attainment and support with emotional intelligence with the intention to accelerate their progress. 

· Support for metacognition through paired work and small group activities (children provided with strategies to motivate themselves and plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning)

· Financial support for music tuition

· Financial support for extracurricular activities, both internal and external to school 

· Financial support for educational day visits and residential visits

· Enrichment and challenge activities for more able children

· Assistance with uniform 

· Challenge to support more able pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant

· Time for the INCo to monitor interventions and the progress of these pupils 

· Play therapy to support their self-esteem and confidence 

· Parent partnership support through parent partnership workers who support families 

· A specific teacher targeted to support in class 2 days a week 

· Learning mentor support

 

Support is tailor made to each child in partnership with parents and staff. 

 

Feedback from parents and eligible pupils indicates that the support for music tuition and extra-curricular activities had a very positive impact on enjoyment and achievement with eligible pupils achieving high grades in music examinations. Access to activities that were previously unaffordable. 

 

 

Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2020-2021

 

For this coming academic year the level of the premium is £1345 per pupil and the school is expecting to receive a grant of approximately £19,385.  Provision is planned on an individual basis to ensure that we best meet the needs of each eligible child.  The Governing Board have agreed to continue to use this funding to support pupils as we have previously due to the successful pupil outcomes:

 

 

 

During isolation:

· Chromebooks to be loaned to disadvantaged pupils is they are in isolation 

· Converted netbooks to be given to disadvantaged pupils so they can access homework through Google Classrooms 

· Receive daily 1-2-1 remote interaction with a Teaching Assistant 

· Additional support and monitoring by the class teacher 

 

In school:

· The provision of small group tuition and intervention to support their academic attainment and support with emotional well-being with the intention to accelerate their progress. This has been particularly relevant as a result of lockdown. Many of our disadvantaged pupils regressed academically due to their barriers to leanring. 

· The catch up premium to support the disadvantaged pupils with additional support

· Additional time for monitoring of the attendance of the eligible pupils

· Support for vulnerable parents through the Inclusion Leader 

· Support for metacognition through paired work and small group activities (children provided with strategies to motivate themselves and plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning)

· Financial support for music tuition

· Financial support for extracurricular activities, both internal and external to school 

· Financial support for educational day visits and residential visits

· Enrichment and challenge activities for more able children

· Assistance with uniform 

· Transportation 

· 1-2-1 support for our most vulnerable pupils 

· Challenge to support more able pupils entitled to the pupil premium grant

· Staffing to enable weekly boosting sessions in Y2/Y5 and Y6

· Time for the INCo to monitor interventions and the progress of these pupils 

· Play therapy to support their self-esteem and confidence 

· Parent partnership support through parent partnership workers who support families 

 

If you think that your child might be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium funding please take a look at www.hertsdirect.org/freeschoolmeals, or come and speak to Mrs Coomber in confidence. The funding could have a significant impact on your child’s education.   

 

 

Rebecca Roberts (Headteacher) 

 

September 2020

 

The impact of this strategy will be reviewed in September 21.

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