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Pupil Premium

Please see our pupil premium strategy below and also attached data documents to show the impact that the strategy is having.

Pupil Premium Three Year Strategy

St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Pupil Premium Statement 2021 

  1. Summary Information 

School 

St Bede’s Catholic Middle School 

Academic Year 

2020-2021 

Total PP Budget 

£114, 410 

Date of most recent PP Review 

February 2016 

Total Number of pupils 

658 

Number of Pupils eligible for PP  

103 

Date for next internal review of this strategy 

July 2021 

 

  1. Background Information 

  • The school has a proportion of Pupil Premium students that ranges from 15% - 20% year on year. 

  • Many of the pupils are from an EAL background (33% on average) 

  • St Bede’s has a higher-than-average SEN cohort – 18% 

  • Many pupils are bused to school from neighbouring towns 

  • The school will be working with the MAC and the new enlarged MAC to promote the effective use of funds and to ensure that differences of Pupil Premium students is diminished and no one falls behind 

  • There has been an increase in pupil numbers of the past two years 

 

  1. School Context 

  • Combined RWM SATs was above the national average at 73% (National- 65%) in 2019 

  • This combined RWM score has risen from 31% in 2016, consistently improving over three years 

  • Reading SATs were above the national average at 84% (National - 73%) 

  • Maths SATs were above the national average at 85% (National - 79%) 

  • Writing SATs were above the national average at 85% (National – 78%) 

  • Whole school attendance was 95.6% in 2018/19 and had improved to 96.0% in 2019/2020 

  • Whole School Pupil Premium Attendance was 92.8% in 2018/19 and had improved to 93.6% in 2019/20 

  • Percentage of EAL pupils is 33.2% significantly above the National Average 19.2% 

  • There were no permanent exclusions in 2019/ 2020. There have been no permanent exclusions in the last two years 

 

  1. Current Attainment Data (Based on last formally taken SATs tests) 

 

2019 

2018 

 

National  

Figure 

Whole Cohort 

Pupil Premium 

National  

Figure 

Whole Cohort 

Pupil Premium 

Reading 

73% 

84% 

76% 

75% 

83% 

82% 

Writing 

78% 

85% 

72% 

78% 

81% 

61% 

Maths 

79% 

85% 

83% 

76% 

75% 

70% 

Combined 

65% 

73% 

59%* 

64% 

67% 

58%* 

*National Combined RWM figure for Pupil Premium children was 51% 

 

  1. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP) 

In-school barriers (issues to be addressed in school) 

Progress and Attainment of disadvantaged pupils from their starting points at KS1 

Performance of Higher attaining disadvantaged students 

Further Development of progress in Writing for disadvantaged students 

Development of aspirations and opportunities for disadvantaged students 

External Barriers (issues which also require action outside of school such as attendance rates) 

Attendance of disadvantaged students in school 

 

  1. Outcomes 

Desired Outcomes 

Success Criteria 

Progress and Attainment of disadvantaged pupils from their starting points at KS1 

The progress and attainment of disadvantaged students is in line with students nationally 

Performance of Higher attaining disadvantaged students 

PHA Disadvantaged pupils achieve in line with peers 

Further Development of progress in Writing for disadvantaged students 

Disadvantaged Writing figure in line with non-disadvantaged National figure 

Development of aspirations and opportunities for disadvantaged students 

Disadvantaged students to have access to a greater range of enrichment/ educational visits in all subjects and all areas of school life 

Attendance of disadvantaged students in school 

Disadvantaged students to attend at least in line with non-disadvantaged pupils nationally 

 

  1. 3-year overview of Strategy 

Year 1 Area of Focus                2020-21 

Costs 

Year 2 Area of Focus             2021-22 

Costs 

Year 3 Area of Focus          2022-23 

Costs 

Quality of Education for Disadvantaged Pupils 

To use pupil premium funding to narrow the gap of pupil premium pupils in Writing. Target for the gap to be less than 15% to national (currently 17%) 

 

Creation of interventions for pupil premium pupils specifically for writing. 

£2000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use pupil premium funding to narrow the gap of pupil premium pupils in Writing. Target for the gap to be less than 10% to national (currently 17%) 

 

 

£2000 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To use pupil premium funding to narrow the gap of pupil premium pupils in Writing. Target for the gap to be less than 5% to national (currently 17%) 

 

 

 

 

 

£2000 

Use pupil premium funding to support writing by funding for authors to come into school and inspire pupils. 

£500 

Review impact of interventions and external author impact. 

 

£500 

Review impact of interventions and external author impact. 

 

£600 

Pupil premium funding is used to support disadvantaged pupils with literacy difficulties. PP funding is used to improve the Library environment and stock. 

£2000 

Review the impact of Pupil Premium funding to support disadvantaged pupils with literacy difficulties. 

 

Continued use of PP funding to improve the library stick and track loan system for PP pupils. 

£2500 

Review the impact of Pupil Premium funding to support disadvantaged pupils with literacy difficulties. 

 

Continued use of PP funding to improve the library stick and track loan system for PP pupils. 

£2500 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to remote learning for any lockdowns/ remote working. Provide suitable laptops / devices for all disadvantaged pupils to access Blended Curriculum. Initial set up to be more expensive – work with Lourdes IT to ensure best value for money. 

£20,000 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to remote learning for any lockdowns/ remote working. 

£5000 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to remote learning for any lockdowns/ remote working. 

£5000 

To continue to target disadvantaged pupils in Intervention sessions in Ks2. 

 

Use PiXL to target specific gaps of these targeted pupils 

£15000 

To continue to target disadvantaged pupils in Intervention sessions in year 6. 

£15000 

To continue to target disadvantaged pupils in Intervention sessions in year 6. 

£15000 

To use pupil premium funding to provide Lexia for all disadvantaged pupils that need help with their reading across the school. Targeting disadvantaged pupils with SEND in year 5. 

£3000 

To use pupil premium funding to provide Lexia for all disadvantaged pupils that need help with their reading across the school. Targeting disadvantaged pupils with SEND in year 5. 

£3000 

Review impact of Lexia programme. 

£3000 

To enable all pupils to access the accelerated reading program.  

 

Data to inform which pupils need further assistance. 

£4,500 

To enable all pupils to access the accelerated reading program.  

 

Data to inform which pupils need further assistance. 

£4,500 

Review impact of Accelerated Reading program. 

 

Data to inform which pupils need further assistance. 

£4,500 

To develop the curriculum further to ensure disadvantaged pupils have access to WOW moments that inspire 

£0 

Purchase VR Headsets to enrich the curriculum 

£10,000 - £15,000 

Review impact of VR and look to other schools for further ideas of outstanding practice. 

£0 

To use pupil premium funding to ensure disadvantaged pupils can access all areas of the curriculum especially food Technology.  

£500 

To use pupil premium funding to ensure disadvantaged pupils can access all areas of the curriculum especially Technology. 

£500 

To use pupil premium funding to ensure disadvantaged pupils can access all areas of the curriculum especially Technology. 

£500 

Academic coach to provide one – to one session’s that combine Thrive and academic gaps of disadvantaged pupils. 

School funded 

Academic coach to provide one – to one session’s that combine Thrive and academic gaps of disadvantaged pupils. Try and extend to all disadvantaged pupils. 

School funded 

Academic coach to provide one – to one session’s that combine Thrive and academic gaps of disadvantaged pupils. Try and extend to all disadvantaged pupils. 

School funded 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to Virtual curriculum. Member of staff responsible for uptake of PP pupils. (HFA – year 1) 

School funded 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to Virtual curriculum. Member of staff responsible for uptake of PP pupils. (90% – year 2) 

School funded 

Ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to Virtual curriculum. Member of staff responsible for uptake of PP pupils. (100% – year 3) 

School funded 

Reducing class sizes in year 6 by employing extra staff to teach extra groups or sets. Disadvantaged pupils to be taught by outstanding members of staff. 

 

SMT to consider whether sets or mixed class teaching or setting will be the most effective 

£30000 

Review impact of extra groups and continue with either mixed classes or sets depending on what the data informs. 

£32000 

Review impact of extra groups and continue with either mixed classes or sets depending on what the data informs. 

£35000 

FAME project to ensure all pupils in school have access to learning a musical instrument 

£7000 

Purchase all disadvantaged pupils a Ukulele so they are able to learn a musical instrument whilst at St Bede’s. Remove FAME project. 

£1500 

Purchase all disadvantaged pupils a Ukulele so they are able to learn a musical instrument whilst at St Bede’s. Review impact of music curriculum. 

£1500 

Behaviour and Attitudes of Disadvantaged Pupils 

To continue to narrow the gap between attendance of pupil premium pupils and that of non-pupil premium children. 

 

To use pastoral leads in Ks2 and Ks3 to improve the attendance of pupil premium pupils.  

 

Pastoral leads to run attendance sessions with disadvantaged pupils who are flagged under 95%. 

 

Breakfast club to run for disadvantaged pupils with attendance concerns or support families at home. This is COVID dependant. 

School funded 

Review the data on pupil premium attendance. 

 

To use pastoral leads in Ks2 and Ks3 to improve the attendance of pupil premium pupils.  

Pastoral leads to run attendance sessions with disadvantaged pupils who are flagged under 95%. 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast club to run for disadvantaged pupils with attendance concerns or support families at home.  

School funded 

Review the data on pupil premium attendance. 

 

To use pastoral leads in Ks2 and Ks3 to improve the attendance of pupil premium pupils.  

Pastoral leads to run attendance sessions with disadvantaged pupils who are flagged under 95%. 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast club to run for disadvantaged pupils with attendance concerns or support families at home.  

School funded 

Social Club run in school to improve the mental health and self-esteem of pupils.  Disadvantaged pupils make up 80% of this group. 

School funded 

Social club continues to run prioritising disadvantaged pupils where appropriate. 

School funded 

Social club continues to run prioritising disadvantaged pupils where appropriate. 

School funded 

LEGO Club run to improve mental health and reduce anxiety of disadvantaged learners with SEND 

£1000 

LEGO Club run to improve mental health and reduce anxiety of disadvantaged learners with SEND 

£1000 

LEGO Club run to improve mental health and reduce anxiety of disadvantaged learners with SEND 

£1000 

Further improve interventions in school by training pastoral staff to deal with anxiety and stress and anger management. 

£250 

Further reduce interventions in school by training whole staff to deal with anxiety and stress and anger management. 

£500 

Further reduce interventions in school by training whole staff to deal with anxiety and stress and anger management. 

£250 

To use the Academic Coach in school to support disadvantaged pupils especially during COVID lockdown. 

 

Academic coach to set up and monitor coaching sessions with specific support for disadvantaged pupils, specifically those with SEND. 

£5000 

Academic coach to continue to mentor disadvantaged pupils in school. 

 

 

 

Review the impact of academic coach sessions with disadvantaged pupils. 

£5000 

Review the impact of academic coach sessions with disadvantaged pupils. 

 

 

 

Review the impact of academic coach sessions with disadvantaged pupils. 

£5000 

To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are prioritised in our Thrive sessions in school. 

To provide support to MAC first schools by using thrive to assist transition for anxious pupils. 

£800 

To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are prioritised in our Thrive sessions in school. 

To provide support to MAC first schools by using thrive to assist transition for anxious pupils. 

£800 

To ensure that disadvantaged pupils are prioritised in our Thrive sessions in school. 

To provide support to MAC first schools by using thrive to assist transition for anxious pupils. 

£1000 

To build on the creation of the JAP project (Junior Apprenticeship Program) by focusing on disadvantaged pupils and giving them experiences outside of the school environment. 

 

To bring in outside agencies to help work and inspire these pupils. 

£10000 

To further develop links with outside agencies and look at offering this program across the MAC and to other Redditch Middle Schools. 

£11000 

Review of JAP program. 

£11000 

Personal Development of Disadvantaged Pupils 

Provision of outward-bound residential experiences of disadvantaged students. 

 

All students to have access to all day trips/ field trips and one week-long field trip during their time at St Bede’s.  

£3000 

Review the impact of these trips by using pupils voice. 

 

All students to have access to all day trips/ field trips and one week-long field trip during their time at St Bede’s. 

£3000 

Review the impact of these trips by using pupils voice. 

 

All students to have access to all day trips/ field trips and one week-long field trip during their time at St Bede’s. 

£3000 

Support to ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to all in school learning experiences such as music events/ outside speakers 

£1000 

Support to ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to all in school learning experiences such as music events/ outside speakers 

£1000 

Support to ensure all disadvantaged pupils have access to all in school learning experiences such as music events/ outside speakers 

£1000 

Due to COVID pupil leadership has not been as proactive. Continue to train pupils in leadership skills for prefects, sports leaders etc with focus on getting disadvantaged learners to be at least 15% of pupil leadership body. 

School funded 

Continue to train pupils in leadership skills for prefects, sports leaders etc with focus on getting disadvantaged learners to be at least 20% of pupil leadership body. 

School funded 

Continue to train pupils in leadership skills for prefects, sports leaders etc with focus on getting disadvantaged learners to be at least 25% of pupil leadership body. 

School funded 

Careers opportunities available to disadvantaged pupils.  

 

Ensure pupil premium children have priority in Worcestershire Careers Hub opportunities. (MDI) 

 

Ensure support is available from staff for pupils choosing GCSE options at the end of year 8. 

School funded 

Review and monitor impact of careers work. 

 

Plan is to continue with current plan. 

 

 

 

 

Pupil voice and analysis of data from STA to look at whether option choices were supported effectively. 

School funded 

Review and monitor impact of careers work. 

 

Plan is to continue with current plan. 

 

 

 

 

Pupil voice and analysis of data from STA to look at whether option choices were supported effectively. 

School funded 

Well-being mentors created to support well-being of all pupils with a focus on disadvantaged pupils. Focus on support during COVID pandemic and those struggling at home. 

 

 

School funded 

To continue to provide well-being support through the well-being mentors in school or online depending on the pandemic. 

School funded 

To continue to provide well-being support through the well-being mentors in school or online depending on the pandemic. 

School funded 

To use the Educational Mental Health Practitioner to target vulnerable pupils particularly disadvantaged to look at impact of COVID and lockdowns. 

No cost 

To use the Educational Mental Health Practitioner to target vulnerable pupils particularly disadvantaged to look at impact of COVID and lockdowns. 

No cost 

Dependant on funding to continue with this plan. 

No cost 

To develop parental information sessions so that parents can further support their children at home. Online sessions to be created initially. 

£200 

Parental sessions to be offered in person as well as online. 

£300 

Parental sessions to be offered in person as well as online. 

£300 

Create a Forest School to use to broaden the curriculum of disadvantaged pupils and to improve their well-being. Member of staff to be qualified to leading Forest School. 

£5000 

Further Develop Forest School by offering more sessions and further developing grounds around school. Review impact of year one. 

£2000 

Further Develop Forest School by offering more sessions and further developing grounds around school. Review impact of year two. 

£2000 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils are leading a healthy lifestyle. Monitor uptake of extra-curricular activities in PE department. 

No cost 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils are leading a healthy lifestyle. Monitor uptake of extra-curricular activities in PE department. 

No cost 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils are leading a healthy lifestyle. Monitor uptake of extra-curricular activities in PE department. 

No cost 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils have priority access to Arts Award Opportunities in school. Monitor uptake of keyboard, arts clubs etc. 

No cost 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils have priority access to Arts Award Opportunities in school. Review uptake after COVID to monitor impact. 

 

 

No cost 

Ensure Disadvantaged pupils have priority access to Arts Award Opportunities in school.  

No cost 

Leadership and Management 

SLT members at St Bede’s to complete National accreditation through Britannia Teaching School. 

£400 

To hold a pupil premium review at St Bede’s 

£200 

To further develop leadership and management by St Bede’s SLT holding more external reviews 

£200 

Keep up to date with latest county issues by attending Attend Worcester (Babcock) pupil premium meetings 

£300 

Keep up to date with latest county issues by attending Attend Worcester (Babcock) pupil premium meetings 

£300 

Keep up to date with latest county issues by attending Attend Worcester (Babcock) pupil premium meetings 

£400 

To ensure pupil premium budget is spent in accordance with this plan to ensure best possible outcomes for disadvantaged pupils especially given COVID-19 pandemic 

No cost 

To ensure pupil premium budget is spent in accordance with this plan to ensure best possible outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. 

No cost 

To ensure pupil premium budget is spent in accordance with this plan to ensure best possible outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. 

No cost 

Ensure vision for disadvantaged pupils is well communicated with staff at St Bede’s. 

No cost 

Ensure vision for disadvantaged pupils is well communicated with staff at St Bede’s. 

No cost 

Ensure vision for disadvantaged pupils is well communicated with staff at St Bede’s. 

No cost 

To analyse data of disadvantaged pupils at St Bede’s and across the MAC. Looking at progress and attainment to inform future planning, 

£500 

To analyse data of disadvantaged pupils at St Bede’s and across the MAC. Looking at progress and attainment to inform future planning. 

£500 

To analyse data of disadvantaged pupils at St Bede’s and across the MAC. Looking at progress and attainment to inform future planning. 

£500 

To have pupil strategy meetings with staff to respond to data of disadvantaged pupils to pull together pastoral and curriculum side of school. 

£500 

To have pupil strategy meetings with staff to respond to data of disadvantaged pupils to pull together pastoral and curriculum side of school. 

£500 

Training for more staff to develop these meetings across school and across MAC if required 

£700 

Mental Health and Trauma informed training to make more staff aware of issues that maybe be affecting disadvantaged pupils in school. A member of SLT to complete the course. 

£1000 

Mental Health and Trauma informed training to make more staff aware of issues that maybe be affecting disadvantaged pupils in school. At least two members of staff with qualifications in school. 

£2000 

Mental Health and Trauma informed training to make more staff aware of issues that maybe be affecting disadvantaged pupils in school. Target 5 members of staff with qualifications in school. 

£3000