Catch Up Premium, Pupil Premium Funding and Sports Funding

Catch up Premium

Information from the Government webpage regarding Catch up Premium:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/catch-up-premium-coronavirus-covid-19/catch-up-premium

Schools should use this funding for specific activities to support their pupils’ education recovery in line with the curriculum expectations in the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

While schools can use their funding in a way that suits their cohort and circumstances, they are expected to use this funding for specific activities which will help pupils catch up on missed learning. Schools should particularly focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils as we know they have been most affected.

  • Catch Up Premium Strategy 2020-21

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Pupil Premium Funding

At Middlestown Primary Academy we recognise that all pupils, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of the disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve.

Pupil Premium Impact

Our pupil premium spending is monitored termly, to assess whether the interventions and resources are having an impact on the children. We monitor whether each intervention is making a difference and alter our spending to ensure that interventions and resources which have the biggest impact are the interventions which are used most frequently.

Pupil Premium Spending

At Middlestown Primary Academy we recognise that all pupils, regardless of their background, should have equal access to a rich and broad curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential.

Publicly-funded schools in England get extra funding from the government to help them improve the attainment, progress and test results of disadvantaged pupils. Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school and often do not perform as well as their peers

As a primary school, we get £1,345 for every pupil who claims free school meals or who has claimed free school meals in the last 6 years. We spend our money wisely, using evidence-based research to ensure that we can improve learning outcomes for our most vulnerable pupils.

Pupil Premium spending is most effective when used in a tiered approach, targeting spending across the following 3 areas.

Teaching: We arrange training and professional development for all staff members to improve the impact of teaching and learning for pupil.

Academic support: We finance interventions after identifying the main barriers to succeeding at school and purchase educational resources to support their learning.

Wider approaches: This is to allow children to experience enrichment activities which they would not usually be in a position to access. In the past, we have subsidised school trips/residentials and experiences such as Young Voices, provided new school uniform, supplied Letter Box Trust book packs, provided music tuition and paid for milk once the children no longer qualify for free milk. As a whole school, each class has a passport of relevant life experiences which are bespoke to the children of our school. Throughout their time in school, we aim for the children to have ‘ticked off’ all of these fun activities and experences.

Our Governors and the Senior Leadership Team work closely together to ensure that we use our funding to offer opportunities and experiences to support these children.

Great academic success depends on great attendance. We want to make sure that all our children attend school every day and on time. We ensure that identified children are greeted with friendly smiles and positive comments so that children make a good start to their learning and really enjoy arriving at school. We offer support and signposting to families who may be struggling to meet our high attendance targets.

Disadvantaged First

As a Trust, disadvantaged first is our proactive approach to ensure disadvantaged pupils come first in all that we do. Where pupils have a barrier to their learning, we understand their needs and the barrier and have specific plans to overcome or minimise its impact.

One Wakefield Programme

As a Trust, we have made a commitment to work with Doncaster Research School and the EEF to improve outcomes for all children, particularly those facing disadvantage. This involves participating in sessions ‘Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils in Literacy’, ‘Metacognition & Self-Regulated Learning’ and ‘Preparing for Literacy in the Early Years’.

  • Pupil Premium Catch Up Plan 2020/21

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  • Pupil Premium Spend Strategy 2020/21

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  • Pupil Premium Review 2019/20

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  • Pupil Premium Review 2018/19 and Plan for 2019/20

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  • Pupil Premium Review 2017/18 and Plan for 2018/19

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  • Pupil Premium Spend December 2016 – July 2017

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Sports Premium

The Government fund an additional £16,000 (plus £10 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old) to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The allocation for 2020-2021 for Middlestown Primary Academy is £17,560.

Schools are able to determine how this money is spent and are accountable for the impact of the expenditure. It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils (including targeted and in regular physical activity
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Middlestown Primary Academy uses a range of methods to monitor the impact of the sports premium on PE, physical activity and school sport.

  • Staff reviews
  • Pupil interviews
  • Observations
  • Learning walks
  • Case studies
  • Data analysis
  • Attendance in extra-curricular activities

The links below explain how this money was spent in previous academic years and the impact of the spending.  There is also a link which details how we propose to use the funding for this year.

  • Sports Premium Spend 2020/21

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  • Sports Premium Plan for 2020/21

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  • Sports Premium Spend 2019/20

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  • Swimming Data 2019/20

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  • Sports Premium Plan for 2019/20

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  • Sports Premium Plan for 2018/19

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  • Sports Premium Funding 2017/18

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  • Impact Assessment Report 2016/17

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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