Axe Valley Academy

Pupil Premium

Strategy statement 2020     

School overview

Metric

Data

 School name

Axe Valley Academy

Pupils in school

585

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

30.2%

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£170,599

Academic year or years covered by statement

2020/21

Publish date

October 2020

Review date

October 2021

Statement authorised by

Laura Jenkins

Pupil premium lead

Jon Scott

Governor lead

Amanda Bujneiwicz

Disadvantaged pupil performance overview for last academic year

Progress 8

-0.30

Ebacc entry

12.5%

Attainment 8

39.27

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

27.6%

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils

Aim

Target

Target date

Progress 8

Achieve top quartile for progress made by disadvantaged pupils amongst similar schools

Sept 21

Attainment 8

Achieve national average for attainment for all pupils

Sept 21

Percentage of Grade 5+ in English and maths

Achieve average English and maths 5+ scores for similar schools

Sept 21

Percentage of Grade 4+ in English and maths

Achieve average English and maths 4+ scores for similar schools

Sept 21

Other

Improve attendance to national average

Sept 21

Ebacc entry

Better national average EBacc Entry for all pupils

Sept 21

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Implementation of the best available evidence from cognitive science across the curriculum.

Priority 2

Regular staff CPD sessions to practise and develop aspects of pedagogy.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Some students do not have access to a broad and ambitious curriculum.

Projected spending

£60,000

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

Reading and literacy interventions ran by SEN dept and TAs, including Lexia and Fresh Start phonics.

Priority 2

In class intervention activities designed to close the gap for all students below expected progress and disadvantaged students only making expected progress.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

Some students may not be working at an age related level and have conceptual gaps or misconceptions

Projected spending

£57,000

Wider strategies for current academic year

Measure

Activity

Priority 1

All learners to read a lot more e.g. reading short stories with their tutors twice a week, increased library use and increased reading across the curriculum.

Priority 2

Increasing attendance and decrease PA rates through targeted mental health intervention.

Barriers to learning these priorities address

In some cases, a lack of regular routines including home reading, homework, spelling and having equipment in school.

Projected spending

£53,599

Monitoring and implementation

Area

Challenge

Mitigating action

Teaching

Ensuring enough time is given over to allow for staff professional development.

Use of INSET days and additional cover provided by SLT. Additional department time given to all subjects.

Targeted support

Coverage of TAs to run literacy interventions.

TAs timetable protected with emergency SLT cover put in place, so interventions run.

Wider strategies

Engagement from learners (and their families) to come into school and access supportive strategies such as reading

Working closely with the learners and their families to overcome barriers. Using various outreach programmes to support the process.  

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

Ensure that progress measures for PP learners are in line with or better than that of the whole cohort

Not achieved

P8 -0.30 v 0.15

Att8 39.27 v 49.55

Support the higher aspirations of particularly able PP learners and ensure they have access to the aspire programme

Achieved – All HPA PP learners had access to the Aspire programme and meaningful interventions from Sep – March. 25% of ASPIRE programme were PP learners

Ensure that PP leaners remain in education or training post 16.

Achieved – 0% NEET.

Ensure that PP learners participate in fully in the rewards system and take full advantage of the leadership opportunities.

Achieved – Every PP learner gained achievement points across the year, 70% of PP learners gained at least a bronze award (Covid – 19 disruption hampered this). 38% of Year 11 prefects were PP.

45% of the student voice were PP.

36% of the Antibullying ambassadors were PP.

Increase the attendance % and decrease the PA rate for PP learners

Partially achieved – not enough progress (Covid – 19 disruption hampered progress)

The gap in attendance and PA rates did reduce with a number of school days saved.

 

AVA Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020

AVA Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20