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Discovery Academy

MacIntyre Academies

Pupil Premium

School overview 2020-2021

Metric

Data

 School name

Discovery Academy

Pupils in school

94

Proportion of disadvantaged pupils

51/94 54% current on roll

(funding for 46 at April 2020)

Pupil premium allocation this academic year

£40,715.00

Category

Still on Roll

Now off roll

Primary (£1345)

4

0

Secondary(£955)

27

10

Looked After (£0)

4

1

 

Academic year or years covered by statement

2020-2021

Publish date

October 2020

Review date

July 2021

Statement authorised by

Matthew Pike

Pupil premium lead

Emily Bott

Governor lead

Tiff Wall

Disadvantaged pupil barriers to success

  1. Aspirations for life and career. Low aspiration. Lack of access to role models.  Attendance.                    
  2. Access to leisure and wellbeing activities -For social and emotional Self-regulation.                     
    Mental health diagnoses and issues. COVID concerns – worries of infection – exacerbating mental health concerns.                                                                                                                               
  3. Functional Literacy and Numeracy skills - Reading and Spelling ages below chronological – difficulty accessing aspects of our curriculum. Numeracy levels below expected                                        
  4. Belonging and safety. Trauma past, unsafe behaviour inside and outside of school.

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils - academic achievement

Aim

Evidence of impact

Barrier addressed

Projected Spend

Target date

Improve functional literacy including reading and spelling.

More PP children in the Average or above category in Summer assessments

3

£3000

July 2021

Improve functional numeracy

More PP children in the Average or above category in Summer assessments

3

£3000

July 2021

Improve engagement in the academic curriculum

Improved uptake and results in external qualifications for PP students

Improved attendance of PP students

3

£3000

 

Aug 2021

Improve progress across the curriculum

More PP children to achieve expected or better progress

3

 

July 2021

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils – wider outcomes (e.g. independence)

Aim

Activity

Barrier addressed

Projected Spend

Target date

Improve engagement in leisure and wellbeing activities

A variety of special interest groups to be run with equipment to be provided. Activities include magazine subscriptions, lunch time clubs, music lessons.

1

2

4

£15000

 

July 2021

Improved self-regulation for social and emotional issues

THRIVE work, Mindfulness sessions,

2

£2500

 

July 2021

Improve attendance

Family footings work. SLT link to each class.

1

£3000

 

 

Teaching priorities for current academic year

Aim

Evidence of impact

Barrier addressed

Projected Spend

Target date

Improved pupil progress progress

DCPro data will show a greater percentage of PP students making expected or better progress

3

£2000

July 2021

Improve aspirations for life and career.

Careers education data will show work with students in all years.

Destinations measures will again be strong

Student involvement in target setting will be increased

3

£1700

July 2021

Increased engagement in learning and improving concentration spans.

Evidence for learning data will show improved engagement.

Evidence on evidence for learning will show students engagement with learning

3

£1,015

July 2021

 

Targeted academic support for current academic year

Aim

Activity

Barrier addressed

Projected Spend

Target date

CPD for all staff around Autism/SEMH/LAC/Trauma

Ritchie Smith, Alex Manners, Anne Seal- guest speakers in each area. Protective behaviours

training. Virtual schools AATI programme.

1,4

£3000

July 21

Software for COVID absence. Access to ICT

GCSE Pod

Mathletics

Laptops provided to students without.

IDL

3

£3500

Dec 20

 

Wider strategies for current academic year

Aim

Evidence of impact

Barrier addressed

Projected Spend

Target date

L2L curriculum – Inc PSHE, Careers etc

E4L

1,4

 

July 2021

Engagement with EHCPtargets

Targets met. Suggested targets put forward at next review.

1

 

July 2021

Extra provision to be provided in line with requests at annual review or PEP – Music, Cooking, Craft, Animal care etc.

Targets met on EHCP/PEP. THRIVE online profiles improved.

1,4

 

July 2021

 

Review: last year’s aims and outcomes

Aim

Outcome

THRIVE work continuing – 4th practitioner in training.

4th qualified practitioner. All other practitioners retained certification. Progress prior to covid was looking good, but has since stalled and regressed in some cases. THRIVE practitioners supported students during lockdown and provided activities as part of our lockdown compassionate curriculum

PBS – consultancy purchased for a further year to support senior leaders and class teams to further develop PBS strategies and hence reduce the need for RPI

RPI data shows that RPI’s further reduced last year. Work is ongoing especially around re-establishing previous plans where regression has occurred

Literacy intervention to provide support to close the gap between reading age and chronological age. 

Literacy ages improved but reassessment could not take place due to Covid. Students have been re-baselined at the start of this academic year.

As stated on EHC Plans e.g. Speech & Language Therapy, Music Therapy, additional off site activities e.g. ASDAN qualification through NBLT.

Music lessons for Flute, Piano, Guitar, Singing, Drums delivered. Students attended gym sessions with NBLT. Horseriding sessions and animal therapy sessions ran.

As requested at PEP meetings e.g. additional Maths tuition at home, transport for mainstream school experiences, monthly magazine subscriptions.

A maths tutor and a magazine subscription was provided.