Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2020-2021

Cleeve Meadow School pupil premium strategy statement


School overview



School name

Cleeve Meadow School

Pupils in school


Proportion of disadvantaged pupils


Pupil premium allocation this academic year


Academic year or years covered by statement


Publish date

Feb 2021

Review date

September 2021

Statement authorised by

Chair of Governors P Smith

Pupil premium lead

Juliet Morris

Governor lead

Peter Smith

Disadvantaged pupil barriers to success

Background not rich in literacy or vocabulary therefore engagement with reading and text is limited, range of vocabulary is limited.

Limited cultural capital which can lead to lack of ambition or understanding of opportunities in the wider world

Outcomes and progress can be significantly related to, for example, emotional literacy, behaviour support or physical development, and the school needs to be strong at identifying the barriers that each individual PP student faces.

Strategy aims for disadvantaged pupils - academic achievement


Evidence of impact

Target date

Pupils make at least expected progress in literacy through Accelerated Reader, vocab learning programme

( MyON)

Closure in the Reading age gap between PP and non PP students


July 2021

Improve writing performance of PP pupils through English Mastery

50% of all PP pupils annual 2 steps of progress  in writing with no pupils making less than requires improvement

July 2021

Pupils make one assessment stage of progress in Maths

Purchase Maths Mastery

PP students make at least 2 steps of progress on Meadow Pathway in one academic year

July 2021

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



Target date

To improve attendance and engagement of pupils attracting PP

Fewer behaviour incidents recorded for these students

Robust and supportive behavioural intervention plans to be in place for these students.

Overall attendance for students eligible for PP to improve to the school target of 97%

Introduce Ambition Tutor pilot

Weekly sessions to diagnose, support, direct and assess students’ academic and personal development/pastoral needs.

Liaison and referral to other support mechanisms in school such as counselling, careers, health advice.

Fortnightly contact with parents to update, share strategies and engage them in school life.

Focus on building relationships through continued contact with student and families

Work with families to remove barriers in school and outside through regular contact and support

 July 2021







To improve students skills for the work place

Through implementation of Skills Builder programme in discreet sessions and through outdoor learning/off timetable events

July 2021



Opportunities for healthy living through sports

Break time coach

PE lessons at Cleeve Park School

Outdoor learning- off timetable day delivered by Inspire sports

Outdoor learning timetable

July 2021





Improve student self-regulation evidenced in behaviour and engagement in learning

through yoga and ‘zones of regulation’

July 2021

Improve wellbeing habits and understanding of healthy brain development

Through ‘Action Your Potential’ programme- bespoke for Cleeve Meadow

May 2021

Improve student engagement, self-efficacy, goal setting 

Ambition tutor programme- intensive work with families and students to explore and remove barriers to achievement

July 2021

Teaching priorities for current academic year


Evidence of impact

Target date


14 months progress between October- July

July 2021


English Mastery/ AR impact demonstrated through regular low stakes testing and progression through Cleeve Meadow Pathway (2 steps each academic year)

July 2021

Maths and STEM

Specifically designed test

Progression through Cleeve Meadow Pathway (2 steps each academic year)

July 2021

Targeted academic support for current academic year




Accelerated reader
Vocab building programme


Small group work with Fresh Start                    £3,700


English Mastery- small group support in class £2,000               


Maths small group support in class

Maths Mastery

My Maths                                                   £3,400

Small group Speech and language

One to one or small group interventions on areas of development as identified by professionals

Small Gp OT

Small group Speech and language

One to one or small group interventions on areas of development as identified by professionals

Projected sending


Wider strategies for current academic year



Ambition Tutor Programme

Intensive work with families and students to remove barriers to learning – Poverty Proofing   ( see pilot info)                                 


Action Your Potential

Metacognitive Learning                               £3200


Super Goals  skills builder  EHCP

Emotional Literacy

Zones of regulation, yoga

Skills Builder

Building career skills for the future                      


Opportunities for healthy living- outdoor education- sport

Inspire sports programme Off timetable events 

Outdoor learning                                                  £950

Projected spending


Monitoring and implementation



Mitigating action


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

Use of short online training sessions

Use of key staff to trickle out ideas and development

Targeted support

Ensuring enough time for school English lead to support small groups , ensuring effective and knowledgeable TA support is used

Free up timetabled time for key staff

Paired observations

Training for TA

Continue to develop in house expertise with Fresh Start

Explore use of fluency/ echo reading processes

Wider strategies

Ensuring that off timetable and outdoor learning programme fit into a cohesive curriculum vision

Support from external mentor to develop whole school curriculum vision