St Mary's RC Primary School

Full of grace, we grow and learn together

Pupil Premium

 

Pupil Premium Grant (PPG)

Pupil Premium Grant is additional funding given to school and is calculated on the number of children eligible for free school meals, but not the universal infant free schools meals.

The funding is allocated to schools in April each year following the January census for children who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

The pupil premium grant money in 2017- 2018 is to be used as below:

Income £98984

 

Pupil Premium Funding 2017-2018

At St Mary’s RC Primary School we have high aspirations for all of our children and believe that no child should be left behind. We are determined that every child has the opportunity to realise their full potential, whatever their background.

What is Pupil Premium?

Pupil Premium is additional funding, from the government, provided to schools for supporting pupils from low income families to ensure that they benefit from the same opportunities as all other children. Research shows that pupils from deprived backgrounds underachieve when compared with others. The premium is provided to ensure that there is no difference in attainment between the two groups. In the financial year 2016-2017 the school will receive £1,320 for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. Schools will receive £1,900 for each looked after pupil who meets specified criteria.

There are three categories of children that qualify for pupil premium:

  • Children who are eligible for free school meals
  • Looked after children
  • Armed Forces children

Schools have the freedom to spend the funding in a way in which they feel best supports the most vulnerable pupils.

At St Mary’s staff and governors are committed to meeting all our children’s pastoral, social and academic needs within a safe, caring and supportive environment. We aim to ensure that all our pupils benefit from the funding to enable them to reach their full potential by using a range of strategies to help them to overcome barriers to learning by developing communication and language skills and improving attainment in English and Maths.

Assessment information such as Baseline assessments, Raise on Line, teacher assessment and school data are used to identify barriers and need.

Focus areas to support identified areas of need and overcome barriers to learning:

  • Working with families and children who have experienced challenges or difficulties
  • Working with children who need extra help in speaking and listening, particularly in Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Working with children who need extra help with basic skills
  • Improving the attendance of pupils

Total income anticipated is £

Pupil premium money will be used to fund the following and is based on the success of this support in previous years and other needs identified:

Use of Pupil Premium

Estimated cost

Strategy/Action

Intended Outcome

Monitoring

Nurture Groups

£3,000

1:1 or small group support as necessary, giving children the opportunity to explore a variety of themes.

Children demonstrating emotional or behavioural difficulties access the full curriculum to enable them to make good progress and achieve in line with their peers.

 

Learning walks

Observations

Pastoral Support

£12,400

Supporting families.

Engagement with parents, carers, other agencies to remove barriers to learning.

Attending meetings.

Supporting specific children who are experiencing emotional difficulties.

 

Children enabled to access the full curriculum.

Improved relationships.

Families signposted for Early Help.

Children achieve in line with expectations.

Children make accelerated progress.

Pupil voice

Discussions with parents and outside agencies

Lesson drop-ins

 

Work scrutiny

TA supporting specific pupils in KS1

£20,000

Small group or 1:1 support with basic skills.

Support and challenge within the classroom.

 

Small group or 1:1 support with basic skills.

Support and challenge within the classroom.

Lesson observations

Pupil progress meetings

TA supporting specific pupils with Speech and Language

£10,200

1:1 support with speech and language.

Children enabled to access age appropriate curriculum.

Raised self-esteem.

Learning walks

Evaluation of S&L programme

TA supporting specific pupils in KS2

£20,000

Small group/ 1:1 support with basic skills.

Support / challenge in the classroom.

Small group or 1:1 support with basic skills.

Support and challenge within the classroom.

Lesson observations

Pupil progress meetings

TA supporting pupils who have specific needs

£6,800

Small group or 1:1 support with personalised learning.

Children enabled to make progress with their personal targets.

Children enabled to access the wider curriculum with increasing independence and success.

Weekly target sheets

Pupil voice

Work scrutiny

TA supporting specific pupils with phonics

 

£4,100

Small group support daily.

Targeted pupils to pass the phonic screening in Y1.

Drop-ins

 

Subsidising school visits including residential trips

£3,000

Ensure all pupils have access to school visits which enrich the curriculum.

All children enabled to experience enrichment.

Pupil voice

Discussion with parents

Guided reading books purchased.

£2,000

Resources used for extra 1:1 and small group reading sessions.

Children reading in line with expectations.

Children enabled to make accelerated progress in reading.

 

Work scrutiny

Pupil progress meetings

Drop-ins

Attendance SLA

 

£2,000

Work with families to ensure pupils attend school daily.

Overall attendance improves to meet national expectations.

Support for families

Report to Governors termly through HT report

 

SALT SLA

£10000

Provide extra speech and language therapy sessions.

Pupils’ speech and language are accelerated.

Pupils have greater access to the curriculum.

Reports

Data

Pupil progress

LSS

£5000

Learning support service buyback

Extra support for pupils in English

Reports

Data