Pupil Premium

As you may be aware, the Government provide a ‘Pupil Premium’ to schools which means that the school receives an extra amount of money per pupil based on free school meals. This is aimed at boosting the attainment for disadvantaged children and in 2012-2013, the funding was expanded to include all children who have been eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) within the last 6 years, those children who have been in Looked After care continuously for the last six months and for  children of service personnel.

 

The Government requires the school to publish information about how we use the Pupil Premium Funding….” We will expect schools to account to parents for how it used.” (Page 81 , White Paper)

 

Pupil Premium Information

The focused use of pupil premium at St. Joseph’s RC Primary School will help support us in achieving our vision.

 

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are addressed
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils in receipt of free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • In order not to disadvantage any pupil or to draw attention to the minority of pupils to whom this applies, we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school legitimately identifies as being socially disadvantaged
  • Pupil Premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, a group of pupils or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all pupils receiving free school meals will be in receipt of Pupil Premium interventions at any one time

 

2012/2013

Pupil Premium Allocation              £28,035      

 

2013/2014

Pupil Premium Allocation              £39,600  

 

2014/2015

Pupil Premium Allocation             £42,336

 

2015/2016

Pupil Premium Allocation            £40,920

 

 

Provision

Income from Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015:  £ 42 336

Governors have agreed to spend the allocation across the school on resources and staffing that will have an impact on raising the achievement of pupils across the school.

Funding has been allocated to provide:

  • Smaller teaching groups in upper Key Stage 2, thus improving opportunities for more personalised learning and accelerating progress
  • Increased levels of support in class –Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
  • Intervention group provision
  • 1:1 support
  • Booster sessions for Year 6 SATs
  • Additional support opportunities provided through pastoral care or external agencies
  • Equal access to school visits and Derwent Hill residential
  • Equal access to peripatetic lessons and after school activities
  • Staff CPD
  • Better access and use of the internet – First News/ Education City/Lexia
  • Hardship Fund

The list of support and interventions available will also be updated on an on-going basis using early intervention as a continual strategy. They will be monitored and if necessary adjusted according to the progress pupils are

Income from Pupil Premium 2015 – 2016: £ 36960

Governors have agreed to spend the allocation across the school on resources and staffing that will have an impact on raising the achievement of pupils across the school.

Funding has been allocated to provide:

  • Smaller teaching groups in Year 6, thus improving opportunities for more personalised learning and accelerating progress
  • Increased levels of  support staff in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes
  • Targeted interventions using specific resources (Lexia, Better Reading Partnerships, Talking Partners)
  • Learning Resources – CGP books; First News
  • Booster sessions for Year 6 SATs
  • A Pastoral Support Worker to help children and parents deal with emotional and social issues they may be facing
  • Subsidy of after school clubs, trips and Derwent Hill residential to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to participate
  • Better access and use of the internet – First News/ Education City/SAM Learning
  • ICT hardware – laptops for KS2 classes
  • Hardship Fund
  • Services of  ‘Attendance 100’ to address attendance issues

 

Reporting

The impact of Pupil Premium will be monitored through tracking and pupil progress meetings with staff to ensure they are making at least expected progress. If there are any concerns, pupils will be swiftly identified and interventions provided.

An outline of the provision will be kept for each year group and individual child.

It will be the responsibility of the Headteacher or delegated members of staff to provide the following information by way of an annual report for the Governors curriculum Committee on:

  • The progress made towards narrowing the gap, by year group, for disadvantaged pupils
  • An outline of the provision made since the last annual report

 

The priority for pupil Premium is about raising attainment for pupils on FSM and school intends to use the funds in this manner.

 

If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the school office (in confidence) for further information about registering them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim the Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

 

All matters relating to this funding are treated with discretion and confidence.

 

 

Pupil Premium Autumn Term 2015

 

Impact-of-Pupil-Premium-Funding-for-the-2015-Cohort

 

Pupil Premium Impact 2013-14

 

IMPACT OF PUPIL PREMIUM 2012- 2013