The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and paid by means of a specific grant based on school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for FSM in reception to Year 11. For looked after children the Pupil Premium was calculated using the Children Looked After data returns. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. This service premium is designed to address the emotional and social well-being of our pupils.
The Pupil Premium is additional to main school funding and it will be used by this school to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible by ensuring that funding reaches the pupils who need it most.
Objectives for Pupil Premium St Joseph’s RC Primary School
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
The Headteacher and governing body have agreed a policy for Pupil Premium to guide the use of funds and to ensure that it represents value for money.
The headteacher and leadership team will regularly monitor, evaluate and review the strategies we have put into place for Pupil Premium and report to the governing body on its progress and impact.