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.
- 90 pupils are entitled to benefit from the additional funding
- School year 2015/16 we received £118,800 in Pupil Premium Grant
- pupils are entitled to benefit from the additional funding
- School year 2016/17 we received £105,861 in Pupil Premium Grant
Using the funding
- Providing one to one or small group work for pupils entitled to PP funding with an experienced teaching assistants focusing on overcoming gaps in learning to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
- Additional teaching and learning opportunities for pupils entitled to PP funding provided through trained TAs or external agencies to help them make improved progress and to raise their standards of achievement
- Additional support from the Educational Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy Service. Acquiring effective materials for pupils entitled to PP funding aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics.
- All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress moving pupils entitled to PP funding to at least age related expectations. With a focus on Literacy and Numeracy.
- Providing Music tuition to all pupils in order to raise achievement and confidence.
- Provide lunchtime and after school club facilities that encourage cooperation and confidence building activity.
- Subsidising educational visits and residential.
- Funding training with partner schools for teachers to share expertise of working with KS2 Pupil Premium children.
Impact of Pupil Premium
- 88% of disadvantaged pupils achieved the expected Phonics standard
- KS1 (as a percentage) - fewer disadvantaged children achieved national expectation than non-disadvantaged children in Reading, Writing and Maths
- KS2 (as a percentage) - fewer disadvantaged children achieved national expectation than non-disadvantaged children in Reading and Writing
- KS2 (as a percentage) - more disadvantaged children achieved national expectation than non-disadvantaged children in Maths
- KS2 Progress - progress for disadvantaged pupils was less than the progress made by non-disadvantaged pupils in Reading and Writing
- KS2 Progress - progress for disadvantaged pupils was more than the progress made by non-disadvantaged pupils in Maths