Pupil Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to support specific groups of children who are vulnerable to possible underachievement. These include children who are entitled to free schools meals, children looked after by the local authority and children of armed service personnel. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit. However they will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support these groups of learners.
For the academic year 2017/18, St. Mary’s will receive £31 860 in Pupil Premium funding. This budget will be spent in pursuing the following outcomes for our pupils entitled to pupil premium:
- Children are writing confidently, independently and meet age expectations
- Children are able to articulate feelings and emotions and build strong friendships
- There is extra challenge and increased problem solving for all pupils, including most able
- All children can access enrichment opportunities
For the academic year 2016/17, St. Mary’s received £26,368 in Pupil Premium funding. The spending was allocated as follows:
- 19 children eligible for pupil premium (9%)
- Employed additional teaching assistants across a range of year groups to provide small group and one-to-one intervention. Specific programmes included purchasing speech and language assessment tools and providing weekly speech programmes thus supporting early phonic development. One to one intervention for reading recovery. Training of teacher and four teaching assistants in deployment of Catch-Up Numeracy (recommended by Education Endowment Fund). Specific booster support for key stage two children to achieve standard grade in reading, writing and mathematics (Target 100%).
- Provide financial support for extended school residential visits and music tuition
The impact of the Pupil Premium: 2016/17
- 100% of pupil premium pupils achieved age expectations in reading, writing and maths in KS2
Please click on the link below to see our full Pupil Premium Strategy: