Download |Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016
How is need, identified at St Joseph & St Bede School?
1. Advice from parents and family members
2. Ever 6 and FSM
3. Our baseline assessments
4. Our progress assessments
5. Assessments and observations from in house professionals, educational psychologists, counsellors and mentors
6. Advice from parents support, SEN team members, social services, housing and other agencies
St Joseph & St Bede RC Primary School utilised the pupil premium money in order to meet the following objectives:
1. Raising literacy levels and reading ages and numeracy skills
2. Raise the standard of teaching and learning through the deployment of staff effectively.
3. Improving behaviour and emotional intelligence through extra support for families and carers.
4. Improving the experiences of our pupils through personalised learning, off site visits and extracurricular activities i.e. use of external providers.
How do we spend our Pupil Premium Grant?
A safe base:
We employ more teachers in the EYFS to keep the class small and support language development
Our classrooms are well equipped with excellent texts, computers and iPad’s and resources for every child to develop independent learning.
We engage our multi agency partners to get our children to school and help them access learning and personal development.
We are fully committed to creating a safe, attractive and stimulating environment which is well run and consistent as part of Dyslexia Awareness.
A supportive and working together with respect, understanding, honesty and joy, to develop love, tolerance and justice for all:
We know that our children are unique and special.
Forgiveness is embedded in our school ethos and every effort is made to ensure that each child takes responsibility and builds friendships and develop understanding of others.
We have a pastoral team and health professionals that work with our staff and pupils to support good mental and emotional well-being.
We work with our children, their families to remove any barriers to learning and enjoying school life.
A place to play and recuperate:
A reflection room for mindfulness
A well-stocked Art room
Multiple lunch time and after school clubs – choir, drama, arts & craft, recorder, Minecraft & homework clubs, badminton, sports clubs, netball, football
Visiting artists, storytellers, visits to museums, cinemas, theatre visitors and visits.
We have interventions and support to help every child access learning.
Visual learning resources for all pupils with dyslexic tendencies and ASD spectrum
Colourful resources to support word and sentence development
Comprehension and textual analysis to support all levels
Catch up maths and booster maths
Fine motor and writing development
Hands on multi-sensory core learning experiences
Books for reluctant readers
A lending library
Anger management training
Behaviour – growth mindset training
Behaviour – resilience training
1:1 interventions for maths and literacy
Guided reading and supported reading
Beanstalk volunteer reading scheme
A chance to excel
Tutor First – small groups
G&T maths groups
My Maths / Active Learn
Individual Education Plan to target underachievement
Independent Learning Logs to enable children to take control of their learning.
Support in making a good transition
Working with teams at our local high schools our children experience shared lessons, open days and visits. Extra sessions are arranged for children to build confidence during this time.
In house courses for parents and carers
Stay and Play session run by …..
SEN team working to overcome barriers
Fundraising for local and global charities
Links with The Gambia ABC school