What is pupil premium funding?
The Secretary of State for Education lays down the following terms and conditions on which assistance is given in relation to the pupil premium grant (PPG) payable to schools and local authorities for the financial year beginning 1st April. PPG provides funding for two policies:
- Raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
- Supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces.
The pupil premium for 2017 to 2018 will include pupils recorded in the January 2017 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2011, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2017.
Pupil Premium provides funding for pupils in the following categories:
- Who have been in receipt of free school meals (FSM) since the age of four in year groups reception to Year Six (£1320)
- Who have been continuously looked after for the past six months (£1,900 per child)
- Who are adopted from care under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 or who have left care under a Special Guardianship or Residence Order (post LAC) £1,900 per child.
- Those children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or were eligible for funding in the last four years (Ever 4 service child) £300
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, dance, photography, film, magazine, 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
- Individual Provision Map to target underachievement
- Half termly pupil progress meetings
- 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