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Pupil Premium 2015-2016

Pupil Premium is awarded to all children who are eligible for Free School Meals or have parents who are service personnel.  If you think you are eligible for Free School Meals then please come into the school office in confidence for advice.  Your child does not have to take the school meal offered to receive the grant.

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) received

Total number of pupils on roll 2015 - 2016

307

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (April 2015 – April 2016)

7 (+3 in October 2015)

Amount of PPG received per pupil

£1,320

Total amount of PPG received

£9,240

 

 

Principles

  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is made for all pupils who are vulnerable, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and learning needs addressed.
  • In making provision for our pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged.
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. Limited funding and resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at one time.

 

 

Nature of support  2015/16

Class teachers are fully aware of the relevant children and target their support accordingly.  These children remain targeted children at all times with directed support in addition to the normal focussed support in class. 

For the 2015/16 academic year, a qualified teacher has been employed for a period of two days per week to focus support in dialogue with individual class teachers.  Support includes a both 1:1 and group sessions.  Progress is measured by tracking achievement throughout the year. 

In addition, those children needing access to extra-curricular events, such as Y3, 4 and 6 residential trips, are subsidised to ensure inclusion. 

 

 

Measuring the impact of PPG spending

A variety of measures will be used to assess the impact of the PPG spending, including end of year scores, reading level scores and one-to-one dialogue.  Importantly, increased involvement and motivation cannot be measured but simply observed. 

The impact of extra support and interventions put into place to support these children is monitored termly and forms part of the discussion between the Headteacher and class teacher during pupil progress meetings.  Analysis of this data is also reported to the Governors’ Standards committee.  

 

 

Commentary – 10 children supported by Pupil Premium

 

Reading

 

 

80% Expected +

 

 

Writing

 

 

70% Expected +

 

Maths

 

 

90% Expected +

 

 

Trend

 

 

General trend is better progress between and across bands