Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Grant 2017 – 2018

 

Pupil premium was introduced to schools by the Department of Education in 2011. It is additional funding allocated to the school to support groups of children who are vulnerable to possible under-achievement. These include children who are or have been entitled to Free School Meals in the last six years (Ever 6) and those who are looked after by the Local Authority.

The amount per pupil in primary phase is now £1320.

OFSTED look closely at how schools target and spend the pupil premium and how these pupils perform.

At St Paulinus, it is the intention of the Governing Body to use this money to benefit as many pupils as possible as effectively as possible. Therefore the Pupil Premium will be used to contribute towards:

Improving existing provision rather than making fundamental changes.
Facilitating the longer term practice in teaching and learning.
Enabling current support to continue and impact on more pupils
Enabling a more effective roll out of currently used successful interventions.
Expanding the teaching and ETA staffing, to provide support for more groups of children.
Updating current practices in English and Maths to promote accelerated and good progress under the new Curriculum 2014
To allow every child, no matter their financial circumstances, to experience a range of opportunities, including: trips, visits, visitors, sporting activities and workshops. 

The school also uses money from the School Budget to ensure that the provision for vulnerable pupils is as extensive as possible.

The total Pupil Premium for St Paulinus school for the financial year is was £125,400.

Years2016 Ð 172017 - 18
Total number of pupils on roll440439
Total number of pupils eligible for PPG (Ever 6 and LAC)9594
Percentages of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium21.50%21.40%
Amount of PPG received per child£1,320 £1,320
Total amount due to receive125,400124,080
How is pupil premium has been spentCostImpact
Assertive Mentoring system across the school in core subject areas, provides staff release time for individual mentoring sessions.Improved outcomes in attainment, progress, as children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own progress.
Introduction of a full time Learning Mentor post in January to support those children with additional emotional and academic needs.£29,247.79 Improved academic outcomes for targeted children as well as improved social and emotional wellbeing
1 to 2 tuition for targeted pupils Ð in Reading and Maths in year 6£25 per sessionSchool tracking will show specific target groups of pupils making good or better progress
Quality teaching of individual and small group intervention programmes to develop Maths skills through Rapid maths and SD interventions and reading (toe by toe, units of sounds)School assessment data and tracking will evidence specific good or better progress made in each cohort.
Weekly support from Catholic Care therapeutic counsellor-1 full day£8,242 Raised self esteem and improved self management strategies for a targeted group of children and their families.
Subsidised payment for residential visits and other school trips and also after school activities for families experiencing financial hardshipEquality of opportunity -No pupil will miss taking part in any activity in which they have expressed an interest.
Curriculum enrichment activities - Extended the wider opportunities with a music teacher and French teacher that come in to teach whole classes their specialist subject. There is also small group work and a more able French group.Increased confidence, self-belief and enjoyment which in turn should impact on attendance at school for targeted group.
Subscriptions to online learning resources for all pupils to use in school and at home; Bugclub, Maths Factor, Education city, Phonics play, £1,464 Fun, personalised and interactive home learning which will help to embed in-school learning objectives.
In school parent workshops e.g. sums and buns, book and biscuit, getting to grips with grammar, fun with PhonicsImprove family outcomes and confidence in dealing with parenting issues. Improve home-school relationships with families.
Nuture group for those children needing an outlet to talk about their emotionsRaised self esteem and improved self management strategies for a targeted group of children and their families.
Additional hours for the Attendance Manager role, reviewing and planning for strategies to improve whole school attendance, but with particular focus on Pupil Premium children.Improve attendance for Pupil Premium children and support families to achieve their attendance targets
Letter box reading scheme£3,645 Improved reading fluency and improved love for reading, and exposure to a range of texts. Also supports maths Maintain progress over the Summer
School nurse attends for 3 hours per week£5,269 Support families. Improve family outcomes and confidence in dealing with parenting issues. Improve home-school relationships with families
Year 2 and Year 6 revision books to take home and keep for every child£1,800 Improved outcomes in attainment, progress, as children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own progress
Assistant Heads for KS1 and KS2 working with more able pupils.£86,046 Improve progress and attainment for the more able including the more able disadvantaged.
Buying good quality resources to improve the provision in maths and English£2,000 Children will enjoy their learning and have concrete materials to help them understand difficult concepts in maths. The resources for English will support them to develop key skills needed to demonstrate their understanding and developing knowledge and that allow them to achieve the age related expectations. The resources will also inspire a love of learning.