Pupil Premium

 

How St Mary’s allocates and measures the impact of Pupil Premium spending

National context

Schools receive a payment, or Pupil Premium, for each child who is registered for free school meals (FSM) and for those who have been in continuous care for six months or more. This amounts to £1,320 for 2018/19.

From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (“Ever 6”).

Schools also receive £300 (2018-2019) for pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces.

“Schools, head teachers and teachers will decide how to use the Pupil Premium allocation, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils.”

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source: DfE website

For more information on our decision process please see our Pupil Premium Policy.

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2018-2019

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to support disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to pupils who are or who have previously been in receipt of free school meals (FSM), those that are or have been in the care of local authority (CLA) and children whose parents are in the armed services.

4% of children on roll in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 are currently eligible for Pupil premium grant.

Progress of all pupils is tracked and monitored regularly at termly pupil progress meetings, in addition class teachers meet with the SENDCo to discuss progress and possible barriers to learning. These discussions inform our decisions about planning appropriate provision.

Budget What is it spent on? What will happen? Desired impact
£12,343.00 Teaching assistant (TA)

Deployment of staff including the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

TA’s are deployed to specific classes to deliver targeted support to pupils’ learning and social and emotional wellbeing. This includes 1:1 support for identified pupils.

Children’s barriers to learning will be identified and appropriate interventions put in place to support these pupils.

These interventions may include: targeted literacy or numeracy interventions, social and emotional interventions such as a Social Skills group, Meet and Greet sessions or Time to talk sessions.

Increase in % of pupils making at or above expected progress.

Children will be tracked and monitored and will take part in interventions related to their needs.

Interventions will show progress in learning which will be monitored and tracked at pupil progress meetings and through regular liaisons between TA’s delivering interventions, Class Teachers and SENDCo.

Positive learning behaviours in class.

Children will be able to express and understand their own feelings and those of others.

Pupils will have engaged in learning in a positive way.

£762.00 Learning Mentor Pupils will have opportunities to develop confidence, self-esteem and peer relationships through targeted 1:1 sessions with a learning Mentor. Children will have accessed weekly sessions with a learning mentor allowing them to explore issues relating to self-esteem, confidence and peer relationships. Pupils have an identified person with whom to discuss issues.

Identified pupils have received Protective Behaviours sessions.

£1067.00 Financial assistance

Equipment

Uniform

Travel

School trips

School Meals

Pupils will have appropriate uniform and equipment.

Pupils will participate in school trips and activities.

Financial support is provided for, after school clubs, sports clubs, music lessons.

Pupils will have opportunities to access the same clubs as those who are not disadvantaged.

School uniform, resources and equipment will be provided where appropriate.

School trips will be fully or part-funded.

Pupils will have opportunities to participate in clubs alongside pupils that are not disadvantaged.

See above Clubs Pupils will have an opportunity to complete homework in school with adult support.

Friendships and social skills groups will be run for identified pupils to develop confidence and self-esteem.

Identified pupils will be invited to attend homework club throughout the year. Homework will be completed in a supported environment.

Pupils confidence and self-esteem will increase and will be demonstrated through improved playground and learning behaviours.

£900 Therapy Children experiencing significant social and emotional difficulties will be identified and supported through 1:1 counselling sessions weekly with qualified counsellor. Impact of improved emotional wellbeing will be evident through improved behaviour including improved learning behaviours.

Playground incidences will be reduced and there will be fewer ‘meltdowns’ within the classroom.

£170 Staff Training Staff will be trained to deliver targeted interventions appropriate to individuals learning needs. Staff will be trained to deliver appropriate targeted interventions.
Total: £15,242.00

 

Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

The aim of the Pupil Premium Grant is to support disadvantaged pupils and close any attainment gap between them and their peers. The Pupil Premium Grant is allocated to pupils who are or who have previously been in receipt of free school meals (FSM), those that are or have been in the care of local authority (CLA) and children whose parents are in the armed services.

4% of children on roll in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2 are currently eligible for Pupil premium grant. 2% of children in Foundation Stage are currently eligible for PPG.

Progress of all pupils is tracked and monitored regularly at termly pupil progress meetings, in addition class teachers meet with the SENDCo to discuss progress and possible barriers to learning. These discussions inform our decisions about planning appropriate provision.

Budget What is it spent on? What will happen? Desired impact
£14,084.00 Teaching assistant (TA)

Deployment of staff including the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.

TA’s are deployed to specific classes to deliver targeted support to pupils learning.

Children’s barriers to learning will be identified and appropriate interventions put in place to support these pupils.

These interventions may include…..targeted literacy or numeracy interventions, social and emotional interventions such as a Social Skills groups, Meet and Greet sessions or Time to talk sessions.

Increase in % of pupils making at or above expected progress.

Children will be tracked and monitored and will take part in interventions related to their needs.

Interventions will show progress in learning which will be monitored and tracked at pupil progress meetings and through regular liaison between TA’s delivering interventions, Class Teachers and SENDCo.

Positive learning behaviours in class.

Children will be able to express and understand their own feelings and that of others

Pupils will have engaged in learning in a positive way.

£828.00 Learning Mentor Pupils will have opportunities to develop confidence, self- esteem and peer- relationships through targeted 1:1 sessions with a learning Mentor. Children will have accessed weekly sessions with a learning mentor allowing them to explore issues relating to self-esteem, confidence and peer relationships. Pupils have an identified person with whom to discuss issues.

Identified pupils have received Protective Behaviours sessions.

£1200.00 Financial assistance

Equipment

Uniform

Travel

School trips

School Meals

Pupils will have appropriate uniform and equipment.

Pupils will participate in school trips and activities.

Financial support is provided for, after school clubs, sports clubs, music lessons.

Pupils will have opportunities to access the same clubs as those who are not disadvantaged.

School uniform, resources and equipment will be provided where appropriate.

School trips will be fully or part-funded.

Pupils will have opportunities to participate in clubs alongside pupils that are not disadvantaged.

See above Clubs Pupils will have an opportunity to complete homework in school with adult support.

Friendships and social skills groups will be run for identified pupils to develop confidence and self -esteem.

Identified pupils will be invited to attend homework club throughout the year. Homework will be completed in a supported environment.

Pupils confidence and self- esteem will increase and will be demonstrated through improved playground and learning behaviours.

£900 Therapy Children experiencing significant social and emotional difficulties will be identified and supported through 1:1 counselling sessions weekly with qualified counsellor. Impact of improved emotional wellbeing will be evident through improved behaviour including improved learning behaviours.

Playground incidences will be reduced and there will be fewer ‘meltdowns’ within the classroom.

£300 Staff Training Staff will be trained to deliver targeted interventions appropriate to individuals learning needs. Staff will be trained to deliver appropriate targeted interventions.
Total: £17,312.00

 

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