The Pupil Premium is allocated to children who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM), Services Children, children adopted from care and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. This will also include pupils eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years (known as the Ever 6 FSM measure).
It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, as they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for individual pupils at their school.
Below is a summary of how the Pupil Premium is being used at St Patrick’s RC Primary School.
Pupil Premium Allocation: £28,500
Pupil Premium Allocation: £47,459
Pupil Premium Allocation: £42,080
For the academic year of 2015/16 we intend to spend our Pupil Premium allocation as follows:
- Providing an additional classroom teacher
- Providing intervention work with experienced teaching assistants to support learning inside and outside of class
- Providing booster lessons to increase attainment and accelerate pupil progress
- Interactive resources to support teaching and learning, such as ‘Education City,’ ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Phonics Play’
- Lexia programme to improve reading accuracy and phonic knowledge and understanding
- Providing a School Counsellor to support some children emotionally
- The impact of the Pupil Premium will be monitored through tracking and pupil progress meetings.
- In Reception, one Pupil Premium child achieved good progress
- At end of KS1, three out of four Pupil Premium children achieved level 2 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths.
- At end of KS2, eight pupils were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, of which:- all of the pupils achieved two or more levels of progress from KS1 in Writing, with seven pupils achieving the measure in Maths and six in Reading.- two of the pupils achieved three or more levels of progress from KS1 in Writing, with one achieving the measure in Reading.- all achieved Level 4 or above in Writing, with seven attaining the level in Maths and six in Reading.- three of the pupils achieved Level 5 in Writing, with two reaching the level in Reading and one in Maths.
The priority for the Pupil Premium is about raising attainment for pupils on FSM and the school intends to use funds in this manner. The school also delegates part of its budget to cater for pupils who are not receiving Pupil Premium but who are at risk of underachieving, as it is our intention that all pupils should make good progress and reach their full potential.
If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your families income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean that the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.