St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Below you will find details of how this funding is allocated at St. Mary's School. 

Pupil Premium

At St. Mary’s CEVA Primary we are committed to ensuring that each individual pupil receives the very best education allowing them to reach their full potential academically and socially. This belief is reflected in our school vision:

EXPLORE LIFE:  gaining knowledge, understanding and skills, through exploration and enquiry, in an engaging curriculum.

EXPLORE FAITH:  appreciating how the school’s Christian values are threaded through all we do, believing every child is unique and special, with a purpose for life.

ENJOY LEARNING:  developing a love of lifelong learning, both in and out of the classroom.

ENJOYING BELONGING:  celebrating diversity, encouraging care for ourselves and others, with a strong sense of belonging and respect.

EXCEL DAILY:  enabling achievement across the curriculum, developing skills for life, making the most of personal gifts and talents.

Our growth mindset and learning to learn culture ensures that we have the highest expectations and that we continually strive to ensure that no pupil is left behind.

When planning how to spend the pupil premium grant it is important that we look at the potential barriers to learning faced by pupil premium pupils in the context of our school. The reasons for underachievement are many and varied. They include; less support at home; social and emotional difficulties due to complex family situations, attendance and punctuality difficulties. Each child entitled to the pupil premium grant is unique in their situation and our response to their needs must reflect this.

With this in mind, at St Mary’s we aim to build the capacity and expertise to enable us to provide a highly personalised programme of support in order to allow each child to reach his/her full potential.

Our key objective in using the pupil premium grant is to narrow the attainment and achievement gap between those entitled to pupil premium and those not. Historically pupils at St Mary’s achieve and attain well, often at levels higher than those expected nationally. However, those entitled to the pupil premium grant do not always do as well as their peers. We aim to diminish this difference.

How much Pupil Premium grant allocation do St Mary's receive? 

As we enter the academic year 2017-18, we have 25 pupil premium children on roll equating to £33,000 in pupil premium funding?

How we intend to support children in overcoming barriers in learning (2017-18) 

Raising attainment and supporting children in making accelerated progress through:

  • Teacher lead 1:1 and small group tuition
  • Additional TA support in class to enable teachers to work with guided groups
  • TA support to run small group intervention

Improving punctuality and attendance by:

  • Monitoring the attendance of pupil premium children as a ‘virtual class’
  • Funding places in Breakfast club
  • Working alongside families to identify reasons for lateness and absences

Supporting children’s emotional wellbeing by:

  • Allocation TA time for pastoral work
  • Procuring additional services including behaviour support, Inclusion Support, Play Therapy, Educational Phycologists, Breakthrough and Thrive.

Ensuring access to wider opportunities by subsidising:

  • Residential trips
  • Excursions linked to class curriculum
  • Music tuition
  • Enrichment clubs

How will you measure the effect of pupil premium?

Pupil Premium children are monitored as a ‘virtual class’. Assessment information is analysed a minimum of 3 times per year. Pupil Progress Meetings are held after each assessment point to identify specific needs of individuals.  

Attendance information is scrutinised termly.

Pupil conferencing, learning walks and lesson observations are carried out regularly to monitor pupil engagement.

How the grant allocation spent last year and what was its impact?

Action

Impact

Teacher led intervention: identified children received quality 1:1 and or small group support.

Year 5 maths

Average score in assessment improved by 28%

100% children ended the year working at the level expected for their age.

 

Year 4

33% of children ended the year working above the level expected for their age

100% children ended the year working at the level expected for their age.

 

Year 3

100% children ended the year working at the level expected for their age.

 

Year 1

100% children ended the year working above the level expected for their age.

 

Please contact the school if you require more detailed information.

Additional TA support to enable teachers to work with PP children in Y1, 4 and in Y6

Y1

100% children ended in the year working at the level expected for their age

On average the progress of pp was marginally better than their peers in reading, writing and in maths

 

Y4

100% children ended in the year working at the level expected for their age

On average the progress of pp was marginally better than their peers in reading and in maths.

 

Y6

Average increase of 17% in test score

Reading: Average progress of 2.7 steps compare to all at 2.3

 

Provide breakfast club for 9 pp children a different points throughout the year.

Average increase in attendance of 3% (those attending breakfast club). 

Provide resources to specific pupils support home learning

Children completing home and receiving support from parents.  

Contribute to the cost of playpod

The vast majority of pp children in KS1 engaged in positive play with their peers. Re-entered the classroom following lunch play with a positive attitude to their learning. As evidenced by teacher observations

Provided the opportunity partake in residential trips, excursions linked to curriculum, music tuition and enrichment activities.

100% pupil premium were able to attend the y4 and y6 residential trips

8 children learn a music instrument 

 

More detailed information regarding pupil premium provision is available from the school. Please contact Mrs B Scriven.   

Next strategy review: April 2018

 Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17

Pupil Premium Report 2015/2016

Pupil Premium Report 2014 - 2015

You can find out more about Pupil Premium (funding for children who have ever been in receipt of Free School Meals) funding, including how you can apply for this grant for your child, by clicking on this link.