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Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. We continuously review our provision, and our evaluation focuses on academic gains and how pupils’ self-confidence has developed as a consequence of the intervention. Where an intervention is not working, we either change how we are doing it, or stop it altogether. Our school governors have a good understanding of the Pupil Premium funded activities and their impact, and challenge our school to narrow the achievement gap.

We measure the impact of Pupil Premium Grant spending by tracking every pupil’s progress and knowing every child’s needs. We measure the impact of quality class teaching and every intervention, using a variety of impact data, including:

  •   Lesson observations

  •   Work in books

  •   Pupil interviews

  •   Parent and carer surveys

  •   Attendance data

  •   Individual pupil target-setting data 

Pupil Premium Strategy

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

 

Pupil Premium Grant Spending for the Financial Year

2016-2017

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Total number of pupils on roll

 

207

 

Total number of pupils eligible for PPG

 

9 (10)

 

Amount of PPG received per pupil

FSM6

£1320

 

LAC

£1900

Service Child

 

£300

 

Total amount of PPG received

 

£12,760

 

 

Summer Term 2016

Nature of support

Amount spent

Outcomes

Training of Teaching Assistants by Specialist teacher

 

£2583

Teaching Assistants are now running interventions to support pupils to aid progress in maths, reading and writing. Interventions include Precision Teaching, Lifeboat and ‘Big Maths’ and as a result, many gaps are narrowing.

 

Contribution to the purchase of Chrome Books

 

£2000

Chrome Books allow all pupils in school to access technology in classrooms on a 1:1 basis. Chrome Books have replaced the out-dated ‘Computing Zone’, which only allowed 10 pupils to access computers at one time. Enabling 1:1 technology ensures that pupils can access the full computing curriculum. PP children are given priority use through intervention groups. As a result their participation has increased dramatically.

 

Social and Emotional Interventions (2 Teaching Assistants for 4 hours support each week)

 

£720

Much needed social and emotional support provided for pupils (both pupil premium and non pupil premium). As a result, pupils feel listened to, supported and secure at school and many have made at least expected progress.

Pupil Premium Learning Mentor

 

 

 

£144

 

 

Our Pupil Premium Learning Mentor works with each PP child to support them with their individual educational needs. This varies according to each individual. This has supported pupils’ progress in class and supported them to develop a growth mindset resulting in them being closer to their best that they can be in their learning.

 

Total amount spent in the Summer Term: £5447

Autumn Term 2016

Nature of support

Amount spent so far…

Intended Outcomes

After school clubs:

Clubs complete

Top Corner coaching

£73

(£54)

(£21)

Research has shown that pupils taking part in activities after the formal school day could play a role in closing the attainment gap between children from economically disadvantaged background and those with more family resources. A study showed that, compared with disadvantaged children who did not attend after-school clubs at the age of 11, those who attended after-school club one or two days per week had made significantly more progress than predicted.

Pupil Premium Learning Mentor (2 hours a week, 14 weeks)

£366

Our Pupil Premium Learning Mentor works with each PP child to support them with their individual educational needs. This varies according to each individual. This is to support pupils’ progress in class and to support them to develop a ‘Growth Mindset’ to help them to be the best that they can be in their learning. In turn, this should help them to make better progress and be working at age related expectations.

Social and Emotional Interventions (2 Teaching Assistants for 4 hours support each week)

 

£720

Much needed social and emotional support provided for pupils (both pupil premium and non pupil premium).

 

 

‘Big Maths’ online resources

£1300

An interactive resource to engage learners in their Maths lessons. Linked to the LIP, Section 1, Propriety 2.

 

Total amount spent Autumn Term: £2459

Spring Term 2017

 

Nature of support

Amount spent so far…

Intended Outcomes

‘A tale unfolds’ resource

(A whole school topic that targets Reading and Writing in an engaging and challenging way)

£600

Develop teaching pedagogy so that more teaching is consistently outstanding. Linked to the LIP, Section 1, Proprieties 1 & 2.

 

INSET Day

Literacy Shed/ICT Evangelist

£1600

Develop teaching pedagogy so that more teaching is consistently outstanding. Courses to improve the quality of teaching and learning and engagement of pupils. Linked to the LIP, Section 1, Propriety 1.

 

Pupil Premium Learning Mentor (2 hours a week, 14 weeks)

£366

Our Pupil Premium Learning Mentor to work with each PP child to support them with their individual educational needs. This varies according to each individual. This is to support pupils’ progress in class.

Social and Emotional Interventions (2 Teaching Assistants for 4 hours support each week)

 

£720

Much needed social and emotional support provided for pupils (both pupil premium and non pupil premium).

 

 

Residential trip to Crowden (2 pupils)

£296

Teachers can create experiences that enhance pupils’ classroom learning, adding opportunities pupils may not otherwise have, particularly in the case of urban schools where children have limited access to natural outdoor environments in their day to day learning. Crowden promotes the importance of allowing children to connect with the outdoor world, and the powerful and inspirational lessons to be learned by getting children outside.

 

Gymnastic lessons (£24 a month- January-April)

 

£96

Research has shown that pupils taking part in activities after the formal school day could play a role in closing the attainment gap between children from economically disadvantaged background and those with more family resources. A study showed that, compared with disadvantaged children who did not attend after-school clubs at the age of 11, those who attended after-school club one or two days per week had made significantly more progress than predicted.

 

Clubs complete – Performing arts (2 pupils)

£72

As above

 

 

Total amount spent Spring Term so far: £3750

 

Total Amount Spent: £11,656

Current amount left to spend in the Spring Term 2017: £1104

 

Ideas for the remaining money

  • A letter has been sent out to PP parents encouraging them to inform school if they would like help with financial aspects of school
  • After school clubs
  • Trips
  • School uniform
  • Instrumental lessons
  • Professional story tellers
  • Credit for iPads – encourage use of excellent apps such as Alan Peat apps to help with writing & engagement
         

 

 

 

Expenditure and Impact of Pupil Premium Grant in Previous Years

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