Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium Funding?

At St Joseph’s, we want all children to have the best opportunities to succeed, regardless of their individual circumstances.

If your child is eligible for Free School Meals or has been eligible for Free School Meals at any time in the last six years, funding is provided by the government to ensure that he/she is well equipped to take advantage of the educational opportunities provided by the school.  The school is held to account for the achievements and progress of every child so we use Pupil Premium funding to help us make sure that no-one underachieves simply because of their ability to pay for things.

What does the funding provide?

We offer a full package of curriculum and learning support within the school and we are also able to to provide financial support to enable children to take part in activities that are normally paid for by parents.

The table below shows financial support currently provided by the school to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals.  Parents whose children are eligible for any of these items may apply for them in the normal way at the school office and we will meet the cost from our funding.

 

Reporting Pupil Premium to Parents 2016/17

Summary information
Academic Year2016-2017Total PP budget58,080Date of most recent PP ReviewJuly 2016
Total number of pupils169Number of pupils eligible for PP including Ever652Date for next internal review of this strategyDecember 2016
Current attainment and progress
Our tracking system shows 3 points progress across the year as good progressReading progress 2015-2016Writing Progress 2015-2016Maths Progress 2015-2016
% of cohort at age related expectations July 2016PPNon PPPPNon PPPPNon PP
Reception 80.8% made good level of development4.23.94.23.943.4
Year 1 Reading 26% Writing 17% Maths 30%1.52.322.422.2
Year 2 Reading 73% Writing 62% Maths 62%3.43.533.44.94.5
Year 3 Reading 25% Writing 27% Maths 7%22.21.72.432.4
Year 4 Reading 39% Writing 28% Maths 17%3.52.92.54.13.54.7
Year 5 Reading 38% Writing 34% Maths 14%2.82.96.34.94.85.3
Year 6 Reading 70% TA ( 57% test) Writing 68% TA Maths 61% TA (17% test)3.43.85.24.15.46.4
3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP) In-school barriers 50% of our PP children are also on the SEND register as such barriers to learning are:
A.Behaviour, social and emotional difficulties in current year 2 and 6 is having a detrimental effect on their academic progress and that of their peers
B.Specific learning difficulties for our PP children in our current year 4 and 6
External barriers (issues which also require action outside school, such as low attendance rates)
C.Attendance of PP children is lower than non PP children at 88% in the summer term
4.Desired outcomes (Desired outcomes and how they will be measured)Success criteria
A.Improve emotional literacy of PP childrenPP children in Y2 and 6 make at least good progress in reading writing and maths
Reduce the number of persistent absentees among PP children so that attendance figure is in line with non PP children
B.Higher rates of progress for the PP children in current year 4Y4 PP children make at least good progress in reading writing and Maths
5. Planned expenditure
Academic year 2016-2017
The three headings below enable schools to demonstrate how they are using the Pupil Premium to improve classroom pedagogy, provide targeted support and support whole school strategies
i. Quality of teaching for all
Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Improve emotional literacy of PP childrenTraining completed for 2 members of staff and whole school approach initiated
Thrive assessments completed and interventions timetabled
Thrive is a proven successful programme that helps heal the emotional gaps that children may have which then enables them to access the curriculum more fullyTwo members of staff trained including HT to ensure whole school approach adopted.
Employment of extra teaching assistant who is a thrive practitioner who will deliver the interventions
TL
LB
LN
Easter 2017
Total budgeted cost14,916
ii. Targeted support
Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
Higher rates of progress for the PP children in current year 4An extra member of staff employed to enable straight year groups across the school and small class size for Year 4 and targeted in class supportPP children in current year 4 also have SEND. They did not make as much progress as their peers in reading and writingHalf termly pupil progress meetings
Learning walks
TL
CK
AF
Easter 2017
Higher rates of progress for children in year 61:1 supportPast school results show that children who received 1:1 support had improved outcomesImpact overseen by SLT through data analysisTL
CK
Easter 2017
Total budgeted cost37,802
Desired outcomeChosen action / approachWhat is the evidence and rationale for this choice?How will you ensure it is implemented well?Staff leadWhen will you review implementation?
To ensure the PP children have equal access and educational opportunities to quality education and resources as non PP children.(i)
Fees paid for music tuition, uniform, school meals, milk, breakfast club, after school care and educational visits
Inlcusive approach enables PP children to participate fully in educational opportunities including building self esteem and relationships with other childrenPP children receiving financial support are tracked for attendance and progressAdmin staffSeptember 2017
(ii)
Educational resources bought to enhance educational provision including interactive learning materials Education city, Twinkl
And Rising stars
Children display high levels of engagement in lessons through use of attractive and stimulating resourcesPP children receiving financial support are tracked for attendance and progressTL
CK
September 2017
Total budgeted cost10,202

 

 

 

 Support Available  Details of Support  Rationale For This School Budget 2014 – 2015
 School Uniform One  set of the basic items available from school per eligible pupil per year including Sweater or cardigan/Tie/Book Bag Uniform contributes to a sense of belonging to a school and is the same for all pupils.  The cost of providing uniform can be a challenge for families and the lack of certain items can make pupils feel excluded.  £2500
 Music Lessons A weekly lesson on a musical intrument including the hire of the instrument.  (Subject to availability and, in some cases, the age of the pupil)  Research shows that children who learn to play a musical instrument not only gain a valuable set of music skills, but also perform better in English & Maths over a longer period.  The cost of music lessons may be the reason why some pupils do not take them up.  £7600
School Trips These are provided free for eligible pupils at the present time. Trips provide additional educational benefits as well as social and cultural experiences. The cost of trips may prevent some pupils from taking part.  £2500
After School Activity Clubs  These are provided free of charge for eligible pupils wherevever a charge is made for the activity. Clubs provide additional educational benfits as well as social and cultural experiences.  Charges are sometimes made to cover the cost of providing the activity but this may prevent some pupils from attending.  £500

 

The next table shows the Curriculum & Learning Packages provided within school –

Provision Available Details of Provision Rationale For This School Budget 2014-2015
One to One Tuition  Additional teaching by a qualified teacher for half a term in Reading, Writing or Maths This is offered to eligible pupils who have made less than expected progress due to their individual circumstances. The support aims to identify their particular needs and enable them to catch up quickly.  £10000
Focused Intervention Groups Additional targeted support provided within a small group by a trained assistant for half a term in Reading Writing or Maths  This is offered to eligible pupils who have made less than expected progress due to their individual circumstances. The support aims to identify their particular needs and enable them to catch up quickly.  £7000
 Additional Classroom Resources  Clicker 6 computer based support forreading/ word processing/ publishing/ presentation is now universally available. Numicon Maths resources are also widely available to support understanding of the number system & place value. Other basic equipment as needed  Additional resources are provided to ensure that all pupils, regardless of personal circumstance, are able to benefit from the basic tools that help them to fully participate in learning.  £1000
 Staff Training Our school provides regular training for all staff, including those who deliver the provision listed above.  Educational Research shows that the most effective provision for all learners to make progress and achieve well is Quality First teaching.  Research into Pupil Premium spending shows that investment in the best staff training has more impact on learning outcomes than almost anything else.  £3000

 


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