Pupil Premium

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 2017/18

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Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017-2018

Summary information
Academic Year2017-2018Total PP budget£64,980Date of most recent PP ReviewJuly 2016
Total number of pupils156Number of pupils eligible for PP including Ever654Date for next internal review of this strategyDecember 2017
Current attainment and progress
Our tracking system shows 3 points progress across the year as good progress
Reading 2016-2017Writing 2016-2017Maths 2016-2017
% of cohort at age related expectations July 2017PPNon PPPPNon PPPPNon PP
AREProgressAREProgressAREProgressAREProgressAREProgressAREProgress
Reception 82.6% made good level of development8.23.29.33.984.78.83.78.64.48.93.7
Year 1 Reading 72% Writing 59% Maths 41% ARE=1210.82.7122.810.12.411.52.69.91.911.42.5
Year 2 Reading 82% Writing 53% Maths 53% ARE=1514.3415.74.313.52.715.13.814414.73.6
Year 3 Reading 63% Writing 52% Maths 63% ARE=1816.73.117.8316.23.117.72.916.62.717.93.1
Year 4 Reading 36% Writing 36% Maths 29% ARE=2119.13.719.1318.84.419.23.1194.319.74.6
Year 5 Reading 43% Writing 33% Maths 43% ARE=2420.3423.83.117.33.222.63.319.34.723.14
Year 6 Reading 68% TA ( 54% test) Writing 36% TA Maths 54% ARE=2724.43.225.94.123.53.2253.523.5425.74.2
3. Barriers to future attainment (for pupils eligible for PP) In-school barriers 40% 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, 3 and 4
B.Specific learning difficulties for some PP children in our current year 1, 2, 5 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 92% as opposed to 95% 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, 3 and 4 mke accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths
B.Higher rates of progress for the PP children in current year 2, 3 and 4PP children make accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths

PP children receive targeted interventions from the teacher which are monitored by the SLT fortnightly
C.Reduce the number of persistent absentees among PP children so that attendance figure is in line with non-PP childrenOffice staff to follow updated absence policy, contacting families by 10am and liaising with EWO as needed

HT to meet with PP families where attendance is a concern
5. Planned expenditure
Academic year2017-2018
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?
Delivery of high quality teaching and inclusive approach in every classroomWhole school approach further embedded and extra member of staff employed to enable straight year groups across the schoolThrive is a proven successful programme that helps heal the emotional gaps that children may have which then enables them to access the curriculum more fully.
Staff CPD on building resilience, self-control and self-efficacy, where staff and pupils support each other alongside the importance of a rich oral culture in the classroom are proven key factors in improving outcomes for PP children
HT and Thrive trainer to deliver CPD

HT to ensure whole school approach adopted through monitoring programme and data tracked half-termly
TL
CK
December 2017
Total budgeted cost30,741
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?
Improve emotional literacy of PP childrenTwo Thrive practitioners timetabled to work with identified PP childrenLast academic year 75% of the children receiving Thrive made at least expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths and in many cases accelerated progressTwo Thrive TAs to report thrive data to HT who will match against data for Reading Writing and MathsTL
LN
LB
December 2017
High 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
December 2017
Total budgeted cost23,250
iii. Other approaches
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 2018
(ii)
Educational resources bought to enhance educational provision including interactive learning materials Education city, and Twinkl
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 2018
Total budgeted cost10,989

 

 

 

 Support Available  Details of Support  Rationale For This
 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.
 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.
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.
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.

 

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

Provision Available Details of Provision Rationale For This
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.
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.
 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.
 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.

 

 


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