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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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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.

SUMMARY INFORMATION
Academic Year 2018-2019 Total PP budget £58,980 Date of most recent PP Review July 2018
Total number of pupils 130 Number of pupils eligible for PP including Ever6 45 Date for next internal review of this strategy December 2018

 

CURRENT ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS
Our tracking system shows 3 points progress across the year as good progress          
  Reading 2017-2018 Writing 2017-2018 Maths 2017-2018
% of cohort at age related expectations July 2017 PP Non PP PP Non PP PP Non PP
ARE Progress ARE Progress ARE Progress ARE Progress ARE Progress ARE Progress
Reception Cohort 74% GLD PP 63% ARE=9 8.1 3.9 8.8 4.3 7.9 3.6 8.5 4.3 8.4 3.4 8.8 3.8
Year 1 Reading 70% Writing 55% Maths 40% ARE=12
(PP 20%, 0%, 40%)
10.4 2.1 12.3 2.9 10 2 11.7 2.8 11 2.3 12.1 3.1
Year 2 Reading 86% Writing 86% Maths 89% ARE=15
(PP 63%, 63%, 75%)
14.5 3.6 15.6 3.8 13.9 3.8 15.3 4 14 3.9 15.3 4.1
Year 3 Reading 67% Writing 60% Maths 80% ARE=18
(PP 33%, 33%, 100%)
17 3 18.3 2.8 17.3 4 17.9 2.8 18 4 17.8 3
Year 4 Reading 62% Writing 62% Maths 38% ARE=21
(PP 36%, 45%, 9%)
19.2 2.4 20.9 3.3 19.4 3.1 20.8 3.4 19 2.3 20.7 2.8
Year 5 Reading 53% Writing 38% Maths 38% ARE=24
(PP 38%, 38%, 38%)
22.5 3.4 23.3 3.7 22.1 3.4 23.3 3.7 22.6 3.6 23.4 3.4
Year 6 Reading 76% Writing 76% Maths 76% ARE=27
(PP 20%, 40%, 40%)
24 4.2 27.7 3.8 22.4 4.4 27.2 4.4 23.8 3 27.2 4.1

 

3. BARRIERS TO FUTURE ATTAINMENT (FOR PUPILS ELIGIBLE FOR PP) IN-SCHOOL BARRIERS 26% 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, 4 and 5
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 92.8%

 

4. DESIRED OUTCOMES (DESIRED OUTCOMES AND HOW THEY WILL BE MEASURED) SUCCESS CRITERIA
A. Improve emotional literacy of PP children PP children in Y2, 4 and 5 make accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths
B. Higher rates of progress for the PP children in current year 2 and 5 PP children make accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths

PP children receive targeted interventions from the teacher and TAs which are monitored by the SLT fortnightly
C. Continue to ensure accelerated progress for the PP children in Year 1, 3 and 6. PP children make accelerated progress in reading, writing and maths

PP children receive targeted interventions from the teacher and TAs which are monitored by the SLT fortnightly
D. Reduce the number of persistent absentees among PP children so that attendance figure is in line with non-PP children Office 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 year 2018-2019        
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 outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
Delivery of high quality teaching and inclusive approach in every classroom Whole school approach further embedded 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 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 to ensure whole school approach adopted through monitoring programme and data tracked half-termly.

HT to ensure whole school approach adopted through monitoring programme and data tracked half-termly
TL
CK
December 2018
Higher rated of progress for the PP children in current Year 2 and 5. Continue to ensure accelerated progress for the PP children in Year 1, 3 and 6. Two additional TAs to support in Year 1, 2 and 5. Additional hours for TA in Year 3 to support PP children. PP children in Year 2 and 5 need high levels of intervention to keep them on task and close the gap in their attainment in reading, writing and maths. Bi-weekly SLT learning walks, weekly book trawls and half-termly pupil progress meetings. TL
CK
December 2018
  Total budgeted cost 30,500
ii. Targeted support
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When will you review implementation?
Improve emotional literacy of PP children Thrive practitioner timetabled to work with identified PP children Last academic year 50% of the children receiving Thrive made at least expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths and in many cases accelerated progress
The behaviour of disadvantaged children with emotional needs is good as a result of the programme.
Thrive practitioner to report Thrive data to HT who will match against data for Reading Writing and Maths TL
LN
LB
December 2018
  Total budgeted cost 16,810
iii. Other approaches
Desired outcome Chosen action / approach What is the evidence and rationale for this choice? How will you ensure it is implemented well? Staff lead When 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 children PP children receiving financial support are tracked for attendance and progress Admin staff September 2019
  (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 resources PP children receiving financial support are tracked for attendance and progress TL
CK
September 2019
  Total budgeted cost 11,670

 

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