The Pupil Premium is funding which is allocated to schools based on the number of children in the school who are eligible for Free School Meals, or are in the care of the Local Authority. Schools are able to decide how to spend this money to ensure that these children make good progress and achieve their full potential in school. Sometimes some children may need additional support in order to achieve this, and the Pupil Premium can help.
At All Saints RC Primary School
• We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils.
• We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
• Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority groups or individuals.
• We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Any group will be made up of FSM children and non FSM children, where their needs are similar, or where meeting their needs helps to create a learning environment more conducive to success for all.
Providing small group work with an experienced teaching assistant focused on overcoming gaps in learning.
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through trained TAs or external agencies.
Acquiring effective materials aimed at raising standards, particularly in reading and mathematics. (Reading books, Read Write Inc, Maths resources).
All our work through the pupil premium will be aimed at accelerating progress, moving children to at least age related expectations. Initially this may be through targeted literacy and numeracy support or initiatives to promote children’s engagement in learning.
We also recognise that enjoyment of school and having access to enrichment opportunities is important to children’s wellbeing and learning and with this in mind we may also include support with the following:
- Any ‘paid for’ clubs
- Swimming lessons
- Trips including residential trips
- Music lessons
Allocation For the Current Academic Year
The funding this year will again be used to provide additional teaching assistant support as above to raise attainment and ensure progress, purchase resources specifically for improving writing and to subsidise swimming lessons, music lessons and trips so that we are able to achieve our aim of developing the whole child. As the number of children receiving Pupil Premium in each class is small, confidentiality means that we are unable to specify details about their individual progress and achievement on this site. However, these details are held in school in order that we can measure the impact of this funding and its use.
Please find our Pupil Premium Grant and Strategy Plan below in our downloads section