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Pupil Premium

St. Thomas’ Catholic Primary School receives Pupil Premium funding from the government to support those children who are in receipt of free school meals (FSM) or who have received FSM in the last six years.  This money is for the school to spend on areas where they can add value to the child’s education as a strong, rounded education is vital to improving life chances.

 

For 2017/18 the school is estimated to receive £38,070. We plan to use this money in the following areas to add value to pupil premium children:

  • Salary of one teacher with a special focus on Pupil Premium children,
  • Salary of the Parent Support Advisor,
  • Expenses for Pupil Premium children participating in educational visits and extra-curricular clubs on school site.

 

St. Thomas’ received £58,680 Pupil Premium money for the financial year 2016-2017

The school used this money in the following areas to add value to pupil premium children:

  • Salary of one 0.75 FTE Key Stage 1 teacher with a special focus on Pupil Premium children
  • Salary of one 0.75 FTE Key Stage 2 teacher with a special focus on Pupil Premium children,
  • Salary of the Parent Support Advisor,
  • Expenses for Pupil Premium children participating in educational visits  and extra-curricular clubs on school site.

 

As a school we use our rigorous monitoring and tracking system of all pupils to identify where both gaps in and, barriers to learning exist and plan various intervention strategies to support pupil progress and attainment.  The Pupil Premium money helped us to achieve this by allowing us to access: 

 

  • Parent Support Advisor to work with parents to reduce barriers to learning for children.

  • Additional qualified teacher for targeted support.

  • Booster classes so that children can get the additional support that they need in focused, small groups with individually tailored lessons.

  • Intervention groups –support given to allow full access to the curriculum.

  • Pastoral support for pupils with home issues challenging their readiness to learn in school.

  • Homework club – enabling children who might not otherwise have internet access to use our resources to complete homework and research projects.

  • All clubs paid for so that full participation in all areas of school life is not dependant on home income.

  • Payment for offsite educational visits ensuring full involvement of all children in learning enhancing activities.

  • Counselling service level agreement.

  • The services of an Educational Psychologist

  • Dyslexia Screening

  • Staff training to ensure that we reach all of our children when providing an interesting, rigorous and challenging curriculum

 

 

End of Key Stage 2 results May 2017

KS2 percentage of Pupil premium pupils who achieved the Expected Level:

 

Reading: 60% (National benchmark: 77%)

 

Writing: 90% (National benchmark: 81%)

 

Maths: 80% (National benchmark: 80%)

 

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling: 80% (National benchmark: 82%)

 

 

There were 10 children out of cohort of 30 who qualified for Pupil Premium funding. From this group, one child did not take the SATs as he had not been in the country long enough to qualify to sit them. All of the percentages are based upon the 10 Pupil Premium children.

National benchmark figures are for non-disadvantaged children.

 

 

End of Key Stage 1 results May 2017

KS1 percentage of Pupil premium pupils who achieved the Expected Level:

 

Reading: 80% (National benchmark: 79%)

 

Writing: 80% (National benchmark: 72%)

 

Maths: 80% (National benchmark: 79%)

 

Science 100% (National benchmark: 86%)

 

 

There were 5 children out of cohort of 29 who qualified for Pupil Premium funding.

National benchmark figures are for non-disadvantaged children.

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