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PUPIL PREMIUM

Introduction

The Pupil Premium is funding provided to schools which is additional to main school funding. It is allocated according to the number of pupils on-roll who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), a smaller amount allocated according to the number of children of service families, and an allocation for each pupil who has been 'Looked After' (in care) for six months or more.

In 2012, funding was extended to include pupils who have been eligible for free school meals within the past six years.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. However, schools are to be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.

From September 2012, this information must be published on the school website. Please see below for information regarding how the pupils' premium was spent in the last financial year, the impact of this funding, and the plans for future spending.

Financial Year 2015/16

For the financial year 2015/16 our total Pupil Premium = £19,800

Impact of Pupil Premium Expenditure

At the end of 2015/16:

  • 88% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress in reading
  • 75% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress in writing
  • 81% of pupil premium children made at least expected progress in maths

There is no significant gap between the achievement of pupils in receipt of pupil premium and the achievement of other children or the achievement of pupils in receipt of pupil premium nationally. As our percentage of pupil premium children is below the National average we have to apply some caution when looking at percentages. At St Joseph's we would always look at the achievement of individuals.

Financial Year 2014/15

For the financial year 2014/15 (September - August) our total Pupil Premium = £24,700

During this time we will be using our Pupil Premium money to:

  • Pay for additional Teaching Assistant hours.
  • Contribute towards the cost of uniform and trips for children in receipt of Pupil Premium.
  • Contribute towards the cost of our Parent Support Advisor.
  • Contribute towards the cost of enrichment activities.
  • Purchase a 3 year subscription to the Lexia Reading Programme.
  • Fund additional intervention resources as and when needed.

Extra provision is targeted at those children who require intervention, which includes those children recognised as requiring 'Pupil Premium' support.

The progress of these children is monitored closely as part of a whole school tracking and intervention programme. Parents and Governors are regularly informed about the interventions in place and the progress being made by vulnerable groups and individual children.

Financial Year 2013/14

For the financial year 2013/14 (April–March) our total Pupil Premium = £18,107

During this time we have used our Pupil Premium money to:

  • Pay for additional Teaching Assistant hours.
  • Purchase 50% of the Assertive Mentoring Resources.
  • Contribute towards the cost of our Parent Support Advisor.
  • Provide additional teaching hours in Year 6.
  • Contribute towards the cost of enrichment activities.
  • Purchase a 3 year subscription to the Lexia Reading Programme.

Extra provision is targeted at those children who require intervention, which includes those children recognised as requiring 'Pupil Premium' support.

The progress of these children is monitored closely as part of a whole school tracking and intervention programme. Parents and Governors are regularly informed about the interventions in place and the progress being made by vulnerable groups and individual children.

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