Pupil Premium Report 2017
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantaged families reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools with pupils from Reception to Y11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after, or have parents currently in the Armed Forces. In 2012/13 the funding allocated was £600 per child. From April 2012 the coverage was widened to include those eligible for FSM at any point in the last six years. In 2015/16 the funding per child is £1320.
At St Mary’s we support all our pupils; we are committed to ensuring that the teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all pupils, in particular those of vulnerable or socially disadvantaged pupils. One of our key priorities is that any gaps in the performance of vulnerable pupils, and that of other pupils, is narrowed and ultimately closed. We do this by providing high quality classroom teaching supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners, as and when required. The School and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and interventions, including the Pupil Premium.
The progress of all pupils, including pupils identified as being vulnerable (SEND, FSM, EAL, LAC) is rigorously and regularly tracked. Regular Pupil Progress meetings between teachers and the Headteacher focus specifically on the progress of vulnerable pupils. Actions and interventions are agreed and the impact of these assessed termly. The staff, including the SENCO, work closely together on planning the provision for vulnerable pupils and monitor the impact of all interventions.
In 2016-17 the total amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocated to St Mary’s is £1320.00 The funding will be used to fund or contribute towards the funding of:
Funding or part-funding of additional curriculum opportunities for pupils, such as educational visits, clubs, music lessons and residential trips.