Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Report 2020

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. The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.

It’s allocated for schools to:

  • improve the academic outcomes of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities
  • close the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers across the country

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 2020-21 the total amount of Pupil Premium Funding allocated to St Mary’s will be £1620.00 The funding will be used to fund or contribute towards the funding of:

  • SENCO training and training for staff to deliver interventions
  • 1:1 Maths tuition; Maths and English Booster groups
  • “Wake and Shake” early morning fitness club
  • Teaching Assistants to undertake intervention groups
  • Books for the library to encourage reluctant readers
  • New reading scheme books, including phonics books
  • Nessy Dyslexia Online Intervention Programme
  • Staff cover to enable peer mentoring to improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Funding or part-funding of additional curriculum opportunities for pupils, such as educational visits, clubs, music lessons and residential trips.