Pupil Premium

Background 

Pupil Premium funding is allocated for children from low-income families who were eligible for free school meals or have been looked after continuously for more than six months. From April 2012 the Pupil Premium was extended to include children who had been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years. A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the Armed Forces

Rationale

The staff and governors of St Patrick’s are committed to providing an excellent education that helps all of our children to achieve highly both academically and in their personal development.
This will be achieved through first-rate teaching, an exciting curriculum and a broad range of extra-curricular activities and, above all, exceptional care of all staff to ensure that all pupils consistently reach well above average standards.

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending 2013 – 2015.

 

2013

2014

2015

Funding Allocation

£88,276

£118,600

£125,700

Number of eligible pupils

92

92

95

 

Pupils making expected progressReadingWritingMathematics
School Disadvantaged94%100%100%
School other100%92%96%

 

 

Value Added Overall

 

 

 

Disadvantaged pupils

101.7

100.7

100.3

Other pupils

100.6

101.1

101.3

Mathematics

 

 

 

Disadvantaged pupils

101.9

100.4

100.7

Other pupils

101.6

101.2

102.3

Reading

 

 

 

Disadvantaged pupils

103.2

102.6

101.2

Other pupils

100.2

102.2

101.3

Writing

 

 

 

Disadvantaged pupils

99.8

99.4

98.6

Other pupils

99.2

100

99.1

 

End of KS2 Performance of eligible pupils

 

2013

2014

2015

No Disadvantaged Pupils

15

6

17

No Other pupils

23

31

26

Pupil Premium Allocation – 2015/2016
Provision

Existing funding in addition to pupil premium funding ensures that the following provision is firmly in place:

  • High levels of staffing provide the capacity for targeted teaching, small group and 1:1 intervention to address misconceptions and needs identified through the schools monitoring policy and learning and achievement conversations
  • Funding transport for subsidised theatre and cinema visits, offsite learning experiences and outdoor education residential visits expand the horizons of our children, opening their eyes to the wonder of the arts, heritage, culture and the adventure of the natural world. These experiences are instrumental in raising attainment and aspirations for our children.
  • Provision of a family support worker promotes parents active encouragement and support for children’s learning which leads to improved attendance and improved levels of attainment.
  • To establish our partnership with our parents in education and make explicit the importance of language development and reading in the home, all parents receive a welcome pack of resources at the induction meeting to their share with their children and establish good learning habits.
  • St Patrick’s is committed to community cohesion and offers a subsidised summer holiday club run as part of our GAP project involving children from Greenbank CP School, All Saints CE School and St Patrick’s RC School. This provides the opportunity to establish new friendships and to strengthen existing ones from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and schools whilst boosting the children’s self-confidence and social skills.
  • School has invested heavily in ICT to meet its commitment to the personalised learning agenda and ‘narrowing the gap’, This includes investment in VLE, laptop and ipads to engage all children at an appropriate level, matched to their identified needs, enhance creativity and broaden the opportunities for the children to demonstrate their learning and understanding.
  • Appointment of part-time teacher for SpLD (0.4) to assist teachers in early intervention and the delivery of the Conquering Literacy Programme.
    Funded access to our Wrap Around Care, breakfast and after school activities, prepares pupils for learning and provides opportunity for homework support

Future plans for expenditure
The indicative budget from the Department for Education (DfE) for pupil premium for the 2015 – 2016 financial year is £125.700
Additional purchases and initiatives that will enhance learning opportunities for children and provide CPD for staff are;

  • Small group teaching to raise standards in reading and writing in KS1
  • Residential Trip accommodation
  • Provision of additional teaching space
  • Music Tuition