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.

Pupil Premium Review – 2016 – 2017

 

Number of pupils on roll 314
Number eligible for pupil premium grant (Ever 6) 99
Amount of pupil premium grant received per pupil £1,320
Number of pupils eligible for the

Service Child Pupil Premium

0
Service Child Pupil Premium Rate 0
Total amount of pupil premium grant received £130,980

 

 

 

 

  Provision Impact
 

Subsidised funding of transport for theatre and cinema visits, offsite learning experiences and outdoor education residential.

The experiences expand the horizons of our children, exposing them to the wonder of the arts, heritage, culture and the adventure of the natural world.

These first hand experiences enrich the vocabulary and understanding of the world around them, raising attainment and aspirations for our children.

 

Provision of a family support worker Offers support to parents and promoting active engagement in school life and their children’s learning.

This has led to improved punctuality and attendance has risen from 93.2% to 96.5% since 2011, impacting positively on learning.

 

To establish our partnership with parents as educators, and make explicit the importance of language development and reading in the home, all parents receive a welcome pack of induction resources to their share with their children.

Reading and number workshops are offered in the summer term prior to starting school.

 

Establishes good learning habits prior to starting school, shared between parent and child.

The children receive their first reading book and are engaged in the school’s swap a book scheme before they arrive.

Workshops promote positive relationships with parents as partners in the education of their children.

School has invested heavily in ICT to meet its commitment to the personalised learning agenda and ‘diminishing differences’, This includes investment in, laptop and ipads Children are engaged at an appropriate level, matched to their identified needs. Opportunities for creativity are enhanced and the medium for children to demonstrate their learning and understanding are broadened.

Parents of EAL pupils are supported in making online applications to high school.

Appointment of part-time teacher for SpLD (0.4) provides 1:1 and small group support for learning. Assists teachers in early intervention of pupils who will benefit from specific intervention.

The Conquering Literacy Programme and Write Away Together both impact positively on cognitive development the reading and writing outcomes for children..

 

Funded access to our Wrap Around Care, breakfast and after school activities.

Prepares pupils for learning, provides opportunity for homework support.

Provides accessible child care for low income families.

 

 

 Future plans for expenditure
 The indicative budget from the Department for Education (DfE) for pupil premium for the 2017 – 2018 is £79,200

Additional purchases and initiatives that will enhance learning opportunities for children and provide CPD for staff are;

  • Intensive language support in EYFS
  • Residential accommodation
  • Provision of additional teaching space
  • Music Tuition