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St Faith St Martin Church of England Junior School

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.

Our prime aim for the use of pupil premium is to raise attainment by supporting pupil progress academically, socially and emotionally of our pupils who are in receipt of a pupil premium to prepare them for the next stage in their education.

Pupil Premium Statement 2017-18

For the current academic year, schools must include:

  • your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount

£79,200

  • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school

Our disadvantaged pupils outperformed the national figures for disadvantaged pupils in terms of attainment in reading (73% v 71%) and writing (87% v 76%). One of the main barriers to educational achievement is now maths and we are looking to invest our pupil premium to resources to support this further.

  • how you’ll spend the pupil premium to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach
    • Funding the DHT to lead a team of staff in impacting specifically on the disadvantaged pupils.
    • Providing a dedicated teaching assistant with an exclusive remit to support pupils that are in receipt of the pupil premium – directed by DHT;
    • Creating a pastoral lead in school who supports disadvantaged pupils in wider school life and to ensure the pupils are supported with any wellbeing issues – such as social development to lead to a successful time at school;
    • Additional staffing (TA) to support teaching and learning in class throughout all classes extended TA time to be directed by class teacher;
    • A section of administrative time to promote attendance specifically amongst the disadvantaged pupils;
    • Attendance at after school club for pupils who have little or no care in place after school;
    • Enriching the curriculum for pupil premium children by funding the Y4 and Y6 residential trips;
    • A taxi to send a disadvantaged pupil to school – this has already dramatically increased their school attendance from 52% in Y2 to 86% in Y3;
    • Priority PE kits for pupils who forget their PE kit and otherwise would struggle to access the learning.
  • how you’ll measure the impact of the pupil premium

We will measure the impact through how effective the school is at ‘closing the gap’ between disadvantaged pupils and the performance of other pupils nationally.

  • the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy

December 2018 – post publication of the DfE statistics for school performance.

Pupil Premium Review 2016-17

For the previous academic year, schools must include:

  • how you spent the pupil premium allocation last year on:
    • Before/After school tuition to support addressing barriers to learning
    • An approach to introduce iPads 1:1 to support pupils access to rich engaging reading resources e.g. Bug Club Comprehension resources inc. home access.
    • A free Breakfast Club
    • A range of extra curricular clubs, including nurture, sports and study groups
    • Speaking and Listening visits
    • Learning/Behaviour Mentors
    • Enrichment activities both in and out of school.
  • the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils

The impact is shown in the 2016 results where our pupils outperformed the attainment measure for disadvantged pupils nationally in reading and writing. We now have a clear focus for future spend to address maths support. Our disadvantaged pupils outperformed the national figures for disadvantaged pupils in terms of attainment in reading (73% v 71%) and writing (87% v 76%). One of the main barriers to educational achievement is now maths and we are looking to invest our pupil premium to resources to support this further in 2017-18.