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Maryvale

Catholic Primary School

  • With our mother Mary,
  • we gather together joyfully,
  • to love, live, learn and pray,
  • with respect for all God’s family,
  • as Jesus teaches us.

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-2018

Background:

The Government allocates Pupil Premium funding to schools, for children who are entitled to free school meals (FSM). The purpose of the funding is to raise the attainment of FSM students and help to diminish the difference in attainment between FSM and non-free school meal students nationally. From September 2014, these pupils became known as disadvantaged pupils.

Pupils who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years qualify for Pupil Premium (FSM6).

A premium has also been introduced for children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

There are currently 63(30.4%) students registered as having been entitled to FSM within the last 6 years. Our FSM children make up 43 (20.7%) in the school population at present.

Funding allocation for the financial year 2017/2018 is £83,160

Individual pupil allowance is £1320 per pupil

Objectives in spending Pupil Premium Grant

The focus on expenditure for the Pupil Premium Grant is related to each individual child’s performance and needs in order to diminish the difference. However, support is not simply directed towards these pupil’s academic intervention, it includes provision to build pupil’s social and emotional wellbeing.

The main barriers to achievement

  • Social and emotional wellbeing

  • Low aspirations due to lack of confidence in their own abilities and life experiences

  • Attendance

  • Low academic starting points

  • Other additional needs e.g. pupils with SEND who are also disadvantaged 5 (11.6%)

  • Family support – Parental skills

 

How spending will be allocated to overcome barriers:

Learning and the curriculum:

  • Provide a range of proven TA and teacher interventions.

  • 1-1 and small group tutoring

  • Higher teacher ratio in Year 5 and 6

Parents and families

  • Family support worker

  • Parent coffee morning sessions every month

  • Attendance incentives and awareness of the importance of good attendance

  • After school clubs

  • Homework club for Year 5 and 6 pupils

  • Support with the cost of uniform if requested/identified

  • Support with providing breakfast if requested/identified

Social and Emotional Support

  • Social intervention groups

  • External advisory support

  • Play therapy

Enrichment within and beyond the curriculum

  • Booster sessions before school for Year 6

  • Homework club for Year 5 and 6

  • Several after school activities

  • Music lessons for all children in Year 4

How will we measure impact?

School will produce an impact statement at the end of each academic year that contains a breakdown of funding, its use and impact in all of the above areas. This will be published on the school website.

Review

This strategy will be reviewed annually the next review date will be November 2018

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